Featured Style: Quiet Storm
In 1975, Smokey Robinson released a smooth, sensuous solo LP of romantic adult soul titled A Quiet Storm. The album eventually gave its name to a style and radio format that aimed to create very similar moods. Quiet Storm also drew inspiration from Marvin Gaye's lush Let's Get It On LP, the orchestrations of Philly soul, and the gentle, ultra-smooth recordings of Al Green. In a way, quiet storm was R&B's answer to soft rock and adult contemporary -- while it was primarily intended for black ...
AllMusic's moods are adjectives that describe the sound and feel of a song, album, or overall body of work. Let's all take a deep breath and give way to these hypnotic albums.
AllMusic's themes refer to activities or events particularly suited for a song, album or overall body of work. Put on your best cable-knit sweater for a long autumn walk alongside these records.