Fontaines D.C.   Dogrel
3.6
great
Release Date: 2019
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3.5 greatTheManMachine | May 21st 19

Impassive vox and rigidity make their post-punk plain compared to oh say Idles, but unembellished precision and Irish-dry demeanor aptly appeal. Groove and buildups perpetually vital, raggedy rock conspiring with clarity+momentum, choruses that call for shoutalongs they would never dare orchestrate. Maybe most standout however is a capacity for moving calm-downs: with sarcastic-sounding "I'm gonna be big" and "sha sha sha"s the first impression is irony; formally forsaken by the effortless melodic punch of "Television Screens" and beckon-back to when he was "a cool cool kid" whose eyes were evergreen instead of dead. Heck, the ender could close a pub.

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3.0 goodCimnele | December 3rd 19

promising. nice spread of indie family genres. needs more lyrics and less overhead cymbal crashing because i don't think the music wants to be hypnotic - keep me engaged! these guys could make an album that'd sit alongside Art Objects "Bagpipe Music" as one of the great, cool post-punk poet discs if they really wanted to

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4.5 superbDoublez38 | November 26th 19

Post Punk is still doing as well as ever and is constantly evolving and seems to be inexhaustible in terms of resources (for a style that is already more than 40 years old), 2 years ago we had Protomartyr, in 2018 IDLES, and this year it seems to be that of Fontaines DC. Dogrel is vibrating, it is compact, at the same time committed, sometimes knowing how to be fun, diversified and each listening is great and makes it more and more endearing. Grian Chatten's voice and interpretation are incredible and embellish the group's fantastic work. The group has a real identity and applies their Irish culture. The writing is strong and striking. We're on some memorable, real things.

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4.0 excellentJesusCage | September 27th 19

Not that it is a life changing record but it's pretty good. It takes time to grow tho.

Fav Tracks
Liberty Belle; Television Screens; Roy's Tuner

78%

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4.0 excellentcjbizzlebizzle | June 11th 19

Post punk that often leans towards rock and the artsy side of punk with a distinct vocal style, great instrumentation from the entire lot and great variation in their songwriting approach. The vocalist is the first thing to face on Dogrel. Grian Chatten is blunt in his approach often using a more talking approach but this only serves to accentuate when he delves further into melodies. His lyrics, while often very repetitive, evoke interest and thought and come off as poetic; something to dive into and figure out. Dublin City Sky highlights his storytelling ability. Beyond Grian are some talented musicians. The guitars utilize many different tones and are key in creating dynamic textures to compliment the vocals. The bass is standout as well often carving out its own place separate from the guitars and vocals but never becoming distracting. Last and opposite of least is the arsenal of approaches Fontaines DC takes on. Each and every single song is a unique track and they never rely on the same songwriting formula track to track. They have energetic tunes, more meditate melancholy downers and everything in between, all executed very successfully. Liberty Belle, Dublin City Sky, Roy's Tune and Too Real are excellence.

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0.0 Slex CONTRIBUTOR | April 16th 19

Pop album but the singer has an accent

NME: JesUS CHRIST

(Album is decent tho)

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4.5 superbSloth buy a Sloth Vest | April 11th 19

Well that was a lot of fun. Almost a flawless album, great diversity in songs. Only downside is the repeating of lyrics in almost every song.

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