The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Ride

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: Ride

What: This is Not a Safe Place

When: August 2019

Where: Wichita Recordings

Why: Gilt-edged, vivid 'gazepop from Oxford's finest. The shoegaze stalwarts of Ride are in truly fine form on This is Not a Safe Place, an edgy, uneasy undercurrent of modern day anxiety running through the band's staple sounds. As sweeping and evocative as ever, Ride's sixth LP is another feather in their cap.

[posted 4.2.20]


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