The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Girl Band

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.


Girl Band - The Talkies

Who: Girl Band

What: The Talkies

When: September 2019

Where: Rough Trade

Why: Fiery, caustic, unrelenting: Dublin's Girl Band unleashed an absolute monster with The Talkies. The record is an unhinged maelstrom of acidic post punk, the waves of lethal guitar and a bludgeoning rhythm section finding voice in Dara Kiely's maniacal, erratic vocals. The Talkies is strident and jarring, and while it's not an album for the faint of heart, it's a wonderful stick of dynamite for those who fall under its spell. 

[posted 3.23.20]


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