My Shame is True
by Alkaline Trio
Sycamore Public Library call number: CD ROCK/POP ALKALINE MY
Alkaline Trio's eighth studio album--tenth overall--is both a continuation of what makes them terrific and a launch of something newly wonderful, confident and unique. It is true to their punk roots. However, there is also an undeniably open, accessible sound that makes this a great disc for first-time listeners.
"For a journeyman punk-pop band like Alkaline Trio, who have been making melodic, angst-ridden, infectious rock since the late '90s, the band's 2013 album, My Shame Is True, is something of a revelation. Primarily, that revelation is that a band whose songcraft and musicianship might easily have plateaued by now is still bounding ever upward. To put it simply, this album is bonkers good. ... It's as if Alkaline Trio have packed over a decade's worth of experience, passion, and heartache into one disc, and in the process, figured out a way to balance the sprawling, open-wound emotionality of their early punk albums with their mid-career discovery of pristine songwriting craftsmanship."--Matt Collar, Allmusic.com
There are a couple of standout tracks, "Kiss You To Death" and "Until Death Do Us Part". Highly recommended for fans of the band and anyone who likes thinking lyrics in music that rocks.
REVIEWED BY: Amy
AGE GROUP: Adult
CLASS: Music (Rock)