Did someone say NeoSoul?
In writing about Justin Timberlake's latest album, Rolling Stone called the first edition of The 20/20 Experience "a 70-minute-plus LP of adventurous, stretched-out neosoul vamps [that JT] compared to Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin."
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-20-20-experience-2-of-2-20130930#ixzz2jRjTllMM
In reviewing the first edition of The 20/20 Experience, Rolling Stone wrote that you might call it "Timberlake's neosoul record" because it had more in common with Maxwell and D'Angelo than Usher or Bieber.
Erykah Badu is the Queen of Neo-Soul, according to a review of a recent concert.
Timothy Cox wrote for the New Pittsburgh Courier that Badu is a throwback, old-soul, '70s child. Neosoul artist Raheem DeVaughn opened up for her at the sold out2013 Summer Spirit Festival. The
article mentions that Eryka cites Rickie Lee Jones as an influence. Check out Rickie here singing "Chuck E's in Love."
In the July 30, 2013 edition of amNewYork (page 15), Glen Gamboa declared that "Thicke takes the neo-soul crown."
According to Gamboa, "Thicke establishes himself as a neo-soul hit-making force."
"Hail the new neo-soul king -- at least until Maxwell or Musiq mount a challenge."
Buy Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke on iTunes
A NAME FOR ALTERNATIVE R&B
WHAT IS alternative R&B? Rap-free
jazz and R&B. This music combines
traditional R&B elements and
contemporary lyrics without the
hard-driving rhythms and lyrics of hip-hop
(Source: Janine Coveney, "The Rhythm and
the Blues," Billboard, p. 34,
December 27, 1997).