Going Out In Style - Dropkick Murphys
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. Mar 7, 2011
    10
    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. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    10
    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! Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2012
    4
    '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.
Metascore
81

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
    70
    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 11, 2011
    80
    Boston's finest prove that far from having nothing left to say, they're just getting started. [Apr 2011, p.114]