Float is the fourth studio album by the Irish-Americanpunk band Flogging Molly. It was released on March 4, 2008, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling about 48,000 copies in its first week. It also reached number one on the Billboard Independent Chart and number two on the Billboard Alternative chart.
The album features a darker and more political subject matter, with less whimsical and punk-influenced music.
"Float" received generally positive reviews from critics. While Decoymusic noted that the edge from Flogging Molly's previous albums "Swagger" and "Drunken Lullabies" "isn't there any more," they praised the band for their consistency and for "sharpening their well established sound." In another positive review, Allmusic wrote that "Float" is "full of the boozy, bleary-eyed, fatalistic poetry that makes Irish music at once romantic and grimly realistic." They also noted the album's political themes regarding the treatment of Iraq war veterans ("From the Back of a Broken Dream") and problems with America's capitalist economy ("You Won't Make a Fool out of Me," "Man with No Country," and "Requiem for a Dying Song"). Spin Magazine's review pointed to the band's non-Irish influences evident on the album, including Motörhead, Johnny Cash and John Lennon.