The Album the Whole World Heard
Today we look at Nirvana’s most popular and best selling album; Nevermind.
An album so famous that very few people haven’t heard at least one song from it in their lifetime and one that is often considered a gold standard for 90’s music.
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The Devil Shuffled His Feet a Lot
After the first album with new singer William DuVall was a moderate success, Alice In Chains was now set on producing another album in the hopes of shifting their sound further away from the classic Alice In Chains we have all grown used to. Unfortunately, experimentation does not always end well as we find out here. Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)”
The times have changed
The 90’s are over and grunge is literally a dead genre by this point. Seriously, not a single original grunge album has been released since 1999. It’s now 2006 and of the big 4 of grunge; Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, only Pearl Jam is still together. In this review we cover the reformation of Alice In Chains and peer into the new style of sound that they would become known for.
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The End of an Era
In the last review, we went slightly off the chronological track and peered into the 2 Acoustic releases. It’s now 1995, and Alice In Chains is at its peak, with Grunge all but dead by this point. With Nirvana having disbanded only a year earlier, Alice In Chains isn’t facing too much competition. Today we delve into the Self Titled album and take a look at the amazing piece of work that brought a tragic end to an era of music, the likes of which the world will never see again.
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Jar of Flies
The Botched and the Beautiful
Last time it was 1992 and Alice in Chains had just released their overwhelmingly successful album Dirt. We saw them stray away from the Grunge label into new musical territory. In this review we look at their 2 Acoustic EP’s, released between Facelift and Dirt
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The creation of a timeless masterpiece
In my last review we talked about Alice In Chains’ debut album, Facelift and the early days of the Grunge genre. In this review we will take a look at the expertly crafted follow up, and gaze upon what is quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever recorded.
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The birth of legends
It’s 1990, and the music world is in the midst of a metal domination, with such acts as Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse and Sepultura playing for sold out shows across the countries of the world and blasting through the speakers of a younger generation of kids and adults. But as with the turning of the decade new things surface, and the 90’s emerging trend is a new genre of music known as Grunge. Combining elements of both Pop and Rock, Grunge had all the elements to appeal to a younger generation of listeners. The birthplace of the genre is commonly considered to be in Seattle, Washington, with up and coming bands like, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. Alice in Chains is another such band to pop up from Seattle with a grunge sound, but with a major difference, whilst most of the other Grunge bands had Rock or Punk influences, Alice in Chains had an unmistakably metal sound to it. Appearing on the scene with their debut full length album Facelift in 1991; opening our ears and minds to this strange new style for many years to come. Continue reading “Music Review: Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)”