this is true Ska Soul.. Westbound Trains second full length release. It's a great mellow mood listen from beginning to end. Great guest appearances from ska kings Alex Desert & king Django. if your looking for something a little more up beat go with Transitions.
My Highlights are Black Friday live... it captures the energy and crowd participation of a Live show & an amazing acoustic version of Another Bag of Bricks! It was nice to hear Laura recorded in a studio but I prefer the high energy poor quality track on Behind the Green door. The DVD is as good as a Music Documentary gets. You really get a sense of how much passion they have for what they do & they are truly for the people! With all that... Lets be real! there are no new songs & a DVD documentary. This is not something I would rock when getting pumped up for a Flogging molly show. It's a great price & I highly recommend it for Flogging molly fans. but for the occasional listener stick with the LP's.
I first heard the Aggrolites on Give EM the Boot 4, the song is Dirty Reggae and after hearing... I wanted more! The old soul styles of Joe Tex with Ska beats is a winning combo for me! This Self Tilted Album is great listen from starting hard with Funky Fire to going out strong with A.G.G.R.O. however, the songs are all very simple and sound very similar.. none of the tracks reach that "live" energy like on Dirty Reggae. Nevertheless... as fun as these tracks are on the disc I can only imagine the great time had at the live show. So I say listen to one Track from this disc, if you like it you'll be grooving threw EM all!