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5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On In 2016

SiR's album <em>Seven Sundays</em> deserved more love in 2016.
SiR's album <em>Seven Sundays</em> deserved more love in 2016.

R&B had a banner year, taking three of the four top slots in our 50 Best Albums list. Five essential albums fell just short of the big countdown — because NPR Music recognizes all sorts of music and because some people just got caught sleeping. Let's fix that right now.

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