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Round-Up 10/05: James Blake, JMSN and Kaytranada Album Releases, New Anderson .Paak Videos, Andra Day, Leon Bridges and More

Music lovers have had a great couple of weeks as several of music’s finest dropped albums, including releases from industry heavyweights like Beyonce and Drake. Continuing the trend over the past week, James Blake, Kaytranada and JMSN delivered treats to R&B / Soul fans with the releases of their respective much-anticipated albums. We’ve got mini-reviews of each for you as well as other news on the latest in the R&B underground scene.

JMSN’s ‘It is’

After months of promotion, with singles including ‘Cruel Intentions’, and ‘Hypnotised’, singer-songwriter and producer, JMSN (real name Christian Berishaj), released a 12-track L.P. that is pure Soul. This is definitely one for those of you who love the 90s Soul vibe (think D’Angelo or Maxwell, but done for 2016). While staying true to that soulful sound the whole album, JMSN still manages to show breadth, from jazzy, funky vibes in songs like ‘Funk outta here’ to reggae-tinged ‘Hynotised’ to smooth Soul in ‘Most of all’. Listen to the sonically captivating album below and read a full review of the album here.

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