Future Generational Superstars
Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life. I predict she will be this generation’s Joni Mitchell.
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She is this generation’s Kurt Cobain.
Future Generational Superstar if People Will Care More About R&B
H.E.R. I Used to Know Her. She is this generation’s mystical combination of Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan and Erykah Badu.
Current Superstar Going to Supernova Status
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
Adam Lambert Velvet: Side A
Carlos Santana Africa Speaks
Adam’s best work of an already impressive body of work. Carlos’ album was #3 on the New York Times 2019 list of best albums.
Joanna Connor Rise
Zarni De Vette Tidal Wave
Brandy Neelly Honest
Black Keys Let’s Rock
Black Pumas Black Pumas
Melanie Martinez K-12
Within Temptation Resist
Delain Hunter’s Moon
Kara Marni No Logic
Zealyn A Weekend in Maine
More than ever, in 2019 I felt the tension of too much music available and too little time to keep up with it. A music writer I follow said a list is just what somebody listened to. Out of the oceans of instantly accessible music we are all floating in, this was my little pond for the year.
 Technically we’ve never met but we have had some contact and I’m friends with her mom.
If you were going to create a playlist of songs to “not be missed” from 2019, what songs would you include?
I’ll put my Crack Research Staff on it. I was pondering this, anyway.