Flashback Friday: FKA Twigs and Al B. Sure

It’s almost here – finally time to fall into the loving embrace of the weekend.

I’m talking the end of the week, not the whiny guy with the broccoli haircut.

Here’s what’s on our playlist.

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FKA Twigs, LP1 (2014)

I’m all for embracing traditional R&B, but I’m always excited when an artist stretches the genre’s boundaries. Enter FKA Twigs, whose 2014 debut is a bizarre cocktail of R&B, electronica and hip-hop. And it WORKS. This album was a critical darling in ’14 but, typically, missed many mainstream ears. Catch up now.

Also check out:

“Hours”

“Pendulum”

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Al B. Sure!, Private Times … And the Whole 9! (1990)

Everyone remembers “Nite and Day” and Al B.’s triple platinum debut In Effect Mode but don’t sleep on his sophomore effort, which has its share of memorable singles too. Back in 1990 New Jack Swing was still in riding high and Al B rode that wave to yet another gold certification.

Also check out:

“No Matter What You Do,” featuring Diana Ross

“Had Enuf?”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.

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