The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

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: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

What: Fishing for Fishies / Infest The Rat's Nest

When: April/August 2019

Where: Flightless Records

Why: Twice the cuckoo, twice the mayhem, twice the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. The Giz collective pulses their way through an album full of deceptively cheerful, fantastical abstract psych playgrounds (Fishies) and an album of pummeling, '80s-esque speaker-bursting holy hellfire muscle rock (Infest). Both records are massive, and both iterations of Giz prove to be straight up fucking awesome. 

[posted 3.29.20]


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