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Rock - To be released May 29, 2020 | Mercury Records

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Pop - Released October 4, 2019 | Mercury Records

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released October 4, 2019 | Mercury Records

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Rock - Released September 20, 2019 | Mercury Records

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released June 14, 2019 | Mercury Records

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Pop - Released June 7, 2019 | Mercury Records

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Funk - Released June 22, 2018 | Mercury Records

Although Lalomie Washburn has provided background vocals for many R&B artists and has written songs for greats like Chaka Khan and Buddy Miles, she never got very far as a solo artist. And that isn't because of weak material -- although 1977's little known My Music Is Hot falls short of being a gem, it's a decent soul-funk outing. The title is accurate; Washburn is definitely a hot-blooded vocalist, and sweaty numbers like "Double Funkin'," "Freaky Strangeness," and the Latin-flavored "My Love Is Hot (Caliente)" make it clear that she is very much a belter. With the right exposure, My Music Is Hot might have done well. But the LP, which came out on the Casablanca-distributed Parachute label, received very little attention -- and it wasn't long before you could find unopened copies selling for as little as 50 cents in small mom-and-pop stores. Out of print since 1979 or 1980, My Love Is Hot hasn't been reissued on CD and probably never will be. © Alex Henderson /TiVo
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Jazz Fusion & Jazz Rock - Released April 6, 2018 | Mercury Records

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Rock - Released February 23, 1998 | Mercury Records

Richie Sambora's second solo album Undiscovered Soul is a more ambitious affair than Stranger in This Town, finding the guitarist trying on a wide variety of styles. Not all styles are fit Sambora's bluesy hard rock foundation, but it's interesting him to try out blues-rock, power ballads, pop/rock, arena rock and Stonesy rock, even if he's not always successful. Sambora has a pleasantly bland voice and knows how to craft a hard rock song, even if he doesn't always come up with a good hook. The result is a respectable journeyman album filled with competent songwriting and fine guitar playing -- just the kind of record that will appeal to his fans. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Funk - Released September 25, 1978 | Mercury Records

As Cameo rode both the critical and commercial success resulting from their debut, Cardiac Arrest, Chocolate City took the group straight from the road and right into the studio to record its follow-up. Because of this, the overall quality of Ugly Ego suffers mildly. It's uneven at points, but this easily could be attributed to erratic song sequencing, something that thankfully can be rectified in the digital age by the custom programming button. The band was developing its definitive sound at this point -- the sound later heard on Secret Omen that would usher Cameo from being just another funk band to funk overlords. The uptempo "Insane" would later go on to be a fan favorite, and the slower moments found on "Give Love a Chance," "Friend to Me," and "Two of Us" prove that Cameo were more than just a good-time party band, but serious soulful balladeers when the time was appropriate. © Rob Theakston /TiVo
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Blues - Released January 1, 1969 | Mercury Records

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R&B - Released November 10, 2017 | Mercury Records

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Dance - Released October 20, 2017 | Mercury Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 13, 2017 | Mercury Records

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Soul - Released September 10, 1956 | Mercury Records

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R&B - Released August 18, 2017 | Mercury Records

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R&B - Released August 18, 2017 | Mercury Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 4, 2017 | Mercury Records

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Pop - Released February 8, 1994 | Mercury Records

Afrodisiac might provide a better listen without a couple of so-so songs (it runs well over an hour), but any dream pop aficionado who hears it for the first time will undoubtedly scratch their head and wonder why half of this record didn't find its way onto alternative radio. "Soul in a Jar," "Until You're Forever," and "Wanna Be Where You Are" are just three examples of tunes that stack up well to favorites of the time, such as Chapterhouse's "Pearl," Kitchens of Distinction's "4 Men," and Catherine Wheel's "Crank." Crazily enough, the latter two Veldt songs mentioned trump the Chapterhouse pseudo-hit in use of hip-hop beats, dazed guitars, and lovely-yet-charged vocals. "Heather" is a lusty seven-minute epic in the vein of AR Kane's "Lolita"; through clouds of wailing guitars, Daniel Chavis vows to wrap his legs around the object of his affection. Unlike many of their stylistic peers, they weren't singing about vaporizing into the atmosphere or taking lengthy naps. "Revolutionary Sister" is a heartfelt, politicized tribute to the other sex; the Chavis brothers were raised by women, so you know there's no tokenism at play. The eyes of liner note ferrets will pop out when gazing at the all-star cast in the credits. Marigolds aide Lincoln Fong helps out again, albeit it in a less involved manner. Sundays and AR Kane producer Ray Shulman takes on most of the duties, providing murkier (but not muddy) atmosphere, especially with the drums. Most producers wouldn't know how to handle a band with so many strengths. Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins chips in with some guitar work, and the Jesus & Mary Chain provide a noisy remix of "Soul in a Jar." Dream pop with a shot of adrenaline. © Andy Kellman /TiVo