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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

4. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25, 1984
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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

7. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
Critic Score
91
32 reviews

8. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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

9. Beyoncé - HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM

Beyoncé - HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM
April 17, 2019
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

10. Solange - A Seat at the Table

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

11. Frank Ocean - Blonde

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

12. FKA twigs - LP1

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

13. Bilal - A Love Surreal

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

14. Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!

Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!
May 10, 2019
Critic Score
85
17 reviews

15. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

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

16. Kali Uchis - Isolation

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

17. Blood Orange - Negro Swan

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

18. Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS

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

19. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

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

21. serpentwithfeet - soil

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

22. Sampha - Process

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

23. Jamila Woods - HEAVN

Jamila Woods - HEAVN
July 7, 2016
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

24. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
September 10, 2013
Critic Score
83
34 reviews

25. Aaliyah - Aaliyah

Aaliyah - Aaliyah
July 7, 2001
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
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