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1. Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage
Sweet Sexy Savage puts Kehlani’s pop talent on display through occasional moments of brilliance. The album opens with a spoken-word poem, while several songs begin with snippets of conversation from some of Kehlani’s friends and her grandmother as they talking about relationships and the vagaries of love and trust.
2. H.E.R. – Vol. 2
After giving fans a taste of her music in Vol 1, Gabi aka H.E.R. returns with such vulnerable, emotional lyrics, and well-crafted instrumentals. Vol 2 cover a wide spectrum of emotional topics. In short, it just sounds great and is a much more mature album since she’s started to build her brand.
3. SZA – ctrl
SZA’s lyrics across the slow-simmering album resonate well beyond the confines of a diary. She isn’t afraid to include all the gory details. She’s similarly at ease with exploring her own strengths and perceived short cuts in life.
4. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Rapsody designs Laila’s Wisdom as a dedication to the departed maternal grandmother greatly responsible for influencing her maturation. The title track, based around a sample of Aretha Franklin’s “(To Be) Young, Gifted And Black” cover, sets the pace for an album that gives off reminders of Hip Hop purity for old heads while resonating with women from all walks of life.
5. TLC – The Album
The life force behind TLC is a special trio of women, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The true blue R&B trio has undergone many momentous milestones and tumultuous hurdles along the carpet ride to stardom. That said, there is absolutely no doubt that they have single-handedly earned their golden wings as they returned one last time with their last studio album, The Album. An essential piece to add to a TLC fan’s collection, the deluxe edition features remastered versions of “No Scrubs,” “Creep,” “Unpretty,” “Baby-Baby-Baby,” and “Diggin’ on You.” More than just a reason to trip on the past, this is an album well worth the group’s legacy
6. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
Demi Lovato bares her heart on her sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me. Billed as the pop star’s most revealing project to date. One of my favorite songs on the project would have to be “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore.”
7. Pink – Beautiful Trauma
Pink stands out as one of our most consistently entertaining and forthright stars — a fact that holds true on her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma.