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16 Nov 2016 // 11:20 AM

Anderson Paak - “Come Down” (Singles Going Steady)

This choice cut from Anderson Paak is a song fit to transform any dancefloor into a heaving mass of gyrating limbs.

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Gene & Eddie: True Enough: Gene & Eddie with Sir Joe at Ru-Jac

True Enough collects the Maryland-based soul duo’s complete recordings for the Sir Joe Quarterman-owned Ru-Jac label.

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11 Nov 2016 // 3:25 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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Jamie Lidell: Building a Beginning

Like most of Lidell's discography, Building a Beginning seems simultaneously old and new, retro-minded and attuned to contemporary R&B trends.

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Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

The Irish singer draws on a variety of vocal traditions from Celtic folk to contemporary jazz, and he combines them through the sheer force of his being.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Cuban Rare Groove

The new, the old, and the timeless meet, seamlessly joined in their intent to keep Cuban styles alive across the diaspora.

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2 Nov 2016 // 2:05 AM

Dexter Wansel: Stargazer

Stargazer compiles all of Dexter Wansel’s Philadelphia International recordings, but the collection’s sequencing leaves something to be desired.

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1 Nov 2016 // 10:30 AM

Emeli Sandé - “Hurts” (Singles Going Steady)

Sandé's lyrics are so personal and her delivery so breathtaking and urgent that "Hurts" commands attention.

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Izzy Flynn - “Faith” (audio) (premiere)

London's Izzy Flynn is an artist on the rise as her blend of electronic, electropop, soul and jazz is mesmerizing.

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31 Oct 2016 // 10:41 AM

Solange - “Don’t Touch My Hair” (Singles Going Steady)

Don't mistake Solange's cool voice for weakness: she has a strong message and proud resolve, and she makes both very clear in this stunning single.

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27 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

NxWorries: Yes Lawd!

Yes Lawd! wants to be a neo-soul version of Madvillainy or The Unseen or Donuts, but comes up short.

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Solange: A Seat at the Table

With this unapologetic examination of blackness in America, Solange boldly cements her status as a voice to be reckoned with.

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Thievery Corporation Steals the Night With Truth Bombs at Berkeley Greek

The energy in the Berkeley air crackles as the band and audience unite in a collective groove that makes it feel like the political revolution still has a chance.

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25 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Macy Gray: Stripped

Macy Gray reimagines some old work, provides some new work, and tackles other artists' work in an exciting, triumphant new LP.

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A Ritual de lo Habitual in San Francisco With Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone

Jane's first two albums continue to represent a pinnacle of sorts for the classic trio of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll which few other bands have distilled in such a vibrant manner.

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Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

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Lizz Wright Plays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Birthday with New Video (premiere)

Lizz Wright celebrates the music of Ella Fitzgerald at a special concert this Saturday, October 22nd at the Apollo Theater in NYC and shares new video.

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The Seshen: Flames & Figures

While there are tracks that stand out, Flames & Figures genuinely suffers from monotony in its attitude and aura.

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14 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

Jah Wobble: In Dub

This collection of selections and collaborations spanning 30 years confirms Jah Wobble as the foremost interpreter and practitioner of dub on the global scale. He is a consummate musician to boot.

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John Brown’s Body: Fireflies

With their 12th record John Brown's Body become the poster children for commitment.

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"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.

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