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Favorite R&B album(s) from the 90's-00's?

EsiamEsiam Posts: 1,533 ✭✭
edited December 2011 in R&B & Alternatives
If you got more than one favorites feel free to post em, but I definitly got one that stands above everything else:


Bought this when it was new as a kid and it still sounds fresh to me, the production is flawless, so is the singing, the ONLY negative thing is the skits (and there are plenty of them) but I can deal with those when you got songs like these on it:

What are your favorite(s)?


  • Blue VirgoBlue Virgo Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Can't think of particular albums, but I can name a few artists:

    Jagged Edge
    Donnell Jones
    Mint Condition
    Public Announcement
  • mrrealonemrrealone Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Mane every time I see a thread about great/best/fav. R&B albums that Teedra Moses "Complex Simplicity" always comes to mind first for some reason.

    Jill Scott albums (Don't know which one to choose)
    TLC CrazySexyCool
    Anita's Greatest Hits came out in like 2002
    Toni Braxton albums (Don't know which one to choose)
    Kenny Lattimore first one
    Jodeci Forever My Lady
    And on and on and on...
  • Blue VirgoBlue Virgo Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011

    That was a GREAT album!
  • Chi-Town BullyChi-Town Bully Posts: 29,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    D'Angelo- Brown Sugar

    Maxwell- Urban Suite

    Mary J Blige- My Life
  • mrrealonemrrealone Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    And that Monica Miss Thang album was real real nice too...
  • kat2180kat2180 Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Wayyyyyyyy too many to name but SWV's It's About Time is the first that came to mind.

    Hit after hit on that album..

    Bonus track:
  • kuskklassickuskklassic Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    solo female...

    My Life- Mary J Blige
    Whats The 411 - Mary J Blige
    Share My World - Mary J Blige
    Baduizm - Erykah Badu
    Miseducation - Lauryn Hill
    One In A Million - Aaliyah
    insert early Toni Braxton/Mariah Carey album

    male solo....

    12 Play - R.Kelly
    Brown Sugar - D'Angelo
    The Bachelor - Ginuwine
    100% Ginuwine - Ginuwine


    Diary of A Mad Band - Jodeci
    Forever My Lady - Jodeci
    Enter The Dru - Dru Hill
    Its About Time - SWV
    CrazySexyCool -TLC
  • kat2180kat2180 Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Good list...
  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    the maxwell album, confessions by usher, street love by lloyd



  • bignorm73bignorm73 Posts: 5,031 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    SWV's first joint
    Jill Scot's first joint
    India Arie's first 3 joints
    Music Soulchilds first 2 joints
    Dangelo's album
    Teedra Moses
    Sade's last two albums
    Goapele's albums
    Anthony Hamiltions albums
  • IbexIbex Posts: 7,935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    112 - 112
    Johnny P - The Next
    Donnell Jones - Where I Wanna Be
    R. Kelly - R.
    Aaliyah - Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
  • kat2180kat2180 Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    I lost my virginity to that R. album...lol.
  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    I will put up my top 10 in a minute. I never post anything without explaining it but will come back to that..

    I think the best album of any genre released since 1990 is Lauryn Hills Miseducation Album released in 1998
    but you cant classify just what it is.. because it effortlessly blends 70's soul, lyrical hip hop and ragaee riddims in a hot gumbo mix of creativity!

    She sings better than 95% of soul artist, raps better than 95% of rappers and it also brings better riddims than 95% of ragaee artist. Its almost too good to be true! too bad she went crazy!
  • soulatlanticsoulatlantic Posts: 346
    edited December 2011
    i'm excluding 2010 and 2011 cause that's technically 2010's
    this is what i can think of off the top of my head
    Lauryn's Miseducation.
    Aretha's A Rose Is Still A Rose
    Mariah's Emancipation of Mimi
    John Legend's Evolver
    Alicia Key's As I Am
    Mary's The Breakthrough, No More Drama, Share My World, & My Life
    Destiny's Child's Survivor
    Joss Stone's Introducing Joss Stone
    Amy Winehouse's Back To Black
    Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It
  • TRILLip BrooksTRILLip Brooks Lord High Executioner Posts: 18,152 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    tp2. com - r.kelly
  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Highlights: A Long Walk, He Loves Me, I Think Its Better, Is It The Way
    Feedback: Probably the best debut of the 2000's. Jill has been incredibly consistent! if you dont owe this album your collection is not complete

    8. BROWN SUGAR- D'ANGELO (1995)
    Highlights: The Title Song, Your My Lady, Cruising
    Feedback: Like Lauryn Hill one of those artist that came out with classic material and then went off into crazy-ville. just two albums in 16 years? WTF

    Highlights: Before I Let You Go, Joy, Booty Call
    Feedback: The Genius of Teddy Riley Continues after the break up of GUY! The tune JOY was Written for Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album that Teddy produced but didnt make the album so they used it here to a good result. I think Mike made a mistake!

    10. ERYKAH BADU- BADUIZM (1997)
    Highlights: On and On, Other Side Of The Game, 4 Leaf Clover
    Feedback: Shes been strange and weird from day one. But shes a good entertainer and still relevant.. and uh.... 3 kids with 3 different baby babies by Andre 3000, Jay Electronica and the D.O.C.
  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Highlights: The Title Track, Stay, Come and Talk To Me
    Feedback: KC raspy riff is like Bobby Womack, Jo Jo has the smooth Stevie Wonder Feel. Devante is a great producer. Mr Dalvin is just along for the ride. Absolute classic!

    5. SWV - ITS ABOUT TIME(1992)
    Highlights: Weak, Im So Into You, RIght Here
    Feedback: Powered by Co Co's high Register Soprano. The right artist at the right time!

    6. MARY J BLIGE -MY LIFE (1994)
    Highlights: Be Happy, Im Going Down, I Love You
    Feedback: There was NO sophomore slump. Incredible follow up!
  • booty-gif-dot-combooty-gif-dot-com Posts: 1,357 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    heres the list. I only listed one album released in the 2000's. JILL SCOTT (but truth be told i wouldve put Kelz TP -2 in my top 15) and i think my list proves just how much R&B has virtually died! hopefully this decade brings a revival back to harmony!

    1. MARY J BLIGE - THE 411 (1992)
    Highlights: Real Love, Sweet Thing, Love No Limit, Reminisce:
    Feedback: The Hits keep coming there is no weak songs on this album its beyond brilliant!

    2. R. KELLY - 12 PLAY (1993)
    Highlights: Bump And Grind, Your Body's Calling Me, Seems Like Your Ready, Title track
    Feedback: Introduced the Hyper Sexual style that still dominates modern R&B

    Highlights: (Acension) Dont Ever Wonder, Sumthin Sumthin, To the Cops Come Knocking
    Feedback: Recorded in 1994 but the label didnt know if it would sale, in the R Kelly era. They dumped it in 96 and found out people were starving for this new style called Neo Soul! a throw back of live band classy soul music and hes the KING OF IT
    edited December 2011
    no homo.....

    Who said I'm a snitch? You just heard a lie from him/
    Better check the black and white, that paperwork will vouch for him/
    Zero toleration for that nigga, take his life from him/
    He don't want that pistol play? Okay I'll Mike Tyson him

  • JadaRossJadaRoss Posts: 6,791 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
  • evoljeanyesevoljeanyes Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    JadaRoss wrote: »

    Absolutely! This and confession
  • NothingButTheTruthNothingButTheTruth stew Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    bignorm73 wrote: »
    SWV's first joint
    Jill Scot's first joint
    India Arie's first 3 joints
    Music Soulchilds first 2 joints
    Dangelo's album

    Teedra Moses
    Sade's last two albums
    Goapele's albums
    Anthony Hamiltions albums

  • bignorm73bignorm73 Posts: 5,031 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    kat2180 wrote: »
    I lost my anal virginity to that R. album...lol.

    For real?.............
  • real_hh_repreal_hh_rep Posts: 1,868 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Mary J - My Life/Mary/No More Drama
    Jill scott - Vol 1
    Erykah Badu - Baduism/Mama's Gun/ New Amerykah pt.1
    Maxwell - Urban Hang Suite/ Blacksummer nights
    Rahsaan Patterson - Rahsaan Patterson/Love In Stereo
    Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    Jaguar Wright - Denials, delusions, decisons
    TLC - Fan Mail/Crazysexycool
    SWV - It's about time
    Kelis - Kaleidoscope
    Alicia Keys - Diary
    Faith Evans - Faithfully
    Guy - The Future
    Tony!Toni!Tone - Sons of Soul/The Revival
    R. Saadiq - Instant Vintage
    Musiq - Juslisen
    Monica - Miss Thang
    Brandy - Never Say Never
  • Blue VirgoBlue Virgo Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Man, my iTunes is about to be even nicer thanks to this thread! lol
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