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The Best R&B Albums of 2021

1.

PinkPantheress - to hell with it
October 15, 2021
Critic Score
85
10 reviews

2.

SAULT - Nine
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

3.

Laura Mvula - Pink Noise
July 2, 2021
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

4.

Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
March 5, 2021
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

5.

Ray BLK - Access Denied
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

6.

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

7.

serpentwithfeet - DEACON
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

8.

Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

9.

Summer Walker - STILL OVER IT
November 5, 2021
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

10.

Cautious Clay - Deadpan Love
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

11.

Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

12.

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
January 8, 2021
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

13.

Nao - And Then Life Was Beautiful
September 24, 2021
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

14.

Charlotte Day Wilson - Alpha
July 9, 2021
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

15.

Alessia Cara - In The Meantime
September 24, 2021
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

16.

Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound
July 23, 2021
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

17.

Tinashe - 333
August 6, 2021
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

18.

H.E.R. - Back Of My Mind
June 18, 2021
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

19.

Puma Blue - In Praise of Shadows
February 5, 2021
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

20.

Dawn Richard - Second Line
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

21.

Erika De Casier - Sensational
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

23.

James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart
October 8, 2021
Critic Score
74
23 reviews

24.

AJ Tracey - Flu Game
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
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