Today on this day (2/23) Alkaline Trio released the album This Addiction. After Agony & Irony, Alkaline Trio left Epic Records and formed their own independent label Heart & Skull. This was a joint venture with Epitaph so the band could release the material they had as soon as they could.
For This Addiction Alkaline Trio wanted to return to their roots and made an album that was more personal. Matt Skiba stated:
“The whole record is really personal, all three of us have been through quite a bit since our last album and it is all expressed through this, all the songs are about the relationships we’ve been in and so the record has a constant theme.”
This Addiction was the highest-charting album of for the band. It reached number one on the Independent, Rock, and Alternative Albums charts.
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