Antwane's Top 13 R&B Albums of 2013

Antwane’s Top 13 R&B Albums of 2013

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I couldn’t cap off 2013 with just listing my favorite R&B songs of the year. I had to share my favorite R&B albums too.While many may not agree with some of my choices, I felt these were the albums of 2013 I gravitated to the most.

I based my decision solely on the messages discovered beneath the track list and the way those particulars songs made me feel – not the album’s Billboard 200 position.  Neither did I choose them based on which popular R&B act who released LP’s this year.

Rank in descending order from least favorite to most favorite, here is my top 13 albums of 2013.

13.  Janelle Monáe – “The Electric Lady”

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12. India.Arie – “SongVersation”

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11. John Legend – “Love in the Future”

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10. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”

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 9.  Joe – “Doubleback: Evolution of R&B”

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8. Chrisette Michele – “Better”

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7. R. Kelly – “Black Panties”

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6. Black Nativity (Music From the Motion Picture)

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5. Jaheim – “Appreciation Day”

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4. Mary J. Blige – “A Mary Christmas”

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3. Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”

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2. Fantasia – “Side Effects of You”

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1. K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul”

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