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Dirt (album) by Alice In Chains

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Dirt
Dirt by Alice In Chains (1992)
Overall rank: 197th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 849 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1992 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (46th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (197th)

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Dirt is ranked as the best album by Alice In Chains.

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81/100 (from 849 votes)
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From Aaron98
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
"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 Caesar01
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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95/100
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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80/100
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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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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70/100
Kinda torn on this one. Cool sound and some truly great songs, but it is most definitely not all great.
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Powerful guitars paired with Stanley's expressive vocals create one of grunge's strongest albums.
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Favoritas: Would?, Rooster, Down In a Hole, Rain When I Die
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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
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