Best of Boston

1992 Best New Talent

Juliana Hatfield, late of the Blake Babies

Oh, how we wanted to hate her when her mother injudiciously gushed over her in the Living section of the Globe. But Mom is right. Hatfield the younger, who released her first solo album, Hey Babe, this year, has an unforgettable soprano voice (it’s almost spooky) and a knack for writing catchy yet poignant lyrics.