The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Mattiel

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: Mattiel

What: Satis Factory

When: June 2019

Where: ATO Records

Why: Bawdy, bluesy noise from Atlanta. Mattiel Brown's songs are complex and whipsmart, crackling with heart-palpitating electricity and a multi-layered mystique. Heavy with fuzz and fire, the hot-blooded Satis Factory is a full-bodied, swaggering rock and roll record that's oh so satisfying.

[posted 3.31.20]


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