Damnesia

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Damnesia
Alkaline Trio - Damnesia cover.jpg
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
(2010)
Damnesia
(2011)
Broken Wing
(2013)

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]

Reception[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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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