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Features

Wednesday, December 11 2013

The Best R&B of 2013

The best R&B albums of 2013 feature long-time stalwarts and compelling new voices.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 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

The Best R&B of 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.


Columns

Monday, March 18 2013

I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy

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

A Joy to Experience: Neo-Soul Singer Bilal Oliver

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, March 19 2013

Bilal: A Love Surreal

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

Bilal: Levels EP

"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: Airtight's Revenge

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

Bilal: 1st Born Second


Blogs

Friday, June 11 2010

Erykah Badu: 8.June 2010 - Upper Darby, PA

With little break, Badu performed for nearly two hours, sharing her warmth and passion with a rapturous audience.


News

Wednesday, August 17 2011

Bilal spreads out on his new CD

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


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