By Dean Van Nguyen
A clutch of new artists are bringing the rhythm, the blues, and, perhaps most importantly, the soul back to R&B. And they're doing it without rehashing sounds of bygones eras.
Various Artists: Shirley Inspired
Mark Springer: The Watching Bird / The Rip Rig and Panic Piano Solos
'Tangerines' Is a Passionate Plea for Diplomacy and Coexistence
'Listen to Me Marlon' Makes It Clear That for Marlon Brando, Acting Was Surviving
The Internet: Ego Death (take 2)
'Five Easy Pieces' Must Be Appreciated on Its Own Cantankerous Terms
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Tim Bowness: Stupid Things That Mean the World
"In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.