The 20 most underrated R&B albums of all time


No. 1 Complete & Unbelievable (1966) by Otis Redding

The great Otis Redding’s final album before his untimely 1967 death in a plane crash, this perfect album showcases one of the great performers/vocalists/songwriters of classic soul at his peak. A winning mix of original compositions and stellar covers, it reaffirms the greatness of the southern soul giant for those who may only know Redding for “Try A Little Tenderness” and “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay.”

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.

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