Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies (Cover Artwork)

Flogging Molly

Drunken Lullabies (2002)


Flogging Molly is perhaps one of the most interesting bands in the punk scene. This is the first album that I bought from them, and I was anything but disappointed.

Flogging Molly isn't good in the way that most punk bands are. It makes me want to move just as much as a good punk band, but in a different way. It doesn't make me want to mosh, it just makes me want to dance. For those of you who aren't familiar with Flogging Molly, here's the best description I can come up with: Irish drinking songs gone punk.

The album opens up with "Drunken Lullabies," the title track, in case you didn't figure that out on your own. Easily the best song on the album. "What's Left of the Flag" and "Rebels of the Sacred Heart" are some other good catchy songs. "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" mellows things out a bit. Quiet and yet still riveting, it's a beautiful example of songwriting. "The Rare Ould Times" is my favorite track besides "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" and "Drunken Lullabies." It's the best song on the album to sing along to.

While I don't plan on purchasing other Flogging Molly albums as I am a worthless bum and have no money, this album added something significant to my cd collection.