HipHopDX's Best R&B Albums of 2018

HipHopDX's Best R&B Albums of 2018

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10.

THEY. - Fireside
November 9, 2018

9.

Jorja Smith - Lost & Found
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
74
23 reviews

7.

Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E.
June 23, 2018
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

6.

Ella Mai - Ella Mai
October 12, 2018
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

Ella Mai accomplishes its duration without boasting a bad song but it’s clear the aforementioned singles “Boo’d Up,” “Naked” and equally promoted “Trip” cast a long shadow on its contemporaries present on the album.

5.

Mariah Carey - Caution
November 16, 2018
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

4.

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
63
18 reviews

Without the bloated tracklist of Starboy, and any attempt to please an audience outside of his core, the lack of innovation doesn’t seem take away from the concise, focused, conceptual nature of this well-produced R&B gem.

3.

Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign - Mih-Ty
October 26, 2018
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

2.

6LACK - East Atlanta Love Letter
September 14, 2018
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

In an era where artists hype up projects that turn out to be nothing but half-baked playlists, 6LACK’s thoughtful embrace of the album format is refreshing. East Atlanta Love Letter is a moody masterpiece that may very well take the artist’s career to new heights.

1.

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
November 16, 2018
Critic Score
73
24 reviews

It may not be as beautifully consistent as Malibu, but during those glorious pinnacles when Oxnard is firing on all cylinders, it’s undeniably some of the best music of 2018.

Original Source: https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.4202/title.the-best-rb-of-2018
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