Posts By Claire Lobenfeld

Tink: Pain & Pleasure EP

Tink’s first release since leaving Timbaland’s label is a declaration of freedom that leans away from the personal touch of her best work.

Tink: Pain & Pleasure EP

Tink’s first release since leaving Timbaland’s label is a declaration of freedom that leans away from the personal touch of her best work.

Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes

The queen of the coy R&B ballad returns for her first solo album in nearly a decade, making only a few concessions to contemporary trends.

Jeremih: The Chocolate Box EP

Most of the songs on this four-track EP are just fine. One is a boorish, boring misfire that should have stayed in the vault.

Jeremih: The Chocolate Box EP

Most of the songs on this four-track EP are just fine. One is a boorish, boring misfire that should have stayed in the vault.

Ravyn Lenae: Crush EP

The Chicago R&B upstart pairs with producer Steve Lacy for five tracks of inventive modernist soul.

Burna Boy: Outside

Following an all-too-brief turn on Drake’s More Life, one of Nigeria’s preeminent musical ambassadors shares his own hybrid vision, drawing on Afrobeats, dancehall, and road rap.

CupcakKe: Ephorize

The fearless Chicago rapper offers her best album yet, with terrific production and a barrage of raps that reveal Elizabeth Harris to be far more than her hilarious and absurdly raunchy one-liners.