Signed and Sealed in Blood - Dropkick Murphys
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. Jan 8, 2013
    Dropkick Murphys have long made it their mission to tap into the raw emotion and rowdy spirit of the blue-collar streets of their hometown. Signed And Sealed In Blood gives that sound some teeth to match.
  2. Jan 7, 2013
    The Boston-accented mash-up of Irish folk and punk is still infectious.
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    It's the Bostonians' simplicity that's most endearing though, and this is a terrific, hangover-inducing return to form.
  4. Jan 8, 2013
    This one may be their most devil-may-care, mixing hardcore blitz, Pogues instrumentation and Thin Lizzy swing.
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    Their latest, Signed and Sealed in Blood, will likely not change many opinions as it is still their same hallmark of rowdy, drink in the air, boot stomping sing-alongs.
  6. 70
    All told, Signed and Sealed In Blood is an album every bit as hardboiled as its title would suggest.
  7. 40
    Perhaps rabble-rousing reels, big, dumb, bruising guitars and flag-waving, roared choruses of bromidic triumphalism just make more sense after several pints of Guinness.

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  1. Jan 11, 2013
    The Murphys continue their audiable greatness with Signed and Sealed in Blood. Anthemic tracks, and great vocals from the band continue their consistent stellar performances and trying new things such as a Christmas song. The Dropkick Murphys are steller, and this album confirms that. Collapse
  2. Jan 11, 2013
    Ready for another action packed album of sing-along punk drinking songs? Then the Dropkick Murphys eighth studio album is just for you! The songs are a definite must for a party pre-game, or to wind down the final moments of a party. Studying music? Perhaps, but I feel like dancing more than I feel like reading/solving problems/engineering stuff/whatever you do.

    I don't know if any of these songs will replace any of those iconic Dropkick Murphys songs played on the major rock radio stations left in the USA, but SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD definitely give "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" a run for its money.