Neo Soul — Recently Added

XThe best of the contemporary soul underground -- Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, D'Angelo, Incognito, Jose James, Monday Michiru, and many more!


Blue Note, 2017. New Copy
Jose James has a very different look on the cover this time around – and he's got a very different sound, as well – something that might be underscored by the parental advisory logo in the bottom corner of the image! The music is far from the straight jazz or rootsy soul of previous ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy Gatefold
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Republic, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Bright pop soul from The Weeknd! This one's bookended by great couple of collaborations with Daft Punk – and yeah, the gentle sounding, yet plenty soulful and sometimes moody Weeknd vocals are as perfectly paired with the neon electro sheen of Daft Punk as you'd imagine – and this one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Right Now, 2017. New Copy
A big step forward for The Right Now – branching out from the retro soul of their past work into a bigger, brighter neo-classic sound – but still firmly rooted in soul! Now, as always, the band is an excellent showcase for the powerful voice of singer Stefanie Berecz – and she's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Starlight
Right Now, 2017. New Copy
A big step forward for The Right Now – branching out from the retro soul of their past work into a bigger, brighter neo-classic sound – but still firmly rooted in soul! Now, as always, the band is an excellent showcase for the powerful voice of singer Stefanie Berecz – and she's ... CD
Jardin
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
The Stones Throw debut of Gabriel Garzon-Montano – a soul singer with a nicely laidback vibe – one that lets his crispy, raspy vocals fall in nicely between the keyboard lines and spare rhythms that really set the pace for the record! The tunes are never too over the top – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet Soul (UK), 2016. New Copy
A great album from Tristan – a group we only discovered in recent years, thanks to a UK release – and who we're really enjoying on this unusual Japanese-only album! Despite that overseas traffic, Tristan's got a sound that's really rooted in classic American soul – maybe given a ... CD
Pride
Tahirah Memory, 2017. New Copy
A tremendous debut from Tahirah Memory – an underground soul singer from the same Oregon scene as Jarrod Lawson, who also helped co-produce the album! Tahirah's got a beautifully fresh sound – sharp songs that burst from her pen with a sort of urgency we haven't heard in years – ... CD
Introducing Collective Peace
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2016. New Copy
A very cool collective from the contemporary Detroit scene – one led by a soulful saxophonist, and a great female singer – working here with strong guest contributions from Amp Fiddler, Zo, Dwele, Marcus Douglas, and John Bibbs! Saxappeal handles the reed solos and production – ... CD
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2016. New Copy
If this is only the first story from Carolyn Malachi, we can't wait to hear the entire book – but in the meantime, there's plenty of greatness on offer throughout – the kind of debut that will really have us listening for more from the singer in years to come! Carolyn's got this ... CD
Motown, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Messiah
RCA, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 2015. New Copy 2LP
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heaven & Earth
Atlanta, 2016. New Copy
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Fantastic work from everyone involved – and a great reminder of why we first fell in love with the sound of the Atlanta scene years ago! At a time when so much underground soul only goes digital, or stays underground too deep, it's great to get a record like this from such wonderful artists ... CD
Universal, 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A (sadly) posthumous release from Amy Winehouse – a voice we loved for a couple good years before knowing how troubled she was in real life and now lament the loss of – and this set, largely put together by producer Salaam Remi turned out surprisingly well! It'd be pretty easy to bow ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cheers To The Fall
Warner, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A brilliant debut for singer Andra Day! Ms. Day, as you're surely aware if you've read any of her press, is profoundly influenced by classic soul, but believe us, she's got style, confidence and a voice – wow, that voice – that truly transcends retro revivalism. This is truly one of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Monologue
Aaron Abernathy, 2016. New Copy
This album's hardly a monologue – given that Aaron Abernathy's got some great help on the whole thing – from artists who include Phonte, Zo, and Deborah Bond – each of whom add a special slice of their talents to a tune! Yet undeniably, Aaron's the main man on the whole thing ... CD
Jardin
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy
The Stones Throw debut of Gabriel Garzon-Montano – a soul singer with a nicely laidback vibe – one that lets his crispy, raspy vocals fall in nicely between the keyboard lines and spare rhythms that really set the pace for the record! The tunes are never too over the top – and ... CD
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2017. New Copy
A really fresh album from this Australian soul singer – a set that's quite contemporary in the production and presentation of the music – with a very different vibe than some of the other Aussie soul divas we've been hearing in recent years! Sacha Vee has this great way of inflecting ... CD
Sed Soul (Germany), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic bit of boogie – a contemporary set, but one that it feels like it was lifted from the best of the early 80s underground – from the post-disco, funky club rhythms – right through to the soulful vocals and warm keyboards in the mix! The tunes have a sound that's ... CD
 
Updated February 26, 2017


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