The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Young Guv

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: Young Guv

What: Guv I, Guv II

When: August 2019/October 2019

Where: Run for Cover Records

Why: Taking cues from Big Star and Teenage Fanclub, Young Guv's fantastic 2019 twofer offers up some rather pleasing jangly, lo-fi fuzz pop (with the second helping featuring some added sultry, silken shimmy). Guv I and Guv II (also available as Guv I & II) are Ben Cook's observations after briefly decamping from Toronto to New York, and the gritty, long night charm of summer in the City lingers in every song.

[posted 4.19.20]


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