Crimson - Alkaline Trio
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  • Summary: Jerry Finn (blink-182) produced this follow-up to 'Good Mourning.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. As great as Alkaline Trio are at relating their booze and blood-spattered lives to listeners, it does get a little tedious. But Skiba and Andriano's interlocking harmonies never flag, and the band's rhythms are just too catchy throughout.
  2. 83
    Crimson... still has its share of macabre wordplay... but the real attraction here is the music, which sounds just as dramatic as the imagery. [Jun 2005, p.105]
  3. Crimson's minor-key arrangements... make more room for spooky keyboard ooze and swinging rhythms than those on [their] four previous full-lengths. [27 May 2005, p.136]
  4. Crimson may not be AK3s best album, but it’s a welcome, mature effort from one of Vagrant’s best bands.
  5. If anything, Crimson is the album that will push Alkaline Trio from the edges of the spotlight directly into its midst.
  6. On Crimson, Alkaline Trio again manage to make bloodletting sound like hot fun on a Saturday night.
  7. Alkaline Trio's shtick isn't as cartoonish as that of goth-punk outfit AFI, but it can be a bit silly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37