Recorded over seven shows in six days, Dropkick Murphys are set to release the live album, “Live On Lansdowne”. Another live album, following 2002’s “Live On St. Patrick’s Day”. Personally, I would’ve preferred a new studio album with a fresh batch of songs. Then again catching the Murphys live is always a guarantee for a good time. I saw them again for the umpteenth time about a month ago and despite the shitty sound, it was a pleasure to see these guys tear it up.
And that’s no different on “Live On Lansdowne”. Listening to the 20 songs boasted on here, the band relies very heavily on their last three albums and it quickly becomes obvious again just how many outstanding songs these guys have written. This is simply one big party all the way from “The State Of Massachusetts” to “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” (with help from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones).