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Wednesday, August 27 2014

Kindred the Family Soul: A Couple Friends

Soulful duo Kindred the Family Soul retain the refined persona of R&B on latest album A Couple Friends.


Friday, April 18 2014

The Souljazz Orchestra: Inner Fire

Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.


Tuesday, April 15 2014

Sam Cooke’s “Tennessee Waltz”: A Cultural Geography

With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.


Tuesday, March 25 2014

Kelis - “Rumble” (video)

The long-awaited new album from Kelis, Food releases April 22nd via Ninja Tune. Here is the soul diva's latest video, featuring some groovy and bluesy guitar licks. 2014 is looking to be an amazing year for soul music.


Friday, February 14 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 6 February 2014 - Beacon Theatre, New York

Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.


Monday, October 28 2013

John Newman: Tribute

The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.


Tuesday, October 22 2013

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.


Thursday, September 26 2013

Sandra Phillips - ‘Too Many People in One Bed’ (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.


Thursday, September 12 2013

Ariana Grande: Yours Truly

With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Weeknd: Kiss Land

The Weeknd's major label debut finds the young artist faltering in the face of quick success and critical acclaim.


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Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Reviews) [6.Aug.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Reviews) [27.Jun.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
Kylie Auldist: Still Life (Reviews) [22.Jan.13]
Belleruche: Rollerchain (Reviews) [19.Aug.12]
The R&B Renaissance (Features) [13.Nov.11]
Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
Trombone Shorty: For True (Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Jim Keller: Soul Candy (Capsule Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Big Harp: White Hat (Reviews) [12.Sep.11]
My Favorite Aaliyah Things (Columns) [14.Aug.11]
Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Warren Haynes: Man in Motion (Reviews) [26.Jun.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
About Group: Start and Complete (Reviews) [3.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Mary Mary: Something Big (Reviews) [29.Mar.11]
Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP (Reviews) [21.Mar.11]
Donell Jones: Lyrics (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Bilal: Levels EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Gecko Turner: Gone Down South (Capsule Reviews) [3.Nov.10]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
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