The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: W. H. Lung

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: W. H. Lung

What: Incidental Music

When: April 2019

Where: Melodic

Why: You know I don't usually quote other outlets, but something The Guardian posted about W. H. Lung's Incidental Music hit the nail on the head so firmly, so squarely, that I feel compelled to refer to it now: "Incidental Music is like a rollercoaster ride you want to get straight back on and do all over again." Listening to the captivating, synth-coated future psych made by these Mancunians, the feeling is indeed very much akin to that certain kind of stomach-dropping thrills you can only get from the gravity-defying ups-and-downs of rollercoasters. Thanks to the abundance of expansive, rambling sonic tangents floating their way into the ether and back again in simply marvelous ways, Incidental Music has all the spills and chills you could ask for.

[posted 4.14.20]


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