The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Fat White Family

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: Fat White Family

What: Serfs Up!

When: April 2019

Where: Domino Recording Co.

Why: As gleefully un-PC as ever, Fat White Family's latest is a working class hero of a record. Shoutout to the serfs! Adding all manner of audacious, fleshy beats and bawdy rhythms to their baseline prickly post punkishness and snarky lyrics, FWF's 2019 effort often calls to mind a raunchier, ruder Stranglers. Serfs Up! is a dirty, wild ride that's both inspired by and right at home in these dystopian days.   

[posted 3.19.20]


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