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.
No 'Idiot Brain' Is an Island
Everything Was Fine Until It Wasn't: 'The Ends of the World'
UNKLE: The Road, Part 1
Sannhet: So Numb
'ORAKL' Brilliantly Breathes New Life Into Georg Trakl's Poetry
Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude
Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet
How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir
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