It's an interesting time to be a fan of R&B. These are commendable examples of artists continuing to push R&B into the 21st century, while also respecting and exploring its roots.
'The Clash on the Clash' Is a Smorgasbord of Contradictions
Coil: Time Machines
Half Memoir / Half Tribute, 'Fetch' Attests to the Power of the Comic Form
Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure
Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion
Family Flavours in Mike Leigh's 'Life is Sweet'
Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.