|Gaelic Storm / Cabbage|
|Label:||Lost Again Records|
|Add Date:||2011-02-27||Pull Date:||2011-05-01|
|Week Ending:||24 Apr||17 Apr||10 Apr||3 Apr||20 Mar||13 Mar||6 Mar|
|1.||Tue, 10 Feb 15:||SOL·MAX·ION|
Clean Copper Radio
|4.||Wed, 18 Jan 12:||Alan|
|2.||Wed, 15 Feb 12:||Alan|
|5.||Sat, 23 Apr 11:||Alan|
|3.||Wed, 25 Jan 12:||Alan|
|6.||Tue, 19 Apr 11:||Red West|
Incredible, clever, over-joyous, happy-fit-inducing contemporary Celtic music. It’s Gaelic Storm and it’s so damn good! Almost everything is upbeat and super-cheerful, and there’s some expert playing here as well. These guys are talented, genuine, and just ridiculously fun to listen to.|
FCC clean! Start with track 11. Then listen to them all. Seriously.
*1. Upbeat jig about being Irish — sorta. Super catchy chorus.
2. Mid/up song about why the Irish don’t have a space program.
3. Mid-tempo, somewhat predictable (and repetitive) melody.
*4. Upbeat, kick-ass instrumental. It’s superbly played, but stay away if you’re averse to high-pitched fiddling and bagpiping.
5. Mid/up hand-clapper. “Green eyes, red hair, long legs. She’s got the Devil inside her.
”6. Mid-tempo, heavier melody with some heavier lyrics about running out of whiskey (it’s a travesty, for sure).
7. Mid/up sweet and feel-good round. Another well-played instrumental.
8. Mid/up cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia”. Surprisingly well-done, but an odd choice for Gaelic Storm.
9. Upbeat, full-on Celtic instrumental.
*10. Mid-tempo song about a mutiny. Slow and foreboding verses develop into a toe-tapping chorus as the ship is overthrown.
*11. Upbeat and oh so good. A song about rum runners during the U.S. Prohibition. Pleasant and joyous, with varied instrumentation.
12. Downbeat. The only truly slow track on the album. A nice contrast, but not all that remarkable.
*13. Upbeat. With a track title like “Crazy Eyes McGullicuddy” you can’t go wrong. Another superb, varied, hard-hitting instrumental.
14. Upbeat. A modern classic in the field of Irish drinking songs.