The Very Best of The Pogues by The Pogues
It was suggested that I listen to The Pogues since they do indeed have the sound of an Irish band (they’re actually made up of Irish, Irish ex-pats, and English musicians). I was surprised to learn as I was jamming out to their CD in my car that I actually have heard two of their songs "Fairytale of New York" and "Love you Till the End" because they were featured in the movie PS I Love You (MLS does own the book, you should check it out!). My thought on The Pogues is that they could be singing about the end of the world, the great potato famine, or the planet Mars, but the music is so whimsical that I wouldn’t even notice. Also, it’s about 50/50 that I could even understand the lyrics because their accents are very thick (but in a good way, of course!). Overall, if you’re in an Irish mood you should definitely give this band a listen because it is sure to put you in a fanciful mood; even if it may take a while before you understand the lyrics well enough to sing along.