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The 15 Best R&B/Soul Albums of 2019

The year in R&B and soul brought brilliant returns from music legends alongside artists pushing the boundaries of R&B past any limits. It's a genre where retro and futurism nestle cozily side by side. Here are the 15 best.

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You're Everything: An Interview with Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey

Earth, Wind & Fire singer, Philip Bailey says his most recent solo LP speaks "to a lot of the same issues that we were dealing with in the 1960s." Bailey discusses this and more in a new interview.

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Bryony Jarman-Pinto Dazzles with Genre-Bending Debut 'Cage and Aviary'

London's Bryony Jarman-Pinto explores R&B, jazz, and Afropop in exhilarating fashion to create her unforgettable debut, Cage and Aviary.

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Lighting a Fire in the Rain: An Interview with Travis

Two decades on, lauded Scottish rockers Travis reflect on the re-issue of their masterpiece The Man Who along with their pivotal Glastonbury performance, which launched the group to new heights.

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The 15 Best Soul/R&B Albums of 2017

2017 has been a banner year for soul music of all stripes with a number of momentous debuts. All the while, R&B keeps pushing forward.

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Starsailor: All This Life

After an eight-year hiatus, Starsailor returns with their best album yet.

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Christian Lopez: Red Arrow

With Red Arrow Christian Lopez proves that his sights are set far beyond the parameters of Americana.

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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'The Good Fight' Gets Its 'Good Wife' on in "First Week"

In "First Week", moral ambiguity, a Good Wife judge, and an affair pay tribute to the series that spawned it.

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John Legend: Darkness and Light

John Legend's latest proves the adage that in soul music, darkness is always better than light.

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'Dirk Gently' Picks Up Steam in the Best Episode Yet

"Fix Everything" highlights The Big Showdown, captivity and a fired detective to great effect.

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