The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

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: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

What: Sacred Dreams

When: April 2019

Where: Rocket Recordings

Why: London-based, Swedish-bred Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation take on light and dark on Sacred Dreams. As Öhrn explains, "A sacred dream, the way we see it, is not necessarily a golden fluffy cloud river, but instead also contains all the shadows that need to be seen and felt in order to drop what has to go in order to truly live." These songs, full of sinuous, mercurial noise, find life in both murky depths and honey-dripping highs. Sequined pop bursts cozy up to the smoldering glow of smokier, headier psych, making for stimulating soundscapes.

[posted 3.28.20]


  1. Huge fan, all three albums are wonderful. You've selected such an excellent quotation from the artuist and your description of the album is flat-out outstanding! <3

  2. OK I just went and ordered the vinyl edition (I had only a download). Look what you made me do Megan!!


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