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

3. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25, 1984
Critic Score
91
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. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
87
28 reviews

9. FKA Twigs - LP1

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

10. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

11. Bilal - A Love Surreal

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

12. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
April 27, 2018
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

13. Blood Orange - Negro Swan

Blood Orange - Negro Swan
August 24, 2018
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

14. Kali Uchis - Isolation

Kali Uchis - Isolation
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

16. Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS

Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

17. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

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

18. serpentwithfeet - soil

serpentwithfeet - soil
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

19. Sampha - Process

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

20. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

21. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

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

22. The-Dream - Love Hate

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

23. D∆WN - Blackheart

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

24. The Weeknd - Trilogy

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

25. SZA - Ctrl

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