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The Frames

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Burn the Maps

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Anti-

We gave it a C+

Coming on like Damien Rice gone electric, these Irishmen have a way of merging lush Celtic melancholy with inspired Morse-code guitar noise on their album Burn the Maps. (”Happy” is the keeper here.) Alas, they also have a way with misogyny: In tracks like ”Fake” and ”Sideways Down,” singer-guitarist Glen Hansard’s spiteful jabs at departed lovers make you want to throw a shepherd’s pie in his face.