The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Pip Blom

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: Pip Blom

What: Boat

When: May 2019

Where: Heavenly Recordings/[PIAS]

Why: Sheer fuzz pop delightfulness. Amsterdam's Pip Blom makes the most charming racket on their debut LP Boat. It's 10 songs of jangling, spritely, fuzzed-up goodness, dreamy but with feet planted firmly on the ground. These aren't songs that look at the world through rose-colored glasses, they're rooted in the realities of everyday life. But o, they sure do make life sound a whole lot sweeter. 

[posted 4.1.20]


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