SKULLDUGGERY: By Nelson’s Blood: CD

I’m a big fan of Pirates. I grew up in the south of England and was even banned from the Admiral Benbow (the pub that appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’sTreasure Island). I like the idea of carousing the high seas with jugs of ale and swarthy ne’er do wells. Not totally sure I need an album of pirate-themed shanties performed by members of the Destructors and English dogs. Imagine a metallic Flogging Molly, but instead of Irish songs they are Pirate songs. Funny, but definitely not essential to anyone’s collection. 

 –Tim Brooks (thedestructors.co.uk)