The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Thom Yorke

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.


Anima (Thom Yorke album) - Wikipedia

Who: Thom Yorke

What: Anima

When: June 2019

Where: XL Recordings

Why: Admittedly, I haven't been paying very close attention to either Radiohead or Thom Yorke's solo ventures lately. But Anima makes me regret that oversight. The album's nervy loops, skittering samples, and Yorke's trademark vocals give the record a very pre- (and probably post-) apocalyptic feel - it's a rather spooky, agitated sound, right at home as we descend further and further into Dystopia. Which I suppose is what you might expect from Yorke, though this album feels anything but predictable.

[posted 4.12.20]


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