Album Releases by Genre

Fire It Up

Fire It Up

by Steve Cropper
April 23, 2021
The first full-length release for the Stax guitarist in 10 years was co-produced with Jon Tiven and features the vocals of Roger C. Reale.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Live in Maui

Live in Maui

by Jimi Hendrix
November 20, 2020
The 3-disc set includes the Jimi Hendrix Experience's full two sets recorded in Maui, Hawaii, on July 30, 1970 during filming of "The Rainbow Bridge" and the feature-length documentary Music, Money, Madness ... Jimi Hendrix In Maui that includes never before released footage and new interviews.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Bigger Love

Bigger Love

by John Legend
June 19, 2020
The seventh full-length studio release for the R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Camper, Gary Clark Jr., Koffee, and Rapsody
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.1
You Make Me Feel

You Make Me Feel

by Don Bryant
June 19, 2020
The third full-length release for the Memphis R&B/soul singer-songwriter was produced by Scott Bomar.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
The Complete Keen Years (1957-1960) [Box Set]

The Complete Keen Years (1957-1960) [Box Set]

by Sam Cooke
January 24, 2020
The five-disc box set collects all of the soul singer-songwriter's five albums released by Keen with 15 bonus tracks.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
The Time for Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us

The Time for Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us

by Various Artists
September 13, 2019
The second volume from Luaka Bop's World Spirituality Classics series features 14 tracks from small label 1970s gospel artists selected by DJ Greg Belson.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
tbd
Love and Compromise

Love and Compromise

by Mahalia
September 6, 2019
The official debut full-length release for British R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Hamzaa, Lucky Daye, Ella Mai, and Terrace Martin.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
We Get By

We Get By

by Mavis Staples
May 24, 2019
The latest full-length solo studio release for the soul singer was produced by Ben Harper.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
1634 Lexington Avenue

1634 Lexington Avenue

by Carlton Jumel Smith
May 10, 2019
The latest full-length solo release for the New York soul singer-songwriter was recorded by Cold Diamond & Mink and is his first on the Timmion label.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
The Last Word

The Last Word

by The O'Jays
April 19, 2019
The final studio release for the R&B/soul group was produced by Steve Greenberg, Sam Hollander, Mike Mangini, and Betty Wright.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
It Rains Love

It Rains Love

by Lee Fields & the Expressions
April 5, 2019
The latest full-length release for the soul singer with The Expressions was produced by Leon Michels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
You're the Man

You're the Man

by Marvin Gaye
March 29, 2019
The "lost" album of the legendary soul singer-songwriter that was shelved before its 1972 release due in part because of Motown's Berry Gordy features sessions tracks including two Christmas songs and three new mixes by Amy Winehouse and Nas producer Salaam Remi.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.9
Live in London

Live in London

by Mavis Staples
February 8, 2019
The live recording from the soul singer's two-night performance at London's Union Chapel was self-produced.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
The Imperial

The Imperial

by The Delines
January 11, 2019
The second full-length release for the Portland, Oregon-based country soul band that includes members of Richmond Fontaine was produced by John Morgan Askew.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Dock of the Bay Sessions

Dock of the Bay Sessions

by Otis Redding
May 18, 2018
The 12-song collection features songs recorded by the soul singer for an album that was never completed due to his death in a plane crash in December 10, 1967.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose

Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose

by Plan B
April 20, 2018
The latest full-length studio release for the British hip-hop artist is his first new album in six years since 2012’s Ill Manor and features no rapping.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Any Other Way

Any Other Way

by Jackie Shane
October 20, 2017
The two-disc release collects all the singles and B-sides by the transgender soul singer who found some fame in the 1960s Canada, as well as her lone full-length live album.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Four Lost Souls

Four Lost Souls

by Jon Langford
September 22, 2017
The latest release for the Welsh artist was recorded over four days with producer Norbert Putnam and features contributions from Pete Finney, Justin Holder, David Hood, Grant Johnson, Tomi Lunsford, Randy McCormick, Tawny Newsome, John Szymanski, and Bethany Thomas.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Arthur Alexander [Reissue]

Arthur Alexander [Reissue]

by Arthur Alexander
July 28, 2017
The 1972 album for the country-soul artist produced by Tommy Cogbill is reissued with six additional tracks--two of which were never released.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Life & Livin' It

Life & Livin' It

by Sinkane
February 10, 2017
The fifth full-length release of African-influenced music for Ahmed Gallab was self-produced.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.8
Double Take

Double Take

by Frankie Miller
November 11, 2016
Unreleased songs from demo tapes of the British singer-songwriter who suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1994 were mixed with new recordings of such artists as Kim Carnes, Paul Carrack, Hotei Tomoyasu, Elton John, Kid Rock, Huey Lewis, Willie Nelson, John Parr, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Tyler, and Joe Walsh.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Sea of Noise

Sea of Noise

by St. Paul & the Broken Bones
September 9, 2016
The second full-length release for the Alabama soul group led by Paul Janeway was produced by Paul Butler.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Warm on a Cold Night

Warm on a Cold Night

by HONNE
July 22, 2016
The debut full-length release for the London-based duo of Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatch features a guest appearance from Izzy Bizu.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
My Way Home

My Way Home

by Eli "Paperboy" Reed
June 10, 2016
The fifth full-length release for the R&B/soul singer was recorded over four days and features influences of more gospel and blues than his previous album.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
This Is Where I Live

This Is Where I Live

by William Bell
June 3, 2016
The first release in 10 years for the soul artist was produced by John Leventhal.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
A Cure for Loneliness

A Cure for Loneliness

by Peter Wolf
April 8, 2016
The eighth solo release for J. Geils Band lead singer features four songs co-written with Grammy/Academy Award-winning songwriter Will Jennings.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Begin

Begin

by Lion Babe
February 5, 2016
The debut full-length release for the New York neo-soul duo of Lucas Goodman and Jillian Hervey features guest appearances from Childish Gambino and Pharrell Williams.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.9
It's a Holiday Soul Party

It's a Holiday Soul Party

by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
October 30, 2015
The holiday album from the R&B/soul singer and her band features both standards and original songs.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The  RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters: 1959-1983 [Box Set]

The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters: 1959-1983 [Box Set]

by The Isley Brothers
August 21, 2015
The box set includes 21 remastered versions of the R&B/soul/funk group's 21 albums from the RCA Victor and T-Neck labels as well as the previously unreleased Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Studios.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 [Box Set]

Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 [Box Set]

by Sly & the Family Stone
July 17, 2015
Originally shelved after "Everyday People" became a megahit, the complete recordings of the two-night concerts at Fillmore East are finally released as a four-disc box set.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
tbd
Coming Home

Coming Home

by Leon Bridges
June 23, 2015
The debut full-length release for the Texas soul singer was recorded live to tape with White Denim's Josh Block and Austin Jenkins.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Currency of Man

Currency of Man

by Melody Gardot
June 2, 2015
The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Larry Klein.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Big Love

Big Love

by Simply Red
June 2, 2015
Produced by Andy Wright, Mick Hucknall returns with the 11th studio album for the British soul-pop band.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Look Closer

Look Closer

by Saun & Starr
May 19, 2015
The debut release for the duo of Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe, who were Sharon Jones' back-up singers, was recorded live to tape.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
I Can't Imagine

I Can't Imagine

by Shelby Lynne
May 4, 2015
The 13th studio release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Infinite House

Infinite House

by Ava Luna
April 14, 2015
This is the third full-length release for the Brooklyn-based quintet was self-recorded.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
A Fool to Care

A Fool to Care

by Boz Scaggs
March 31, 2015
The follow-up to 2013's Memphis album was recorded over four days with producer Steve Gordan and features guest appearances Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Ol' Glory

Ol' Glory

by JJ Grey & Mofro
February 24, 2015
The latest studio release for the Florida southern rock/funk band features guest appearances from Luther Dickinson and Derek Trucks.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Worthy

Worthy

by Bettye LaVette
January 27, 2015
Produced by Joe Henry, the latest release for the soul singer includes songs by the Beatles, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bob Dylan, Mary Gauthier, and the Rolling Stones.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Black Messiah

Black Messiah

by D'Angelo
December 15, 2014
The first release in 14 years for the R&B singer features songs co-written with Q-Tip and Kendra Foster as well as co-production from James Gadson, Pino Palladino,and Questlove.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.8
Art Official Age

Art Official Age

by Prince
September 30, 2014
One of two albums from Prince released on the same day was self-produced and is said to contain funk, R&B, and soul influences.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
PlectrumElectrum

PlectrumElectrum

by Prince
September 30, 2014
One of two Prince albums released on the same day, it features the all-female trio 3rdEyeGirl.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
5.5
Promise of a Brand New Day

Promise of a Brand New Day

by Ruthie Foster
August 19, 2014
The latest release for the Grammy-nominated blues singer-songwriter was produced by Meshell Ndegeocello.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Cold World

Cold World

by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
July 29, 2014
The second retro soul release on Daptone Recordings for the gospel/R&B singer was recorded live on eight-track tape.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Country Funk II: 1967-1974

Country Funk II: 1967-1974

by Various Artists
July 15, 2014
The second volume of country funk includes songs by J.J. Cale, Bob Darin, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Townes Van Zandt.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Emma Jean

Emma Jean

by Lee Fields
June 3, 2014
The latest release for the soul singer and his backing band, the Expressions, was named after his late mother.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Food

Food

by Kelis
April 22, 2014
The sixth full-length studio release for the New York R&B singer was produced by Dave Sitek with guest appearances from CSS and Priscilla Ahn.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Electric Balloon

Electric Balloon

by Ava Luna
March 4, 2014
The second full-length release for Brooklyn-based band was recorded in upstate New York.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Half the City

Half the City

by St. Paul & the Broken Bones
February 18, 2014
The debut full-length release for the Alabama soul band led by Paul Janeway was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Give the People What They Want

Give the People What They Want

by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
January 14, 2014
The fifth full-length studio release for the Brooklyn soul band was originally scheduled for an August release but was delayed due to the cancer diagnosis of singer Sharon Jones.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
7 Days of Funk

7 Days of Funk

by 7 Days of Funk
December 10, 2013
Rapper Snoop Dogg reinevents himself again as Snoopzilla for this funk project with Dâm-Funk.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

by Various Artists
December 3, 2013
Prince is only a supporting player on three songs on the two-disc compilation of songs from Minneapolis artists from the 1970s-80s including The Lewis Connection, Haze, Ronnie Robbins, the Stylle Band, Alexander O'Neal, and Music, Love & Funk.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.0
Love in the Future

Love in the Future

by John Legend
September 3, 2013
The fourth full-length studio release for the R&B/soul singer features guest appearances from Rick Ross and Stacy Barthe as well as production from Kanye West and Dave Tozer.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4
Electric Slave

Electric Slave

by Black Joe Lewis
August 27, 2013
The third release from the Austin soul and blues-rock band includes production from Stuart Sikes and John Congleton on three tracks.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Higher! [Box Set]

Higher! [Box Set]

by Sly & the Family Stone
August 27, 2013
The four-disc box set for the funk, rock and soul band led by Sly Stone includes unreleased tracks, mono mixes, instrumentals, live recordings, and studio outtakes.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.1
Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind

by Tedeschi Trucks Band
August 20, 2013
The second studio release for the 11-piece band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks was co-produced by Trucks and Jim Scott.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Lickety Split

Lickety Split

by Robert Randolph & the Family Band
July 16, 2013
The fourth full-length studio release for the guitarist features guest appearances from Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Sound the Alarm

Sound the Alarm

by Booker T. Jones
June 25, 2013
The multiple Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer returns to the Stax label with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Gary Clark, Jr., Estelle, Anthony Hamilton, Mayer Hawthorne, Luke James, Sheila E., and Vintage Trouble.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Howl

Howl

by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
May 21, 2013
Produced by Howard Bilerman, the third full-length release for the Chicago R&B/soul band introduces rock and pop sounds.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
To Dust

To Dust

by Alice Russell
April 30, 2013
The first solo release for the British soul singer since 2008's Pot Of Gold was produced by TM Juke.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

by Shuggie Otis
April 16, 2013
Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information is reissued with four unreleased tracks and an unreleased album, Wings of Love, containing 14 live and studio tracks recorded between 1975 and 2000.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Victim of Love

Victim of Love

by Charles Bradley
April 2, 2013
The soul singer worked with producer Thomas Brenneck on his second release on Daptone Records.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
She

She

by Alice Smith
March 19, 2013
Seven years after the Grammy-nominated singer released her 2006 debut For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, Alice Smith returns with her second album.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Minute by Minute

Minute by Minute

by James Hunter
February 26, 2013
The first release in five years for the British soul singer was produced by Gabriel Roth.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
My True Story

My True Story

by Aaron Neville
January 22, 2013
The first release on Blue Note for the R&B/Soul singer co-produced by by Keith Richards and Don Was covers some of the classic doo-wop songs that influenced his works.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
No Beginning No End

No Beginning No End

by José James
January 22, 2013
The R&B/jazz singer-songwriter's fourth full-length was co-produced with Pino Palladino and Brian Bender.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
American Soul

American Soul

by Mick Hucknall
November 6, 2012
The former frontman of Simply Red pays tribute to American 1960s soul music with this 12-track covers release.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred

by Skyzoo
October 9, 2012
The second studio release for the Brooklyn rapper features guest appearances by Raheem DeVaughn, Freeway, Jill Scott, and Talib Kweli.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Thankful N' Thoughtful

Thankful N' Thoughtful

by Bettye LaVette
September 25, 2012
Craig Street produced the latest release from the R&B singer featuring songs originally made by The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Gnarls Barkley, The Pogues, Sly & the Family Stone, Tom Waits, and Neil Young.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
The  Glorious Dead

The Glorious Dead

by The Heavy
August 21, 2012
The third full-length release for the British soul rock band was recorded in Columbus, Georgia with a gospel choir.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
Big Inner

Big Inner

by Matthew E. White
August 21, 2012
The music of the 1970s influences the debut release for the Richmond, Virginia-based singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2

The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2

by Joss Stone
July 31, 2012
The British soul singer releases her second set of soul covers produced with Steve Greenberg.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.8
One Day I'm Going To Soar

One Day I'm Going To Soar

by Dexys
June 4, 2012
Dexys Midnight Runners returns with the shortened name Dexys for its first studio album in 27 years.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Heaven

Heaven

by Rebecca Ferguson
May 29, 2012
Eg White helped co-write and produced a majority of the debut album for the X Factor (UK) 2010 finalist.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Night & Day

Night & Day

by Andre Williams & The Sadies
May 15, 2012
Andre Williams and the Canadian alt-country rock band the Sadies worked together in 2008, however due to Williams' legal and personal problems the project was shelved until they reunited recently to finish the album.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

by The Sugarman 3
May 14, 2012
The fourth studio album from the funk trio of Neal Sugarman, Adam Scone, and Rudy Albin is its first since 2002's Pure Cane Sugar.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Time's All Gone

Time's All Gone

by Nick Waterhouse
April 30, 2012
The latest album for the Los Angeles-based singer was inspired by 1950s rock 'n' roll and R&B.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Tuskegee

Tuskegee

by Lionel Richie
March 27, 2012
Alabama native Lionel Richie brings a country twang to some of his hits on this album of duets.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Covered

Covered

by Macy Gray
March 27, 2012
Macy Gray's first covers album includes versions of Radiohead's "Creep," Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," Eurythmics's "Here Comes the Rain Again," and Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Maps."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
4.8
Faithful Man

Faithful Man

by Lee Fields
March 13, 2012
The latest album for the soul singer was produced by Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Ice Level

Ice Level

by Ava Luna
March 6, 2012
The seven-piece collective led by Carlos Hernandez releases its first album on the Infinite Best label.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Hoods and Shades

Hoods and Shades

by Andre Williams
February 28, 2012
Don Was, Dennis Coffey, Jim White, Greasy Carlisi, and Jim Diamond contributed to Andre Williams' album produced by Matthew Smith.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974

Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974

by Various Artists
February 28, 2012
A companion album to Pat Thomas's book compiles songs, poems, and speeches by such artists as Amiri Baraka, Elaine Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bob Dylan, Dick Gregory, Roy Harper, Gil Scott-Heron, Marlena Shaw, and The Watts Poets.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Promise

The Promise

by Mitch Ryder
February 13, 2012
The first release in the US since 1983 from Mitch Ryder, the singer best known for the song Devil With a Blue Dress On, was produced by Don Was.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Let It Burn

Let It Burn

by Ruthie Foster
January 31, 2012
The Austin singer-songwriter releases an album of gospel, folk, R&B, and rock covers, featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama, William Bell, Ike Stubblefield, and members of the Funky Meters as guests.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Soul 2

Soul 2

by Seal
January 24, 2012
Seal's second collection of classic soul covers was coproduced by David Foster and Trevor Horn.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Betty Wright: The Movie

Betty Wright: The Movie

by Betty Wright
November 15, 2011
Backed by the Roots, Betty Wright releases her first studio album in ten years. It features Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Snoop Dogg as guests.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Come Through for You

Come Through for You

by Javier Colon
November 15, 2011
The winner on the first season of The Voice releases his first album on Universal Republic, which features guest appearances from Adam Levine and Natasha Bedingfield.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
The  Dreamer

The Dreamer

by Etta James
November 8, 2011
Coproduced with Josh Sklair and her sons, Danto and Sametto, The Dreamer is said to be Etta James' final album as she retires to take care of her health.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Soul Time!

Soul Time!

by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
October 31, 2011
The latest album for the funk and soul group collects songs from b-sides, exclusives, and bonus tracks.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
How Do You Do

How Do You Do

by Mayer Hawthorne
October 11, 2011
The first album on new major label Universal Republic for the Los Angeles-based soul singer includes a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
For True

For True

by Trombone Shorty
September 13, 2011
The second album for the New Orleans jazz artist who not only plays the trombone, trumpet, piano, and drums, but also sings features such guests as Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, and Ledisi.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Beautiful Imperfection

Beautiful Imperfection

by Asa
September 6, 2011
The soulful singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist releases her sophomore album.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8
I'm Back! Family & Friends

I'm Back! Family & Friends

by Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart
August 16, 2011
The comeback album for the funk legend features guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Bootsy Collins, Ray Manzarek, and Ann Wilson.
Metascore:
37
User Score:
tbd
LP1

LP1

by Joss Stone
July 26, 2011
The UK singer-songwriter releases her fifth studio album of soulful songs, produced by Dave Stewart.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.5
The Light of the Sun

The Light of the Sun

by Jill Scott
June 21, 2011
The Philadelphia native releases her fourth studio album of soulful pop and R&B.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
What's Going On [40th Anniversary Edition]

What's Going On [40th Anniversary Edition]

by Marvin Gaye
May 31, 2011
Considered one of the best soul albums ever released, What's Going On has been reissued and remastered with 28 bonus tracks.
Metascore:
100
User Score:
8.9
The Road From Memphis

The Road From Memphis

by Booker T. Jones
May 10, 2011
The legendary three-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer returns with a solid soul and funk album, featuring guest appearances by Sharon Jones and Lou Reed.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Volcanic Sunlight

Volcanic Sunlight

by Saul Williams
May 10, 2011
This fourth studio album from the hip-hop artist is his first offering after a four-year silence. Of Volcanic Sunlight, Williams said, "On this album, I wanted to put words that didn't get in the way of the music. Before, I always let the words dominate." It was produced by Renaud Letang.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Defamation Of Strickland Banks

The Defamation Of Strickland Banks

by Plan B
April 19, 2011
Known primarily as a rapper, Ben Drew releases his soul singer concept album, exploring different sounds and an alter ego.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9