Tag Archives: R&B

44. Witch Prophet – The Golden Octave

Ayo Leilani really goes in on this album. For a debut, she touched on just about every genre she could and created an exciting and fun album full of funk, R&B and hip hop to go along with her moving … Continue reading

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50. SZA- Ctrl

I listened to this album the week it came out and couldn’t really get into it. Then I was at a Noname concert and “Doves in the Wind” came on while I was waiting for Noname to start and I … Continue reading

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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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