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|2.5 average||Jaime Silva | January 26th 14|
Easily the most disappointing release from the band but it's still not bad.
|3.0 good||JWT155 | November 27th 10|
Alkaline Trio’s 7th LP, This Addiction, is a continuation of their decline into very generic mainstream rock. The album has some catchy tunes but overall is very forgettable and sadly points towards the end of quality material from the band.
|4.5 superb||Spookyverse | October 3rd 10|
Favourite Songs: This Addiction, Dine, dine my Darling, Off the Map
|2.0 poor||punkrockaddicted | June 12th 10|
The moment I started listening to this album, I was quite disappointed.
Besides, Piss and vinegar is a song from Against Me!'s New Wave. Coincidence or plagium???
Seriously, I don't like the songs in this cd a bit. I don't know why so many people like it so much. This is a fail.
|3.0 good||Jeremy Aaron | February 26th 10|
This Addiction is a bit too homogeneous to be considered a real triumph, but it's still a palate-pleasing performance from these pop-punk purveyors. If you're compiling a soundtrack for your Warped Tour road trip, a catchy jam or two from this disc would fit in comfortably, but after thirteen tracks, it wears a little thin as a whole. Matt Skiba's trademark dark but upbeat ruminations shouldn't disappoint the Alkaline Trio faithful.
|3.5 great||eatthemeek | February 24th 10|
The Alkaline Trio will forever be one of my all time favorite punk (ish) bands. But this is almost 100% due to their pre-Good Mourning career. Not to say that they haven't produced good songs on their more recent albums...but they have just not been the same since . To me going back to their "punk roots" for This Addiction sort of sounds like they threw Crimson & Agony and Irony in a pot, and sprinkled some "punk" on top. But even so they will always have a special place in my heart!
|2.5 average||6604 | February 21st 10|
Although still better than most, "This Addiction" is just more 'Trio -- essentially the same shit that these guys have put out, except this time less-catchy and memorable. This is where the whole 'punk rock' aesthetic comes back to bite you, when the 'tried-and-true' formula gives way to 'no new ideas' and 'stale'/'boring' songwriting. AK3 will always be known for their lyrical content and singing prowess, and thankfully that remains intact on this record. Also, the drumming and bass shine while the lame guitar work takes backstage - yet again. The production is clean and tight but can not save what essentially has been done better before by the same band. Sorry guys - this is a fan-only release.
|3.5 great||LMP21 | February 1st 10|
www.lexingtonmusicpress.com - Alkaline Trio have come quite a way since Goddamnit. With every passing record, the band has moved further away from their roots to a more radio friendly sound. Now, seven albums in, the band has decided to go back in time. While This Addiction is like the recent Agony And Irony in some cases, it also feels a lot more like the band's earlier work. Songs like “Lead Poisoning” and “The American Scream” may just be enough to restore the love of long time fans. After all, it's hard to deny the catchy rhythms and honest lyrics this installment has to offer. The title track easily becomes stuck in your head after just one listen, and “Off The Map” brings to mind the days of “Fuck You Aurora” and “Maybe I'll Catch Fire”. “Draculina” would of done well on the soundtrack of Jennifer's Body, while “Piss And Vinegar” showcases the attitude and song writing that made this band famous. This isn't to say there aren't disappointments along this ride. The band could do better if they got rid of the synths (“Eating Me Alive”) and kept the beats up at all times (“Dead On The Floor”), but these really are minor flaws in an otherwise enjoyable experience. Think of this album as a culmination of every sound Alkaline Trio has experimented with over their fifteen years as a band. This Addiction may not be the spectacular hit their debut was, but it sure as hell beats the pants off such past releases as Crimson and Good Mourning. (www.epitaph.com)
|0.0 ||XXXpickemgenius | January 27th 10|
So this is awesome.
Easily the best album of 2010 so far.
|2.5 average||Risodo | July 24th 17|
|2.5 average||Vamos | March 17th 17|
|3.0 good||Sebe | February 10th 17|
|2.5 average||Borneo | February 9th 17|
|1.0 awful||TRavSTL | December 21st 16|
|2.0 poor||Kris. | September 11th 16|
|1.5 very poor||TVparty | August 12th 16|
|3.5 great||Tenzin | August 5th 16|
|2.5 average||SB129 | May 17th 16|
|2.0 poor||Ronen | April 30th 16|
|3.0 good||bdtk | August 28th 15|
|3.5 great||Lochte | March 9th 15|
|2.5 average||Nikolai | January 1st 15|
|2.5 average||Sithese | October 29th 14|
|2.5 average||Marlowe | October 25th 14|
|2.0 poor||kenneh | August 3rd 14|
|2.5 average||Eli | July 10th 14|
|2.0 poor||Joejk3 | April 12th 14|
|2.0 poor||SAS12 | March 9th 14|
|2.5 average||sn0k | November 7th 13|
|1.5 very poor||wil94 | October 20th 13|
|3.0 good||Aaron | July 12th 13|
|2.5 average||kmace | April 27th 13|
|2.0 poor||SMK | April 20th 13|
|3.0 good||bry11 | April 9th 13|
|2.5 average||Tanner | December 22nd 12|
|2.5 average||Dev518 | May 15th 12|
|3.0 good|| ^_^ | April 24th 12|
|3.5 great||bain89 | March 9th 12|
|2.5 average||Vyndax | January 8th 12|
|3.0 good||divoz | October 3rd 11|
|3.5 great||mxbrady | September 24th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Kebbie | July 26th 11|
|3.5 great||NoFace | April 1st 11|
|3.0 good||conm17 | February 3rd 11|
|2.5 average||papakos | January 9th 11|
|3.0 good||Ali | January 3rd 11|
|3.5 great||Plank | December 1st 10|
|3.0 good||Quinn | October 10th 10|
|5.0 classic||veetiok | September 23rd 10|
|3.0 good||dgrona | September 20th 10|
|4.0 excellent||mppwns | June 10th 10|
|2.5 average||msburn | May 25th 10|
|2.5 average||JayVex | April 28th 10|
|2.5 average||Thef | April 26th 10|
|3.5 great||Casey | April 20th 10|
|3.0 good||wah | April 19th 10|
|3.0 good||pjorn | April 10th 10|
|3.0 good||Donkey | March 26th 10|
|3.0 good||IzzyG | March 11th 10|
|3.0 good||Nevin | March 4th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Lukas | March 4th 10|
|3.0 good||Rob | February 20th 10|
|3.5 great||Fandog | February 19th 10|
|4.0 excellent||nick13 | February 6th 10|
|3.5 great||adkymo | February 1st 10|
|3.5 great||quik40 | January 30th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Rawrz | January 20th 10|
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