Joji, In Tongues (Deluxe) © 88rising / EMPIRE

Joji, In Tongues | Musical Wrap-Up


On Musical Wrap-Up, you’ll find ALL of our coverage for Joji related to his debut project linked in one place. Continue reading Joji, In Tongues | Musical Wrap-Up

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Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L © Bryson Tiller / RCA

Bryson Tiller, ‘T R A P S O U L’ – Review (Short Take)


Kentucky Bred Bryson Tiller Shows Both Potential and Room For Improvement  Bryson Tiller • T R A P S O U L • Bryson Tiller / RCA • Release Date: 9.25.2015  When a fellow Kentuckian is in the spotlight (for something positive), there’s an obligation to support and rally behind that person. Bryson Tiller is from Louisville, and it’s been a while since Kentucky has … Continue reading Bryson Tiller, ‘T R A P S O U L’ – Review (Short Take)

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Watch YouTube Cover The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’  


The Weeknd has been covered A LOT lately on brentmusicreviews.com. Why so much you ask? Well, he has three top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and has the top three R&B songs in the country. It’s no secret R&B has limped along in 2015, but maybe The Weeknd’s success can be a step in the right direction. Regardless if The Weeknd is an … Continue reading Watch YouTube Cover The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’  

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Bilal, In Another Life [Track By Track Review]


Bilal Delivers Killer Throwback Soul Album On ‘In Another Life’ Bilal • In Another Life • eOne • US Release Date: June 30, 2015  When Bilal drops an album, you know it is FIRE. What, excuse me? Why so confident there music reviewer fellow? The confidence is because it’s true. Not everybody may be on board with Bilal’s alternative R&B/retro soul agenda, but if that’s … Continue reading Bilal, In Another Life [Track By Track Review]

Miguel in Coffee music video (RCA, YouTube)

Examining Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ – Through The Lyrics


One of contemporary R&B’s most intriguing musicians is Miguel Pimental, best known by just his first name, Miguel. After captivating critics and fans alike on his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel returns with his highly anticipated third album, Wildheart. You can find a ‘traditional’ review of Wildheart by yours truly here. So that said, this is no traditional review but rather an examination of some … Continue reading Examining Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ – Through The Lyrics

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Rankings: Best R&B Albums of 2014


Ranking things is hard – understatement. So look, there were many sound R&B albums in 2014 – don’t let the abysmal sales dissuade you. That said, there were only a couple of truly great ones – led by one unopposed homerun – that sit atop the standings. Here are the 25 26 Best R&B albums of 2014…maybe. 1) D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah  There was … Continue reading Rankings: Best R&B Albums of 2014

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah © RCA

Lyric Analysis: Examining Favorite Lyrical Moments From D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’


It’s no secret that I’m high…off of D’Angelo’s Black Messiah that is! No only did I speak upon its triumphant nature here at brentmusicreviews.com (D’Angelo’s Triumphant ‘Black Messiah’ Reenergizes R&B), I also penned a review on Starpulse.com (Review: D’Angelo Unveils Another R&B Masterpiece With ‘Black Messiah’), praising the effort. And if that wasn’t enough, the surprise release and magnificent quality of release that was Black … Continue reading Lyric Analysis: Examining Favorite Lyrical Moments From D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’

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Aretha Franklin Is Enthusiastic and Energetic, If Flawed on ‘Sings the Great Diva Classics’


Aretha Franklin • Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics • RCA • US Release Date: October 21, 2014 Who da queen – Aretha Franklin’s the queen! No matter what criticisms she’s given or who else comes into the music industry, Aretha Franklin’s voice and musical contributions will always justify her status as the Queen of Soul. That said, even a queen has albums that … Continue reading Aretha Franklin Is Enthusiastic and Energetic, If Flawed on ‘Sings the Great Diva Classics’