Going Out In Style - Dropkick Murphys

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 4, 2011
    Though it may not be remembered as their greatest work, Going Out in Style is a risk the band needed to take, and the payoff is well worth it.
  2. 80
    There's nothing innovative here, per se, but what exactly did you want from the Dropkick Murphys? Oh, that's right: a party.
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    Going Out in Style finds Dropkick Murphys succeeding on multiple levels, delivering an album that's not only fun to pump your fists and sing along to, but also one that rewards repeated listens with its storytelling, making it an album that's just as fun through headphones as it is when played at maximum volume in the car.
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    Besides being one more fun and heartfelt slab of well-crafted, Celtic-rooted punk, Going Out In Style serves another purpose: It provides that much more source material for Mark Wahlberg's inevitable Dropkick Murphys biopic.
  5. Mar 1, 2011
    This time out, there's a conceptual framework laid over the proceedings in the tale of the dearly departed, and fictional, Cornelius Larkin.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    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.
  7. Mar 11, 2011
    Boston's finest prove that far from having nothing left to say, they're just getting started. [Apr 2011, p.114]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 2, 2012
    'Going Out In Style' has the exact same problem as their precursor, 'The Meanest Of Times': Most of the songs lack in having rememberable choruses, or at least guitar riffs/solos. The first three tracks of the CD are quite nice, the rest is nothing fancy. They should definitely gussy up their music with a new touch, a bagpipe used in every single song gets just boring in time. Too wishy-washy. Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    If you're even remotely interested in folk/punk check this out. I had always been a bit off and on with Dropkick but with this CD I can't seem to stop listening to it in the car. It's got the right amount energy, the right amount of folk, and the right amount of punk, to put it simply, it's nothing short of amazing. I love the vibe of their Boston roots, you can feel that they really went all out on this effort, and it completely paid off. If you're looking for energizing, fun music to listen to, this is a great piece of work! Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    If you love Dropkicks, you'll really love this album. Easily their best effort since "Sing Loud, Sing Proud" the conceptual overtones lend to an album that trends towards the folk roots of the band. Heavy on pipes, flute, and mandolin, the band sings songs about a fictional character that has roots in blue collar workers everywhere. The title track, "Going Out In Style" is an instant anthem for the band, with a video that is similar in style to their shows: one big party to celebrate a lifestyle. Full Review »