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The Top 100 R&B Songs of 2015 – Presented by YouKnowIGotSoul X Soul in Stereo

We’re rapidly approaching the end of 2015, so that means it’s time to name the Top 100 RnB Songs of year once again! Just like we did in 2014, we’ve counted down the top r&b songs of the year over…

Album Review: Angie Stone, Dream

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Back in 2001, after listening to Angie Stone’s second album – and her signature work – Mahogany Soul, I made the following statement: “If Mother Nature could sing, she’d sound like Angie Stone.” Her…

Album Review: Miguel, Wildheart

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Of all the tracks on Wildheart, Miguel’s much-anticipated third album, it’s the seventh song, “what’s normal anyway” that best captures the spirit of the set: “Too proper for the black kids/too black for the Mexicans/too…

Mini Album Review: Lyfe Jennings, Tree of Lyfe

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com AYE YO YOU… …um, that’s a pretty freaky looking album cover you’ve got going on there, Lyfe. It looks like the Human Centipede auditioning for Alvin Ailey. But it’s really no surprise when you think about it….

Album Review: Elijah Blake, Shadows & Diamonds

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com It seems a bit weird to call Elijah Blake a rookie — he’s been releasing music for at least three or four years now. But still, his name often goes unnoticed. While his name might…

Album Review: Tamia, Love Life

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com 1998 was a very good year. Now that I think about it, it may have been one of our best years. Those 12 months introduced the world to some phenomenal R&B, with of course the…

Album Review: Case, Heaven’s Door

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Before we begin, ask yourself this: What are the ingredients of a successful album? Now if the first thing that came to mind was “get a hot feature from a rapper,” go sit in the…

Album Review: Raheem DeVaughn, “Love, Sex & Passion”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Here’s a PSA from your favorite music writer – Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. Fellas, step your games up. And ladies, you aren’t off the hook either – brothers deserve some love as well. If…

Album Review: Charlie Wilson, “Forever Charlie”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com After listening to your favorite R&B uncle’s most recent release, I’ve come to two conclusions: Charlie Wilson is either an immortal vampire or the homie is sipping Fountain of Youth energy drinks. He’s just a…

Album Review: Jazmine Sullivan, “Reality Show”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Reality TV can be pretty hit or miss these days. Those of you born in an era of men wearing girl’s jeans and girls wearing plastic butts probably missed the greatness of MTV’s The Real World. In the early ’90s,…