440 The Pogues - Rum Sodomy and The Lash

The Review

I have a sort of love hate relationship with The Pogues based on my ever swinging opinion of Shane MacGowan. There times when I see him as a genius (musically) and then other times as a idiotic drunk who just happened to get lucky.

However with that said it is pretty hard to listen to this album and not swing towards the genius side of the argument.

Favourite Track: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.