The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Avalanche Party

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: Avalanche Party

What: 24 Carat Diamond Trephine

When: November 2019

Where: So Knee Records

Why: Equal parts swagger and snarl, Avalanche Party's 24 Carat Diamond Trephine is a knockout. The band, who describe themselves as "feral garage-punk from the wild North Yorkshire Moors," find kindred spirits in bands like Fat White Family and The Black Lips, bands that can do sneering snark as well as they can melt faces. A mammoth, multiple personality record not for the faint at heart. 

[posted 2.4.20]


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