The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Pure Moods

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: Pure Moods

What: Upward Spiral

When: November 2019

Where: Tear Jerk Records

Why: Adam Madric's Pure Moods is Aussie bedroom pop with Woodsist/Teenage Fanclub tendencies. Upward Spiral is chock full of thoughtful jangle, dulcet guitar strumming, and the perfect amount of lo-fi fuzz. This is the sort of record that feels instantly familiar, the kind of record that embraces good times and bad with such sweetness. 

[posted 4.2.20]


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