If you like that type of soul you need D'Angelo's albums.
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2012
I'm not the type to recognise hype, this was apparently looked forward to after the single "Video Games" was released last year. The only reason I discovered her, was through the fact that my sister thought she was lame.
I listened to it, and enjoyed it. What else to say?
Unlike the dry aesthetic of most popular music, there's personality here. The songs are also well-written, most of the time. "Dark Paradise" being the one that stood out.
The album itself is mostly a "baroque/chamber pop" vibe with trip-hop undertones. The voice is also pretty unique if I have to say so, she does like to throw it about a lot which is nice to hear. The first track "Born To Die" has probably the best examples of her vocal style.
All in all, it's not for everyone but a decent enjoyable pop record. I personally didn't feel the hype like probably most people feel, but maybe that's because I don't watch much TV or read magazines/tabloids.
Girl Talk - All Day - 2010
I liked this album a lot, from the first track.. you get that ooze of Black Sabbath and then BAM into this hip hop section that really works.
Okay this album is 100% sample based, think of it as a "Pop Record" version of Endtroducing...
It is mostly hip hop samples mixed with rock classics and other styles. I even managed to hear a Genesis sample for 2 seconds.
If your looking for an album which is vibrant and sets a scene where popular music of all types come together, then get it. It feels like one song cut up into bits.
AND it's free, forgot to mention.