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Dropkick Murphys

  • Sing Loud, Sing Proud! [Hellcat, 2001] ***
  • Blackout [Hellcat, 2003] Choice Cuts
  • The Meanest of Times [Born & Bred, 2007] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Sing Loud, Sing Proud! [Hellcat, 2001]
the PBA meets the IRA and turns left--another punk precinct heard from ("Which Side Are You On?" "Caps and Bottles") ***

Blackout [Hellcat, 2003]
"Worker's Song," "Kiss Me I'm #!@*faced" Choice Cuts

The Meanest of Times [Born & Bred, 2007]
They'll never be the Pogues because they're not outright alcoholics, which bodes well for their class analysis ("Tomorrow's Industry," "Never Forget"). ***