- 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory

Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Rank: #44 / 152
USER SCORE
63
Based on
39 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
GIGsoup

Dropkicks ninth effort succeeds in being moving, relevant, biting, witty and most importantly of all, a half hour of damn fun drinking music.

80
Drowned in Sound

Their output remains honest, unsullied and socially conscious – it’s still got all the bark and bared teeth of a Boston terrier, and the drinking songs are still out in force, but there’s a message of hope at its core that espouses all the values that are held so dear to the contemporary punk scene.

80
AllMusic

At this point in their careers, the boys are experts at what they do: Pogues-meets-Rancid singalongs for working-class Southie rabble to soundtrack evenings of booze-soaked revelry and camaraderie. They do not disappoint on 11 Short Stories. In fact, this release ends up being the most stylistically varied -- as far as Dropkick goes -- of their catalog.

79
Paste

Loss and the possibility of redemption represent the twin themes of pain and glory fueling the Celtic-punk band’s ninth album, a collection of songs by turns bleak and triumphant—and sometimes both at once.

70
musicOMH

Whilst this emotional look back might suggest they’ve got one foot in the grave, there’s plenty of fight left yet. In the past, this would have taken the form of furious punk, but this time around the Dropkicks have expanded their sound out into something far grander than anything they’ve attempted before.

70
PopMatters

11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory is a timely record, filled with anthems of support and community that will resonate with the band’s fanbase, and may attract new listeners looking for messages of hope and recovery—and perhaps tinged with a fight!

71
1. The Lonesome Boatman 90/100
2. Rebels with a Cause 80/100
3. Blood 50/100
4. Sandlot 70/100
5. First Class Loser 75/100
6. Paying My Way 55/100
7. I Had a Hat 80/100
8. Kicked to the Curb 75/100
9. You'll Never Walk Alone 97/100
10. 4-15-13 35/100
11. Until the Next Time 80/100

Score: 71/100
74
Dropkick Murphys return with guts full of beer and throats full of glory.
JFulfy
76
This album is jokes, and honestly I have never really enjoyed this type of music, however this is a great listen for a car ride with a bunch of goons.
chessmess
22
Absolutely horrendous. I could not get through all of the songs.
80
Pure dropkick song writing. Nothing ever changed and for that we thank them for putting out pure material. If you love them, then you love this album. If you haven't been a fan of the last two records, well...then...sorry.
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DETAILS

January 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Born & Bred / Label
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Track List
  1. The Lonesome Boatman
  2. Rebels with a Cause
  3. Blood
  4. Sandlot
  5. First Class Loser
  6. Paying My Way
  7. I Had a Hat
  8. Kicked to the Curb
  9. You'll Never Walk Alone
  10. 4-15-13
  11. Until the Next Time
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, bgod


Added on: November 3, 2016