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Insound review
25.08.14

My Everything is Arian Grande's second studio album!

Insound review
13.05.14

Soul music legend Candi Staton's third foray into Triple A and Americana music finds her reuniting with legendary FAME Records producer Rick Hall who produced her Grammy Award...

Insound review
29.04.14

Eli “Paperboy” Reed is an emerging talent who already has two albums under his belt, including Roll With You and Come and Get It , which earned the soul singer an especially loyal...

Clash review
23.04.14

Atlanta rapper's second studio set is full of hit singles...

Insound review
01.05.14

Future's long-awaited Honest album. Executive-produced by Mike WiLL Made It and features Pharrell, Pusha T, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.

The Line of Best Fit review
19.04.14

Kelis turns her back on big-beats for big-bowls of brass-flavoured soul and funk, with tasty results.

NME review
21.04.14

The R&B innovator's return is satisfying but occasionally a little bland

Insound review
15.04.14

Born and bred from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana enter into the game, 21-year-old August Alsina. With the love and hustle of the Crescent City running through his veins...

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
13.03.14

Arguably the least challenging work of his career, but maybe his most enjoyable.

NME review
24.03.14

An apology for 'Blurred Lines' transforms into the superstar producer's solo high point

Insound review
04.03.14

With their follow-up to 2010's self-titled EP, Brace/Choir have made an LP of idiosyncratic trance-rock geared towards the listener of whole albums. At its core, Turning on Your...

NME review
03.03.14

Brit School dropout's jazzy trip-hop gets derailed

The Line of Best Fit review
28.02.14

Waterhouse ropes in Ty Segall, Magic Band member JT Thomas and more as he continues to hone the 50s and 60s R 'n' B blueprint he laid down on his 2012 debut.

Insound review
11.02.14

UK R&B and pop wonder Daley!

Insound review
04.02.14

With a Platinum single, several successful mixtapes and over five years in the game under his belt, a seasoned 2 Pistols is ready to unleash his nest work to date in the form of...

Insound review
21.01.14

Unsung the Album is the first full and official release on Baby Bash's own label, Bashtown. The album features four singles that have all spun on radio including "Slide" featuring...

Insound review
27.12.13

The surprise self-titled album from Beyonce! Includes a DVD with the accompanying videos. "The first 346 days of Beyoncé's 2013 were eventful enough. She headlined the Super Bowl...

Insound review
18.03.14

The surprise self-titled album from Beyonce! Includes a blu-ray with the accompanying videos. "The first 346 days of Beyoncé's 2013 were eventful enough. She headlined the Super...

Under The Radar review
17.01.14

Released with nary a marketing campaign, Beyoncé's self-titled new album exploded on the scene two weeks before Christmas, debuting on iTunes and immediately selling over 600,000...

Clash review
09.01.14

Surpasses the expected to deliver the extraordinary...

NME review
06.01.14

Queen B's fifth studio album dropped out of the blue, but the surprises don't end there on this dark, complex and randy marvel

AudioCred review
27.12.13

Oscar Key Sung is working some things out, emotionally and whatnot. Good news is he wants you (yes you, Audiocred faithful) to work some things out with him. On a dance floor...

The Quietus review
14.12.13

Just like that, with no fanfare and no promo, the biggest star on the planet drops a new album, leaving music critics scrambling to update their end of year lists. Beyoncé Knowles...

The Quietus review
09.12.13

Where is R Kelly in 2013? In recent years, Kelly has been softening his image, making reasonable and schmaltzy LPs, echoing in part, 60s and Philly soul. However, there's been a...

The Line of Best Fit review
23.12.13

Black Panties is straight up R&B, wanton as the genre is wont to be.

The Line of Best Fit review
21.12.13

Black Panties is straight up R&B, wanton as the genre is wont to be.

Under The Radar review
18.11.13

Cupid Deluxe finds singer/songwriter/producer Dev Hynes back under the name Blood Orange, following his 2011 debut with this moniker, Coastal Grooves, and two albums as Lightspeed...

AudioCred review
05.12.13

Remember Test Icicles? Back in 2005, the English dance-punk outfit– formed by a trio of teenage boys, as clearly evidenced by their name– released what would ultimately be their...

The Quietus review
22.11.13

For the strutting, voguing children of the Harlem Drag Ball scene, featured in Jennie Livingston's documentary Paris Is Burning, the fantasy was not just about spotlights and...

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.13

Hey. The cool new album by Blood Orange is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: various degrees of pop/soul. Enjoy! (Read some positive reviews here.) Blood Orange – Cupid...

Insound review
19.11.13

Blood Orange aka Devonte Hynes returns with his brand new album Cupid Deluxe , his follow up to the acclaimed Coastal Grooves.

NME review
18.11.13

The collaborations on Dev Hynes’ second solo album are a success, but left to his own devices, things get icky

Clash review
11.11.13

Taking the listener back to jungle's roots...

XLR8R review
17.10.13

Bass music's permeable borders have provided a especially fertile ground for Rhode Island upstart James Hinton, who has racked up a respectable buzz in recent months with his...

Resident Advisor review
15.10.13

Singers teaming up with forward-thinking dance producers to make pure pop has become a trend—think of Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore, or Katy B and Geeneus. But the idea of that...

NME review
14.10.13

Insipid and polished in comparison to their debut

Insound review
23.09.13

Music has always been Ariana Grande's first love. In fact, long before millions of fans fell in love with the singer and actress as Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon show...

Clash review
20.09.13

Rapper's third is his most coherent album yet...

NME review
14.10.13

Now on his third album, hipster R&B’s very own Charlie Brown remains life’s eternal sufferer

NME review
16.09.13

The sci-fi soul maverick’s second album can’t match her debut for ambition, but it’s still fiercely entertaining

Under The Radar review
19.09.13

The future is robotic: sexless, genderless, classless, and raceless. It's post-this, post-that, genreless, and guileless. It's proto-android and it's 110 percent glamorous. And...

Clash review
06.09.13

Abel Tesfaye takes us to an even darker world...

NME review
30.09.13

Abel Tesfaye's take on fame is sleazy and self-absorbed, but also powerful and sonically ambitious

Insound review
03.09.13

Limited physical edition of this Brooklyn duo's debut album, with a bonus track not available digitally. Denitia And Sene's first EP, Blah Blah Blah was released in August 2012...

The Quietus review
05.08.13

There’s a hint of 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride' about Robin Thicke. The unsung 'hero' behind hits for 3T, Brandy and other miscellaneous R&B and pop also-rans, he...