When Miguel released his debut album, All I Want Is You, he was staking his R&B claim among crooner heavy hitters such as Usher, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz. And while everyone didn't jump on the wagon, Miguel doesn't let that deter him on his sophomore effort, Kaleidoscope Dream. Just like the light-bending toy, Miguel shows another side than his previous album. Turn on the radio and you can't get away from sultry and rhythmic "Adorn", not like you would want to. Miguel is still keeping it debonair and sexy instead of blatancy like some of his peers; even "Pussy Is Mine" is literally stripped down with just his voice and electric guitar and getting into his emotions about stroking his ego. The album highlights more of Miguel's rock influence but his voice, more pronounced and assured, oozes the R&B. His sound is blending the genres and just like the album's title suggests the listening experience is fascinating and trippy. When he's just the norm on "How Many Drinks" it is less stellar than gems like "Use Me" and "Do You". "Where's the Fun in Forever?" features Alicia Keys in a minimalist way that complements Miguel's falsetto declarations of Y.O.L.O. Creating a class with musically like-minded counterparts like Frank Ocean, Kaleidoscope Dream is one of the best R&B albums this year.