I hadn't even heard the name Fionn Regan until I took a look at my recommendations on last.fm. After listening to the gentle 'Be Good Or Be Gone', which I thought had a beautiful melody, I decided to buy his debut album: 'The End Of History', for that one track, and hopefully a few other good ones. Considering it was released in 2006, I'm not surprised I had never heard of him, because despite his four albums all peaking high in the Irish charts, he has yet to make an impact in the UK - which is a shame.
On the evidence of this acoustic album, Fionn is a very talented singer-songwriter, and 'The End of History' is a pleasant folk album from start to finish. It's perfect to play in the background, or to listen to closely to be able to really appreciate his natural yet clearly inspired and poetic lyrics. With masterful guitar work, 'The End Of History' is filled with catchy tunes which tell an interesting story. I enjoy 'The Underwood Typewriter' and 'Be Good Or Be Gone' the most, but prefer to listen to the album in full.
If you enjoy good acoustic/folk music - I can recommend this album, which is haunting, sad, and an impressive debut from a hidden Irish talent.