Album Spotlight: Dropkick Murphys ‘Going Out In Style’

‘Going Out In Style’ is Dropkick Murphy’s seventh studio album and was released March 1, 2011. It debuted on the Billboard 200 Chart at #6, making it the highest charting album in the band’s history, selling 43,259 copies in its first week. The band has released three singles off the album. ‘Going Out In Style’, ‘Memorial Day’, and ‘Sunday Hardcore Matinee’. The album features appearances from Fat Mike of NOFX and Bruce Springsteen. The critics gave it a warm reception saying, “If you like Dropkick Murphys, you’re going to like Going Out in Style”. Rolling Stone summed up the album by saying “The Boston Irish-punk septet never met a shout-along chorus they didn’t want to crash into, with a bagpipe tooting along for an extra shot of old-world poignancy.” The band currently consists of Al Barron on vocals, Ken Casey on bass guitar and lead vocals, Matt Kelly on drums, James Lynch on guitar, Josh “Scruffy” Wallace on bagpipes and tin whistle, Tim Brennan on guitar, mandolin and accordion and Jeff DaRosa on acoustic guitar, banjo, bouzouki, keyboard, mandolin, whistle and organ.

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