The Guardian: 50 albums that changed music. I was reading down this suppressing a yawn when suddenly:
19 Mary J Blige
Without this … no R&B/soul divide, which means no TLC, Beyonce, or Ashanti, to name just three.
Um… so what? Damn you Mary J Blige! And then:
26 Stevie Wonder
Without this … no Alicia Keys, no John Legend – contemporary R&B would be empty and lifeless.
“empty and lifeless” — sounds right about where contemporary R&B is at these days, correct me if I’m wrong.
Meh. I’m off to watch some tribute bands videos.