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Alice in Chains Import
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|2. Brush Away|
|3. Sludge Factory|
|4. Heaven Beside You|
|5. Head Creeps|
|7. Shame In You|
|8. God Am|
|9. So Close|
|10. Nothin' Song|
|12. Over Now|
CD Columbia, CK 67248, 1995, 12 Track
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Top Customer Reviews
Great opener and the second best song in the album. "Grind" showcases why Jerry Cantrell is one of the premier guitarists of the 90s. He builds this entire song out of distorted, wailing wah-wah pedal noodlings. It's amazing to hear. His singing is also beautiful and serves as a startling contrast to Layne's distorted and terrifying vocals that surface at several points in the song. 10/10
2.) Brush Away
Another great song. The main riff is so sparkling and catchy you'll be humming it for days. 9/10
3.) Sludge Factory
I thought this track was kinda weak. It had a great beginning and Layne's vocals are at their best but it quickly degenerates into a rambling, unfocused track. It has its great moments though. Listen to the Unplugged version for a leaner and better version. 7/10
4.) Heaven Beside You
A beautiful song. Combining elements of folk and country with dashes of Alice in Chains' copyrighted brand of sludge make this track a winner. Once again Layne and Jerry harmonize and together create a beautiful vocal experience. It's almost like the Beatles...10/10
This is, in my opinion, the best song in the album. It's distorted, dark, rambling, hypnotic...everything an Alice in Chains song should be. Layne Staley sings this entire song with a menacing growl that can only be produced by a junkie. The whole song is like heroin-withdrawal set to guitars. Beautiful and horrifying. 10/10
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First off, one of the things that I really love about this album is how much between albums Jerry Cantrell had developed as a vocalist. On "Dirt," he did a lot of great low-key harmonizing with Layne Staley, but here he sings some great leads, and you can tell how much Layne had influenced Jerry, vocally and lyrically, as Jerry probably influenced Layne a great deal as far as his guitar playing went (see also, Mad Season's "Above".) Having one of the pre-eminent "guitar gods" of the 1990s in the band allowed Layne to concentrate primarily on his amazing voice and songwriting, but you can still tell his guitar sound on several of the tracks here. Another development with the band around this time was the collaborative songwriting by the group. Before bassist Mike Inez joined, most all of the songs were either written by Cantrell or Staley, with the former doing the bulk of the songwriting and the latter writing most of the lyrics, but here, most of the songs were written by all four members, except for Cantrell's "Grind" and Staley's "Head Creeps," and "Again," co-written by Layne and Jerry.
Overall, this album is on par with "Dirt." While it isn't quite as dark as that album, it's just as engaging.
The gem of this CD(Over Now), is also the last song on the album.
Many find this album out of place and so do I.But does that make it bad? The CD starts out with the very popular "Grind", which is an exellent song both written and made by Jerry Cantrell.
The next song is an underdog, but i love it, entitled "Brush Away"."Sludge Factory" is probably one of the best songs i have ever heard and the "OooOooOoo" makes it lovely. One quote about this song and many on this album is that it stretches the time limit with the nonsense talking and that is one of the flunks about this album.One of the top three best in my opinion is next which is "Heaven Beside You" another single, and again we have Jerry on the vocals.This next one is musically made by Layne Staley,which is sad.It is called "Head Creeps".I am very disappointed with this one and it is really just,bad.Hey that rhymed!!! 6-7 are nonstop amazing including the single "Again"."Shame In You" is soothing and "God Am" is AMAZING!
"So Close" has an awesome beginning guitar (especially when Jerry comes in with guitar), and then ends up in the pre-chorus and chorus.What can i say about "Nothin' Song"..."Frogs" is an even bigger underdog and i love it with all my heart."Over Now, personaly, is my favorite of the album along with "God Am" and "Heaven Beside You". Well that's about it and hope this helps.
Most recent customer reviews
From start to finish, this album is dark and interesting. Its a great album and possibly better than Dirt.
Worth the buy!
Cryptic song titles, sludgey riffs, pained singing from thinly stretched vocals...it must be an Alice in Chains CD. Yep, that's the one. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Da Peace Dogg
I heard someone say that this was a big change from Facelift and Dirt but trust me it isnt all that different. Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by J. Parmelee
This is a great cd for any hard rock fan's collection. It has a lot of great songs in which some are dark and solomn and others are just good. Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by Tyler
Layne was apparently so addicted to herion during the sessions for this album that he was losing teeth, and apparently some of his extremities. Read morePublished on March 1 2004 by Pat Rock
i just got this cd not 2 long ago and i will never regret it, this is one of the most amazing cd's that i own, i am a huge grunge fan and alice in chains is definatly a great band... Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004