Praise for ?The End of History?, Fionn Regan?s beautiful and beguiling debut album?
?With little instrumental decoration, this is similar to Dylan?s early albums, but with the flow of a Nick Drake ? a stunning combination.?
The Times ? 4 Stars ****
?Woven through the wonder is Regan?s gorgeous voice, as spellbinding as anything his imagination can conjure up. Folk has a new Pied Piper?
The Guardian ? 4 Stars ****
?A beguiling amalgam of Jackson C Frank, Paul Simon and Mark Kozalek? A debut that oozes rare confidence, startling maturity and originality.?
MOJO ? 4 Stars ****
?A wonderful album. Regan sets his cap at the genre and sweeps it off its feet?
Sunday Times ? 4 Stars ****
?Dublin?s most luminescent songwriter?
?a slow-burning beauty of a debut album?
The Independent on Sunday ? 4 Stars ****
?Despite evocations of folk/acoustic music?s long history here, the truth is there are no reference points and ?The End of History? is a singular and original vision of folk?s shining modernity.?
The Fly ? 4 Stars ****
?Fionn is one of the most gifted young Irish folk singers since Donovan was hailed as the new Dylan back in the mid-60s? he occupies an original space all his own.
The Sun ? 5 Stars *****
?Fionn Regan?s greatest weapon is to coax dazzling rivulets of sound from his acoustic guitar, although his knack for vivid lyrics is a close second.?
Metro ? 4 Stars ****
?Flawless indie-folk? a joy to behold?
Drowned In Sound ? 8/10
?He’s as gifted a guitarist as Nick Drake, but his poetry is singular and pregnant with complexity? Fionn is a genius.?
Rock Sound ? 8/10
?these acoustic arias evoke a more rarefied world? Regan is possessed of a rare talent?
NME ? 7/10
?A booty-bag of pastoral ballads and jangly meanderings, this debut from Dublin songbird Fionn Regan is equal parts Simon and Garfunkel, Bright Eyes, Paul Auster, the Buckleys, and quite lovely?
?Here?s a confident debut album, with good reason to be so. This folk-ish singer-songwriter from Dublin ranges boldly in mood, musicality and matter, with his briskly plucked laments sitting smartly alongside literary references, poetic asides and brightly witty storytelling. Very assured.?
The Independent (Information) ? 4 Stars ****
?While there are aspects of his music that bring to mind other performers ? his guitar-picking is abit Bert Jansch, his voice is reminiscent of Nick Drake ? he is his own man, with his own unique sound-world. In a word: haunting?.
?There?s a new luminary in our midst. The Irish born Fionn delivers a spell-binding release that captures the essence of early-Dylan’s symbolist songwriting by way of Baudelaire, the delicate vocal delivery of Jose Gonzales, and the classical romanticism of Nick Drake.
gigwise.com ? 4 Stars ****