Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Warriors Code (Dig)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Since 1997, Boston's Dropkicks have released six albums, each bettering the last in sales. They've amassed hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have recently broadened their appeal by having their heart p... more »
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Since 1997, Boston's Dropkicks have released six albums, each bettering the last in sales. They've amassed hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have recently broadened their appeal by having their heart pounding, swaggering performance of "Shipping Up To Boston" prominently featured in the Oscar winning (Best Director, Best Picture) Martin Scorsese film,"The Departed". "The Warriors Code" also features their rousing rendition of "Tessie", the Red Sox's rally anthem, spurring the team to win the 2004 World Series and establishing the band in New England sports history. With "The Warrior's Code", the Dropkicks combine their driving punk energy with a newfound sense of majesty and melody to create anthems for troubled times. "Tessie" is included here as a special bonus track, and it's also prominently featured in the new movie "Fever Pitch", starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.
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Tankery | New Orleans | 06/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when I thought the summer was a musical dud--Gimmicky Dual Discs and over-hyped bands of mediocrity- THE MURPHY'S DELIVER!!!
Blackout was the best album of that year to me-Great songs, great power chords, clever, meaningful lyrics, Blackout put the band not just at the top of Punk or Irish Punk, but right in there with just a plain and simple great album of all time.
The Warrior's Code is just as good and, heck, I just got it, it might even be better. There's something incredibly special about this band that trancends genres. Like the late Joe Strummer and Rancid, the Murphy's not only embrace Punk, but elevate it to its truest art. They wrap a punk ethic around richly textured power guitar hooks, bagpipes, now some piano-, and snarly perfect vocals-- You put that all together and you have something worth listening to finally this summer.
There's also always a healthy dose of humor and irony in their lyrics (Wicked Sensitive Crew) and they don't disappoint if you want to know where they're coming from politically (its what Punk is all about!).
The first 4 songs burn in their Punk Ethic and then they get almost straight up rock and roll with Sunshine Highway- which is a great song. The Green Fields of France is the only "slow" song on the album but it is also one of the best they have ever recorded (But they didn't write it...). Even the bonus Track Tessie will blow you away.
The Dropkick Murphy's are not only a great Punk band, but one of America's greatest bands period."
Stuart Sutton | VA United States | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like their most recent releases, well, then, you'll like this one.
There's the usual mix of hard fast celtic punk with songs about loyal friendship. Still lots of bagpipes where appropriate. A couple of songs that have the more accessible "Walk Away" sound to capture the MTV community (that's not a bad thing). A pleasant surprise for me was "Citizen CIA" which could have come from a Dead Kennedys session.
As with their more recent stuff, there are some slow numbers that have something to say, even if you wouldn't include it on a party playlist. (Good for when you're crying in your beer at 2AM)
Like ac/dc, one could accuse these guys of making the same album over and over. Yeah, so, what's your point?
Oh yeah, there is the bonus cut of Tessie. Of course they put Tessie on this CD!
HEY! RED SOX- WORLD CHAMPS. DEAL WITH IT!"
My newest obsession
Travis | Houston, Texas | 03/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not particularly interested in Punk music, I prefer roots/americana/folk and on the other hand 70's and 80's rock music. I, like so many others, heard Dropkick's song on "The Departed" and it's gripping sound drew me in to purchase the album. I am now 100% certain that I will sooner or later end up with every album in their catalog. To tell you the truth, I've abandoned the other 1,000 songs on my iPod for 13 of the 14 tracks on this album. The songs are anthem-like, brawl-inspiring, rugby-esque. Music that goes well with a side of raw meat. I am glad I bought this album before the earlier ones, it's mature and established sound helped hook me. I can't wait (now) to get into the grittier earlier tunes."