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    Your Best New Artist of the 21st Century To Date (2001-2019)

    Hi All, on a slightly different tangent to What are your favorite albums of the year / of the last months? I thought it might be interesting to get people's feedback on who they rate as the best new artists/talent they have discovered so far this century? Say a maximum of 3 artists per person...

    My first one that comes to mind is:

    A Fine Frenzy (Alison Sudol)

    Her first two albums especially are stand outs for me:

    One Cell in the Sea (2007)
    Bomb in a Birdcage (2009)

    It's a pity she has focused more on acting than music (she has only released 3 albums plus a Christmas EP, no new albums since 2012) - people who don't know her may know her from her acting, most recently as Queenie Goldstein in the Harry Potter Universe Fantastic Beasts films (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
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    Easy!

    A grand total of zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Easy!

    A grand total of zero.

    [grump ... grump]
    You really.haven't found any new artists in 20 years? You should listen to Radio Paradise more

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    Your Best New Artist of the 21st CenturyTo Date (2001-2019)

    One of my favourites of the last years is defenetly the album "The Boy
    Who Died Wolf" from "Highly Suspect".


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    Rhiannon Giddens

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    You really.haven't found any new artists in 20 years? You should listen to Radio Paradise more

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    Oh yes - plenty 'new' artists. 99% range from awful to mediocre (as well as all sounding ptetty much the same) ! My memory is so shot now that I can't recall the 1% !
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    Esperanza Spalding
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    I had to check some of these to see the year of their first release. Personally, If I had to pick one it would be Kendrick Lamar followed closely by the The National and Bon Iver.

    Here are my runners-up:
    Kamasi Washington
    Ryan Adams
    Eminem
    Vampire Weekend
    Kanye West
    Arcade Fire
    TV on the Radio
    James Blake

    This is off the top of my head, I'm sure with more thought the list would probably expand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbH View Post
    Esperanza Spalding
    Nice - I have some of her early work...
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    In no particular order:

    The National
    Sharon Van Etten
    Emily Barker
    Dope Lemon

    I feel there should be more... and may well be.

    Honourable mention: Dido, disqualified as first release was last century (1999).
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