The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Tennis System

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: Tennis System

What: Lovesick

When: September 2019

Where: Graveface Records

Why: Churning, kaleidoscopic heavy shoegaze rock with heart. Tennis System's contemplative, stylish Lovesick is colossally loud, its sonic squalls catharsis coated in feedback and fuzz. It's frustration and release in one, a great record for cranking up as far as your ears can (responsibly) take and belting your heart out.

[posted 4.12.20]


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