FONTAINES D.C.

Dogrel

2019

This album was released 10 weeks ago.

86% ±9% 7 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Big
2 Sha Sha Sha
3 Too Real
4 Television Screens
5 Hurricane Laughter
6 Roy's Tune
7 The Lotts
8 Chequeless Reckless
9 Liberty Belle
10 Boys In The Better Land
11 Dublin City Sky
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86% 4WIM Rating
100% The Skinny
100% New Musical Express The Irish troubadours come good on a debut album that offers both a storyteller’s narrative voice and a snarling new vision of youthful disillusionment“A sellout is someone who becomes a hypocrite in the name of money.” Punk’s obsession with authenticity might be long storied, but few have addressed it quite like Fontaines D.C.
100% God is in the TV Hurtling towards being one of the most important bands around, Fontaines DC.Their demeanour is nonchalant, but the music is so urgent, so frantic and necessary it’s as if they don’t have a choice.
90% Loud & Quiet Similarly, album opener ‘Big’ is a furiously melodic reclamation of the Dublin streets, with frontman Grian Chatten’s thickly slurred edict (“My childhood was small, but I’m gonna be big!”) not yours to dispute.
85% Under the Radar Magazine The clear comparisons to artists from the '80s and '90s are unavoidable here—on "Sha Sha Sha," a rock 'n' roll tune warped out of shape with surrealist imagery and driving repetition combined with sly shifts and musical maneuvers, you can hear The Fall; in the unbridled minor key heartache of "Roy's Tune" you can practically hear Morrissey and Marr scratching away in a dank Manchester bedroom.
80% Soundblab Despite only having been a band for three years time and just now preparing for the release of their debut album, Fontaines D.C.
80% GoûteMesDisques Tout ce qu’on a envie d’entendre d’un groupe qui se jette pour la première fois dans la mêlée.  Dogrel enchaîne les titres qui sonnent au pire comme des singles accidentels, au mieux comme des classiques instantanés.