ITT: Post your favorite Soul, Funk, Disco, and R&B albums
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Not their best album but probably their most underrated.
they're still ripping off this album and Thriller to this day
I Want You and Let's Get It On are better than What's Going On, IMO.
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Prince - Dirty Mind
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Donna Summer - Four Seasons of Love
Chic - Risque
It's a tie between those two so I flipped a coin, really. I mean Risque has My Feet Keep Dancing and My Forbidden Lover but C'est Chic has At Last I Am Free and I Want Your Love.
Plus, I feel like Good Times is slightly better than Le Freak. Only slightly though.
Disco was one of those genres that many people hopped on and led to some really bland pop hits, but actual Disco artists are fucking phenomenal. I dare anybody listen to I Feel love and say they dislike it.
>At Last I Am Free
Not one I would have rated that highly. I think the vocals aren't very well executed. It's like something Funkadelic would do but I don't think they pulled it off that well.
The clarity of sound in this album is incredible. Every chord change is just dripping with intention, at every turn it's obvious that Stevie is a mastermind.
these 2 were god tier together
If this world were mine is my fave.
Buddy Miles - A Message To The People
There will never be a better soul/funk album than this one.
when ye is finally done making music, what will his legacy be? will he be categorized with the all-time greats?
By stating this board has no knowledge of these genres, therefore implying you had some yourself (otherwise I don't know how you can tell /mu/ has no knowledge about it, unless you're making some controversial shit for fun).
Charles Bradley is killin shit right now, guys great.
David Ruffin is a must
Stevie Wonder of course
Asoto Union is a modern Korean Funk group.
not english i know, but give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Jay Kay is such a fucking faggot but God damn he's got a great voice.
This single is in my Top 10 songs ever
Bazuka - Dynomite
It's some kind of explosive Funk (insanely catchy)
One day after listening to it it got stuck in my head for the whole day to the point that it almost started to hurt. No joke.
11/10 song though.
talking book is amazing too
kind of jazz fusion funk
I honestly prefer blue-eyed soul in general so my favorite soul album is actually Searching for the Young Soul Rebels. Most African soul (at least the classics) doesn't have much soul (I'm guessing this is merely a problem of the nature of a studio album as I imagine the live performances were great but even the live albums usually weren't). As an example, Otis Redding or James Brown or Aretha Franklin I've heard at least six or seven albums by each but on average each album isn't that good and the soul is only really obvious in their live performances.
Probably Funkadelic's s/t though I do like Papa Was a Rollin' Stone and Sly & The Family Stone and other stuff of the period and of course punk funk like A Certain Ratio or something like Born Under Punches. Again, most funky classics aren't actually that funky.
Giorgio Moroder, Chic or Michael Jackson, etc...I also like Saturday Night Fever, fight me.
Modern R&B is an abomination, R&B in general refers to all these sorts of music and is kind of redundant. But blues, jazz and gospel are all better African genres.
Contemporary R&B isn't that bad, you guys. Yeah some of it does have a dime a dozen feel but so what? Erykah Badu, (early) Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Kelis, D'angelo, R. Kelly, etc all have solid catalogues.
sorry for being rude anonymous that was out of order and really mean
I've had this on repeat for a while now. So much groove.
Yeah that's a good one too.
How about some more 90's R&B?
Maybe a little ballad-heavy, but that's his thing.
Thought I'd share this one:
Oneness of Juju - African Rhythms
>race empowerment with a heavy dose of funk, pure positivity you can dance to regardless of your color
DL LINK: http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/98959102/file.html
The first time I listened to this I thought it was amazing but the second time it seemed extremely generic to me. Still catchy/enjoyable, but super super generic. I was saddened.
There is a disturbing lack of this man in this thread. Massively underrated