Daley, The Spectrum © BMG Rights Management

Daley, The Spectrum | Top 5 Songs


Talented, though under-appreciated British R&B singer Daley returns with an excellent sophomore album with ‘The Spectrum.’ Continue reading Daley, The Spectrum | Top 5 Songs

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Preview | Mali Music, The Transition of Mali


Based upon the five singles issued prior to ‘The Transition of Mali,’ all indication suggest Mali Music has an excellent album on his hands. Continue reading Preview | Mali Music, The Transition of Mali

Corinne Bailey Rae, The Heart Speaks in Whispers © Virgin

Quick Thoughts: Corinne Bailey Rae Returns Capably on “Green Aphrodisiac”


She’s back! Who you ask? Corinne Bailey Rae of course – who else? It has been TOO long since the world heard from the Grammy-winning British adult contemporary R&B/neo-soul artist. Finally after a six-year hiatus between albums, Bailey Rae releases her third LP, The Heart Speaks In Whispers via Virgin Records. While we’ll have to wait until May for the album, single “Green Aphrodisiac” is … Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Corinne Bailey Rae Returns Capably on “Green Aphrodisiac”

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The Chronicles of the Underrated: Angie Stone


In every genre of music, there are three big tiers of artists. The top tiers of artists are those that are commercially/relatively commercially successful and often beloved or at least respected by critics. The bottom tiers are those who have been unable to make it and generally are loathed by critics. Then there’s that middle tier – the underrated who haven’t been able to achieve … Continue reading The Chronicles of the Underrated: Angie Stone

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One Favorite Song From Each Jaheim Album (Playlist)


Jaheim is clearly one of R&B’s underrated musicians. The man can sing (understatement), sounding like a mix between Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. Throughout his underrated career, Jaheim has played a balancing act between playing to the streets and to the grown and sexy/adult R&B crowd. While that’s a “thin line” to balance, overall, Ja has been successful. Here is one favorite song from each … Continue reading One Favorite Song From Each Jaheim Album (Playlist)

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Vivian Green, ‘Vivid’ – Review


Vivian Green Shines Vividly on ‘Vivid Vivian Green • Vivid • Make Noise • Release Date: August 7, 2015 “People often say she’s so underrated / but I’m blessed, I’m blessed, I’m blessed.” Indeed, Vivian Green is one of R&B’s most underrated artists, but she has never let that dictate the quality of her output. Vivid, Green’s fifth studio album, is another fine addition to … Continue reading Vivian Green, ‘Vivid’ – Review

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Alicia Keys, ‘28 Thousand Days’ (Single Review)


 Alicia Keys goes retro on new single ’28 Thousand Days’ Alicia Keys • 28 Thousand Days – Single • RCA • Release Date: July 31, 2015 Alicia Keys came to play on her new single, “28 Thousand Days.” Before analyzing Keys’ new single, let’s take a brief look on how she arrived at “28 Thousand Days.” How is this single like her past or her … Continue reading Alicia Keys, ‘28 Thousand Days’ (Single Review)