By Christian John Wikane
From true legends to notable newcomers to acts in mid-career stride, the year's best R&B is much more than what your local Top 40 radio station would have you believe.
Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners
‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes
The xx: I See You
Various Artists: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta
The Band of Heathens: Duende
'Rogue Archives': Fan Fiction and Cultural Memory
"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.