8Closer in style to The End of History than Shadow of An Empire, this one see's FR go back to a more acoustic based folk style. There is a long more strings and orchestration going on here than ever before. It has some really beautiful songs on it. It is probably the weakest of his 3 records, but the standard is very high with this artist. This record takes a bit of time to get into but once you get it, your well rewarded.… Expand
Fionn Regan is back with his latest album "100 Acres Of Sycamore" and with the changes in his style he decided to make . If you are looking for happy rock songs - familiar from the previous "The Shadow of an Empire", you have to turn back. The newest album is a compilation of acoustic folk songs referring to the artist's debut album. Nonetheless this does not change the fact that "100 Acres Of Sycamore" is at least good work… Expand
3Poetic and subtle but also grand and visceral, although never quite either. Like a joke without a proper punchline, the atmosphere is built up slowly and skillfully, only to be ruined by Regan's less-than-stellar hook-writing skills. There are occasional moments when the colour begins to show -- such as on the (reasonably) melodic "List of Distractions", or perhaps with Regan's wailing vocals on "Vodka Sorrow" -- although, in short, a record so delicate and monotonous rarely appeals -- and this is no exception.
Recommended: "List of Distractions", "Woodberry Cemetery"… Expand