Articles tagged neo soul

30 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Maxwell: blackSUMMERS’night

Just over 20 years after his debut album wowed audiences, blackSUMMERS'night is upon us.

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29 Jun 2016 // 11:35 AM

Wyclef Jean - “Hendrix” (Singles Going Steady)

Wyclef Jean's "Hendrix" is a brooding reflection on friends lost to drugs and innocence lost to sociogenic pressure.

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Fitz and the Tantrums: Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums find contentment in the soft, sleek, and simple on their infectious but frivolous third album.

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The Heavy: Hurt and the Merciless

The Heavy remain consistent with their latest LP, Hurt and the Merciless, introducing new lyrical layers to maintain a sense of innovation.

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3 May 2016 // 10:00 AM

dvsn: SEPT. 5TH (take 2)

One of Drake's best-kept secrets finds a vocalist and heads out on his own. The result is essential R&B listening.

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2 May 2016 // 8:42 AM

dvsn: Sept. 5TH

Daniel Daley's voice would fit well on most major hits, and Nineteen85 knows his way around a massive single; that said, dvsn's first full-length effort is less than the sum of its parts.

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Mayer Hawthorne: Man About Town

Mayer Hawthorne returns to form with a pop-soul record that echoes his first two albums.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:10 AM

Låpsley: Long Way Home

In Long Way Home, Låpsley weaves a rich, multi-layered sonic fabric from sound bites of errant longing

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18 Mar 2016 // 3:43 PM

The Heavy - “Since You Been Gone” (Singles Going Steady)

The Heavy return from their near four-year hiatus with a video of their new single that will instantly be recognized and welcomed by fans.

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Esperanza Spalding: Emily’s D+Evolution

The jazz singer and bassist -- and former Grammy "Best New Artist" -- has created a beyond category masterpiece that sounds better than if Joni Mitchell hired Living Colour as her band and then grafted it all onto a hip-hop sensibility of sorts.

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4 Mar 2016 // 2:10 PM

BJ the Chicago Kid - “Turnin Me Up” (Singles Going Steady)

"Turnin Me Up" is a great single for what's proving to be one of the best R&B albums of 2016.

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25 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Lion Babe: Begin

The neo soul duo release their debut album, but it doesn't quite roar

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Jill Scott: Woman

On Woman, Jill Scott is both reflective and bitter: not only with the world, but also herself.

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8 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

The Internet: Ego Death

With Ego Death the Internet create a sound that is both consistently difficult to pin down but alternatively easy to love.

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José James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.

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6 Apr 2015 // 2:02 AM

Estelle: True Romance

The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.

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Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York

Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.

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Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York

Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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