50 Ways To Prove I’m Rubbish #31

All of the posts in this series have looked back to when I was younger, to a time when my focus was only on Quo records, or when indie-guitar records rules my world, and the bands and songs which I dismissed at the time.

Today’s choice, though, is more recent. A lot more recent.

I’d heard people banging on about Fontaines D.C. for a while. I’d read my blogging peers waxing lyrical about their debut album. And I listened. And just didn’t get what the fuss was about.

And then I heard lead single and title track A Hero’s Death from their second album, and I was smitten.

Starting like The Strokes’ Last Nite played at 3/4 speed, and then a vocal which reminds me of A House’s Endless Art, this has been jostling (with Sports Team’s Here’s The Thing, in case you’re interested) for poll position in my “Favourite Record of the Year” chart ever since I first heard it.

And the album is, I can safely report back, glorious. (Yes, follow-up single Televised Mind is a bit samey but the rest…just triffic).

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

Go buy/stream/whatever you do to legitimately listen. But go listen.

More soon.