Wednesday, December 11 2013
The best R&B albums of 2013 feature long-time stalwarts and compelling new voices.
Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Thursday, December 9 2010
It is fashionable to say R&B is dead because it's not the commercial force it was in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Monday, March 18 2013
Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.
Sunday, January 22 2012
Bilal Oliver belongs to an elite class of late '90s Neo-Soul singers, but his guest appearances may be the true gems of his career.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
After the personal catharsis of Airtight's Revenge, Bilal's back with a lighter, tighter, more romantic affair that bridges the gap between his experimental and lover sides.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
"Levels" has Flying Lotus’s sonic fingerprints all over it, even if he was only involved with a "re-edit" here.
Monday, September 27 2010
Bilal's long overdue follow-up is a refreshingly clear-eyed portrait of an artist in full control of his abilities.
Thursday, July 26 2001
Friday, June 11 2010
With little break, Badu performed for nearly two hours, sharing her warmth and passion with a rapturous audience.
Tuesday, August 16 2011
ST. LOUIS — Soul singer Bilal emerged as a promising new act in 2001 with his album "1st Born Second," though hardly any of what came next