Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (Born & Bred, 2017)
If they sound unfamiliar, Dropkick Murphys is an American Celtic punk band. The album’s opening track, “The Lonesome Boatman,” features traditional folk rhythms while they all chant in unison. “Rebels with a Cause” is the song you’ll hear at your local Irish pub. It has this rockish, feel-good sound that makes you want to have a good time while sipping on some Guinness. In “Blood,” you hear the sounds of a traditional Celtic accordion and heavy guitar riffs. Dropkick Murphys also have more playful tracks, including “Sandlot” which features rock and roll rhythms that have a youthful and joyful vibe. “First Class Loser” is the main Celtic song of the album—you can hear the banjos and mandolins while the band chants in unison. Overall, this album is the perfect playlist for all the local Irish pubs in town. If you’re a fan of folk rock, chances are you’ll dig 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory.
Trial Track: “First Class Loser”