Reviews Archives - Rated RnB


EP REVIEW: Mila J – ‘M.I.L.A. (Made In Los Angeles)’


Far from a newbie to the music industry, late bloomer Mila J is certainly past due for stardom. With over two decades of industry experience and a handful of gigs […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’


The age-old lament that “they don’t make ’em like they used to” is commonly expressed in discussions of contemporary R&B. Fans of classic soul often long for raw, unfiltered vocals […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Brown – ‘X’


After much delay, Chris Brown’s sixth studio album “X” was finally released on Tuesday. Brown is attempting to change the conversation from his personal life and troubles; making it all […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Jhene Aiko – ‘Souled Out’

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Jhene Aiko’s debut album “Souled Out” was released on September 9. She has become something of a cult obsession in R&B this decade. Her musical styling often compared to the late […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Tank – ‘Stronger’


R&B veteran  Tank has released his latest studio album “Stronger.” The new album finds the singer in new territory — a more upbeat, forward sound. Tank, who is also a member […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Trey Songz – ‘Trigga’


Trey Songz delivers to us ‘Trigga, the R&B crooner’s sixth album, via Songbook/ Atlantic Records. On the latest effort we find Songz “unchained” and ready to cement his place on […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Joe – ‘Bridges’

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In today’s world of R&B music, lines seem to be blurred on what is considered R&B and who is considered an ‘R&B’ artist. In the pool of singers who are […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Shaliek – ‘Blood Sweat Tears’


Rated Next Artist Shaliek has been working on his debut album “Blood Sweat Tears” for some time. Over the last year, his first studio effort has received its share of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Jackson – ‘Xscape’

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Ten studio albums. One billion records sold worldwide. Hits after hits. One posthumous album. It goes without saying Michael Jackson had a pretty damn successful music career. Does he need […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Ledisi – ‘The Truth’

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In today’s assortment of music, neo-soul doesn’t necessarily get the first pick for awards or radio play. With mainstream pop music receiving the majority of praise and recognition, soul artists […]