Dirt (album) by Alice In Chains

Dirt
Dirt by Alice In Chains
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 227th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 912 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1992 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (47th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (227th)
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80/100
From 04/19/2020 17:51
Highlights:

Would?
Down In A Hole
Rain When I Die
Angry Chair
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From 07/20/2019 17:49
Favorite Tracks:Them Bones
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From 06/29/2019 17:34
Really good album, best studio album by Alice in Chains.

Favorites: Down In A Hole, Rooster, Would?
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From 04/24/2019 12:11
I know this isn't a review at all, but I'll just say quickly really good album, so many great songs, and it was alice in chains at their best.

But I just want to say the track listing that's on best ever albums is not what the band had intended. If you look up the album on wikipedia, it'll have the correct track listing. It talks a little bit about the record company changing the track listing on them before it came out.
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95/100
From 02/24/2019 02:19
"I want you to scrape meeeeeeee, from the walls"

Damn no matter how many times I hear it it still gives me shivers.

This album is a fantastic portrayal of addiction and the workings of an addicts mind. It does a fantastic job at showing (or reminding) you what it feels like. The album's outlook is one whose life has been consumed by drugs and it shares with you the power and the consequences of that.

This is grunge as much as it is metal. It's heavy and moody, and groovy in places. I don't even know the word that describes the feeling in the title track, but it feels exactly how the lyrics say it should.

There are imperfections to be found but they stand out more only because of the length of the album. There is so much to love here it is hardly a detraction.

To those who don't like this album, I hope you never find anything in it to relate to.

Standout tracks: Dirt, Sickman, Would?
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90/100
From 11/25/2018 22:48
Hard for me to express how much this album resonated on a personal level. Dirt captures the feeling of being trapped, whether from addiction or depression etc. There is something incredibly poignant in listening to Layne Staley on this album, knowing how things would turn out.
Them Bones is a fantastic opener, and Dirt continues on with strong sequencing, Rooster the album centerpiece and Would as a perfect closer. Jerry Cantrell's guitar riffs and solos are very interesting and inventive, as well as overtly and powerfully dark. Additionally, Staley and Cantrell combine to create some of the most memorable vocal harmonies in alternative (or any) rock.
I think a line from Would best captures this album's essence: "So I made a big mistake / Try to see it once my way." Dirt is angry, harsh, and brutal, yes - but it is also deeply, painfully emotional. Its songs don't ask for forgiveness, but simply understanding.
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From 10/08/2018 18:11
I love Dirt, it fit so well into the angsty teen years of my life. Layne's emotional and volatile singing, the punchy guitars, everything is just so dark and heavy and classic and powerful and utterly fantastic. Brilliant. There's something about a group of dying stoners lamenting about the world, if I can cynically put it that way. If you appreciate it genuinely, tracks like Rooster really hit you in the feels.
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From 10/05/2018 06:49
Excellent album. Very much rooted in early Black Sabbath with some hardcore punk and alternative metal influences. I don't know if I would classify AiC as solely a grunge group - they definitely have a heavy metal sound - but this is a classic of the early 90s.
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From 04/04/2018 12:57
Dirt rocks. That's all there is to it. With an opening song as epic and explosive as "Them Bones", you know you're in for a hell of a ride. This album is as dark as grunge got, with nearly every song dealing with either death, depression, anger, suicide, drug addiction, etc. The subject matter is extremely heavy, but somehow comes off really fun. The instrumentation and riffing are so top notch."Rain When I Die" is my personal favorite riff of all time and the bass line on "Would?" is one of the most recognizable bass lines in music. This is the grungiest of the grunge. If you are into that era of music, this album will blow you away.
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Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
4. Dirt by Alice In Chains
5. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
7. Angel Dust by Faith No More
8. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
9. Images And Words by Dream Theater
10. Down Colorful Hill by Red House Painters
11. Dirty by Sonic Youth
12. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
13. Wish by The Cure
14. Bone Machine by Tom Waits
15. Check Your Head by Beastie Boys
16. Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
17. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
18. Unplugged by Eric Clapton
19. Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized
20. The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by The Black Crowes
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