Some of the best R&B being made today doesn’t sound all that much like R&B—at least not in that get-up-and-dance/break-down-and-cry kind of way. Taking cues from indie, electronic, and experimental music (not to mention the more introspective sides of artists like Prince and Stevie Wonder), the songs on this playlist capture new R&B at its most progressive, even avant-garde—music as much for the head as it is for the heart. Our editors update these selections regularly. If you like a track, add it to your library.

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