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Insound review
25.03.14

D’Angelo debuted in 1995, hailed as the new sound of soul, a genius singer-songwriter soul man in the tradition of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, et al. His Virgin/EMI...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.03.14

The sound inside a feel good bubble which you won't want to burst.

Spotinews recomendation
26.03.14

Howdy. The groovy new album by Future Islands is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Future Islands – SinglesFiled under: 2014, Electronic...

The Quietus review
25.03.14

You could be forgiven for calling Future Islands overwrought. Hailing from Baltimore, home of the infamous Wham City collective (who subscribe to a strict "more is more...

Clash review
24.03.14

A perfect album for a shift into summer...

NME review
24.03.14

Baltimore trio evoke tragedy and joy with their poignant synthpop

Under The Radar review
22.03.14

Singles is the kind of step forward a psychedelic indie band could take to bring itself into a bigger spotlight. Future Islands deserves that kind of attention, and though it's...

Spin review
26.02.13

Because not everyone got into only vulnerable, nuanced R&B last year

Insound review
06.03.13

Bilal is a soul musician and member of the musical collective known as Soulquarians.

Pitchfork review
06.03.13

A Love Surreal is only the third studio album Bilal has managed in 12 years, a remarkable fact that testifies to a career marked primarily by speed bumps and absences.These days...

Pitchfork review
12.12.12

It's impossible to talk about Voodoo without talking about what's happened since Voodoo. Or, more accurately, what hasn't happened since Voodoo. It's been 12 years since D'Angelo...

BBC review
24.07.12

Maxwell’s third and, for many, his best album.

BBC review
04.04.12

Benchmark for neo-soul reset from former Tony! Toni! Toné! frontman.

Spin review
16.12.11

The heyday of soul sincerity minus the corn is long over, but Anthony Hamilton nevertheless generates disarming warmth while straddling the thin line between traditionalism and...

BBC review
01.11.11

A near-perfect example of soft, RnB-tinged neo-soul.

Pitchfork review
10.10.11

The Baltimore synth-romantics' third album is invested in wide-open spaces. Though less intent on bringing drama or fury than last year's In Evening Air, its reflections on aging...

The Line of Best Fit review
31.10.11

Baltimore stalwarts Future Islands make a much anticipated return with their third album, with swooping dynamics and intricate textures proving to be the flavour of the record...

Spotinews recomendation
11.10.11

Hello there. The great new album by Future Islands was just added to Spotify. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! (Recommended listening!) Future Islands – On the Water Filed under: 2011...

BBC review
06.07.11

Could push Omar into the sophisticated pop territory he briefly visited 20 years ago.

Beatnik review
18.10.11

When I heard of Omar’s return, I was filled with both jubilation and apprehension. On one hand we have the founder of ‘nu-classic soul’. His chart topping single ‘There’s Nothing...