Float - Flogging Molly
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  • Summary: The punk band from Los Angeles releases its fourth studio album.
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  1. Decidedly mature and unapologetically soulful, Float is one of the most important records of this young year. [Apr 2008, p.148]
  2. With Float they’ve delivered another strong album that is more assured than their other records, and offers a hopeful energy.
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    It's the band's most diverse album yet—and, diversity being their strength, it's also their most accomplished.
  4. Most of the time, however, the band's blazing energy and instrumental swagger is able to lift your spirits despite the depressing subject matter.
  5. Float is rescued from abject tedium by the deep, poetic lure of the subject matter and a couple of genuinely outstanding compositions in ‘Float’ and ‘(No More) Paddy’s Lament.’
  6. Thier relentless pursuit of "the craic" is wearing, evocative song titles not hiding the fact Dublin-native Dave King's lyrics lack the romanticism of Shane MacGowan. [June 2008, p.138]
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  1. MichaelC.
    Jun 6, 2008
    9
    Flogging Molly has been poplar with younger people who don't really know that these guys n girls are in their late 30s and early 40s. This album shows their age and maturity. It is probably the best yet. Still energetic but not nearly as much as the older stuff. I loved it. Expand
  2. RobO.
    Mar 20, 2008
    9
    I have listened to this cd probably 20 times in the last week. I was never a fan of these guys (i thought there sound has always been unpolished and some what cliche - LA band playing irish tunes - chemon) Needless to say, these guys have done something special here and I don't need to get into a lot of details to say that I am addicted to their sound on this cd. Expand
  3. Linda
    May 8, 2008
    9
    I love this album, the music, lyrics and general feeling of these songs keeps them at the top of my list
  4. Bryan
    May 3, 2008
    8
    Really good and the guy who said they're cliche because the play Irish tunes...... the singer is from Ireland, idiot.
  5. GernickK.
    Aug 31, 2008
    8
    not their best, so far that's Within a Mile from home, but still some great songs: Requiem for a dying song, (No more) paddy's lament, lighning storm & betwen a man and a woman. The rest is still good but it seems a "softer" album, more turbo folk than folk-punk (that's not bad, but lees flogging molly than pogues) see this band live and even songs that may not work so well on the album will suddenly make sense. Floging molly are an awesome live beast. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Mar 14, 2008
    6
    So-so. A few great songs but mostly more of the same but not as good.
  7. crazymike
    Apr 20, 2008
    6
    Haven't heard it enough times to love it, but it doesn't seem to have the "it" factor of previous cd's. Absolutely my favorite band tho. Expand