The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: DMLLL

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.



What: Stories from a Cruel Planet

When: October 2019

Where: Verses Records

Why: Stories from a Cruel Planet makes for perfect listening as humanity creeps closer to self-inflicted oblivion. Turkish-born Damla Bozkurt deftly coaxes her violin into tones ranging from mournful to enraged, telling important, often tear-stained stories with every note. Synths, trip hop-esque beats, and some instrumentation enhances Bozkurt's penetrating compositions. A powerful, statuesque record. 

[posted 3.8.20]


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