The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: slowthai

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: slowthai

What: Nothing Great About Britain

When: May 2019

Where: Method Records

Why: Nothing Great About Britain is a reminder. It's a reminder that for a large number of people, there is nothing great about the place they live - and it's a problem not only found in Britain. The appeal of slowthai is that what he says, and the frustration behind it, applies to more of the world than it doesn't. Times are hard, times are brutal. With smoky, gritty beats and his signature sneering delivery, slowthai connects with the darkness of a collective dissatisfaction.

[posted 4.8.20]


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