Alkaline Trio This Addiction
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Willie
Moderator
February 18th 2010


16131 Comments


Excellent review. I love that song "Time to Waste" from whatever album it came from, but nothing else has really been very interesting from these guys.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 18th 2010


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"I honestly can't stand his vocals" Whose? There are 2 vocalists!

"they r s000 punk rawk" I thought someone might mention that... Should have known it would be you DavID. The thing is, it doesn't feel right calling them pop-punk (punk-pop would be better) or alt-rock. And SputnikMusic says they are punk & Sputnik is the bible!

"album is incredibly meh, so has their career been ever since Good Mourning" 3.5 is a high rating for a "meh" album.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 18th 2010


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks Trey.

'Time To Waste' is from the album 'Crimson', which happens to be my favorite of theirs. Which reminds me, I need to write a sound-off for that album.

Willie
Moderator
February 18th 2010


16131 Comments


Yeah, that's it. I listened to the rest of that album after hearing the song on the radio and it didn't compare at all.

AtavanHalen
February 19th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Crimson is their best for sure

Willie
Moderator
February 19th 2010


16131 Comments


I believe it. I just wish the other songs were more similar to "Time to Waste".

Eskate87
February 19th 2010


959 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

3.5 given because i dont hate the album, its not terrible, also because this band has a special place for me even though there career has certainly gone down.

...and Goddammit is their best, Crimson is weak sauce.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 19th 2010


2690 Comments


I honestly believe the bassist's songs are wayyyyyyy better than Skiba's songs on this record.

AtavanHalen
February 19th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Nah, Dine Dine My Darling is terrible Jombomb

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2010


7026 Comments


band should break up

Kiran
Emeritus
February 19th 2010


6002 Comments


i haven't listened to this band in ages but their split with hot water music is awesome and i go back to from here to infirmary for nostalgia reasons

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 19th 2010


28785 Comments


Who are you and why should I care


made me lol

lunchforthesky
February 19th 2010


1039 Comments


I honestly believe the bassist's songs are wayyyyyyy better than Skiba's songs on this record.


It's been that way since Good Mourning imo. Skiba really lost his edge a long time ago, it seems to me he just has no inspiration anymore since his band actually got 'successful' on FHTI.

Listening to this album it really is bad, the last one sucked balls as well but this sounds like some awful rip off band.

Their first four full lengths are full of win, Good Mourning was great as well and Crimson was like 50/50.

Phantom
February 19th 2010


8930 Comments


"Dine, Dine MY Darling"

Oh, you cheeky alkaline trio.

CushMG15
February 19th 2010


1803 Comments


I spun this last night, and really wasn't impressed. I think I like it more than Agony and Irony but thats not really saying much.

I just feel they really reached their pinnacle with Good Mourning, and Crimson (which I enjoy a fair amount) is about as good as they're gonna get since.

I listen a couple more times, but This Addiction and The American Scream are the only 2 that really stood out, and even the former's lyrics are pretty lame.

Oh yeah, and I was glad to see that you wrote this. Nice job as always dude.

KieranVandRakim
February 19th 2010


332 Comments


who are you and why should i care :B

WatchItExplode
February 19th 2010


3302 Comments


didn't know this existed, may steer clear of it anyway

AtavanHalen
February 19th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This, a dick shun.

Fugue
February 19th 2010


7354 Comments



Rosco, your comment actually made me question why the hell these guys have never had a Greatest Hits compilation. (a) It would be a great disc, but (b) it would be extremely difficult to pick the songs it would include.


Not sure how I managed that but what would your ideal Greatset Hits look like, might as well listen to more of this band.


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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 19th 2010


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Crimson is their best for sure" I think that's the 1st time we've agreed in a long time DavID.

"I honestly believe the bassist's songs are wayyyyyyy better than Skiba's songs on this record." I'd say their more consistent Jom. Remember that it's 3 against 8. Many fans think it should always have been more of an even split, but that may be robbing Peter to pay Paul (or robbing Dan to pay Matt).

"Dine, Dine MY Darling... Oh, you cheeky alkaline trio." Yeah, I was gonna mention The Misfits referencing phantom.

Thanks Cush. All fair comments from you on this album. You won't be alone with those thoughts.

Wonders will never cease Rosco. I'll get back to you on what my greatest hits of Alk3 would look like... But I can already tell you that most fans would disagree with it. They're one of those bands where the diehard fans really really really like their non-singles. That's why their odds & ends compilation LPs are loved so much.



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