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Stories and Alibis


Download links and information about Stories and Alibis by Matchbook Romance. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 49:50 minutes.

Artist: Matchbook Romance
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 49:50
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No. Title Length
1. Introduction 1:34
2. Your Stories, My Alibis 4:45
3. Playing for Keeps 3:45
4. Promise 4:16
5. Lovers & Liars 3:21
6. Tiger Lily 3:03
7. Shadows Like Statues 4:29
8. My Eyes Burn 4:19
9. She'll Never Understand 3:58
10. If All Else Fails 5:47
11. Stay Tonight 3:22
12. The Greatest Fall of All Time 4:04
13. (Untitled Hidden Track) 3:07



In an assertive full-length debut, Matchbook Romance deals out a strong hand and plays it well. The winning cards include expressive lyrics delivered most of the time by twin lead vocals, songs powered by a combination of sharp hooks and dramatic changes in dynamics, and a multi-layered production in which Brett Gurewitz allows plenty of room for the sound to chime, buzz, and roar over Aaron Stern's thundering drums. (Stern especially loves doing double bass drum fills, which sound the way a Muhammad Ali combination must have once felt.) They build their choruses and other peak moments around massive blasts of guitar anchored by basslines on the root of each chord for maximum impact. At the same time, they don't skimp on the details; guest keyboardist David Palmer's unobtrusive bleeps and gurgles bring some variety to the otherwise monochromatic timbre, especially in quiet interludes or long final chords. With this sort of intensity and bravura, Matchbook Romance sets a high standard for itself and shows every sign of meeting it on future releases. [A Japanese version added a bonus track.] ~ Robert L. Doerschuk, Rovi