2016: favorites

  1. Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: Sélbéyone (Pi Rcordings)
  2. A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  3. Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet: America's National Parks (Cuneiform)
  4. Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  5. Anna Högberg Attack: Anna Högberg Attack (Omlott)
  6. Bent Shapes: Wolves of Want (Slumberland Records)
  7. Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans (Outline)
  8. Roswell Rudd, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balázs Pándi: Strength & Power (RareNoise)
  9. Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book (self-released/mixtape)
  10. Damana (Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet): Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed) 
  11. Steve Swell Quintet: Soul Travelers (Rogue Art)
  12. Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance (ECM)
  13. James Brandon Lewis Trio: No Filter (BNS Sessions)
  14. Elza Soares: The Woman at the End of the World (Mais Um Discos)
  15. Lori McKenna: The Bird and the Rifle (CN Records)
  16. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Otis Was a Polar Bear Roayl Potato Family)
  17. Greg Ward & Ten Tongues: Touch My Beloved's Thought (Greenleaf Music)
  18. Solange: A Seat at the Table (Columbia)
  19. Maxwell: blackSUMMER'Snight (Columbia)
  20. Drive-By Truckers: American Band (ATO)
  21. Kevin Gates: Islah (Bread Winner's Association/Atlantic)
  22. The Coathangers: Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze)
  23. Field Music: Commontime (Memphis Industries)
  24. Aruán Ortiz Trio: Hidden Voices (Intakt Records)
  25. Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Hamid Drake: Song Sentimentale (CD version, Otorku)
  26. Eric Revis Trio: Crowded Solitudes (Clean Feed)
  27. Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies: Yelllow Red Blue (Paintbox)
  28. The Paranoid Style: Rolling Disclosure (Bar/None)
  29. Marianne Baudouin Lie & Trondheim Sinfonietta: Grenager: Khipukamayuk (Øra Fonogram)
  30. Wire: Nocturnal Koreans (pinkflag)
  31. Fea: Fea (Blackheart Records)
  32. Beyonce: Lemonade (Parkwood/Columbia)
  33. Jason Roebke Octet: Cineman Spiral (No Business Records)
  34. Young Thug: Jeffery (300 Entertainment/Atlantic)
  35. The Julie Ruin: Hit Reset (Hardly Art)
  36. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial (Matador)
  37. Cortex: Live in New York (Clean Feed)
  38. Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories (Bloodshot Records)
  39. Wussy: Forever Sounds (Damnably)
  40. Marylin Crispell, Gary Peacock, Richard Poole: In Motion (Intakt)
  41. Gutbucket: Dance (Gut Records)
  42. Rae Sremmurd: SremmLife 2 (Universal)
  43. Elizabeth Cook: Exodus of Venus (Agent Love Records)
  44. Bombino: Azel (Partisan)
  45. Bennett / Johnston/ Mezzacappa / Rosaly: Shipwreck 4 (NoBusiness)
  46. Nick Fraser Quartet: Starer (self-released)
  47. Moskus: Ulv Ulv (Hubro)
  48. Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio: The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi Recordings)
  49. Julie Kjær 3: Dobbeltgænger (Clean Feed)
  50.  I.P.A.: I Just Did Say Something (Cuneiform)
  51. Rønnings Jazzmaskin: Jazzmaskin! (Losen Records)
  52. Cobalt: Slow Forever (Profound Lore)
  53. Kenny Barron Trio: Book of Intuition (Impulse/Universal)
  54. Jeff Lederer's Brooklyn Blowhards: Brooklyn Blowhards (Little (i) Music)
  55. Hanna Paulsberg Quartet: Eastern Smiles (Odin)
Reissues and vault music:
  1. Peter Brötzmann, Fred Hopkins, Rashied Ali: Songlines (Trost)
  2. This Heat: Deceit (Light In the Attic)
  3. Arthur Blythe: In the Tradition / Lennox Avenue Breakdown / Illusions / Blythe Spirit (BGO)
  4. Tom Prehn Quartet: Axiom (Rune Grammofon)
  5. The Chills: Kaleidoscope World (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks) 
  6. William Hooker: Light: The Early Years 1975-1989 (NoBusiness)
  1. Shura: "What's It Gonna Be" (Ploydor)
  2. Trentemöller: "River In Me" (In My Room)
  3. Emperor X: "Wasted On the Senate Floor" (Tiny Engines)
  4. At the Drive-In: "Governed By Contagions"(Rise Records)
  5. Katy B feat. Chris Lorenzo: "I Wanna Be" (Universal)
  6. Tove Lo: "Cool Girl"

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