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Within A Mile Of Home

March 1, 2012 | Format: MP3

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 27, 2007
  • Release Date: March 1, 2012
  • Label: Side One Dummy Records
  • Copyright: 2004 Side One Dummy
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  • Total Length: 52:08
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  • ASIN: B000ZJOBAQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews

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Format: Audio CD
My belt is to long, my hair to short and gray, I have no tattoo or body piercing. These things normally keep me away from the racks where this band is kept being more at home in Easy Listening, Jazz, Classical, Folk or Country. My CD collection has a strong Irish section. One side of my family came to America during The Great Hunger; the other came after the Easter Rebellion. Irish music and lore is part of the family and in the blood. The Clancy Brothers, The Irish Rovers, The Dubliners, The Chieftains and The Coors have all drawn on and contributed to the music of Ireland. These contributions have produced an electric lively interesting sound. Flogging Molly is building on this heritage and expanding it. These guys are good! They have a sound that is a combination of Irish music and punk rock that attracts and beguiles. My introduction was a ring tone on my son's phone but they appeal to any student of Irish music. This is a good introduction or addition to your CD collection with several strong tracks. Screaming at the Wailing Wall, Tomorrow Comes a Day too Soon and Don't Let Me Die Still Wondering are ones I liked. This is my first CD but it will not be my last.
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By ami112 on September 23, 2004
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I have something to say before even review the CD. Anyone that says Flogging Molly is a rip-off of the Dropkick Murphys doesn't know what they're talking about. The Dropkick Muphys weren't the first celtic rock band out. The Pogues were out in the 80s and the Dropkick Murphys came out in 1996; Flogging molly in 1997. I think some people need to do some research before putting anything down. So onto the review...

I think this album is good, but I must say that I do like Swagger and Drunken Lullabies more than Within A Mile Of Home. I think this album is lacking in some of the celtic elements that their past albums have had.

If anyone is a first time Flogging Molly listener, then I would strongly suggest listening to Alive Behind The Green Door or even Swagger first. Listening to them is one thing, but seeing them live is another. Once you see them live, you will then understand what got all of us Flogging Molly fans hooked.
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When first listening to this album, many first reactions may be to say that this isn't as good as Swagger or Drunken Lullabies. I thought the same way. But then, after going through the CD several times, I found myself coming back to this one over and over, far beyond Drunken Lullabies. Overall, the intrumentation is phenominal, far beyond the other two albums. The melodies range from soft and soothing (Wanderlust, To Youth) to drunken lullabies style awsome (Tobacco Island, Seven Deadly Sins) to haunting and emotinally chilling (Spoken Wheel, With a Wonder and a Wild Desire). Overall, an intense and amazing album.

Track by Track:

1. Screaming at the Wailing Wall - 8/10 - Not the best opening, although it has its moments. Like I said above, the medoly is very nice, and clearly shows that instrumentation in this album is spot on. I don't agree with the lyrics too much (they focus on politics) but overall, its a pretty decent opening.

2. Seven Deadly Sins - 10/10 - Amazing. Astounding. One of the best flogging molly songs ever. EVER! It got me hooked with its awsome pirate accents, crazy fiddling, and overall upbeat coolness. If you're reading this, you've probably heard this song already, so you know what I'm talking about! Awsome!

3. Factory Girls - 7/10 - The weakest song on the album, and yet it gets a 7 because its not that bad. It has a nice realxing coutnry feel to it, which is kind of different, considering we just had the crazy Seven Deadly Sins. There's a guest singer, and she's not bad, alhtough I perfer Dave King's vocals. Overall, its not a bad song, but not as memorable as some of the other ones.

4. To Youth - 9.5/10 - Another awesome song, with some nice sounding guitar, adnd a very lovely flute.
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Alright. Now I'm a die-hard metal fan.. Opeth, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Megadeth and everything inbetween. But this album kicks serious ass. I'm a huge Flogging Molly fan. I've seen Flogging Molly described as punk but honestly, I dont see the resemblance... reminds me more of an Irish-washed version of The Who (their earlier stuff). If more punk was played like this, the world would be a better place. Progressivly, the band has done nothing but get better. Swagger was great and had some absolutly dynamite tracks on it. Drunken Lullabies was a massive step foreward as far as the music and feeling is concerned. Within a Mile of Home only gets better from that. From start to finish this song is nothing but a full-on romp through fiddle laiden music, complete with perfectally suiting vocals. There are a few slow songs, though that dosnt necissarily mean they are any lesser of songs. Though, keeping in a running track, the best songs are the more "Pirate" themed songs (Queen Anns Revenge, Seven Deadly Sins) IMO. For anyone reading this, pondering whether or not to buy this album I think I speak for any FM fan when I say DO IT IMMEDIATLY. Classic rock, Irish punk and a fiddle never sounded any better.
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