Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2010-03-03After twenty years together, Black 47 has mellowed a bit with age. On this, it's fourteenth release, the band offers a slew of medium-tempo Celtic-rock songs and ballads. Larry Kirwan still writes humorous songs full of rock band debauchery (Celtic Rocker) and drink-fueled visions (Long Lost Tapes of Hendrix). There's even a fun kiss-off song from a woman's point of view (Wedding Reel). The crew still utilizes classic Irish instrumentation combined with rock elements. They just seem to have matured a bit compared to past releases. I guess after two decades of doing this, though, they should be allowed to slow it down a bit. Rebecca Ruth
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