Remains (Alkaline Trio album)

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Remains
Alkaline Trio - Remains cover.jpg
Compilation album by Alkaline Trio
Released January 31, 2007
Recorded 2000–06
Genre Punk rock
Length 69:38
Label Vagrant
Producer Matt Allison, Alkaline Trio, Jerry Finn
Alkaline Trio chronology
Crimson
(2005)
Remains
(2007)
Agony & Irony
(2008)
Scraps Companion CD

Remains is a compilation album from Alkaline Trio.

Contents[edit]

The album is a collection of 22 tracks that the band has recorded for various compilations, EPs, B-sides and international releases. The disc also includes three new live tracks from a 2006 concert at Avalon in Los Angeles. Vocalist/guitarist, Matt Skiba describes the collection as "an unintentional sort of bookend for our career thus far."[1] A DVD that includes 45 minutes of material, including all the band's videos from From Here to Infirmary, Good Mourning, and Crimson, accompanies the disc. Included is exclusive B-roll and behind-the-scenes footage from the band's live shows.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 79%[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Aversion 3/5 stars[4]
Daily Dischord 4.5/5 stars[5]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
LAS Magazine 8.8/10 [6]
PopMatters 7/10[7]
RebelPunk 5/5 stars[8]
Rocklouder 4/5 stars[9]
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars

On November 6, 2006, Remains was announced for release.[10] The band explained: "...in the midst of the torrent of recording albums and touring to support them -- we will book into a studio and record some more... These truly are the remains of the last half-decade."[10] On December 31, the band posted an e-card, which contained "We Can Never Break Up" and "Hell Yes" available for streaming.[11] It was released on January 31, 2007 through Vagrant.[10] On February 6, a music video was released for "Warbrain". The video includes live footage of the band from a New Year's Eve show.[12] The album peaked at #64 on Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hell Yes" - 3:49
  2. "My Standard Break from Life" - 2:34
  3. "Dead End Road" - 3:08
  4. "Metro" - 3:41
  5. "Jaked on Green Beers" - 3:27
  6. "Queen of Pain" - 3:56
  7. "While You're Waiting" - 4:06
  8. "Rooftops" - 2:15
  9. "Old School Reasons" - 2:51
  10. "Warbrain" - 2:28
  11. "Fine Without You" - 3:15
  12. "Hating Every Minute" - 3:03
  13. "Dead and Broken" - 2:09
  14. "Sadie" - 4:38
  15. "If You Had a Bad Time" - 3:38
  16. "Wait for the Blackout" - 3:28
  17. "We Can Never Break Up" - 3:10
  18. "Don't Say You Won't" - 2:21
  19. "Buried" - 3:16
  20. "Dethbed" (Live) - 3:12
  21. "My Standard Break from Life" (Live Acoustic) - 2:42
  22. "I'm Dying Tomorrow" (Live) - 2:31

Origins of tracks[edit]

Scraps companion album[edit]

On Valentine's Day 2007, the band posted a bulletin on their MySpace giving a downloadable template and cipher. When printed and aligned correctly with the booklet in the Remains album, the template gave a user name and a password. When the cipher was deciphered, it gave a web address to go to. This website contained a downloadable album and cover file. The cipher and template accessible to Blood Pact members was different from those of the general public.

MySpace Scraps Tracks

  1. "Private Eye" (Acoustic) - 3:38
  2. "Crawl" (Acoustic) - 4:23
  3. "This Could Be Love" (Acoustic) - 4:15
  4. "Cringe" (Live) - 2:24
  5. "You've Got So Far to Go" (Live) - 2:58
  6. "Mr. Chainsaw" (Live) - 3:37
  7. "She Took Him to the Lake" (Live) - 2:32
  8. "Crawl" (BBC) - 4:27
  9. "Heaven" (BBC) - 3:35
  10. "Over at the Frankenstein Place" - 2:32
    Total - 34:18

Blood Pact Scraps Tracks

  1. "Fine Without You" (Remix)
  2. "Burn" (Alleged Remix)
  3. "Prevent This Tragedy" (Live)
  4. "Warbrain" (Demo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alkaline Trio: 'We're Not Trying To Sound Like Green Day' | Interviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. 2007-05-24. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ Jan 2007
  4. ^ link
  5. ^ link
  6. ^ LAS Magazine review
  7. ^ 29 Jan 2007
  8. ^ link
  9. ^ link
  10. ^ a b c "Alkaline Trio detail B-sides compilation, set release date". Alternative Press. November 6, 2006. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Alkaline Trio post e-card/trailer for Remains CD/DVD". Alternative Press. December 31, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Alkaline Trio release "Warbrain" music video". Alternative Press. February 6, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 

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