Archive for the R&B Category
The long-awaited debut from the Jersey singer is an opulent, raw R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre. SZA’s deeply personal lens on modern romance gives these songs endless life.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter (born Afie Jurvanen) netted Juno Awards and a Polaris Music Prize nomination for his 2014 indie folk LP, Bahamas is Afie, his new album, Earthtones, delves into far different genres. Produced by Robbie Lackritz, it features contributions from James Gadson and Pino Palladino, who also appeared on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah.
What’s the 411? is the debut album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, released on July 28, 1992 by Uptown Records and MCA Records. Upon being signed to Uptown Records, she began working with record producer Puff Daddy.
Curtis Harding’s new album Face Your Fear was released on October 27 by Anti-. New York Magazine already named the forthcoming album one of their most anticipated fall releases lauding Harding’s “scorching voice” while Clash UK hails recent new track “On and On” as “a blistering slice of dancefloor soul […]
Jamila Woods surrounds herself with the things she loves, things like Lucille Clifton’s poetry or letters from her grandmother or the late 80s post-punk of The Cure. “It’s just powerful to me to know the lineage and influences going into the making of the song,” Jamila says. That lineage–fragments of […]
With great anticipation, Kelela’s debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From […]
Everland Jazz present a reissue of Danser’s Inferno’s Creation One, originally released in 1973. “Creation One is a stunning eight track, jam packed album, so elusive but full of pure joy! Invigorating, stimulating, delightful, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks! ‘Sombre Guitar’ is the favorite to many, especially DJs! […]
A supremely successful combination of rock, hard blues, psychedelic acid-washed guitar solos, and blue eyed soul, Moloch is a prime example of the wildly eclectic music coming from Memphis at the time. Contains the original recorded version of the Don Nix-penned standard, “Going Down.”
ABRA is an outlier. Moving around with her missionary parents, she was born in New York and raised in South London, before eventually landing in Atlanta. Like her upbringing, ABRA’s music isn’t specific to a place, a time, or a sound. Instead, it’s a blend of influences, informed — but […]
Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was an important film that paved the way for black filmmakers in American cinema in general, and in the 1970s blaxploitation genre in particular. Van Peebles hasn’t been nearly as well known as a musician as he has a filmmaker, but he did […]
“Awaken, My Love!,” his third album as Childish Gambino, takes a sharp turn: from rapping to full-time singing and from contemporary production to unabashed throwback. The music directly recalls the 1970s R&B before hip-hop — the era of Parliament-Funkadelic; Earth, Wind & Fire; Stevie Wonder; the Spinners; the Chi-Lites; the […]
In the early 1970s, the collective known as The California Playboys was the backing band for R&B singer Lester Young (not to be confused with the jazz saxophonist of same name) on a series of singles, before recording their sole album under their own name, Trying To Become A Millionaire. […]
LP version. “The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s underground cult classic Enter the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear […]
Timber Timbre’s music has always traced a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. It’s fourth record – Sincerely, Future Pollution – is the cinema of a dazzling dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time. Taylor Kirk […]
Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Loud, Rihanna’s fifth studio album, was released on Def Jam Recordings, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. The album also features international hits ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ – which won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Loud received three more […]
Double 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. This offers fans the chance to experience Otis Redding’s legendary performances from 1966. Featuring highlights from the historic three-night stand, the audio on has been newly mixed and mastered from the original 4-track tapes. The gatefold jacket includes extensive liner notes […]
4LP box set comprising four red vinyl 10″s housed in 3mm spined sleeves with artworked inners. Stephen Bruner, bka as Thundercat returns with his follow up to 2015’s “The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam”. The latest album titled “Drunk” is released via Brainfeeder and features production from Flying Lotus. […]