Well I listened to your Dropkick Murphys on Tidal, and The Kids Were Alright. Was not really in the mood for the betrayed military vitriol, tonight I prefer more basic rage. I found that on their earlier album Mob Mentality, where they trade songs with London’s The Business. I particular I enjoyed both groups 70s covers, Borstal Boys (The Faces) and The Kids Were Alright (Who).
What was interesting is that my usual bedside listening chain - Tidal to xDSD to Lyr3 to Sennheiser HD6xx mucked up both the Boston crew and London punk rockers with an overlay of German headphone. Switching to something made closer to the Ramone’s home town, I found that the Grado RS1e’s were just the ticket. Plenty of bass on the headphones, but soundstage was wider and the angst in the lyrics was palpable.
Yeah - it might be counter-intuitive, but there it is.