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Quick Review: “Is This Thing Cursed?” by Alkaline Trio

With the exception of a few but still relevant cases, historically American punk bands have always favored the melodic and popular aspects of their music compared to the more controversial and rebellious ones. In this context the American rock band Alkaline Trio, from Illinois, represents another important member of that large family of bands which have brought the so called “pop-punk” to gain large success in the last twentyfive years, mostly thanks to bands like Green Day and Blink-182.

Alkaline Trio’s last album, Is This Thing Cursed?, is the ninth of their discography and it interrupts a five-year gap since their previous studio LP. The first impact of the album is absolutely positive if you like glossy rock with catchy choruses, and in this respect the new material is definitely reminiscent of what the band has done in the last twenty years, which is definitely a good thing if you don’t look for innovation but want simply to enjoy a new collection of good pop-punk melodic rock songs.

The alkaline guys are thus back, and after the collateral experiences that some of them have done in recent years, they have found again the feeling and the energy of the past.

Is This Thing Cursed? can be streamed from Spotify.

My favorite songs from the album are Demon and Division, Little Help?, Blackbird and Heart Attacks.

 

 



 

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