The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Aldous Harding

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: Aldous Harding

What: Designer

When: April 2019

Where: 4AD

Why: It's third time charming for Aldous Harding. Designer is filled with haunting, thoughtful folk, given voice perfectly by Harding's penetrating Laurel Canyon-esque lilt. These songs are intimate and captivating, reflections on emotional highs and lows. Harding crafts each song with immense care, and they should be treasured the way one does the most special, fleeting moments.

[posted 2.4.20]


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