Pop Culture. In her 15 minute audiovisual album, this Philadelphia artist combines clever hip-hop flows, psychedelic compositions and rhythmic jams paired with lyricism that tiptoes the line between real life and fantasy. Lizzo's music is best described as hip-pop that keeps it real and empowers. She makes music for all Black and brown girls. Her quick and witty bars accompanied by unique hip-hop bars form a pleasant listening experience as Nitty Scott explores the various intersections of her own identity. Clever raps, dreamy vocals. This Chicago-based artist has mastered a number of genres, she is original. Deep and rich vocals, eclectic sounds, unapologetic message. Salvant's vocals are timelessly beautiful. With classic jazz influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Bille Holiday, she effortlessly blends classical elements and jazz compositions.
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This summer was a wild one. We struggled to keep up with Megan Thee Stallion, the captain of "hot girl summer," and the nationwide White Claw shortage was enough to have us worried. The thriving genre gave us a summer full of slow creepers that weren't driven by the success of the same platinum-selling artists, with singers like Snoh Aalegra and SiR rising to cultural consciousness. Snoh Aalegra is a Swedish-Iranian singer with a voice summoning you to lean into your feelings. She's experiencing an emotion so overwhelming, and she doesn't need many words to express how deep she's fallen. Similar to Mya's classic: the love she feels is "like whoa. The song is a frigid account of the ways you can feel alone in a relationship. If you're wondering why Barack Obama featured "Feel the Vibe" on his summer playlist , it's because he has pretty good taste in music. BJ grabs Anderson.
The Top 10 Best Songs of 2019
We just wrapped up a momentous year in music, one marked by massive releases and the business behemoth that became streaming. For artists, it proved easy to slip past the purview of consumers coping with a transforming industry. Streaming left an unprecedented impact on the way listeners consumed music and on the way musicians released it.
Unlike the best movies and TV shows of the year, where the release of genuinely good entertainment feels finite, the amount of great, new music in a given year feels endless. It's just about finding it. So, after deep-diving across release platforms, scouring the charts, looking into the most interesting, emerging names, and returning to classic, fan-favorite artists, we bring you the best songs of , starting with a ranked top 10 and then 90 more gems that you should know about. These tracks are the ones we put on repeat all year because of just how good their beats are, the ones we had some good cries too, and those that somehow sounded unlike anything we had ever heard.