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FONTAINES D.C.
Dogrel

7/10

Released in 2019
Reviewed April 28 2019

Dogrel

If you accept the Godfather universe as a whiff of the big world, there's a possible story here. Taking their name from troubled crooner Johnny Fontane (troubled he may be, but still guarded by Don Corleone) and adding the initials DC for Dublin City, Fontaines D.C. aim for the stars with their feet firmly planted on emerald soil.

That might not be the best metaphor ever, but it somehow makes sense. There's not much revolution going on in their music, but there's just enough attitude and identity in the mix to lift it from just any narrative rock. And the fact that they actually bother to make songs. And play them.

Working class heroes? No need to go that far. Still, there's certainly a thread of craftsmanship in what they do.