Tag Archives: R&B

7. D’Angelo – The Black Messiah

At first I was a little annoyed that this was released right at the tail end of 2014. I was worried it wouldn’t get the kind of recognition it deserved because it was released in the no mans land of … Continue reading

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34. Kelis- Food

Kelis- Food R&B, soul and any music in that vein sometimes seems to get forgotten in the rush to find the next unique, boundary-leaping album. Sometimes going back to the roots of music are enough to create a masterpiece even … Continue reading

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17. How To Dress Well- What Is This Heart

How To Dress Well- What Is This Heart Tom Krell really is perfecting the art of emotional, autotuned R&B. This is his third album and each has just built on top of itself with the complexity and density of his … Continue reading

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22. Janelle Monae- Electric Lady

Funky, electronic, futuristic, soulful, a woman version of Prince; descriptions of Janelle Monae abound in the musical world and I don’t think a single one does her justice.  She is able to make all of these fairly stereotypical genre-tized labels … Continue reading

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5. Total Loss- How To Dress Well

If a song can get me to start finger snapping and grooving my head and body all at the same time, it’s a good song. No. I take that back. It’s a great song. Grooves like “& It Was You” … Continue reading

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3. channel ORANGE- Frank Ocean

How many people do you know that can hear “A tornado flew around my room before you came, excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn’t rain…” then instantly be able to sing along to the rest of this song … Continue reading

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Number 1: House of Balloons- The Weeknd

I don’t think I have ever been so caught unawares by an artist or genre of music or anything in music for that matter. The Weeknd was just a combination of aspects of the fundamentals of music that was so … Continue reading

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