The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Julia Shapiro

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: Julia Shapiro

What: Perfect Version

When: June 2019

Where: Hardly Art

Why: I keep wanting to call Perfect Version Perfect Vision, which is perhaps my inner mind's way of directing my thoughts on Julia Shapiro's solo debut. After all, this is Shapiro's attempt to find clarity, to find her way out of dark times - these songs reflect struggles to see clearly, to focus, to find her way back. Shapiro demonstrates a deft hand with washes of 'gazey fuzz, and her cloudy vocals coat lyrics of someone who's emotionally adrift and trying her best to move on. A powerful listen.   

[posted 3.28.20]


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