Dropkick Murphys 

“The Season’s Upon Us”

In many ways, “The Season’s Upon Us”, a single from Dropkick Murphys’ upcoming Signed and Sealed in Blood, is the culmination of everything I find awful about music. I loathe most Christmas music as result of holiday-station-overload as a kid. Much like Christmas music, Dropkick Murphys’ schtick gets tiresome real fast.

But every so often, you will still find me listening to “Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced,” because it’s an undeniable classic. I can tolerate Christmas music much better now that I’m not regularly stuck in the car while Mom’s tuned in to the holiday station, so I guess I’m willing to give this song a chance.

And ... “The Season’s Upon Us” sounds less like a Christmas song and mostly like a Dropkick Murphys song that happens to mention Christmas, and there’s cussing and references to drinking. Verdict: “The Season’s Upon Us” is an okay novelty, or an absolute atrocity, depending on your level of inebriation. It's not something I’d ever put in regular rotation, but I might listen to it on my headphones on the way to Grandma’s house while sipping from a flask.

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