2019 Around the World   country sampler   genre sampler
The new or newly released music that defined, united and distinguished fan communities of place and interest around the world in 2019...
desert blues
2019 in Desert Blues   playlist
1Luka Productions "Falaw"1762
2Bassekou Kouyate "Konya"1305
3Constantinople "Serigne / Bi Signare"1243
4Tartit "Leiliya"1192
5Aziz Sahmaoui "Nouria"957
6Kel Assouf "Fransa"837
7Abdallah Oumbadougou "Tenere"733
8Habib Koité "Ivasi"707
9the Garifuna Collective "Hamala"697
10Ahmed Ag Kaedy "Adounia"684
11Ballaké Sissoko "Bi Djeliya"661
12Etoile De Dakar "Misterioso"646
13Aziza Brahim "Hada jil"520
14Mdou Moctar "Adounia"370
15D'iyi "Inhale"359
16Santrofi "Alewa (Black and White)"331
17Les Amazones d'Afrique "Heavy"320
18Orchestra Baobab "Sibou Odia - Ben Gomori Edit"312
19Djessou Mory Kanté "Denya - Ben Gomori Edit"299
20Angelique Kidjo "Oya Diosa"294
21Lucibela "Sai Fora"290
22Salomon Faye "A'bashiye (Remix)"252
23Amadou & Mariam "Two Cultures, One Beat"238

alchemy by glenn mcdonald / @everynoise for Spotify, listening by the world
These lists compile the collective 2019 new-music listening of music fans in every country where people use Spotify, and in the fan communities for 2000+ genres and other genre-shaped distinctions. The songs in each list are scored and ranked by a combined weighting of a) their absolute popularity with those fans and b) the share of the song's global listening that those fans account for. (And then filtered to one song per artist.) This means, for example, that The Sound of Poland 2019 is the music that defines, unites and distinguishes Polish fans, whether that music comes from Poland or not. Likewise, 2019 in K-Pop Girl Group is the music that fans of Korean girl-groups loved, whether it's Korean or Pop or Girls or not. To be eligible, a song must have been released on or after 2018-12-01, as best our data can tell, so that's why no "Truth Hurts".
In addition to exploring by country or metagenre, you can click any artist to see all the lists on which they appear.
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