The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Nilüfer Yanya

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: Nilüfer Yanya

What: Miss Universe

When: March 2019

Where: ATO Records

Why: Believe it or not, Miss Universe is a debut record. Nilüfer Yanya already comes across as a consummate pro, her rich, expressive voice so eloquently navigating the varied soundscapes that make up Miss Universe. Blue beats, slinky soul, and earnest folk liquify around the sultry pop undercurrent that's the record's cornerstone. It's a potent blend indeed, and makes for incredibly easy listening. 

[posted 3.31.20]


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