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Drunken Lullabies is a 2002 album by the Irish-American punk band Flogging Molly. It reached # 157 on the Billboard charts. It has since been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Drunken Lullabies
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 2002
Recorded2001
GenreCeltic punk
Length45:18
LabelSideOneDummy
ProducerFlogging Molly, Ted Hutt
Flogging Molly chronology
Swagger
(2000)
Drunken Lullabies
(2002)
Within a Mile of Home
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org4/5 stars[2]

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ReceptionEdit

Allmusic gave the album a positive review. The review called the title track a standout and noted its themes of "decrying the ills of modern society" as well as its "breakneck speed." It also referred to the song "Death Valley Queen" as a "dirge of Dylanesque proportions." The reviewer concluded that "After one listen, you'll probably wish you were Irish." In a 4-star review, Punknews.org said that Flogging Molly "sounds authentic" and named “What’s Left Of The Flag," “Rebels Of The Sacred Heart” and “The Rare Ould Times” as the standout tracks.

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Dave King, except where noted; all music composed by Flogging Molly, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Drunken Lullabies" (Dave King, Ted Hutt, Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt, George Schwindt)3:50
2."What's Left of the Flag"3:39
3."May the Living Be Dead (In Our Wake)"3:50
4."If I Ever Leave This World Alive"3:21
5."The Kilburn High Road" (Dave King, Ted Hutt, Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt, George Schwindt)3:43
6."Rebels of the Sacred Heart"5:11
7."Swagger" (Dave King, Ted Hutt, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt, George Schwindt)2:05
8."Cruel Mistress" (Nathen Maxwell, Dave King, Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt, George Schwindt)2:57
9."Death Valley Queen"4:18
10."Another Bag of Bricks"3:45
11."The Rare Ould Times" (Pete St. John)4:06
12."The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors)"4:25
Total length:45:18

PersonnelEdit

  • Dave King - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, bodhran, spoons, backing vocals
  • Bridget Regan - fiddle, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, backing vocals
  • Dennis Casey - electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Hensley - accordion
  • Nathen Maxwell - bass, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Cruel Mistress"
  • Bob Schmidt - mandolin, banjo, bazouki, backing vocals
  • George Schwindt - drums

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak Position
US Billboard 200 104

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly". Allmusic.
  2. ^ http://www.punknews.org/review/849