Editors' pick

The Foreign Exchange

Funk/soul
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Editorial Review

The Foreign Exchange's Leave It All Behind album has quietly established itself as the prototype for a new forward-thinking incarnation of R&B. This concept album from producer Nicolay and vocalist/emcee Phonte covers the arc of a romantic relationship using abstract electronic textures, re-imagined quiet storm balladry and melodic boom-bap. It's soul music that reflects the tastes of listeners who love their Luther Vandross as much as they love their Radiohead. Join the growing chorus of F.E. devotees at the Black Cat tonight.

-- Rhome Anderson