The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Versing

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: Versing

What: 10000

When: May 2019

Where: Hardly Art

Why: Sublime guitar swarming from Seattle. Versing's 10000 is running over with F-5 tornadic levels of fuzzed, labyrinthine guitars - but it's not just noise for the sake of being noisy, no sir. While songs like "Entryism," "Offering," and "Renew" show off their ability to go to 11, making an unholy racket isn't the only trick up their collective sleeve. Versing's got depth, and a sense of humor to boot. What more could you want?

[posted 4.13.20]


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