The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Blankenberge

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: Blankenberge

What: More

When: April 2019

Where: Self-released

Why: Utterly ethereal sounds from these Saint Petersburg (Russia, not Florida) sweethearts. More is a gorgeous blend of soft-as-snow shoegaze, lilting dream pop, and the occasional bit of post rock spikiness. The band takes inspiration from nature, and you can almost hear the leaves underfoot and see mists rolling through dew-coated fields as the album unfolds. A record to cherish. 

[posted 2.9.20]


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