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The Best R&B Albums of All Time

1.

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

2.

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
September 28, 1976
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

3.

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
August 3, 1973
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

4.

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
May 21, 1971
Critic Score
97
6 reviews

5.

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30, 1982
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

7.

D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
December 15, 2014
Critic Score
92
31 reviews

8.

Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
91
39 reviews

9.

SAULT - Untitled (Rise)
September 18, 2020
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

10.

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me
July 23, 2002
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

11.

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

12.

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

13.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
August 25, 1998
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

14.

FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
November 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
34 reviews

15.

Macy Gray - Ruby
September 21, 2018
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

16.

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

17.

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
88
31 reviews

18.

SAULT - UNTITLED (Black Is)
June 19, 2020
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

19.

Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather
November 8, 2011
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

20.

Adele - Easy On Me
October 14, 2021
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

21.

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

22.

Moses Sumney - græ
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

24.

Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
April 27, 2018
Critic Score
86
40 reviews

25.

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