20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

Frank Ocean, Solange, Alicia Keys and more

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Tweet, 'Charlene'

12. Tweet, 'Charlene'

Tweet is remembered, of course, for "Oops (Oh My)," her masturbation paean that stands as one of Timbaland's most bewitching productions. But Southern Hummingbird, the 2002 album it came from, is mostly an inviting set of acoustic R&B that hopes to prop you up when you're weary. On Charlene, her first album in a decade and only third ever, she picks up where she left off, drizzling her voice like honey over sparse but warm arrangements. This is late-night R&B, but for nights where you don't have enough physical or mental energy to get off the couch. J.S.

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