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Mr. Nick Coaker "colecooley" (Dartmoor)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new dawn, a newly invigourated Molly, 29 Mar 2008
This review is from: Float (Audio CD)
This album is the seventh piece of art attributed to Flogging Molly, everything included. It does not fail, it is not sounding stale, it sounds like what it is, a band who have found their niche, fine-tuned it, and got better. The album marks a turning point, as it is the first recorded in the home of Dave King and Briget Regan (a wonderful pair), Ireland. It has some real touches of the classic style, as well as the benchmark riffs and high-speed playing.

There are no stand out tracks, they are all brilliant. Their ability to open an album on a blaster and close with a sentimental ode has not changed, and why should it? It's a signature now, like the themes, drink, death, Ireland, love, and the Irish-American dream.

Finally, thank the boys (and girl) for putting Between a Man and a Woman to record. With only Never met a Girl Like You Before to get studio treatment, we're almost done. I love this album, but then I love Flogging Molly. All that without a bloody Pogues comparison.

First You Live
First You Live
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The birth of a legend - buy, be a part of it, 29 Mar 2008
This review is from: First You Live (Audio CD)
I saw this given an undeservedly tiny review in Q, and saw that they are labelmates with Flogging Molly, so I gave them a chance. Worth every penny. Happy songs from happy people. Even when they are dealing with death (which is quite frequently), the muscians sound like they are having fun. This has a really retro feel that in no way takes away from the record, in fact it makes it that much better. Highlights? Ghost Trails, such a beautiful song about outlaws seeking revenge. Dear Honey for it's optimism about getting dumped and drinking yourself poor. Keys to the Truck gives gospel a new groove. Street Fighter for it's monstrous power riff. My other favourite is Grampa Mac, such a gruesome tale yet sung by these guys makes it almost redeeming for the titular relative (based on a true story, to boot). Buy this record, it will find it's way back to the top of the pile time and time again.

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