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Thursday, April 4, 2013

ALKALINE TRIO / The Shame Is True [2013]

Serving as producer, The Descendants' Bill Stevenson gives Alkaline Trio's 2013 album My Shame Is True that extra pop-punk kick it rightfully deserves.
With an album title that's a tongue-in-cheek play on a certain Elvis Costello album it can only mean the Trio really has to lay on the punchy melodic hooks and angsty allegorical lyrics channelling the living ghost of Robert Smith to live up to it's name.  It's everything you'd expect from the Trio with some slick production to boot keeping them relevant in it's genre when most acts like it are drying up and fading away into obscurity. 

4 rise againsts out of 5

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