Chippy Chargrave

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (11 of 13)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,742,890 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 13
Long Dim Road ~ Tossers
Long Dim Road ~ Tossers
I really like this album due to its great variety in the styles of tracks and the fact that I think it has established The Tossers as one of the top Celtic-punk bands, ranking up there with Flogging Molly, Pogues, Dropkick Murphy's etc, all of whom I'm a big fan of.
`Crutch' and `Litigation' are both mad and energetic songs typical of much of the Tossers' work and it is impossible not to at least tap your feet to the beat. `Ballad of the N.A.T.O' is my personal favourite track - the experimentation (which is what makes the Tossers so good in general) is very successful here, with attacking political lyrics and a single and calm strum of the mandolin. `Mad riot' is a great song to play… Read more
Agony ~ Tossers
Agony ~ Tossers
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is the latest release from the American-irish-folk-punk band; however I don't think it really follows the standard set by their previous albums. In my opinion, the tossers are gradually running out of ideas and this CD shows that in places - some of the songs are not really any different to their previous work. Their earlier CDs - notably `Purgatory' are a better indication of the tossers' best work. That's not to say it's a bad album, however, as there are some good songs. This album retains the usual mix of fast, mad and energetic songs, drinking songs and the odd slow, often dark, song.
`Siobhan' seems set to be the most popular song off the album, however you can't assume all… Read more
Waiting For Herb (Remastered & Expanded) ~ The Pogues
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I don't actually think this album is at all average, as it is said to be, I just think it isn't reminiscent of what a Pogues' fan would imagine them doing. I mean, if this album was created by any other band that had no history of writing raw, energetic Irish punk songs, then it would be considered a good album.
I have to say I was expecting much the same sort of stuff on `Waiting for Herb' as had been on `Rum, Sodomy...' and `If I Should Fall...' However I think once MacGowan was no longer part of the band they decided to go more mainstream and pop in their style, still retaining the Irish instrumentation but playing them in what I would call a more `modern' way.
Many of the… Read more