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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue

I had a proper grunge session last night - Nirvana Bleach, Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Pearl Jam Ten, various Pixies, and plenty more besides. If it weren't for that I might be tempted into some AiC right now.

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1 minute ago, Thrashman said:

I had a proper grunge session last night - Nirvana Bleach, Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Pearl Jam Ten, various Pixies, and plenty more besides. If it weren't for that I might be tempted into some AiC right now.

I'm really enjoying their post-reunion stuff lately. Maybe it's taken me this long to get used to the polish, and the fact that it isn't Layne? I dunno... Anyway I liked it fine before, but it's hitting home lately. You get into any of the new albums?

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20 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm really enjoying their post-reunion stuff lately. Maybe it's taken me this long to get used to the polish, and the fact that it isn't Layne? I dunno... Anyway I liked it fine before, but it's hitting home lately. You get into any of the new albums?

I liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, much as I haven't listened to it often; and the others have their moments. The classic stuff is definitely where it's at, though.

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2 hours ago, Thrashman said:

I liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, much as I haven't listened to it often; and the others have their moments. The classic stuff is definitely where it's at, though.

There's no comparison with the urgency of their 90s recordings, but the songwriting is still classic Jerry Cantrell. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here actually made me appreciate Black Gives Way To Blue more, I had written them off completely when I first heard that. I've also developed more of a taste for Jerry's solo stuff, Boggy Depot in particular. Can't help wishing things had been different for them, though.

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