From Here to Infirmary is the third album released by Alkaline Trio and represents a real turning point for the band. This was the bands first album to chart, reaching #199 in the Billboard 200 and its two singles, “Stupid Kid” and “Private Eye”, reaching #53 and #51 in the UK Singles Chart.
I would have to say From Here to Infirmary definitely started to shape things up with more of a straight up rock kind of sound. I think the previous two albums (1998’s Goddamnit and 2000’s Maybe I’ll Catch Fire) are really great, but are a bit meandering. I think From Here to Infirmary is when Matt [Skiba] and I both realized that we wanted to tighten the screws a bit, simplify things a little and focus more on punching you in the nuts with our rock; Metaphorically speaking of course.
– Dan Andriano
Released: April 3, 2001
Format: LP, CD