Good Mourning - Alkaline Trio

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's an album that kills with catchiness.
  2. Another set of sad but very fun songs.
  3. 70
    The mean-spirited sounds of Good Mourning are easy to listen to, but hard to forget. [#17, p.132]
  4. The slick production will scare off longtime fans quicker than a cross repels a vampire, but for the rest of us, it's an easy introduction to a crew of weird guys who deserve to be heard.
  5. Spews enough speed, hooks, and sick puns to sate the most ADD-afflicted appetite for distraction. [20 Jun 2003, p.73]
  6. 80
    For a genre whose young bands are increasingly concerned with girls and girls only, the Alkaline Trio have delivered an album offering far more than the pink blush of awkward adolescence. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  7. Alkaline Trio subvert their perky, zinging three chord mall-punk with misanthropy, melancholy and alcohol-sodden, world-weary wisdom. [Jun 2003, p.92]
  8. There's enough mayhem and murder to satisfy any Scarface groupie.
  9. 91
    Their best by a mile. [Jun 2003, p.100]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Stephanie
    Apr 21, 2006
    My introduction to the Alkaline Trio was this album. I can't say that the songs are my favorites (well, "Blue in the Face" is my favorite song of all time), but this album is perfect. Perfect. And you can't argue with that. Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    Probably a much better album for their fans than the commercialised music later produced. Classic songs that can never be taken to seriously. Great listening music, much like the 2 albums before Full Review »
  3. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    Gloom-punk made ctachy better than anyone else.