It's an occupation hazard that I am rarely impressed by pop/R&B music these days.
Then there's Raul Midon. State of Mind. Available now.
If you appreciate the concept of a melody and talent, you will like Raul Midon. There's good Stevie Wonder-esque R&B and pop melodies with an acoustic vibe but it is not this arty folk album. This guy sings and plays the guitar. He is so good it will scare you. The music will make your life better and fill it with joy. It is that good.