• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2008
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. HarryB
    Jul 5, 2008
    9
    This is less like Crimson, more like their older work, but with a whole new element involved as well. I really like it!
  2. Malfuncti0nlethal
    Jun 30, 2008
    8
    Not too bad a cd. they have had some better albums in the past, but this one is in no way bad. it is, however, a bit more mainstream in its sound. my favorite track is probably the first one, "calling all skeletons," a great opening song to an album. i think this album is going to be getting a lot of listening from me regardless. I also recently discovered Heavens, the singer from Not too bad a cd. they have had some better albums in the past, but this one is in no way bad. it is, however, a bit more mainstream in its sound. my favorite track is probably the first one, "calling all skeletons," a great opening song to an album. i think this album is going to be getting a lot of listening from me regardless. I also recently discovered Heavens, the singer from alkaline trio's side project. also some good stuff, check it out. Expand
  3. JohnH.
    Jul 2, 2008
    10
    Great album. Pure Class. Im never gonna turn it off.
  4. Mislav
    Jul 3, 2008
    9
    Alkaline Trio always have great harmonies and clever lyrics, plus two good singers. A few songs on here feel a bit like filler ("Over And Out," "Live Young, Die Fast," "Lost and Rendered"), but for the most part they're all pleasant to listen to if not lots of fun. My biggest BEEF with this CD is how short it is.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The album is still enjoyable and damn catchy in spots — but knowing as much as we do about this talented trio, it seems like it could have been so much better.
  2. These guys seem comfortable with the added sheen--a few tracks could be the Killers covering the Misfits--but Skiba's tunes aren't quite as memorable as those on earlier Alkaline Trio discs, which blunts the overall effect.
  3. Blender
    60
    These gothed-out Chicago yeomen relish a catoonishly dark lyric and if they eke new inspiration out of anything on their sixth studio album--which bounds along, as though bunny-powered, on a pop-punk beat--it's war. [July 2008, p.70]