This Addiction

Hassle Records
Release date
22 Feb 2010
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 This Addiction 2:34 46,118
2 Dine, Dine My Darling 2:58 26,127
3 Lead Poisoning 2:36 24,921
4 Dead On the Floor 4:19 24,103
5 The American Scream 2:58 37,194
6 Off the Map 3:14 22,675
7 Draculina 3:32 21,861
8 Eating Me Alive 2:52 21,858
9 Piss & Vinegar 2:27 2,499
10 Dorothy 3:29 20,480
11 Fine 3:16 20,511

About this album

This Addiction is the seventh studio album by the punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released February 23, 2010 as the first release by their newly formed record label Heart & Skull, a joint venture with Epitaph Records. Described as a return to the band’s punk rock roots, it was recorded at Atlas Studios in their hometown of Chicago with Matt Allison, the same location and producer used for much of their early material. The album draws lyrical inspiration from the band members’ personal lives, addressing themes such as love, addiction, death, divorce, grief, suicide, politics, and war. It became the highest-charting album of the band’s career, debuting on the Billboard 200 at #11 and also reaching #1 on the Rock, Independent, and Alternative Albums charts.

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  • GrungeWhore91

    every song on this album sounds identical!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SupahShadow

    More punky than their previous two albums, but still poppy. Catchy, but the lyrics are lacking a bit I think. Could also improve with a more raw sound. The drums are too low in the mix too.

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • owneroperator


    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • XXMoonshineXX

    i love it!

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • iamawesome666

    at first i though "meh" but already its growing on me :D .... can this band do anything wrong? it wouldnt seem like it.

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • glassjaw02

    Meh...i dont know about this one

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • space_boy

    Welcome back, Alk3. :3

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kmonoarfa


    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jetsetvenom

    Matt's songwriting really shines on this album. Dan's good too, but he's always been great. I feel like with the more recent album he's outshined Matt, but Matt takes the cake on this one. Good stuff, can't wait for the US tour with Cursive!

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • JonPhi

    I love it already!! can't wait to see them on Monday at a 500person-capacity pub venue in London :D

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • torip2008

    So fucking good.

    20 Jan 2010 Reply

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