The best R&B albums of 2013 feature long-time stalwarts and compelling new voices.
So now we go back and look at the records we maybe missed when we sped through the year, back to great dream-pop records from January, or great rock records from the spring, or great rap records we're still figuring out.
1985's Hallelujah All the Way Home is not just a Flying Nun gem, it's an underappreciated rock record of the 80's, and Juvenilia is a solid companion piece to the album.
The cover photo alone, with Hendrix singing and jamming on his upside-down Strat, is enticing and captures in one frame the energy he delivers to this entire performance.
Odd Future collective MellowHigh thrive off of being cocky and unapologetic on debut MellowHigh.
For what it's worth, this is the greatest homage to late '70s horror movie music ever recorded.