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.
Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band: Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band
Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child
'LA92' Submerges Its Audience Into the Violent Aftermath of Institutional Racism
Fear and Loathing in Post-war Amsterdam
Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.
Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods
Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock
'Big Little Lies' Proves That Women Really Are Stronger Together
"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.