YMMV / Dropkick Murphys

  • Broken Base: Sort of a minor and strange version, considering the band's past albums. When they released the pro-union song "Take 'Em Down", some fans said they didn't like the band's new "political direction". Other fans however, not only embraced the song but let the angry fans go.
  • Covered Up: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" and "Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight" are Woody Guthrie songs. Both are interesting examples of this because Guthrie never recorded either song. (He left behind dozens of unrecorded songs, and many of them had already appeared on Wilco and Billy Bragg's Mermaid Avenue albums in the early 2000's)
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Several, including - but not limited to - "Flannigan's Ball", "Echoes on 'A' Street", "God Willing", and, of course, "I'm Shipping up to Boston".
  • Ear Worm: Echoes on 'A' Street has the elongated line, "Shannon, i'm comming hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome!" It is sang five times during the song.
    • The chorus of "God Willing"
    • "I'M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON!" Especially that intro.
    • Six long months I spent in Quincy, six long months doing nothing at all...
  • Face of the Band: Ken Casey, the bassist. Sort of odd, but considering he's the sole original member...
  • Growing the Beard: sometime after Al Barr became the vocalist the band started to blend their genres better, and got a bit more complex musically. Blackout seems to be the point most people pick.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Pipebomb on Landsdowne", after the marathon bombing.
  • Moment of Awesome: Ken Casey giving a Neo-Nazi a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown with his bass
  • Signature Song: "Tessie" became one for the Red Sox. "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" became one for Boston sports teams in general.