D'Angelo   Brown Sugar
4.1
excellent
Ranking: #79 for 1995

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5.0 classicWhiteChocolate | February 24th 12

From beginning to end, this album is the mecca of the neo-soul movement. Blessed with a wonderful falsetto, he also plays all the instruments, produces all the songs (including his own harmonies), and turns sex into music. rHis whole concept isn't groundbreaking in the slightest; but he certainly does it extremely well. Fusing a slight hip-hop feel and old school soul, his sound is very listenable. The album as a whole sounds very polished and should please any fan of R&B. D'angelo is truly one of the more underrated artists of our time.r

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4.5 superbAlabaster Jones | May 30th 15

It's hard to believe that it's been two whole decades since the release of D'Angelo's debut album, Brown Sugar. It sounds like it could've been made days ago. That, I suppose, is a testament to how much influence D'Angelo had over the budding neo-soul movement, and how much of his influence is heard throughout the genre even today. So what, exactly, made him worthy of this? This album, for one, as it is an absolutely sublime slab of neo-soul and rhythm and blues that is addicting to listen to. From the opener, the title-track, we find what it's all about: smooth rhythms, soulful vocals, sexy lyrics, and that oh-so-important bass undertone. The only bad thing I could say about the album is that it does not stray far from the formula set by the opener at all. However, when you're putting out songs like "Jonz In My Bonz", "Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine", and "Lady", who cares? All in all, a fantastic debut from one of the leading artists in neo-soul.

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4.5 superbidk | October 25th 13

Lady is the joint to play as a morning soundtrack with a good system. that describes dangelos whole vibe but ladys the song that does it best

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