The Best R&B Albums of All Time

1. Prince - Sign "O" the Times

Prince - Sign
March 31, 1987
Critic Score
100
6 reviews

2. Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30, 1982
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
33 reviews

6. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
Critic Score
90
32 reviews

7. Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

8. Frank Ocean - Blonde

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Critic Score
86
35 reviews

9. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
86
25 reviews

10. FKA Twigs - LP1

FKA Twigs - LP1
August 12, 2014
Critic Score
86
37 reviews

11. Bilal - A Love Surreal

Bilal - A Love Surreal
February 26, 2013
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

12. Kali Uchis - Isolation

Kali Uchis - Isolation
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

14. Sampha - Process

Sampha - Process
February 3, 2017
Critic Score
83
29 reviews

15. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Beyoncé - Beyoncé
December 13, 2013
Critic Score
83
28 reviews

16. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

17. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Critic Score
82
32 reviews

18. The-Dream - Love Hate

The-Dream - Love Hate
December 11, 2007
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

19. D∆WN - Blackheart

D∆WN - Blackheart
January 15, 2015
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

20. The Weeknd - Trilogy

The Weeknd - Trilogy
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

21. SZA - Ctrl

SZA - Ctrl
June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

22. Ariana Grande - Yours Truly

Ariana Grande - Yours Truly
August 30, 2013
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

23. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
81
13 reviews

24. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
28 reviews

25. Aaliyah - Aaliyah

Aaliyah - Aaliyah
July 7, 2001
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
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