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Digitally remastered millennium digipack edition. Includes a special 6 page booklet.
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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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).Read more ›
After the success of "Facelift", the late Layne Staley and company knew they had to work hard to create a worthy follow-up. And so they did. Sadly, Layne was struggling with a crippling drug addiction (which, unfortunately, would go on to claim his life). Thus the theme of the album: despair, depression, anger, etc. Some standout tracks include "Them Bones", "Dam That River" (which has a great riff), "Rain When I Die", "Sickman", "Rooster", "God Smack" (which inspired another great band's name), and "Would?" (which, IMHO, is a brilliant song).
Alice In Chains was a great band, and Layne's legacy will live on through their music. Rest in peace, Layne, and thanks for everything.
It is a very difficult album to stomach, snce it clocks in at about 58 minutes, and it is reminiscent of Seattle's raint atmopshere (which undoubtedly influenced the genre's muddy sounding music), though the amount of melody and passion is enough to draw one to this album. Songs like "Angry Chair," "Would?" "Them Bones" "Down In a Hole" and "Rain When I Die" are grunge classics (along with the aforementioned "Rooster"), and hasn't gotten the credit it deserves, since it lies in the shadow of Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Now with Layne gone, the vocals in many of the songs are really haunting, and make the album even sadder. As he said "I feel so alone, gonna end up a big old pile of them bones." Strangely prophetic lyrics. Definitely the darkest album of the 1990s. Only a few bands can top its overwhelming amount of gloom.
This album is jam-packed with goodies. AIC was one of the pioneer grunge bands, and next to Candlebox, they were the best. You've got a lot of heavy, sludgy riffs that just crush in slow motion, eerie melodies, bone-chilling lyrics, and complex solos. What more could you want? I think "Angry Chair" and "Down in a Hole" will always be two of my favorite songs, and the creepy "Would?" is not far behind. No one can create dark, brooding, eerie music like AIC. This entire album is brilliant, and was once my favorite. If you think music like Staind and Godsmack is good, you have to buy this album. AIC is the original Staind, the original Godsmack, the original Dust for Life, the original Days of the New. Bear in mind I like all those bands, but let's face it, they're just rippin on the masters. If you like grunge, you really need this. It's one of the best you'll ever buy. Also, check out a lesser known Seattle band called Second Coming.
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Great cd, came quickly and was as advertised. Happy with purchase.Published 1 month ago by Selena Courage
This is a fantastic record from start to finish. The vocal harmonies of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell are a perfect fit. Love it.Published on May 11 2013 by Sarah Jayne
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... Read morePublished on April 28 2006
Following their debut album "Facelift", Alice In Chains came back with an unforgiving, brutally honest, and haunting album, named "Dirt". Read morePublished on March 27 2006 by JG
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 morePublished on May 21 2005