The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite R&B releases of 2010, featuring a broad assortment of standout debuts (Electric Wire Hustle, Quadron), follow-ups (Jazmine Sullivan, Jose James), and comebacks (Gil Scott-Heron, El DeBarge), as well as gems by established artists from the underground and the mainstream. Check the album pages linked in each post for reviews and samples, and make sure you also check AllMusic Loves 2010 -- the editors' personal lists of albums and tracks, which will be published this Wednesday -- as well as the forthcoming overall feature on new albums and classical releases.

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh
Bilal - Airtight's Revenge
Aloe Blacc - Good Things
The Budos Band - The Budos Band III
Solomon Burke - Nothing's Impossible
Chrisette Michele - Let Freedom Reign
Ciara - Basic Instinct
El DeBarge - Second Chance
Raheem DeVaughn - The Love & War MasterPeace
Dr. John and the Lower 911 - Tribal
The-Dream - Love King
Electric Wire Hustle - Electric Wire Hustle
The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
José James - Blackmagic
Leela James - My Soul
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
R. Kelly - Love Letter
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Kings Ballad
Quadron - Quadron
Eli "Paperboy" Reed - Come and Get It!
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
Jazmine Sullivan - Love Me Back
Trey Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure
YahZarah - The Ballad of Purple St. James