Ah, the chart dated the week of March 19! There’s a new no. 1 album, courtesy of British alternative band The 1975. Yep – Matt Healy and company outsold Adele this week. But it’s not only about The 1975 – there are other takeaways too (24 of ‘em)!
‘Charlene’ is a favorable album that won’t blow anyone away, but should appeal to more traditional R&B fans.
“My sunshine has come / and I’m all cried out / and there’s no more rain in this cloud.” Ah, the soulful, sultry pipes of Angie Stone were such a lift and a factor in the now deceased neo-soul movement within R&B. Angie Stone exemplified the sub-genre that sought to keep soul alive and well…
Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy….