The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Julia Jacklin

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: Julia Jacklin

What: Crushing

When: February 2019

Where: Polyvinyl

Why: With a voice that does heartbreak and loss in a way that would surely do Patsy Cline proud, it must be said (yet again) that Julia Jacklin is the real deal. On Crushing, Jacklin tugs the heartstrings big time with her poignant, lump-in-throat confessionals. Broken hearts, unanswered questions, and tough choices play major roles in Crushing's songs, and whether dreamy slow number or rollicking and uptempo these songs are, to put it mildly, crushing. 

[posted 3.28.20]


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