All 10 of our critics’ picks this year came from solo artists. From experimental R&B to heartbreaking indie rock, all were singular visions and complete statements.
Dec 20, 2019
The new album from the L.A.-based Canadian singer and Solange collaborator is unsparing, meditative and cathartic
Chaka V. Grier
With her dreamy tribute to her Houston roots, the R&B/soul auteur shows the South has still got something to say
“I’m uncomfortable with anybody who doesn’t look like me saying the word,” says Toronto rapper Sean Leon
But those challenges led to plenty of moments of connection with the audience
Justice, Flume, Schoolboy Q, Tegan and Sara, The Shins, Constantines, Jazz Cartier, Andy Shauf and Tanya Tagaq are also on the bill