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A real Gem of the emerald Isle!
on 20 December 2003
I've just re-discovered this album after seeing the video "fairytale of New York" on the telly. I'd forgotten how good the music is! uplifting, fun and politically powerful, a farcical observation of life.
The Pogues music has been categorized in the past as Punk/Folk, which I think is a bit harsh, they're not Punk! they have just brought folk music in line with the modern world and have made the music appealing to all generations.
This album displays the excellent writing skills of Shane MacGowan & Jem Finer and the musical talents of the band and is in my opinion the best collection of the Pogues music on one album.
The lyrics of most of the tracks are printed in the booklet, read along as you listen, it's a real eye opener, and a lot of fun!