on 11 February 2007
Alkaline Trio have now got to the stage where they no longer need to impress. Through their 10 years of dark punk rock, they've put together 6 albums, each with their own assembly of fan-favourite songs and singles. This CD features 22 songs that are not found on this albums. These include b-sides, rarities, covers and 1 off releases.
Let's start with the positives. There are 22 songs on the cd as well as the bonus video dvd. These songs include high quality songs that SHOULD have been included on albums (how the hell did 'Fall victim' get on Crimson instead of 'While You're Waiting'?!?). Other great songs include anti-war release 'Warbrain', rare 'happy' song 'We can never break up', epic 'Queen of Pain' and the original version of Sadie. Also included in the booklet is the bands story behind each song in their own words - something i wish all bands would do.
In terms of bad points, there really isn't any. If you live in Europe or the UK, you'll find 4 of the songs on UK-releases of 'Maybe i'll catch Fire' and 'Good Mourning' but who cares when there's 22 songs to choose from. Most of the songs are good, well written songs, not half-finished attempts included as fodder. For £7 you really can't fault it. A great release from a great band.
on 3 January 2013
Melodic Punkrock at it's best. These forgotten Tracks, B-Sides, EP's an so on are really good material, the first half ist overwhelming. If you like AT, this is a must-have.