Maybe I'll Catch Fire

Maybe I'll Catch Fire is the second album by the Chicago-based punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released on March 14, 2000 through Asian Man Records. It was their final studio album for Asian Man and their last with drummer Glenn Porter, who left the band after its release and was replaced by Mike Felumlee as the band moved to Vagrant Records.

Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Alkaline Trio - Maybe I'll Catch Fire cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 14, 2000
RecordedOctober 1999 at Atlas Studios, Chicago
GenrePunk rock,[1] pop punk,[2][3] emo[4]
LabelAsian Man
ProducerMatt Allison, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio chronology
I Lied My Face Off
Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Alkaline Trio


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
LAS Magazine8/10 [5]
Pitchfork Media3.2/10[7]

By August 2008, the album sold 85,000 copies.[8]

Mike DaRonco of Allmusic liked the album, but less than the band's previous effort, 1998's Goddamnit, saying that "Lyrically, Maybe I'll Catch Fire follows in the footsteps of Goddamnit, while staying true to the elaborate but emotional tone of aggressive pop-punk. Not as essential as the Trio's previous efforts, but it would be difficult for any band to follow up an album like Goddamnit".[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Glenn Porter.

1."Keep 'Em Coming"4:10
2."Madam Me"2:59
3."You've Got So Far to Go"3:14
4."Fuck You Aurora"4:49
6."Maybe I'll Catch Fire"3:07
7."Tuck Me In"2:39
8."She Took Him to the Lake"2:40
Total length:35:16


Alkaline Trio
  • Craig Ackerman – Layout Design
  • Brian Case – Layout Design
  • Heather Han – Photography


  1. ^ "Alkaline Trio: Maybe I'll Catch Fire: Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on August 16, 2000.
  2. ^ Travis Mitchell. "Alkaline Trio: Maybe I'll Catch Fire". PopMatters.
  3. ^ a b c DaRonco, Mike. "Maybe I'll Catch Fire Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  4. ^ Kelso Jacks (April 10, 2000). "REVIEWS". 62 (661). CMJ New Music Report: 22. ISSN 0890-0795. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ LAS Magazine review
  6. ^ Hiller, Joachim (June–August 2000). "Reviews: Alkaline Trio / Maybe I'll Catch Fire CD". Ox-Fanzine (in German). Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Alkaline Trio: Maybe I'll Catch Fire: Pitchfork Review". 16 August 2000. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 2 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (August 1, 2008). "Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2018.

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