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Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony Full Album Stream | Trash Cookies

Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony Full Album Stream

Posted on 27 June 2008 by Jeff O.

Chicago’s Alkaline Trio have just posted their new album Agony & Irony in its entirety on their MySpace page. I’ve only listened to it once all the way through so this is just my first impression… Its fun enough. Agony & Irony seems to continue the path the band has been on with its latest records, bringing a sound that is well suited for the larger venue’s they are playing and the broader audiences they are reaching these days.

coverI’m not convinced its their greatest work and it sounds like a major label record by a band with a Nike shoe deal but they are still on the very short list of bands that I’ll listen to that sing about vampires, coffins, and romanticizing death. Some stand out tracks are Calling All Skeletons, I Found Away, and Lost And Rendered which features some guitar or synth sounds that sound like they came out of a theremin.

They get cut some slack by me because the few times that I have met and interacted with Matt he has been very nice and genuine plus I’ve seen them put on some great shows back in the day. Oh and they wrote Hell Yes which is one of the more clever songs I’ve ever heard (you can listen to it in the youtube embed below)…

I can’t say I am going to run out and pick up this record when it comes out in a few days but I may grab a couple singles or stream it from time to time.

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