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Compilation album by Alkaline Trio
Released July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
Genre Punk rock, acoustic rock
Length 50:03
Label Heart & Skull / Epitaph
Producer Cameron Webb
Alkaline Trio chronology
This Addiction
Broken Wing

Damnesia is an album by the punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released July 12, 2011 through their label Heart & Skull, a joint venture with Epitaph Records.[1] A primarily acoustic album, it consists of "a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group's extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate semi-unplugged format".[1] The album also includes two new songs, "Olde English 800" and "I Remember a Rooftop", as well as a cover version of the Violent Femmes' "I Held Her in My Arms".[1][2] A music video consisting of studio footage was released for the song "Clavicle", and the band has embarked a fifteenth-anniversary United States tour in support of the album.[1][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 7.5/10[4]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]
Big Cheese 4/5[6]
Blare Magazine 3/5 stars[7]

Damnesia was released to mostly positive reviews. AbsolutePunk gave it a rating of 7.5/10, stating that "Damnesia satiates the appetite fans have for new material, while proving that an old band can still do new tricks.".[4] Big Cheese gave it a rating of 8/10, stating that the album took a "mellower approach" than the band's previous effort.[6] However, Allmusic gave it 3/5,[5] whilst Blare Magazine also gave it the same score, saying that "there’s the odd inclusion where those old breakup lyrics, slowed down to unplugged-tempo, don’t have the same ring".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Calling All Skeletons" (from Agony & Irony, 2008) Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant 3:31
2. "Nose Over Tail" (from Sun Dials, 1997) Skiba, Rob Doran, Glenn Porter 2:41
3. "This Could Be Love" (from Good Mourning, 2003) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 4:26
4. "Every Thug Needs a Lady" (from Good Mourning, 2003) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:42
5. "Clavicle" (from Goddamnit, 1998) Skiba, Andriano, Porter 2:38
6. "Mercy Me" (from Crimson, 2005) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:02
7. "The American Scream" (from This Addiction, 2010) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:15
8. "We've Had Enough" (from Good Mourning, 2003) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 2:48
9. "Olde English 800" Skiba, Andriano, Grant 1:37
10. "I Held Her in My Arms" (originally performed by the Violent Femmes) Gordon Gano 2:43
11. "Blue in the Face" (from Good Mourning, 2003) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:40
12. "I Remember a Rooftop" Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:38
13. "Private Eye" (from From Here to Infirmary, 2001) Skiba, Andriano, Mike Felumlee 3:47
14. "You've Got So Far to Go" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire, 2000) Skiba, Andriano, Porter 3:12
15. "Radio" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire, 2000) Skiba, Andriano, Porter 5:23
Total length: 50:03



  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Gregory (2011-05-09). "Alkaline Trio Announce New Damnesia LP". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Alkaline Trio detail Damnesia". Punknews.org. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ Kraus, Brian (2011-06-28). "Alkaline Trio post 'Clavicle' music video". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b Beringer, Drew (2011-07-13). "Album Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  5. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "Review: Damnesia". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ a b Hacket, Miles (2011-07-12). "Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". Big Cheese. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  7. ^ a b Rankin, Dan (2011-07-19). "Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". Blare Magazine. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 

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