Great Celtic/rock music. Having read a bit about them (mostly on their tours with the Clash and their influence on Dropkick Murphys), I was expecting more on the rock side, but I was not disappointed by any means. Great CD, great tunes, I think I'll buy more Pogues soon.
These guys are nuts! The metal is so brutal and then at the most unexpected points they break into vastly different styles of music. Much better than "Silent Circus," which bored the hell out of me. "Alaska" is a really interesting (and ROCKING) album.
Maybe I need a few more listens, but I feel like this is a way overrated release. After all I'd read about the Loved Ones I guess I just expected more hooks. The sound quality is excellent and the CD sounds great, it's just not very memorable... Not bad, but not stellar.