Last year, I looked at “best of” lists from the English-speaking world and complied a survey comprising the New York Times, The Guardian, JazzWise, Pitchfork and Slate. This year, I took a slightly different approach and combined the Anglo-Saxon view provided by the New York Times and The Guardian with two German sources, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Radio).
As a result, the survey contains more (continental) European artists. But like last year, there is very little overlap and the compilation is pretty diverse. Continue reading