Issue 138

This week includes Berhana’s debut, Phonte & Eric Roberson’s classy collaboration, and Relient K’s first good record in nearly a decade.

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Relient K’s eighth album is their first fun record in well over half a decade, and while they still haven’t returned to their pop punk roots, Air for Free proves they can still write karaeoke-worthy songs. Read more.

Soul performer Eric Roberson and rapper Phonte make an astonishingly excellent pair on Tigallero, one of the year’s classiest — and freshest — neo-soul records. Read more.

Berhana’s debut EP is better than it should be, and stands out from his peers in both R&B and post-Drake hip hop by adding a healthy dose of soul. Read more.