12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dropkick Murphys sound exactly like what you'd imagine The Pogues would be had they been born in America and raised on punk and hard rock, with their Celtic roots distanced by an ocean. This Irish band from Boston went so far as to record a St. Patrick's Day show in Beantown for one live album and a performance at Fenway Park for another, so they know how to throw a party—and 2013's Signed and Sealed in Blood plays like one long bash. Where 2011's Going Out in Style was written as a concept album about the life and death of an Irish immigrant, Signed's only "concept" is to shake it down without remorse. Anyone who grew up listening to The Clash and found that band's passion and energy a necessary engine should feel at home with these blistering anthems, which range from fiery and demanding ("The Boys Are Back") to sweetly tuneful ("Jimmy Collins' Wake") without losing their spiritual core.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dropkick Murphys sound exactly like what you'd imagine The Pogues would be had they been born in America and raised on punk and hard rock, with their Celtic roots distanced by an ocean. This Irish band from Boston went so far as to record a St. Patrick's Day show in Beantown for one live album and a performance at Fenway Park for another, so they know how to throw a party—and 2013's Signed and Sealed in Blood plays like one long bash. Where 2011's Going Out in Style was written as a concept album about the life and death of an Irish immigrant, Signed's only "concept" is to shake it down without remorse. Anyone who grew up listening to The Clash and found that band's passion and energy a necessary engine should feel at home with these blistering anthems, which range from fiery and demanding ("The Boys Are Back") to sweetly tuneful ("Jimmy Collins' Wake") without losing their spiritual core.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

StevenPrescott ,

Signed and Sealed in Blood

Been a Murphys fan for years. By far, one of the finest pieces of work. I thought Going Out in Style would be tough to beat but the Murphs always find a way to pull something out of their hats.

The Gunther ,

best album yet

I've been following this band since they were playing to 50 kids in Kenmore Square. This is the best album they have ever made.

RockNRollStaaaa ,

Amazing album!

The first 4 songs are the best off the album!

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