Fontaines DC

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Dogrel (2019), 6/10
A Hero's Death (2020), 4.5/10

Irish band Fontaines DC harked back to the lighter classics of the punk era on Dogrel (2019) with echoes of early U2 in Sha Sha Sha, and of Chumbawamba in Big. More energy fuels Boys In The Better Land, halfway between the Velvet Underground and the Who, and the Cramps-ian voodoobilly Hurricane Laughter.

Too many ballads and midtempo litanies bog down A Hero's Death (2020). Televised Mind blends early Pink Floyd and Joy Division.

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