The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Aan

Another rough year corresponded to another bumper crop of excellent music. Once again, my list is huge, because I fell in love with each of these 125 records and found it impossible to not include all of them in my fashionably late list.

I'm choosing to post my favorites in alpha order from A-Z again this year. You'll probably find some records that everyone and their fifth cousin raved about, but I hope you'll also find a few records that might be new to you, and that you'll fall in love with them as much as I have.

My thanks, as always, to the artists who created these records.


Who: Aan

What: Losing My Shadow

When: June 2019

Where: Fresh Selects

Why: "Heavy-pop-tender-grunge" isn't a genre I've come across much, if at all, though that could be because it's an Aan-specific genre. Losing My Shadow is a big, wonderful nebula of noise, a richly-textured collection of songs as expansive as a star-coated night sky in the middle of the back of beyond. This Portland outfit, led by Bud Wilson, made one of 2019's most interesting records, hands down, just the right kind of rabbithole to fall into.

[posted 2.4.20]


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