Sunday, September 13, 2009

Other styles: Modern Soul / R&B / Jazz(y) albums of the last 5 years

Besides reggae, there's plenty of other styles of music I listen to. Lots of soul, funk, some R&B, hip-hop, (punk)rock and jazz. As much as I love reggae, I couldn't listen to just that, there's so much more quality stuff out there. This time I decided to post some titles of modern records of the last 5 years or so I highly rate in soulful, funky and jazzy styles. If you rate these kinda albums, add some recommended titles you rate in a comment. Curious to see what people come up with, so much wicked music out there!

Cheers all!

Here's a top 15 of favourites (limited to one per artist, could have added more Sharon Jones for instance):

1) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Naturally
2) Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators - Keep Reachin' Up (see picture above)
3) Adele - 19
4) Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw
5) Lady Linn and her Magnificent Seven - Here We Go Again
6) James Hunter - People Gonna Talk
7) Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
8) Leela James - A Change Is Gonna Come
9) Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
10) Jesse Dee - Bittersweet Batch
11) Duffy - Rockferry
12) Giovanca - Subway Silence
13) Stephanie McKay - Tell It Like It Is
14) Amy Whinehouse - Back To Black
15) Sabrina Starke - Yellow Brick Road

Bubbling under:
The Budos Band - Budos Band II
Daniel Merriweather - Love & War
Wouter Hamel - Nobody's Tune

Heard good stories about the new Lee Fields album 'My World' too.

Just in case, do NOT request uploads of any of these, I will not upload 'm. They're all commercially available, so go to a store for samples and / or buying. Thanks.

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