This week, two discrete takes on Afrocentrism: Whitney Houston resurrected and repurposed, with a cover of Ray Charles devotee Steve Winwood’s Chaka Khan-assisted “Higher Love”; and Jamila Woods, worrying over James Baldwin’s legacy as the decade ends. Sheryl Crow and friends reckon with nothing except their sense of a besieged community of insiders.
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Jamila Woods – BALDWIN (8)
Brandy x Daniel Caesar – Love Again (7)
Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens – Gone (7)
BiSH – DiSTANCE (6)
Flor – Ley Lines (5)
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (5)
Beyonce – Spirit (4)
Freya Ridings – Castles (4)
Sheryl Crow ft. Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
Ed Sheeran & Travis Scott – Antisocial (3)
Sam Feldt ft. RANI – Post Malone (2
Ali Gatie – It’s You (1)