D'Angelo's long-rumored, hotly-anticipated album Black Messiah was confirmed last week, and surprise! The album was finally, at long last, released last night. Merry Christmas indeed.

There's not much to say except I've spent the last nearly 24 hours listening to this thing. It is excellent. But I have no other take. What could I say in a few sentences about something that's been a decade and a half coming? D'Angelo has finally delivered. [Amazon, iTunes, Spotify]