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I can describe the latest release from Heavy Metal super group Alice In Chains for you with just one word… Outstanding!

I wish it weren’t the case but, it’s not everyday that I get a CD for review that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just can’t force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Dirt. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

Dirt is a pleasantly varied, mix of 13 tracks that are very well written and brilliantly performed songs by these clearly superb musicians. Most of the songs display a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are their own real life experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions of love, and the pain of failed relationships can certainly be heard.

Overall Dirt is excellent from beginning to end. One of those CDs that after a few listens the songs are just etched into your memory. A must have for the Heavy Metal fan. Really spectacular from beginning to end.

While the entire album is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 2 - Dam That River, track 4 - Down In A Hole, and track 13 - Would?.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Them Bones. Great track!

Dirt Release Notes:

Alice In Chains originally released Dirt on September 29, 1992 on the Columbia label.

CD Track List Follows:

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. (untitled) - (hidden track) 11. Hate To Feel 12. Angry Chair 13. Would?

Alice In Chains: Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell (vocals, guitar); Michael Starr (bass); Sean Kinney (drums).

Additional personnel: Tom Araya (background vocals).

Recorded in 1992.

Written by admin at January 4th, 2009 at 2:13 am

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