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Dropkick Murphys

The Meanest Of Times

Dropkick Murphys 286012.2

Released on September 18, 2007


Dropkick Murphys come out swinging with their sixth studio album, a collection of tales about family, loyalty, and remembering where you came from. Contains all the best elements of the DKM sound: a complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk, and American rock 'n' roll. This album puts the band's diversity, intensity, and sincerity on full display.

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Average Customer Rating: 4 with 9 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Famous For Nothing Voted #2  16%
2 God Willing Voted #3  15%
3 The State Of Massachusetts  13%
4 Tomorrow's Industry  3%
5 Echoes On "A." Street  1%
6 Vices And Virtues  5%
7 Surrender  5%
8 (F)lannigan's Ball Voted #1  16%
9 I'll Begin Again  2%
10 Fairmount Hill  2%
11 Loyal To No One  5%
12 Shattered  2%
13 Rude Awakenings  2%
14 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya  11%
15 Never Forget  3%
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Jonathan from Sheridan, WY 
Aug 8 2008 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Very average for DKM, which, if you are a fan, is a good thing. About half the songs have the great raise-a-pint-and-sing-along choruses that I love about DKM. Highlights are the first three songs and tracks 6-9. Shattered reminds me a little of The Gangs All Here era. I think DKM are at a tough stage where they've done many albums and now all their stuff's starting to blend together and all sound the same. Do they try something different and risk losing diehard fans or keep doing the same stuff over and over?

If you've never heard Dropkick Murphys this albums as good a starting point as any. If you like all DKM's stuff then you'll probably like this too. If you're starting to get tired of DKM, then this album is nothing new.

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Tom from Bay Village, OH 
Jun 26 2008 Rating: 4/5 Stars

I have liked DKM for about 8 years now seen them numerous times in Cleveland and these songs live and on Cd are almost identical good songs to sing along with. Good CD I don't think it will become a classic but a good CD to play when you need something with some Irish edge

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Matthew from Toronto, ON Canada 
Apr 9 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

a good, solid album. the last 2 weren't too bad, there were some standout tracks, but 'meanest of times' brings dropkick back to the gold old days of boisterous oi and traditional tunes mixed together. there's alot of good songs here, too many to mention, so just pick it up.

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Peter from Woonsocket, RI 
Jan 2 2008 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is much, MUCH better than the last 2 Dropkick CD's. Although I am biased and still think that Mike McColgan is a FAR better singer than Al Barr. Id rather hear Ken Casey do all the vocals actually.. Anyhow, Its standard Dropkick stuff.. nothing too insane & new, but good enough to make you sing along after a pint of Guiness.

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Matt from Desoto, MO 
Dec 28 2007 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Another strong release from the pride of Boston. Dropkick Murphys continue to be one of the most consistent punk bands around. While others may have struck lightning with single tracks, few (if any) can match Dropkick Murphys' superb catalog. Their songwriting skills are simply too accomplished to leave you with any "filler" tunes. On "Meanest of Times" they have stuck to their traditional themes, i.e. working-class irishmen from Boston and the events and characters that affect them. The tunes are edgier and tougher than the varied more irish folk-influenced sounds you will find on "Warrior Code" or "Sing Loud, Sing Proud". If you are already a fan and are building your collection, I would recommend this release. If you are looking for an introduction to the Dropkick Murphys, I would recommend "The Gang's All Here" or "The Warrior Code".

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Kevin from Houston, TX 
Oct 5 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

The song "Finnegan's Ball" w/guest vocals from Spider Stacey (Pogues) and Dubliners singer (I think???) is a must hear/have. The album itself is an average DKM album. Yeah it rocks, but you have heard it before on albums like "Blackout". I read years ago, the Murphys were going to evolve into a Pogue's like band and add more instruments...and I wish that would have happend already. They have done this kind of album numerous times and i'm getting sick of it. If you liked the "Blackout" album, you will like this.

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Josh from Wilmington, DE 
Sep 30 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I wasn't disappointed at all. I was alittle worried that this album wouldn't be anything special, but I was actually surprised at how good this album is. This is definately the right blend of Punk & Irish folk. The energy keeps moving throughout the album. Standout songs are "The State Of Massachusetts," "Surrender," "I'll Begin Again," & "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya." There is not 1 song on this album that I don't enjoy!

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Brian from Ann Arbor, MI 
Sep 22 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Awesome. Its not my favorite, by any means, but really enjoyable, and (wow) fast album. Lots of punk rock in this here album, as opposed to some of the other, folkier releases. Good track layout too, with a kick ass intro, and I love Ronnie Drew. Buy it!

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Dustin from Corvallis, OR 
Sep 20 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Fuck yes! This album is straight up Celtic-punk courtesy of the genre's masters. "(F)lannigan's Ball" is one of stand-out tracks, featuring the dude from the Dubliners & Spider Stacy of the Pogues ... wicked catchy. No reason not to buy this NOW!

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