"Sometimes the problem with “throwback” albums is the listeners’ tendency to just listen to earlier work. I mean, what’s going to stop you from turning this off and putting on From Here To Infirmary? Personally, the growth in musicianship from that album to This Addiction is staggering and should keep listeners interested. And while some of Skiba’s weakest material shows up here, Andriano really shines and picks up some of the slack. "
Ha Ha That's what I did, I listened to this 3 or 4 times but now I've gone back have been listening too Infirmary and Remains all week. I love all AT albums, but I was really enjoying the progression on Crimson & Agony, this just seem like a step backwards. I agree that Dan has really out shined Matt on this album and their last one. Oh well I still enjoy it, any Alkaline Trio album is better than no Alkaline Trio album. Oh, and I can't freaking wait to see them and Cursive in a few short weeks.