The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Vanishing Twin

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: Vanishing Twin

What: The Age of Immunology

When: June 2019

Where: Fire Records

Why: Vanishing Twin's first record was called Choose Your Own Adventure - a term that applies to their sound on 2019's The Age of Immunology. The songs have an undercurrent of the unpredictable, clutching the element of surprise close to their collective breast and seeming to relish in revealing the unexpected. There are so many threads knotted together here, cinematic psychedelic tangles from softly folk-tinted to the sensuous, humidly tropical. A treasure trove of magical sounds.

[posted 4.13.20]


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