The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Cigarettes After Sex

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: Cigarettes After Sex

What: Cry

When: October 2019

Where: Partisan Records

Why: Well, it looks like Greg Gonzalez is still the king of silky smooth, come hither swoonpop. Cry is full of impossibly ethereal, impossibly smoldering proclamations of affection, Gonzalez continuing to hit the sweet spot straddling affection and seduction. Cigarettes After Sex's latest record is tailor-made mood music, diaphanous declarations with high drama and serious sex appeal. 

[posted 2.14.20]


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