The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Sharon Van Etten

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: Sharon Van Etten

What: Remind Me Tomorrow

When: January 2019

Where: Jagjaguwar

Why: Gorgeous, shadowy downtown folk. Sharon Van Etten's voice still holds the pull of an army of magnets, her penetrating lyrics still feel like emotional tidal waves. There's high drama not only in Van Etten's voice but in the swells of the songs themselves, atmospheric swirls of noise that are at once crushing and enveloping.

[posted 4.7.20]


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