THE DIRTY FILTHY MUGS

"All Yobs In" (DC Jam Records; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"All Yobs In" sounds a little like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and a lot like the Dropkick Murphys. The CD has that Irish punk rock with gruff vocals sound that is irresistible, of course but, at the same time (like the Dropkick Murphys sometimes get) can get to be a little too much of a good thing.

It's a fun album to listen to, especially at certain times of the year, but I think multiple repeat listenings will probably get rather boring. And there's not much in the originality department, either, but I don't blame the band so much as I blame the genre.

Track 9 here is an Irish instrumental that's can almost be called a jig; it's an interesting change of pace from the rest of the album's punk rock edge.

And, by the way, "yob" is slang for "an uncouth individual or thug." I found it on Wikipedia.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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