Tom O’Connor says Fruit Bats‘ Gold Past Life was his favorite record of 2019. In a Medium Post, the music aficionado compares the band to ELO and The Bee-Gees and writes that the band’s Eric D. Johnson “has found a sound that is airy, progressive, traditional, and beautiful.” See the whole list here. Chad Whitehead of KOSU in Tulsa also appreciated Gold Past Life in 2019, telling fan that it’s “exactly as great as all previous Fruit Bats releases” and putting it at number three on his Top Ten list, available here. Over at Riff Magazine, reviewer Rachel Goodman included “Gold Past Life” on her Top 25 list of best alt-rock and pop songs from the year. According to her, “the vocals’ funky rhythmic cadences bring the Bee Gees to mind. It evokes the feeling of speeding down some highway.” See her list here.