Daniel Caesar, Freudian | Top 5 Songs


Canadian R&B newcomer Daniel Caesar shows incredible potential on his debut album, ‘Freudian,’ which fuses love and spirituality.  Here are the top-5 songs.

SZA, Ctrl | Highlights


Alternative R&B artist SZA returns with an intriguing, major label debut, ‘Ctrl.’

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…