A Hero’s Death (studio album) by Fontaines D.C.

A Hero’s Death
A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-07-31
Overall rank: 3,400th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 144 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2020 (19th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2020s (19th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,400th)
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Fontaines D.C. bestography

A Hero’s Death is ranked 2nd best out of 3 albums by Fontaines D.C. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fontaines D.C. is Dogrel which is ranked number 1434 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,247.

Fontaines D.C. album bestography « Higher ranked (1,434th) This album (3,400th) Lower ranked (62,802nd) »
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78/100 (from 144 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 10.7.

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Rating:  
75/100
From 06/03/2021 16:40
Some genuine bright spots, but still a little inconsistent. I definitely see potential here though. Highlights: Oh Such a Spring, A Hero's Death
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70/100
From 04/05/2021 15:25
It's good but I'm not overly impressed. Like their debut, there is something missing for me but it is even more apparent this time. I think it's a lack of focused energy. It's not bad by any means, it just isn't anything special to me. I do think it gets better towards the end when they switch up the styles. "I Was Not Born" sounds like a Velvet Underground jam and "Sunny" reminds me a lot of Donovan. I think they have something with the latter.
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100/100
From 02/24/2021 11:40
Brilliant second album
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95/100
From 01/02/2021 13:49
I think this album is better than Dogrel. The songs seem more polished, and I fell in love with Fontaines D.C. the moment I heard I Don't Belong. Although they aren't the most inventive of this resurgence of post-punk/art punk, I do think they crafted a masterful bunch of songs here.

Favorite songs: I Don't Belong, A Hero's Death, A Lucid Dream
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70/100
From 12/18/2020 18:02
I'm mainly annoyed that I don't like this more, because it's millimeters from being an album I would truly adore. The songwriting is just a little not there, and the consistency isn't totally there either.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 12/11/2020 10:47
This feels darker and somehow less evocative than Dogrel, but it makes up for any deficiencies with some killer songwriting and musicianship. Can't wait to hear these ones live!
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70/100
From 10/03/2020 09:23
I’ll make a declaration right here right now that FDC’s will release a masterpiece album within the next 5 years unfortunately this isn’t it but its very good none the less franking the bands status as one of the most important rock acts on the planet today

“And
Don't give up too quick
You only get one line - you better make it stick
If we give ourselves to every breath
Then we're all in the running for a hero's death

Life ain't always empty
Life ain't always empty
Life ain't always empty
Life ain't always empty
Life ain't always empty
Life ain't always empty”
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60/100
From 09/08/2020 10:42
I'm getting "Irish version of The Fall". A lot less dissonant though. The authenticity of the vocal is spot on and every so often the sound really catches the ear. Overall though, its not really my thing.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 09/05/2020 10:40
The first album was slightly overrated for me but this is a huge leap forward. I look forward to further evolvement in the future.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 09/01/2020 18:46
Dá vontade de ouvir de novo, bom álbum!
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