R&B Editor's Picks, Fall 2013
The theme of this playlist is a relatively simple one. I'm not asserting that these are the best R&B songs released during the past three months -- they're just songs that stood out for me. There's a combination of singles and deep album cuts, and indie R&B (yes, my picks tilt in that direction) and big urban hits. The selection ranges from August Alsina's "I Luv This Sh*t" (which actually came out in February, but is only blowing up on radio now) to The Internet's "Runnin'." There are two songs featuring current blog fave Kelela, including Kingdom's track from Solange's new compilation, Saint Heron, as well as two from Janelle Monae's The Electric Lady. Other artists represented include The Foreign Exchange, The Weeknd, Raheem DeVaughn and Jhené Aiko. Enjoy.