Putting D.C. On The Map


BBC 6 Music




From top: Dogrel best album lists: BBC 6 (Number 1); NME (critic score of 91); Paste (Number 14) and Stereogum (Number 10)

Dublin’s punky tykes Fontaines D.C. cluttering up the end of year best album lists with their debut long player Dogrel.

Greatest Irish debut ever?

Pogo! FIGHT!

Best Albums of 2019 (Stereogum)

Previously: Fontaines D.C. on Broadsheet

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22 thoughts on “Putting D.C. On The Map

  1. BS

    They well and truly pulled the wool over the brits eyes. “Working class Dublin poet” and “gritty working class sounds”

    Worst album I’ve heard in a long time.

  2. V

    Ah give over
    An Irish band is making a go of it
    And are doing well for themselves

    Fair play to them and I wish them well

      1. V

        When have I ever not supported Irish anything or any code?

        Or maybe you’d prefer to continue to invent stuff about me

  3. Fearganainm

    Each listen to ‘Dublin City Sky’ triggers a bout of humming ‘Sally MacLennane’

    Every time.

    1. BIlbo

      Absolutely!! Murder Capital album is a mix of The Bad Seeds and a hint of Ian Curtis. Much more exciting album

      I do like the Fontaines album. And find the begrudgery here disappointing to be honest.
      Decent group, making music, getting recognition for their efforts.

    2. Idiot

      The Murder Capital have a better debut this year never mind all time debuts.
      MBV/The Immediate/The Gloaming all come to mind as being miles above F.DC.

      I like the F.DC album though – fair play.

  4. Termagant

    Gibberish lyrics
    Garbage instrumentals
    Awful Dub impression vocals that only ever hit the tune by accident

    Don’t call them punk, they don’t have the energy or attitude that makes you let a decent punk band off the hook for sounding like someone dropped a bus on a bunch of musical instruments

    These shysters are enjoying the success that A Lazarus Soul so much more deserve

  5. Hicksonian

    It’s on the 30th odd listen that it reveals itself as not a bad pretender to the Heartworm throne. Definitely gets the bronze medal of after top dogs TMC and close second Girl Band. Going on Sunday night so heavy rotation till then. Gonna be big etc. etc.

  6. Jim

    What’s everyone’s problem with these guys? Is it that your man is a posh Dub but singing like Damien Dempsey?

    Is it any worse putting on an accent from across the Liffey as opposed to across the Atlantic?

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      He’s from Skerries (iirc) and sings like Adam and Paul.
      Phoney baloney!

      1. Brother Barnabas

        yeah but he’s hardly the first to pull that

        ronnie drew is from dun laoghaire, colin farrell is from castleknock, bono is from glasnevin etc etc etc

        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          Bono doesn’t sing like he’s involved in the Hutch / Kinahan feud though

        2. Termagant

          It’s not just the accent, it’s the facade
          Everything about their music is designed to present the kind of ideas more readily associated with the flats in the dismal 70s rather than the leafy burbs in the swinging 90s, it’s completely disingenuous
          Hell, it’s not even right to describe them as being a Dublin band, three of them are from the bog and one of them grew up in Spain.

  7. Iwerzon

    As someone who grew up on the border the line “He spits out ‘Brits Out’ and only smokes Carrolls” really resonates with me. I love the Fontaines DC, great music The Fall meets The Strokes.

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