Damnesia is an album by the punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released July 12, 2011 through their label Heart & Skull, a joint venture with Epitaph Records.[1] A primarily acoustic album, it consists of "a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group's extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate semi-unplugged format".[1] The album also includes two new songs, "Olde English 800" and "I Remember a Rooftop", as well as a cover version of the Violent Femmes' "I Held Her in My Arms".[1][2] A music video consisting of studio footage was released for the song "Clavicle", and the band has embarked a fifteenth-anniversary United States tour in support of the album.[1][3]

Alkaline Trio - Damnesia cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
GenrePunk rock, acoustic rock
LabelHeart & Skull / Epitaph
ProducerCameron Webb
Alkaline Trio chronology
This Addiction
Broken Wing


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [5]
Big Cheese4/5[6]
Blare Magazine     [7]
Melodic      [8]

Damnesia was released to mostly positive reviews. AbsolutePunk gave it a rating of 7.5/10, stating that "Damnesia satiates the appetite fans have for new material, while proving that an old band can still do new tricks.".[4] Big Cheese gave it a rating of 8/10, stating that the album took a "mellower approach" than the band's previous effort.[6] However, Allmusic gave it 3/5,[5] whilst Blare Magazine also gave it the same score, saying that "there’s the odd inclusion where those old breakup lyrics, slowed down to unplugged-tempo, don’t have the same ring".[7]

Track listingEdit

1."Calling All Skeletons" (from Agony & Irony, 2008)Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant3:31
2."Nose Over Tail" (B-side from "Sun Dials", 1997)Skiba, Rob Doran, Glenn Porter2:41
3."This Could Be Love" (from Good Mourning, 2003)Skiba, Andriano, Grant4:26
4."Every Thug Needs a Lady" (from Good Mourning, 2003)Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:42
5."Clavicle" (from Goddamnit, 1998)Skiba, Andriano, Porter2:38
6."Mercy Me" (from Crimson, 2005)Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:02
7."The American Scream" (from This Addiction, 2010)Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:15
8."We've Had Enough" (from Good Mourning, 2003)Skiba, Andriano, Grant2:48
9."Olde English 800"Skiba, Andriano, Grant1:37
10."I Held Her in My Arms" (Violent Femmes cover)Gordon Gano2:43
11."Blue in the Face" (from Good Mourning, 2003)Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:40
12."I Remember a Rooftop"Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:38
13."Private Eye" (from From Here to Infirmary, 2001)Skiba, Andriano, Mike Felumlee3:47
14."You've Got So Far to Go" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire, 2000)Skiba, Andriano, Porter3:12
15."Radio" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire, 2000)Skiba, Andriano, Porter5:23
Total length:50:03



  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Gregory (2011-05-09). "Alkaline Trio Announce New Damnesia LP". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  2. ^ "Alkaline Trio detail Damnesia". Punknews.org. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  3. ^ Kraus, Brian (2011-06-28). "Alkaline Trio post 'Clavicle' music video". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  4. ^ a b Beringer, Drew (2011-07-13). "Album Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  5. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "Review: Damnesia". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  6. ^ a b Hacket, Miles (2011-07-12). "Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". Big Cheese. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  7. ^ a b Rankin, Dan (2011-07-19). "Review: Alkaline Trio – Damnesia". Blare Magazine. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  8. ^ Winberg, Pär (July 25, 2011). "Alkaline Trio - Damnesia". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017.

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