50 Best Albums of 2011

Charles Bradley, 'No Time For Dreaming'
48/50

48. Charles Bradley, 'No Time For Dreaming'

From 63-year-old Bradley comes a period-perfect soul revival. Every brass blast and chicken scratch could have come straight off a 1968 Stax Records release, but it's Bradley's ragged, resilient powerhouse singing that makes this soul, not "soul."

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