Best R&B albums of the 2000s

Apologies to fans of Keyshia Cole (she enters my life in the next decade), Anthony Hamilton (a lovely bore besides “Charlene” and several exceptions, including a 2011 Jill Scott duet), and Musiq (still haven’t heard him).

1. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
2. Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
3. Usher – Confessions
4. Mary J. Blige – Growing Pains
5. Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman
6. Amerie – Because I Love It
7. Ciara – The Evolution
8. Jazmine Sullivan – Love Me Back
9. D’Angelo – Voodoo
10. Aaliyah – Aaliyah
11. Electrik Red – How to Be a Lady, Vol. 1
12. Tweet – Southern Hummingbird
13. Sade – Lovers Rock
14. The-Dream – Love Hate
15. Beyonce – B’Day
16. Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
17. Kelis – Tasty
18. Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi
19. Angie Stone – Mahogany Soul
20. Al Green – Lay It Down

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2 Responses to Best R&B albums of the 2000s

  1. Rob L says:

    Your taste and mine vary extremely widely on this topic, but I am glad to see Jill Scott and Maxwell on the list. The number of times I’ve listened to Comin’ from Where I’m From is close to 400 at this point, but to each his own.

  2. humanizingthevacuum says:

    “Comin’ from Where I’m From” will be the day’s listening project.

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