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''Dirt'' is the second album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.

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''Dirt'' is the second album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then than their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.


* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the musically dour mood of the rest of the album, "God Smack" is a rather upbeat and poppy song (albeit with [[LyricalDissonance lyrics every bit as dark as those on the rest of the album]]).

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* LighterAndSofter: SurprisinglyGentleSong: In comparison to the musically dour mood of the rest of the album, "God Smack" is a rather upbeat and poppy song (albeit with [[LyricalDissonance lyrics every bit as dark as those on the rest of the album]]).


* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the musically dour mood of the rest of the album, "God Smack" is a rather upbeat and poppy song (albeit with [[LyricalDissonance lyrics every bit as dark as the rest of the album's]].

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* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the musically dour mood of the rest of the album, "God Smack" is a rather upbeat and poppy song (albeit with [[LyricalDissonance lyrics every bit as dark as those on the rest of the album's]].album]]).

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* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to the musically dour mood of the rest of the album, "God Smack" is a rather upbeat and poppy song (albeit with [[LyricalDissonance lyrics every bit as dark as the rest of the album's]].

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* BreakupSong: "Rain When I Die," somewhat.


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* GriefSong: "Down In A Hole."
* TakeThat: "Dam That River" was written by Sean Kinney as a dis against Jerry Cantrell. Despite being the singer of this song, Layne had no real involvement with their fight.


* DoomMetal: Many songs on the album qualify as such, with the slow tempos, EpicRiffs and depressing lyrics.

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* DoomMetal: Many songs on the album qualify as such, with the slow tempos, EpicRiffs [[EpicRiff Epic Riffs]] and depressing lyrics.


* DatedHistory: "Rooster" repeats the assertion that Vietnam vets were spat on after returning from the war. Studies published since the release of the album have concluded that very little evidence supports that Vietnam veterans were spat upon by anti-war protestors. Although isolated incidents of his happening are possible, no evidence has ever emerged to support the myth.

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* DatedHistory: "Rooster" repeats the assertion that Vietnam vets were spat on after returning from the war. Studies published since the release of the album have concluded that very little evidence supports that Vietnam veterans were spat upon by anti-war protestors. Although protestors, though it's certainly possible that isolated incidents of his happening are possible, no evidence has ever emerged to support the myth.really did happen.



* DownerEnding: Would? is [[SurprisinglyGentleSong musically softer]] then the other songs, but just as dark lyrically, implying the nameless drug addict the album seems to be about (Obviously Layne himself.) will never recover from his drug addiction, which was [[HarsherInHindsight sadly true.]]

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* DownerEnding: Would? is [[SurprisinglyGentleSong musically softer]] then the other songs, but just as dark lyrically, implying the nameless drug addict the album seems to be about (Obviously (obviously Layne himself.) himself) will never recover from his drug addiction, which was [[HarsherInHindsight sadly true.]]true]].


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Gets pretty damn high up for a {{Grunge}} band, and itís amongst the heaviest AlternativeMetal has gotten.
** 5: Down In A Hole
** 6: Would?, Rooster, Rain When I Die
** 7: Dam That River, Junkhead, Dirt, Angry Chair (latter two are borderline 8)
** 8: Them Bones, Sickman, Godsmack, Hate To Feel (Borderline 9.)
** 9: Iron Gland, Although itís barely a song (borderline 10.)


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''Dirt'' is the 2nd album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.

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''Dirt'' is the 2nd second album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.


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* DatedHistory: "Rooster" repeats the assertion that Vietnam vets were spat on after returning from the war. Studies published since the release of the album have concluded that very little evidence supports that Vietnam veterans were spat upon by anti-war protestors. Although isolated incidents of his happening are possible, no evidence has ever emerged to support the myth.


# "Dream Sequence/Iron Gland" (0:43) feat. [[Music/Slayer Tom Araya]]

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# "Dream Sequence/Iron Gland" (0:43) feat. [[Music/Slayer [[Music/{{Slayer}} Tom Araya]]


Dirt is the 2nd album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.

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Dirt ''Dirt'' is the 2nd album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.

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Dirt is the 2nd album by famed AlternativeMetal/Grunge band Music/AliceInChains. (Although itís [[EvenBetterSequel much better known then their first.]]) It was released on September 29, 1992, and recorded from April-July of the same year.

Dirt is considered one of the most seminal albums of {{Grunge}} era, as well as one of the greatest AlternativeMetal, as well as occasionally DoomMetal albums of all time. It currently holds the 2nd slot on Rate Your Musicís top-rated Grunge albums, as well as #26 on Rolling Stoneís greatest metal albums of all time.

!!Tracklist:
# "Them Bones" (2:30)
# "Dam That River" (3:09)
# "Rain When I Die" (6:01)
# "Down In A Hole" (5:38)
# "Sickman" (5:29)
# "Rooster" (6:15)
# "Junkhead" (5:09)
# "Dirt" (5:16)
# "Godsmack" (3:56)
# "Dream Sequence/Iron Gland" (0:43) feat. [[Music/Slayer Tom Araya]]
# "Hate To Feel" (5:15)
# "Angry Chair" (4:48)
# "Would?" (3:28)

!!Principal Members:
* Jerry Cantrell: guitars, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
* Sean Kinney: drums
* Layne Staley: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
* Mike Starr: bass
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* ConceptAlbum: The album can be interpreted as one, with the first half depicting the reasons people are drawn to drug use (Depression, a feeling of meaninglessness and PTSD from war.) and the second half describing the effects drugs have on people and how they only make it worse.
* DoomMetal: Many songs on the album qualify as such, with the slow tempos, EpicRiffs and depressing lyrics.
* DownerEnding: Would? is [[SurprisinglyGentleSong musically softer]] then the other songs, but just as dark lyrically, implying the nameless drug addict the album seems to be about (Obviously Layne himself.) will never recover from his drug addiction, which was [[HarsherInHindsight sadly true.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Over half of the songs in some way are this.
* EvilLaugh: ďIron GlandĒ.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Gets pretty damn high up for a {{Grunge}} band, and itís amongst the heaviest AlternativeMetal has gotten.
** 5: Down In A Hole
** 6: Would?, Rooster, Rain When I Die
** 7: Dam That River, Junkhead, Dirt, Angry Chair (latter two are borderline 8)
** 8: Them Bones, Sickman, Godsmack, Hate To Feel (Borderline 9.)
** 9: Iron Gland, Although itís barely a song (borderline 10.)
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