The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Efterklang

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.


Efterklang - Altid Sammen

Who: Efterklang

What: Altid Sammen

When: September 2019

Where: 4AD

Why: Danish trio Efterklang's fifth LP, Altid Sammen is a treasure, a stunning record from start to finish. The album's name translates to "always together," and as singer Casper Clausen states, "We’re all connected, across nations, age, sex and gender. We come together with all of our backgrounds, and we move apart in all sorts of directions, always together.”Musically, the songs on Altid Sammen are large in scale, intricate and dramatic sonic structures that can also feel so enveloping as to be intimate. Clausen's voice, enthralling enough in quality alone, takes on an even more otherworldly sensation as he delivers his words in Danish against the band's constant, captivating oscillations. Simply gorgeous. 

[posted 3.13.20]


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