FINAL SCORE: Best Albums of the Year 2019. Countdown: 30 to 21

30.  Pet Deaths – to the top of the hill and roll… to the top of the hill and roll… is no brutal assault. Each track slowly unfurls, often from tentative beginnings, perhaps with softly picked acoustic guitar or a gentle piano motif. Gradually, the duo introduce unassuming drones and vocal harmonies which usher Liam Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel. Dubliners’ Debut Does Not Disappoint, Much Of It Familiar Like The Comfort Of A Favourite Jacket.

The last six months have resounded with the constant presence of Fontaines D.C. There has been the string of critically-acclaimed single releases and their ever-expanding live juggernaut smashing through venues of increasing size. The rise has been relentless and inescapable for the Dublin quintet, who now drop their debut long-player Dogrel on a salivating public. Continue Reading