In a very positive review, Allmusic called "Swagger" a combination of the "folk of the Pogues with an Oi! blast by way of the Dropkick Murphys." The reviewer went on to call the album "music that's perfect for any barroom brawl."Punknews.org gave the album 5 out of 5 stars and said that "every song is a keeper, without a clunker in the bunch." The album also called "Salty Dog" the "quintessential Flogging Molly song" and noted the album's contrast between aggressive punk-influenced songs and slower ballads like "The Worst Day Since Yesterday."