Good Mourning Credit Alkaline Trio's gray Midwestern origins (the band has since relocated to pop-punk mecca Berkeley, Calif.) for their refreshingly morbid take on the sunny-side-up genre… 2003-05-13 Alkaline Trio
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Good Mourning (2003)

Details Release Date: May 13, 2003; Lead Performance: Alkaline Trio

Credit Alkaline Trio's gray Midwestern origins (the band has since relocated to pop-punk mecca Berkeley, Calif.) for their refreshingly morbid take on the sunny-side-up genre typified by erstwhile tourmates blink-182. Good Mourning, AT's fourth album, spews enough speed, hooks, and sick puns --''Donner Party'' manages successfully to equate tragic cannibals with broken hearts -- to sate the most ADD-afflicted appetite for distraction. At a time when most emo-core blandly follows a mall-rat-shallow blueprint, Alkaline Trio provide some much-needed counterpoint. Black humor never sounded so sweet.

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints
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