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Dirt [Explicit Lyrics]

Alice in Chains Audio CD
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1. Them Bones
2. Dam That River
3. Rain When I Die
4. Down In A Hole
5. Sickman
6. Rooster
7. Junkhead
8. Dirt
9. God Smack
10. Intro (Dream Sequence)
11. Hate To Feel
12. Angry Chair
13. Would?

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Alice in Chains were initially tagged with the "grunge" moniker, when in fact their haunting, ponderous sound was far closer to the progressive rock of Queensryche. Their second album, Dirt, is a moody, portentous affair, filled with occasionally inspired riffing from guitarist Jerry Cantrell and hair-tossed wailing from singer Layne Staley. Perhaps the band got lumped in with Generation X because their lyrics focused upon depression, death, and drugs. Certainly, titles such as "Down in a Hole," "Junkhead," and "Hate to Feel" didn't leave much room for doubt as to Cantrell's perspective. The quartet did have a slightly lighter, almost poppy side to them, though, as "God Smack" and "Hate to Feel" indicate. Ultimately, Dirt is classic angst rock. --Everett True

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purity Over Rot April 2 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ever feel dead-pan depressed, terminally lethargic, or slowly drowning in your own bloated apathy? If so I recommend AIC's filthy, gritty, soured masterpiece aptly titled "Dirt." This foray into heroin addiction, self-doubt, and utter societal confusion pillages the soul of all feeling but leaves the listener with a calming empathetic sense of sanguine expectation. This toxic fermentation makes the lowest of low understand the leprous fallacies of life, which slowly nibble away at the very tender fabric of an individual's spirit.
Now for the tunes. Carefully crafted into three sections this tortorous album goes from really bad, to even worse, and then to a state of pseudo-positivity. The opener "Them Bones" relentlessly crushes the skull of any unprepared listener and then quickly shifts into an even higher gear of underappreciation with "Dam That River." The third track "Rain When I Die" emphasizes how truly alone we all are with lyrics like "Is she ready to know my frustration/Slowly fogging my lights/Slow castration." By now my therapy session turns to a complete nightmare as "Sickman" utters a woeful tale of dissillusionment and unforgiven behavior, only to be followed by the Vietnam epic of "Rooster." The next four tracks mark the second part of this intoxicating contorted behemoth. Full blown addiction to chaos (or in Layne Staley's case heroin) pushes a normal person to near suicidal thoughts in these warped accounts of dangerous living and numbs the mind of all trivial distractions that life has to offer (i.e. love, happiness, or understanding).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ho hum... Aug. 29 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Outside of "Them Bones", this album serves very little use short of a drink coaster. Facelift showed a band with quite a bit of promise, however, this album didnt live up to this fan's expectations. It does have some decent guitar riffs, although much of it is just plain noise, and personally, Layne Staley's vocals have never struck me as more than a guy who just slammed his finger in a car door. I say pass on buying it, and if you have already, sell it back to a music store as I did and go buy an extra value meal from mcdonalds...you will be much more satisfied.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Badly reeks.......... Jan. 31 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This music is tasteless. Nothing but plain old recycled 70's riffs w/ offbeat drums. The riffs are same as Led Zepplin's only they were a great and time-tested group. How come AIC couldn't release another very good CD like FaceLift? 'Sickman' is just that, sick. Songs like 'Dirt', 'Junkhead', 'Hate to Feel', and 'Rain When I Die' have way too slow rhythms and are boring. Layne Staley sounds like Beavis as Cornholio. If you want better grunge, go listen to Soundgarden.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Booooooorrrriiiiing! Jan. 14 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is boring trash. I used to think 'Facelift' was good, but 'Dirt' is a terrible disc. The rhythms are way too slow and the guitar work is dull. I used to like AIC, but now I think they are extremely overrated. Especially Layne Staley. He doesn't play any instruments and doesn't write any of the lyrics, nevermind the music. The guitarist does all that, and he's not that good either. Go listen to Godsmack! They rule.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What in the heck? Sept. 23 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm sorry, I just have to do this.
How can anyone like this? It is so obviously a Godsmack rip off! I mean, they even named a song after the band that so want to copy! The lead singer ought to get his voice fixed because it'll make him seem less of a copy of Sully! Next thing you know, they'll all turn pagan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Alice in Chains record May 11 2013
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This is a fantastic record from start to finish. The vocal harmonies of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell are a perfect fit. Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of an era April 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
Great lyrics, vocals-perfect album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alice In Chains rules!!!!!!! April 28 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Alice In Chains were one of the most revolutionary bands of the 90s and Dirt is the reason why. The best songs on the album are some of the best ever recorded during the Grunge/Metal heyday. "Would?", "Rooster", "Them Bones" and "Down In A Hole" are some of the heaviest songs ever recorded. Now I don't mean scream you're ass off, mega fast guitars, fast drums kind of heavy. I mean bleak vocals, heavy distorted guitars, heavy rhythym section, perfect heavy metal harmonies kind of heavy. Such a shame an unbelivable talent like Layne Staley didn't stay alive long enough too make more music with an amazing guitarist/singer/songwriter like Jerry Cantrell. This is an amazing album and a what real music was and should be not like cheesy rip-offs of the grunge genre like Godsmack, Nickleback and other such acts of crap.
P.S. for all of you 3rd person shooter or war video games fanatics, the best song to play to is Rooster.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirt
Following their debut album "Facelift", Alice In Chains came back with an unforgiving, brutally honest, and haunting album, named "Dirt". Read more
Published on March 27 2006 by JG
5.0 out of 5 stars The real lost potential
I saw a review under Nirvana's Unplugged In NY album titled 'the lost potential' hence the fact Cobain committed suicide. Allow me to say that perosn is a total DUMBASS. Read more
Published on May 21 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars ALICE IN CHAINS
You have to think it's a crime that Alice In Chains could be this underrated after listening to "Dirt. Read more
Published on May 21 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Best metal album of the 90's?
"Dirt" by Alice In Chains released in 1992
13 songs
57 music of the best metal music ever recorded in the 90's
Very consistent in all areas (guitars,... Read more
Published on May 21 2005 by no1metalfan
5.0 out of 5 stars best grunge cd also one of the best of all time
I am a big AIC fan I got into them around the time when Layne died [RIP]
I bought this album after hearing them bones on ATV off road fury. Read more
Published on March 11 2005 by "freebasehomeca"
5.0 out of 5 stars AIC...the last great band
Alice Chains is easily the best grunge band from Seattle and "Dirt" is one of the most UNDERRATED albums in the history of music. Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2005 by no1metalfan
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
dirt was one of the best alternative rock albums from this great band from seattle and was one of the most succesful grunge albums ever along with ten by pj and superunknown by... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by sanjay verma99
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond belief! Every song is outstanding!
When I first heard Alice in Chains songs, I thought their music was creepy and depressing, but there was also something about it that was fascinating. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Hilary Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars To Music Fan
Nirvana was not the greatest band to come out of seattle (not even close)
they were the worst of the seattle four, Alice in Chains was the greatest and heaviest band that came... Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by AFI K. JAMES
5.0 out of 5 stars to AFI K. JAMES
Are you 8 years old? You must be very creative to come up with those great nicknames... I love alice in chains but nirvana must have been on to something because for some reason... Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by musicfan
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