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The Best R&B Albums of All Time

1.

Prince - Sign "O" the Times
March 31, 1987
Critic Score
100
7 reviews

2.

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

4.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA
April 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

18.

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

19.

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

20.

Beyoncé - Beyoncé
December 13, 2013
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

22.

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

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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