Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey (1990, Vinyl LP)

This extremely impressive debut is replete with smooth-sounding ballads and uplifting dance/R&B cuts. Carey convincingly seizes many opportunities to display her incredible vocal range on such memorable tracks as the popular “Vision

Toni Braxton – Toni Braxton (1993, Vinyl LP)

Toni Braxton is both an elegant and earthy songstress, nicely balancing those seemingly divergent sentiments on her self-titled debut disc. Braxton‘s husky, enticing voice sounds hypnotic on “Breathe Again,” dismayed on “Another

Brandy – Afrodisiac (2004, 2xVinyl LP)

Now over a decade into her music career, Brandy is nothing if not consistent. Afrodisiac nevertheless involves a number of personal and creative changes. Since the making of 2002’s Full Moon, she became a mother,

Brandy – Full Moon (2002, 2xVinyl LP)

Brandy built her stardom on a few well-timed singles, but she never really delivered albums that fulfilled her promise as a front-woman. Full Moon, her third album, comes the closest to being