The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: METZ

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: Automat

When: July 2019

Where: Sub Pop Records

Why: Savage, brutal, beautiful noise. Automat brings together a collection of magnificent METZ sounds from circa 2009 to a more recent vintage. Singles, demos, b-sides, covers (if you splash out for the vinyl) - all display the sheer, ruthless force of the sonic furor METZ can summon whenever they so choose. A filthy, fuzzed to high heaven, explosion, Automat is a hell of a drug.

[posted 3.31.20]


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