The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Vagabon

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: Vagabon

What: Vagabon

When: October 2019

Where: Nonesuch Records

Why: What is it about Lætitia Tamko's voice? Something in her coppery tones expresses loneliness, tenderness, frustration, and defiance - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Tamko's Vagabon is a real, honest look at relationships and feelings and life, missteps and all. Multi-hued instrumentation accompanies Tamko's utterly compelling vocals, leading to quite a few goosebumps.

[posted 4.13.20]


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