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YMMV: Dropkick Murphys
  • Broken Base: Sort of a minor and strange version. 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.
    • Given how the band's covered "Which Side Are You On?" and sung stuff like "Worker's Song" on the past albums, that's a hell of a time to bring it up.
      • Which is part of the reason why it's a strange case.
  • 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.
  • Face of the Band: Ken Casey, the bassist. Sort of odd, but considering he's the sole original member...
  • Funny Moments: The Season's Upon Us. All of it.
  • 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.
  • Magnum Opus: The album "The Warrior's Code" is considered to be this among fans and critics alike.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Ken Casey giving a Neo-Nazi a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown with his bass

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