The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Tropical Fuck Storm

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: Tropical Fuck Storm

What: Braindrops

When: August 2019

Where: Joyful Noise Recordings

Why: Avant psych noise from Melbourne. The abrasive, unpredictable Tropical Fuck Storm charms snakes and dances on water with their Braindrops, a chaotic, tumultuous record made for times that are even more chaotic and tumultuous. Disaffected and dissatisfied, TFS channels frustration into a bloody, brutal mess of dissonance and discord and middle finger salutes. Fucking fantastic. 

[posted 4.12.20]


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