Crimson - Alkaline Trio

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic 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. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. Criticising this album because you’re not a teenager is like criticising inhalers just because you don’t have asthma. This may not be for you, but when it hits stride it’s impossible not to get caught up in it.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. JackC
    Jan 21, 2007
    Almost perfect album, soooo goood! Songs like "Sadie" " Dethbed" are just geniusly well done!
  2. Jo
    Dec 14, 2006
    Definately, Alkaline Trio did it differently this time. For my opinion, this album sounds more ''rock'' than the other ones. They tried something more ''mature'' and it just sounds differently, with less direct songs like ''Fine Without you'' or ''This could be love''. Full Review »
  3. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    Another solid effort.