Monophonics Are an Ardent Blast of True Rock 'n' Soul on 'It's Only Us'

The third time's the charm as Bay Area soul sextet Monophonics release their shiniest record yet in It's Only Us.


Curtis Harding - "It's Not Over"

Atlanta psychedelic soul singer Curtis Harding is sharing his first new music since last year's brilliant LP Face Your Fear.


Kadhja Bonet Never Lets a Genre Tie Her Down on 'Childqueen'

Kadhja Bonet carefully chooses how much of her the world can know. In doing so, she remains weightless, an artist ephemeral, even as her genre-resistant music makes a serious sonic impact.


Janelle Monáe Is Still Mostly Electric on 'Dirty Computer'

Even with its shallow letdowns, Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer succeeds overall because it mostly delivers the same elements that made the Metropolis lineage soar.


'Chocolate Cities' Draws New Maps of Black American Life

A classic Parliament track inspires a new look at how black Americans moved, made connections, and created a nation-within-a-nation.


Curtis Harding: Face Your Fear

Curtis Harding vocalizes with a poignant ache that says more about the human condition than mere words can say.

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