Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1995 Ratings: #370 / 440
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Based on 119 ratings
1995 Ratings: #56
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November 7, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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Alice In Chains' self-titled album is their final studio release with lead singer Layne Staley before his death in 2002. And what a depressing but great way to send off one of the best vocalists in grunge history.

Like all of Alice In Chains' previous albums, this record deals with a lot of dark and depressing topics. Honestly, although Dirt may be a lot grittier and much more sad in hindsight with Staley's death, this is by far the most heartbreaking of their discography. It feels a lot more ... read more
Critics are shit. This should not have an average critic score of 58. Fucking fantastic album. I mean, they're probably on the smack themselves, fucking reekers.
Entering 1996, Grunge was no longer the face of rock music or music in general. Alternative was becoming a thing and rock music was departing the throne. The artists and genre was exhausted, dead, and tormented with the slew of drugs and painkillers that kept them in their ordeal of life. Echoing this feeling was the alternative/sludgy riffs that AIC found themselves emulating on their self titled album. It's distraught, vicious and unapologetically ugly.

Favorite tracks: Grind, Brush Away, ... read more
Layne last album and an end of AIC being an actual grunge band, (I mean actual grunge, completely dark and depressing). It was clear to see why grunge was on the downfall with Kurt Cobain's death, bands producing weaker albums and the rise of other genres. AIC self title suffers that is a weaker album than its 2 predecessors but it is still a great grunge album and a must for grunge lovers.


Grind 8/10
Brush Away 7.5/10
Sludge Factory 7.5/10
Heaven Beside You 8.5/10
Head Creeps ... read more
Heaven Beside Youuuuuuuu.
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Track List

  1. Grind
  2. Brush Away 
  3. Sludge Factory 
  4. Heaven Beside You
  5. Head Creeps 
  6. Again 
  7. Shame In You 
  8. God Am
  9. So Close 
  10. Nothin' Song 
  11. Frogs
  12. Over Now
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Added on: December 15, 2012