The A.V. Club published an interesting article last week where they asked various staff members to name an artist/filmmaker/writer/game dev who they confidently believe will continue to be great for their next 4 projects. You must commit to purchasing and consuming these next 4 works no matter what, just to make the choice a little more stressful.
The question is tricky to me since it differs a lot from just asking someone who their favorite is, but makes you focus more on an artist’s track record of consistency and future potential. The writer’s answers ranged from Kanye West to Supergiant Games, and I’m curious to hear picks from this community!
To kick it off, a few of my picks would be BADBADNOTGOOD, a jazz/instrumental hip hop band from Canada who have over the last 6 years released 4 excellent albums, all of which I still listen to consistently. All the members are also quite young, and they said that no one over the age of 21 was involved in the making of their second album, so they’ve got plenty of time to hone their talents even further.
As far as video games, I bet on Playdead as my pick for continuing greatness, even with only 2 games developed. Inside is nothing short of a masterpiece in my opinion, and the absolutely ridiculous attention to detail in that game in regards to animation and environment design puts them in a league of their own as far as indie devs go, for me at least. It might take like 25 years for them to release 4 more projects, but they can count on my support all the way.
Who do you place your bet on?