The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Minor Pieces

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: Minor Pieces

What: The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

When: October 2019

Where: FatCat Records

Why: Ethereal, evocative sounds from Canadian twosome Minor Pieces. Missy Donaldson and Ian William Craig share vocal duties here, both parties hitting nerves and breaking hearts with their raw, beautiful duality. Donaldson and Craig's partnership hits the right note, and their experimental folk songs suspend time and place beautifully, leading to captivating, gorgeous observations.

[posted 3.31.20]


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