Articles tagged neo soul

Gallant Shows Why He’s One of the World’s Best New Soul Singers

Gallant plays the NPR Tiny Desk series in his incomparable manner.

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7 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Syd: Fin

The Internet's Syd embarks on her solo career with a solid, sensual debut album, and keeps it casual from start to finish.

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30 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kehlani: SweetSexySavage

Kehlani's debut is by turns infectious, smooth, satisfying, and infuriating.

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25 Jan 2017 // 1:00 PM

Syd - “All About Me” (Singles Going Steady)

Syd's "All About Me" is a smooth, low-key stunner that deserves to be played with the bass up.

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John Legend: Darkness and Light

John Legend's latest proves the adage that in soul music, darkness is always better than light.

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11 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Alicia Keys: Here

Right when you were ready to forget about Alicia Keys, she comes back with the rawest -- and best -- album of her career.

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Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

When we last left the Robert Glasper Experiment, it stood knee-deep in star power with the Black Radio series, featuring everyone from Erykah Badu to

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Will Downing: Black Pearls

Smooth R&B vocalist Will Downing maintains the utmost consistency on his latest project, covers album Black Pearls.

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30 Jun 2016 // 1:30 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 // 10:35 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 // 9:00 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 // 7:42 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 // 1:10 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 // 2:43 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 // 1:10 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 // 2:10 AM

Lion Babe: Begin

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

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