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Private Space, the group’s third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness.

Durand Jones & The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ Private Space is arriving at just the right time.

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Solange

A Seat At The Table

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A Seat At The Table, is the new album from Solange Knowles. The album will be available digitally on September 30th, released on CD November 18th, and on vinyl LP December 9th. Solange describes A Seat At The Table as "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." A Seat At The Table was written by Solange, and features a host of guest artists including Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, The Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kelela, Tweet, Moses Sumney, Sampha, Sean Nicholas Savage, Nia Andrews, Devonte Hynes of Houston Texas and Lu of Carolina.
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DARKNESS AND LIGHT is the new album from acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend. This new 12 song collection is produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), and features multiple guest collaborations including Chance the Rapper, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, and Miguel. The lead single and video from DARKNESS AND LIGHT, is the anthemic track, "Love Me Now," written and produced by John Legend with Blake Mills and John Ryan (One Direction).
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ARETHA - To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. This 1CD version features 20 highlight tracks from the box.
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Bruno Mars

24k Magic

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Critically-acclaimed international megastar Bruno Mars has unveiled his first piece of solo music in nearly four years. Written and produced by Shampoo Press & Curl, "24K Magic" (pronounced twenty-four karat magic) sees Bruno bringing the bounce to his newest single. The multi-GRAMMY-winning Mars has also announced his highly-anticipated third studio album - also dubbed 24K Magic - will arrive everywhere November 18th.
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Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos, and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the Deluxe Edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic, and thought-provoking Welcome 2 America era.

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Four CD set. To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. Her reign as the Queen of Soul will play out across four discs on a new boxed set from Rhino that is the first to span her entire career, including songs from every label she recorded with. Among the collection's 81 newly remastered tracks, 19 are making their CD and digital debuts, including alternate versions of classic hits, demos, rarities, and live tracks, like her stunning performance of "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman" at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. To put Franklin's life and career into perspective, the collection is accompanied by liner notes written by Rochelle Riley, author and director of arts and culture for the City of Detroit, and David Nathan, a music journalist and soul historian who interviewed Franklin more times than any other living writer. The collection also features stunning artwork by celebrated artist Makeba Keebs Rainey, who provides her signature style to a classic portrait of the Queen of Soul by renowned photographer Neal Preston.
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Alicia Keys

Here

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"On this album, I've arrived HERE," Keys says. "A place where I'm willing to truthfully look at myself in the mirror and to also see the reality of who we have become in this world. The good, the ugly, the shadows and the light. I've come to realize that in order for us to grow and to understand and accept each other we have to recognize the complexity of ourselves. We have to be able to talk about it and meet each other where we are, HERE."
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Emeli Sandé

Long Live The Angels

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After releasing one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2012 (Our Version of Events), Emeli Sandé has returned with her sophomore album Long Live The Angels.
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Nene Malo

#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS

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2016 release, the twelfth album from R&B crooner Joe. #MyNameIsJoeThomas includes the single "So Can I Have You Back." The album is the follow-up to his 2014 album Bridges.
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Bastards of Soul return with 2 songs recorded at Niles City Sound in Ft. Worth during the lockdown. Lizzy Louise is a tune about past loves and relationships and While It's Hot is a Summer scorcher influenced by 70s soul dancefloor classics like Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up".
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Usher

Hard II Love

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2016 release from the R&B superstar. Hard II Love if Usher's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's Looking 4 Myself. The album features the "No Limit" (with Young Thug), "Crash," "Missin U" and "Champions." The latter comes from the motion picture Hands of Stone, in which Usher plays legendary boxer "Sugar" Ray Leonard.
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Eli 'Paperboy' Reed

My Way Home

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Eli Paperboy Reed has returned to the studio and crafted a new album that is at once back-to-basics and startlingly current. Album opener Hold Out kicks things off at full-volume, embodying the classic gospel ethos that everythings going to work out fine if you just keep the faith. Its a notion that turns up throughout the record, from the title track My Way Home to Tomorrow's Not Promised to Movin', and it reflects Reeds resilient spirit in the face of disappointment. Elsewhere on the album, he nods to the music's church roots, singing of fear of the devil on The Strangest Thing and damnation on Cut Ya Down (the only non-original on the record and a song he learned performing with Boston s Silver Leaf Gospel Singers, founded in 1945). What Have We Done is something of a secular hymn for the environment, and I'd Rather Be Alone serves as a meditation on following your own path to salvation. MOJO called the Boston-via-Mississippi singer the king of rhythm & soul, while Rolling Stone hailed his classic soul and horn-heavy R&B soaked with the blues, and NPR raved that he conveys the heart-wrenching emotion of Southern predecessors such as Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. My Way Home represents a return to the sonic character that Reeds career began with, but it does more than that: It captures the essence of his sound. A sound that, over everything else, prizes feeling, energy, and, yes, Soul.
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IAN ISIAH IS A BONAFIDE NYC R&B SEX IDOL.Raised in the heart of Brooklyn with a strong gospel stripe, he's growninto the forefront of both fashion and LGBTQ+ movements. Seen as acreative leader & magnetic muse of the Hood By Air brand, you can findhim hymning in a church or on a street corner as often as you can hearhim McIng one of NYC's underground raves. Ian has loaned his talentselsewhere as well, branding and performing at events for Virgil Abloh,Nike, Helmut Lang, Adidas, Century 21, Colmar, Telfar and many othersover the years. Ian has toured with Blood Orange and is featured/singingall over the latest album Angel's Pulse, as well as Hynes' previous LPsNegro Swan, Freetown Sound, on top of appearances on records byChromeo & Theophilus London. His Shugga Sextape Vol. 1 from 2018took the music world by storm and featured looks in Vogue, The FADER,Pitchfork's Rising and culminated in a performance at the 2019 Pornhubawards. Now with his Chromeo-produced funk, silky soul-infusedrelease AUNTIE on Chromeo's Juliet Records, things are looking veryexciting for the young rising star.
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Maxwell

blackSUMMERS'Night

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Grammy winning soul icon Maxwell's new album is blackSUMMERS'night, and is the second installment of a musical trilogy that kicked off 7 years ago with the acclaimed BLACKsummers'night. That prior album debuted at #1, earned two Grammy Awards along with platinum-plus sales status, and set the stage for this ambitious follow-up. The first single from blackSUMMERS'night, "Lake By The Ocean," has made major waves at radio and drawn widespread critical acclaim. The sultry track has been praised by Rolling Stone, Spin, and others (' a slow and finely crafted love ballad that makes the most of Maxwell's absolutely stunning vice...' hailed Yahoo.) The singer/songwriter recorded the new album in New York over the last several years with longtime collaborator/co-producer Hod David, and many of the same renowned musicians he's worked with throughout his career. seminal 1996 debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and remains enthusiastically commemorated by the music press. The album was credited for redefining classic soul, and earned Maxwell his first Grammy nominations, double platinum status and RIAA gold for the single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)." The platinum albums Embrya (1998) and Now (2001) followed. 2009 s BLACKsummers'night debuted at #1, and was universally welcomed as the inaugural offering of Maxwell's trilogy, winning two Grammys including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 13 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA.
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Aleicha Janeice Campbell known professionally as Leela James, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. This is her 7th Studio album.
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Tony Glausi has created a mixtape to his life, thanks, in part, to his willingness to try anything. EVERYTHING AT ONCE is cinematic, a feature length production introducing Tony Glausi the polymath. "The album is literally a two year snapshot of my life. Each story is like a scene from a film, or I guess 10 different films" Glausi concludes. They're all worth watching, over and over again.
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William Bell

This Is Where I Live

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2016 release. This is Where I Live is the legendary Stax artist's first Stax album in over 40 years. It was produced and arranged by John Leventhal. "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" featuring Snoop Dogg was the focus-track in the Take Me To The River documentary project. William Bell is probably best known for 1961's "You Don't Miss Your Water" (his debut single); 1968's "Private Number" (a duet with Judy Clay, and a top 10 hit in the UK); and 1976's "Tryin' to Love Two", Bell's only US top 40 hit, which also hit No. 1 on the R&B charts. As a songwriter, Bell co-authored the Chuck Jackson hit "Any Other Way" (itself a cover, since Bell issued it first, as a follow-up to "You Don't Miss Your Water"), Billy Idol's 1986 hit "To Be a Lover" (originally a hit for Bell under it's original title "I Forgot to Be Your Lover"), and the blues classic "Born Under A Bad Sign", popularized by both Albert King and Cream.
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Hieronymus Dros takes no responsibility for any cigarette habits formed, bank heists performed, turtle necks purchased, rooftop sniping acts of domestic terrorism, illegal gun fights, federal automobile pursuits or unprotected sexual encounters that may be perceived as being caused by the extensive play of the audio recordings on (but not limited to) "The Age Of Hieronymus" and all subsequently related materials. If you're gonna make a disclaimer about your album, that's the way it should be done. Australian producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Allister, known as Dros in the studio, banded together with 15+ other like-minded soul brothers and sisters to create The Age of Hieronymus, a disgustingly good concoction of cosmic jazz fusion, soul funk and hip hop. A whopper of a double album at 17 tracks, this scorching debut could comfortably soundtrack your next block party barbecue, a bank heist, or a steamy evening in (and morning after) with your concubine.
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LEMONADE, Beyoncé's sixth studio album and her second visual album, features 12 new songs and a corresponding short film. It is a conceptual project based on every woman's journey of self knowledge and healing.
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Prince

HITnRUN phase two

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Republic Records/Roc Nation will be releasing the 39th Studio From PRINCE HIT N RUN Phase Two . This is the follow up album to the fan favorite HIT N RUN Phase One, which was released in September 2015. Slinky sex grooves, plus a tribute to Freddie Gray: prince is back in top form - Rolling Stone.
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The Heart Speaks In Whispers is rich in fresh ideas and full of emotional energy which surges through its songs like electricity. Recorded both at her studio in Leeds, and in Los Angeles, the album is co-produced by Corinne with Steve Brown, her collaborator on her critically acclaimed previous album The Sea. The album features a number of notable musicians including Pino Palladino (D Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Who), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers), Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), Esperanza Spalding and Moses Sumney (best known for his work with Beck).
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'Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2' is the third full length album release from the FOX hit hip-hop drama, EMPIRE. The soundtrack features never-before-heard songs from the episodes included in the second half of Season 2. The collection features the powerful song "Never Let It Die" by Jussie Smollett and Yazz, and the first radio single, "All Night", featuring Yazz, Serayah, and Jamila Velazquez.
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Group member and songwriter Thomas Gatling says this about the song:"During slavery, songs were a form of communication for black people. These songs became known as hymns, or as our seasoned saints call them, the songs that brought us over. "Fight On" was inspired by a hymn called "Hold On (Just A Little While Longer)", a song used to encourage black people to not give up. Through that song, God gave me "Fight On." It was written to amplify the voices that for so long have fallen on deaf ears and to encourage and uplift people to continue the fight for equality and against white supremacy. Be empowered, my people. We are not thugs, we are innovators. We are intelligent and our feelings, hopes, dreams, and lives matter. Fight on, and everything's gonna be alright.
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Zayn

Mind Of Mine

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The release of MIND OF MINE comes on the anniversary of Zayn's decision to become a solo artist and focus on the next chapter of his music evolution. "Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more," "For 10 years, this album has been in my brain, and it's just been there, sat with me, needing to be out."
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Charles Bradley

Changes

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Soul singer Charles Bradleys star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013s Victim of Love. Dubbed The Screaming Eagle of Soul, the singer is proud to present his highly anticipated third album Changes, on Daptone imprint Dunham Records. The album is named for his popular, smoldering (SPIN) cover of the Black Sabbath track. I think about the lyrics very closely when I sing Changes and get emotional, notes Bradley. It makes me think of my mother and the changes in my life since she passed away.
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The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Lee Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 - May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey (born 1942, Canton) and Bill Isles (January 4, 1941 - March 28, 2019). The O'Jays emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with "Back Stabbers" (1972), and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 the following year with "Love Train." Several other US R&B hits followed, and The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2013 they were inducted into National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.
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Rihanna

Anti

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2016 release, the eighth studio album by the R&B superstar. The album features production and/or musical assistance from Scum, Boi-1da, Jeff Bhasker, Hit-Boy, Travis Scott, Kuk Harrell, Drake, SZA and many others. Includes the single 'Work'.
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The Time

The Time

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Double red and white colored vinyl LP pressing. The debut album by Morris Day's band, The Time. Written and produced with, and performed almost entirely by Prince with vocals from Day. With a 6-track second LP of original single edits of five of the album's songs (with "Cool" in 2 parts).
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"MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE" finds K. Michelle reaching new heights, with her ambitious song selection containing a blend from a magnitude of genres including R&B, Pop, Country and Hip Hop. "Not A Little Bit," the first official single from "MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE," debuted last month and is streaming now at K. Michelle's official YouTube channel. The female empowering single was produced by frequent studio collaborator Elvis "Blac Elvis" Williams (Beyoncé, Usher).
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Michael Jackson

Thriller [Vinyl]

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Limited vinyl LP repressing in gatefold jacket. Thriller is the sixth solo studio album by Michael Jackson. It was released by Epic Records on November 30, 1982, as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off The Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off The Wall, including pop, post-disco, rock and funk. Recording sessions took place on April to November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles with a production budget of $750, 000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones. Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. In just over a year, Thriller became-and currently remains-the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide. It has become the first album ever to be certified 32 times multi-platinum for U.S. sales, marking more than 32 million sales shipped. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.
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For the first time on vinyl - the spectacular live album from the original modern R&B diva and Rock Hall Of Fame nominee, Chaka Khan!Incredible performances of Khan's best loved songs including "I Feel For You," "Ain't Nobody," "Through The Fire," "I'm Every Woman," and more!Gorgeous gatefold jacket with colored vinyl!
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Jaheim

Struggle Love

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Jaheim has dominated the R&B charts for over a decade with over 5 million albums sold and is finally back with his highly anticipated album, Struggle Love, set for release on 3/18.
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J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive [Vinyl]

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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2014 release, the third album from the rapper. The album was named after his childhood home address 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Produced by J. Cole with guest producers Elite, Ron Gilmore, Tray Samuels, DJ Dahl, Illmind, Cardiak, CritCal, Vinylz, Organized Noize and Jproof. Cole calls out white rappers Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Macklemore on the track "Fire Squad" hinting "history repeats itself" ala the Elvis rip-off controversy in the '50s.
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Mavis Staples has been a soul and gospel music legend for more than 50 years. Her work fronting the legendary Staples Singers defined the sound of politically-committed soul and influenced generations of musicians. As a solo artist in her own right she has helped to define much of what is righteous and soulful in American music. With Livin’ On A High Note, Mavis Staples has delivered the most joyful and uplifting record of her career.
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