Dust is the seventh studio album by Screaming Trees, released on June 25, 1996. After an aborted attempt at recording a followup to Sweet Oblivion with producer Don Fleming, the band hired producer George Drakoulias to man the controls for what eventually turned out to be their last album. In contrast to the group's previous recordings that were more influenced by psychedelic rock and punk rock, Dust contains music that is equally influenced by folk and blues, while still retaining a harder-edged sound. "All I Know" was released as a single from the album and became a success on rock radio. "Dying Days" features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. Kerrang! Magazine selected Dust as the best album of 1996 in their year-end awards. The band toured behind Dust for nearly two years (with former Kyuss and future Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme serving as a touring guitarist), and afterwards went on an extended hiatus, eventually disbanding officially in 2000.Wikipedia
Not bad at all. Didn't know them yet and didn't have very high expectations when I read about them, but it's really very decent. A variation of rather light grunge with some more experimental psychedelic rock mixed in. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.
Kinda surprised to find this album on here. It's completely unnotable. No real hits. Certainly didn't change anything even the genera. It's not a bad album, but there's nothing remarkable about it either. To me, it's just another of the hundreds of bands that tried to copy the Washington sound of the 90s but unremarkably so.
I was only aware of Screaming Trees because of Mark Lanegan's collaborations with QotSA. This could be an underrated gem, a grower, I'll be re-listening to in future.
I rather like this album. While uneven, the best of the tracks are better than a lot of the watered-down, over-hyped songs and bands with more output in the nineties. I'm not sure why they never crossed my radar back then. If they had, I think I would have listened to this album. Now, it's maybe a bit too rooted in it's time to make a regular rotation for me, but I would like to re-experience it occassionally.
Overall, the album feels kinda flat. Not bad but doesn't really grab me in any significant way. Indicative of the era really. Screaming Trees are one of those 90s bands that I know the name, but I couldn't tell you any songs of theirs that I know. Sounds like a thousand others from that time period. Meh. I do like a lot of stuff Mark Lanegan has done post screaming trees, though.
boring BORING boring that's right, it's a boring sandwich
Lanegran's voice sounded frankly appalling at the start, but by the end I was on board, or at least less irked. So give him that. Give the band their dues, too, as dreary murksters who know how to keep things sprightly. Or if not sprightly, at least varied. The Indian guitar work helps. And they can arrange their way through five minutes plus when they need to. But in truth, I only think this is keeping its head above water because one listen isn't enough for me to parse what I surmise from the turgid and sad sack music are turgid and sad sack lyrics.
Uninspiring cover hides grand and majestic grunge (not grunge) album with nods to classic hard rock, 60s psychedelia, folk and blues instead of the nihilistic pop punk and metal of their contemporaries. Underrated.
I really enjoyed this album. Unexpected gem for me, hit in all the right places. I was a big fan of a lot of the grunge that came out (Pearl am, Nirvana, etc.). I don't know how I missed this group!
Mark Lanegan is a god. This isn't their best album but that doesn't make it less than a 5/5.
Usually when I read that a band is classified as "grunge" I'm not super excited. Most bands in that genre don't appeal to me - the music is too heavy on the noise and light on the melody. This was really good however. Solid songs, solid production, interesting tunes. 3.5 stars rounding up to 4.
The Trees broke through on the neo-psych grunge of "Sweet Oblivion" but this is their greatest artistic triumph, encompassing not just psych influences (especially noticeable on the sitar-tinged opener "Halo of Ashes") but country and blues as well, especially on closing numbers "Dime Western" and "Gospel Plow". "Make My Mind" is another highlight, with a hook that makes the most of singer Lanegan's gravelly delivery. Unfortunately, the band would dissolve after this high watermark, though the "Last Words" compilation basically serves as a final "lost" album.
A reasonable description of the Screaming Trees would be to suggest they're the Eagles of Grunge. As an unabashed Eagles fan, I mean that as a compliment. It might explain why the music press didn't fall over themselves to give Screaming Trees the praise they provided the Nirvanas or Pearl Jams or even Soundgardens of the day. Or maybe it was because this band's vice of choice seemed to be booze instead of some of the hard drugs other grunge bands preferred. Whatever the reason, unlike the wildly successful Eagles, the Screaming Trees just never completely broke through in a way I thought they surely would after hearing them on the "Singles" soundtrack. Maybe their music was just too accessible for the grunge crowd to embrace. Ultimately the music is all that matters. This still holds up quite well - it's not nearly as dated as a lot of grunge from the Era - and deserves reappraisal. One should dock this a point for the horrible album cover, but acquiesce upon remembering the fictional grunge band Matt Dillon fronted in "Singles" called Citizen Dick.
A very cool album. Reminds me of Canadian band Tea Party. I like these guys much more than their grunge brethren like Soundgarden and bands of that ilk. Their sound is more nuanced and the vocals smoother and more inviting. I'll be enjoying this album quite a lot in the coming weeks 4 🌟
This is brilliant. A riveting listen, compelling vocals, an alt rock grunge classic. Sounds so good. RIP Mark Lanegan.
Je n'ai aucune envie de vous livrer une critique à froid, plus de dix heures après avoir écouté cet album. C'est la raison pour laquelle je vais vous retranscrire mot pour mot l'échange que j'ai eu avec mon compagnon d'écoute gadelmapeze une poignée de minutes seulement après en avoir terminé avec les Screaming Trees : - Il était bien l'album d'aujourd'hui ? - Pas mal, disons 3,5. Problème : la note 3,5 n'existe pas sur ce site ô combien mal pensé. Alors pour remédier à cette anomalie , j'ai mis au point une méthode consistant à arrondir à l'entier inférieur. Trois sur cinq.
Screaming Trees were at the forefront of the grunge wave in the late 80s... and then kinda got left behind as the genre exploded in the early 90s. They never reached the heights that their compatriots achieved commercially, though apparently "Dust" was critically acclaimed. I'm not really sure why though. I know "All I Know," but I'm not familiar with the rest of the album. The Screaming Trees song I know best is "Nearly Lost You," off 1992's "Sweet Oblivion," mostly because it was on the soundtrack to the movie "Singles" alongside Pearl Jam, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, and Alice in Chains. What does Screaming Trees not have in common with those bands? I'm kind of at a loss to explain why this was a well-received album. It was voted best album of 1996 by Kerrang! magazine!? Tool's "Ænima" came out that year, among others much better than "Dust." Because "Dust" is pretty unspectacular. It's fairly run-of-the-mill grunge. I don't get much of the folk and blues influence the Wikipedia article claims it has. At the end of the day, I've still got "Nearly Lost You" stuck in my head, even though I didn't actually listen to it today.
So I guess that the 1001 execs decide there's 30 or 40 genres (like grunge, for example) that should be addressed in their selections, and then present us with the best releases from those genres. Of course, if you're not a fan of the genre, like grunge for example, you question what exactly it is that makes this band worthy of being on the list. This was the question I was asking after 4 songs when I abandoned. But when I returned and listened to the 2nd half of the CD, which is a bit more acoustic and varied. It could have been worse. Still...
Generically boring 90s alt-rock. Might be my least favorite of the 90s styles to be honest, it's just.... there... Like, just listen to Pearl Jam if you want this style.
I thought it was just okay at first, but you know what, I'm not feeling it.
Eh, not a fan, especially in a world with so many better bands. Leaving them in the 90's.
Best Song: All I Know. Nice alt-rock chorus that feels radio-friendly in a not unpleasant way. Worst Song: Traveler. Nothing here sticks out here as singularly "bad", just generally boring, so this song wins by virtue of being slightly more boring than the rest. Overall: Perfectly ordinary music that I can't imagine a single person getting excited about. An album whose highs are as medium as its lows.
I think I preferred Screaming Trees by Dust. After Abbey Road (yesterday), we now seen to be listening to some middle of the road bullshit again. It's not bad music, but the chord progressions are so textbook, with the lyrics on Spotify I can sing along, despite never having heard it before.
This band is so underrated
Really great record
She wears a halo of ashes Spectre of the wind Waits on me so patiently I no longer can pretend
Dope, already familiar 5
A delightful album, good alternative sound interspersed with mellow pacifying notes.
Solid blurr meets queen's of the stone age, this rocked
One of my favourite albums.
Dust stands as a monument to what a beast of a singer Lanegan was. Scrappy and hoarse yet fragile and beautiful. An absolutely unique voice mainly comparable to singers such as Waits and Cave. While a bit more polished than earlier Screaming Trees records this still sounds extremely raw at points. And while the string section delivers it is Barrett Martin's exceptional drum and percussion work that earns Dust the last star for me personally.
This is one of my favourite alternative rock albums of all time. The record is packed with power and beauty. 'Look at You', 'Sworn and Broken' and of course 'Gospel Plow' are incredibly beautiful. With each listen, my favourite track changes. First it's 'Dying Days', then it's 'Witness' and the next time it is yet another one. Very impressive! Mark Lanegan truly was a genius with a voice of his own.
Not totally sold on the singing, but it's still a great album filled with varied, interesting and well crafted songs.
YES GRUNGE THANK GOD i was beginning to lose hope. I adore this album, and basically all of Screaming Trees. Just the perfect music for me, and Lanegan is a fantastic singer for the music they produced.
The middle eastern grunge thing going on in “Halo of Ashes” is really cool and unique. A lot of folk and blues influences I’m enjoying here too as I get into “Dying Days”. Really solid 90s rock album by a band I’d never heard of!
Except for the first track, Halo of Ashes, I found myself at first thinking "pretty standard grunge fare." Halo of Ashes was definitely unique with its Eastern-tinged grunge and made for a great opener. The following tracks at first seem to fall into that standard grunge fare category, but it's probably not fair to simply refer to Screaming Trees as Standard Grunge Fare. This band was an early part of the Seattle scene but never broke through like the other bands (but apparently the other bands were fans of Screaming Trees). Articles about the band say the problem was the band was seriously dysfunctional. In fact, this was their last album, released in 1996, followed by two years of touring, a hiatus, and a breakup in 2000. After listening a few times, it's hard not to wonder how they weren't superstars like their contemporaries. The album grew on me, particularly the later tracks. The songs are catchy and the production quality is first class. The singer has a great voice that is definitely part of the grunge sound but is still distinct. On first listen I was going to rate it a 3, which I define as "a good album that I don't mind hearing but wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out." For me a 4 is a great album that maybe has a few weak tracks or requires a particular mood. I'll call this a 3.5 and round up to a 4.
Buenísimo álbum. No conocía a esta banda. Me gustó completo el disco. Definitivamente no es grunge, pero se nota que fue influencia para el género.
I would have been all up on this in the 90s - feels a bit stuck in time.
I had forgotten that I knew most of the songs- this is a really strong and still very listenable example of the genre and the time that does more than just replicate a sound. Happy to have been prompted to listen again!
Mucho mejor de lo que esperaba al ver la portada. Con ese dibujo feo y el nombre de la banda me imaginé que iba a ser (más) punk o progresivo y resultó ser un alternativo noventero bastante agradable que me recuerda a Alice In Chains, Janes Addiction o algo del estilo. Nada malo y con algunas rolas que incluso agregué a mi librería.
Otro álbum, y otra banda que probablemente jamás habría conocido de no ser por este disco. Me sorprende mucho no haber escuchado nunca de esta banda, aunque viendo en su bio que tuvieron muchos periodos de inactivadad, creo que no debería sorprenderme tanto. Supongo que las disqueras dejaron de darles promoción al percibirlos como 'poco confiables'. Las canciones que me gustaron más fueron Halo of Ashes, Look and You y especialmente Gospel Plow.
Fantastic album and one I have never heard. I'll be back for more listens
Pretty awesome rock album from I band I was unfamiliar with. Rock with a bit more blues influence.
Hell of a fun album. 4.5
Great easy listening bop to grill to.
7/10. Pretty good.
7/10. Solid album, but not outstanding. I like the way this combined 90s sounds with elements of classic rock.
That was the first time that I have heard this album. It had Themes similar to the head boys album I listened to in high school
Very Echo and The Bunnymen ish
i enjoyed this a lot more than i'd expected to. i'm pretty sure that if i'd had any interest in straight-up rock & roll back in '96, i would've loved this album then. as it happens, i did not, and as a result, i heard it for the first time only today. i feel like i should have something deep to say about this, but i just don't. it was fun, in a way i was unable to appreciate at the time, but i quite enjoyed hearing it now. Look At You was a fun surprise in a fun overall landscape. good times!
Quite liked this one, each song belonged on the album, great riffs
Cool rock album with a unique ethnic touch with the synth.
Really good album.
4.5 Stars. A hard rock grunge record that is great all the way through. I enjoyed every song on here, the melodies and hooks are memorable and its easy listen from start to finish.
Great album and band I was not familiar with!
I'm way more familiar with Mark Lanegan's solo career, so it's interesting to hear his voice sounding a little younger. This was apparently their final album? I should dig into their back catalog. Fave track - "Make My Mind" or "Witness", I reckon....
Not bad, but very 90s. Not much my style. Well mixed and good instrumentals, though. The album is valleyed, with the best songs at the start and end.
Good stuff. Managed to surprise me more than once.
Solid 90s grunge
Goeie indierock oosterse invloeden, heel sferisch Nirvana achtig
not my kind of music but still a decent listen - enjoyed the 2nd half more
Transported back nearly 30 years by the distinctive sound
I had never heard of this band beforehand, but I really enjoyed this. A great mixture of psychedelic rock and Indian instrumentation. Really strong production. Shame they didn't keep going.
Criminally underrated album Witness is a masterpiece
I loved this, this feels so foundational
Old school grunge. Great vocals and I particularly like All I Know and Dime Western
Ik kende dit niet. Wel goeie muziek, maar mocht misschien iets minder 'braaf'
Pretty good. All songs are enjoyable but not mind blowing.
Not actually terrible!
pretty art but expecting a 3 was better than i thought. went quickly
Enjoyed it a lot. Bunch of different sounds that make the songs stand out. There's some grunge, some psychedelic rock, some experimental. My favorite songs were the ones that went like "bwowowow". The instrumental on Dime Western is great. Not for everyone, but it's a yes from me.
I really enjoyed this! Note to self: Can’t judge an album by its cover…
This is an album that I should've been more familiar with than I am. It must have come out right when I was getting out of listening to new grunge, and just completely missed my radar. I liked it, though, and will isten to it again!
Pretty good discovery from this genre that I hadn't heard before. A death album that doesn't sound like death.
I genuinely enjoy this album. The first few songs are very grunge meets alternative of the mid-90s, but at Dying Days it starts giving me 70s rock vibes so I like the shift in tone! Super easy to listen to. I’d say the opening song is my least favorite.
Really charmed by this. There are occasional quiet moments that keep it from being just thrashing guitars the whole time - and those moments help us hear and appreciate the thrashing guitars. Interesting to know that Josh Homme toured with them for a couple years. You can really hear how it may have influenced him - I especially hear it in Mark Lanegan's singing style. And I'm sure the influence went both ways since Lanehan joined QOTSA.
I really liked this.
The alternative side of grunge era. Much better in my opinion.
Never heard the Screaming Trees before but I had heard of them. I'll have to check out more of their music.
not band at all
Album was really solid. It is a classic 90's Alt Rock album for sure.
Pleasantly surprised to see some love for this band and this album in particular. While not popular at the time it 's a good album, Witness is such a great tune and maybe my fav Trees tune.
Pleasantly surprised. More musical than muddy: maybe grunge is the wrong classification? Better a 3 and a 4 but we’ll round this one up as I was expecting a much more miserable ride.
-"Dime Western" has a riff that sound like a Dream Theater riff -Actually I think it sounds like the riff from "Heaven On Their Minds" from "Jesus Christ Superstar" -Very cool psychedelic-Beatles-esque-sitar-like stuff going on in "halo of Ashes" -"Gospel Plow" starts spooky and then picks up in quite a cool way -Overall nice album with some cool spooky-slowish rock with some nice heavier moments throughout
4/04/2022 Today's Album: "Dust" by Screaming Trees - This album takes influences from multiple genres in a really appealing and well-assembled manor. This grungy, psychedelic, folky, bluesy, and hard rocky LP at points sounds like early Radiohead, Red Hot Chile Peppers, Doves, early Pink Floyd, and even Lynyrd Skynyrd or CCR. It is obvious though, that this is a group of talented musicians that are using these inspirations to create some amazing tracks. Not only do these ideas seem to flow from one to another very seamlessly, but the production of these tracks is great and there are a bunch of really great instrumental performances throughout the mix. Despite the different genres used throughout the track list, the instrumentation stays relatively similar throughout, which gives this project a great feeling of consistency. The vocals sound really nice; the album cover is really cool and interesting; the chord patterns may feel a bit re-used, but the soul and energy is there and every track ends up feeling unique. Some tracks don't catch my attention as much as others, but those who don't serve as nice interludes between some of the really dazzling moments, like at around 2 minutes into Sworn and Broken with the dazzling synth solo it has. Given this album came out in 1996, I think it might be fair to assume that this sound inspired many other bands (most obviously Doves from my perspective). The final track, Gospel Plow is a little more experimental than the others and it runs for about 6 minutes, but I think it's a really fantastic track that incorporates a lot of the sounds they were using in the rest of this album. It almost sounds like if Tool in the best way, with these really cool chugging bass lines and some eerie synth notes. It ends the album in a really killer way and cements this record in my mind as one of the most solid albums of the 90s, showcasing everything that was big in that era from alt rock to grunge to even classic rock revivalism. I think this album is a must listen for anyone who likes moodier 90s rock with excellent performances and a lot of melodic character. There are some points that aren't for me as much as others, but I can still see the value in what they were creating and their hits make up for it all 10 fold. Score: 8.5/10 Highlights: Halo Of Ashes, All I Know, Look At You, Dying Days, Sworn and Broken, Traveler, Dime Western, Gospel Plow
Surprisingly good album. Great stuff from Lanegan
Big, blowsy and beautiful, this is state-of-the-art late ‘90s rock from a fully mature band. No real clear hit jumps out but it’s solid from top to bottom, with every track offering something of interest. The mini-solo guitar flourishes in nearly every song are grace notes amid very interesting instrumentation and production choices (strings, bells, synths, acoustic instruments, etc.). The mood and tempo stays in a comfortable middle range with both hard edges and mellower moments to up the drama. This just sounds great, and is well worth knowing (not to mention another listen). 3.7 / 4
An excellent and varied heavy rock record without a single weak track. A wall of noise that stays just the right side of the line to avoid becoming a dirge. The record is further elevated by Mark Lanegan's unique and soulful vocals. Really enjoyed this and will likely return. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: All I Know Date listened: 18/04/22
I don't know why I wasn't already a fan of this. I should have been. It's slap bang in the middle of my wheelhouse, right time, right sound, just like all my favourite bands. Anyway, I love it, and have wasted the past 26 years knowing nothing of it. This will be remedied asap.
Grunge’s forgotten hero’s
jag tyckte det va cool typ hela albumet höll. Witness är favoriten.
Fantastic album. How people don't talk about this in the same breath as Ten or Nevermind is beyond me.
Musically speaking the initial references to Indian music were the most prominent. But the rest is also solid, or the strings are digging their way into my brain and convincing me of as much. Screaming Trees don't have the harmonic depth of Nirvana, but I much prefer the singing and country influence evident here to the band's contemporaries. The eruption of pleasant surprises like the organesque piano licks helped me be sure in another discovery.
This is one of those 90s bands that I never really got into when they were actually around. The sound of this album certainly takes me back. The Screaming Trees are definitely a gentler sort of alternative rock band than many of their more popular counterparts. It's a shame they didn't get more attention. The songs are well-composed, and the lyrics were good as of my first pass. Definitely worth a listen, particularly for those of us who came of age during the 90s 4/5
Really loads better than expected, thought it would be Pearl Jam sequence moaning but really enjoyable.
Pretty good, been meaning to give the screaming trees a try
Grunge. Hard rock. Muy bueno!
Man, you guys are coming out swinging today. I like Love Battery, too, but I don't think there's many from this era who can touch Mark Lanegan's voice. I guess you either like it or you don't. I love it! First three songs here are fantastic melodic grunge, and actually maybe I'll take back what I wrote on Neil Young. In some ways I can in fact hear shades and tendrils of "Ragged Glory" in this album. The rest of the album doesn't have the same hooks as those first three tracks, but I think they're a good precursor to where Lanegan was going with his solo stuff. Again, I'm won over by the voice and even when the songs weren't the strongest it still felt like I had a comfy blanket in my lap. In the off chance Alex likes this I'll recommend The Gutter Twins collab Lanegan did with Greg Duli of the Afghan Whigs. It's darker and smokier. And of course he's one of the standout components of the Queens of the Stone Age's classic "Songs for the Deaf." Also, guys he's dead! Lanegan died in February of this year and I feel like it barely made a blip in the news cycle. It makes me sad and really surprised, given he seems like a dude who other musicians adored. Where's the memorial concert?? I blame stupid Covid. Oh well.
A sound I am familiar with but surprising and not a band I recall but apparently was on the Singles soundtrack so must have heard them at one point. Quite liked it ...added a few tracks to my growing playlist - Sworn and Broken and Traveler were my personal picks
I hadn’t heard this one, but I liked it a lot. Mark Lanegan had a way of writing these pop gems that they managed to dress up in a coat of indie-cred. I like it.
Solid dive bar rock from QOTSA vocalist Mark Lanegan.
Didn’t expect to like it but it was great.
Cool new find from the mid 90s. Lots of interesting sounds mixed with heavy grunge guitar--- with a little sitar and middle eastern vibes. Fave tracks: Look at You, Witness, Dime Western, Sworn and Broken (cool organ solo), Gospel Plow Heck there is something to like on all the tracks. Feels a bit disjointed but enjoyable.
No wind up, the first song puts you in directly in the middle of their sound, in media res. I’m really digging this. Grunge-y, alt-rock. Strands of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden.
Ordem natural para sentir a força do grunge com um dos vocais mais impressionantes.
Pretty good - very similar to Pearl Jam.
Pretty good album. Definitely a 90’s grunge band which I tend to enjoy.
Vraiment bon album. Le mélange d'influences grunge et alternatif très 90s est super bon. Les compositions sont très bonnes.
Loved when the keyboards augmented Lanegand voice. Really atmospheric and quite quiet for how I remember the era.
Didn't finish the whole album but sounds like so SOLID psych rock
My Lanegan experience will probably differ from most. I heard the big Screaming Trees songs and some of his solo stuff before, and of course his QOTSA material, but I only really gained an interest in his work after reading his book. His stuff with Queens was clearly their best and I really like his solo work (Bubblegum is a 10/10 record), but the Trees are mostly just good. From what I recall, their previous album is the one he was proudest of, and the group was largely disconnected here. There are some solid ideas here, and I think everybody gives a solid performance, but it does sound like a band who’ve expired their need for each other. It’s a good listen, likely not their best. B
This album was very good. It has a bit of the Pearl Jam - Ten sound, but with a lot of other things going on. I listened through twice and if it were 1996 it would be in my regular rotation. 4/5
This album kind of snuck up on me. I was initially not impressed, but by halfway through started really paying attention and immediately played it through a second time. Really good overall. There are hints of gospel in lots of the songs, and I love how smoothly its integrated with the rest of the alternative rock sound of the late 90's that's pretty unmistakable.
Kinda grungy, kinda pyschedelic, all round enjoyable
This is the first i’ve heard of Screaming Trees so i’m not expecting much. Being labelled as ‘grunge’ is something i can enjoy about this record as i rather enjoy grunge music. Tracks i liked: all i know, dying days, sworn and broken I liked this record but there wasn’t many standout tracks. They all sounded similar. Despite this i still enjoyed this record and probably would revisit it. 4/5
A rock record that shows the power of holding something back and staying in control, of embracing the mid-tempo, as opposed to playng every note as fast and loud as possible, and amping up every song to be the ultimate in epic-osity. "Sworn and Broken" is best cut on a clunker-free collection. The interesting touches of strings, bells, synths, acoustic instruments, etc. sparkle up the textures and add to the interest. The playing is solid all the way around, and frequently inspired (without being over the top [bears repeating]) and the vocals are state-of-the-art cool. Yes, it's got a distinctly mid-90s vvibe, but the highly effective execution makes it worth knowing today.
I know a few Screaming Trees songs (not any from this album) that I've thought were really good but I've never dug deeper into their discography. After listening to this I feel like I've made a terrible mistake that I'm going to have to rectify immediately. This is as good as any 90s music from the Pacific Northwest that I've heard. It's grungy (for whatever that is worth) but the little psychedelic touches and pop hooks make it really stand out. It's a shame or at least confusing to me that they weren't bigger.
enjoyed very much
Wow, this album kicked some ass. I am truly shocked at how good this was. Halo of ashes was a good opener but the next song, all i know, blew me away. Thats one of the best songs I've heard on ANY of these albums. I was just lost in this album after that song. Great rock vibes and great guitar work. Rockin' 8/10
RIP Mark Lanegan
Miss you, Mark.
RIP Mark Lanegan. One of the most interesting figures of the 90s Seattle scene. Such an incredibly versatile voice with an equally incredibly versatile career. I really haven’t given this band in particular enough of my time, but this album is very good and deserves more appreciation. 4.5 stars.
I expected a lame QotSA imitation, but it was so much better than that. Very interesting and unique arrangements. Best track: Traveler
A throughly enjoyable, rocking set that doesn't overstay its welcome and leaves plenty of marks along the way, with one foot out the grunge door and another foot in the post-grunge one. A pity this was the last one, for they could have done greater albums if they went down this route. Favorites: All I Know, Look at You, Dying Days, Sworn and Broken, Traveller, Gospel Plow.
Un album fort sympathique duquel je n'ai absolument rien retenu, inutile de me poser des questions à son sujet par conséquent.
Decent little album, I particularly enjoyed "look at you"
Standard Grunge fair
The Screaming Trees final album encapsulates the final days of grunge in a positive way. You can hear folk and psych influences also on the track Traveler. A good listen (twice) especially since I wasn't in the mood for grunge when I played it. Favorite tracks : Halo of Ashes, Dying Days, Traveler
Rather bland grunge in my opinion
Well... I didn't dislike it. A new band and new music for me. I'm not sure if I can pick anything that would stand out to me about the band or the music. It sounded like the 90s.
There was a few good songs, but there were a few I didn't enjoy as well. Most I probably wouldn't revisit. 3/5 stars.
Fairly good. Definitely will give it another go
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2.5| que mal que este sea su "mejor disco", que mal que no los hicieron tan famosos como a Nirvana o Pearl Jam, que Mal que se fueran por el sonido soft del grunge
2.5 | Otro grupo totalmente nuevo para mí. Se me hizo interesante, rock alternativo noventero muy bien hecho. Me hace pensar en esos puntos que terminan marcando la vida de uno y haciendo gustos y que pueden ser totalmente originados por el azar. Seguramente esta es una banda que en su momento fue "LA BANDA" de mucho adolescentes, simplemente quizá porque fue una canción en un momento adecuado o por algo tan simple como haber sido el disco al que tenían acceso. Creo después de pasar ese rubro de los 13-20 años los gustos, especialmente musicales, se quedan muy afianzados y cada quien tendrá sus "máximos" bastante bien definidos; obviamente conoceremos más música y la podemos apreciar pero siento es difícil llegar a sorprendernos, tener esos impactos emocionales y hacernos de algo demasiado personal a esos primeros niveles. En su lugar tenderemos a apreciar pero casi siempre con un mayor marco de referencia y comparando a cientos de cosas que ahora conocemos. Esa época de exploración y descubrimiento no se puede repetir.... A que va mi divagada sin sentido... a que está muy agradable el disco, pero por qué escucharía esto en lugar de Stone Temple Pilots... Alice in Chains o incluso algo como Dinosaur Jr o tantas tantas bandas de grunge/alternativo que hubo... quizá simplemente suerte... si hubiera conocido esto de entrada a los 14 posiblemente se me haría una obra de arte... Como es, hoy en día, es un disco bastante decente pero que me suena demasiado familiar.
The album is ok. It is not memorable in any way. I was not familiar with any of the songs.
Pffffffft. Thought it was going to be better than it was.
some of this was very good, some of it was a bit wet wet wet / savage garden.
I went through a reasonably long Screaming Trees phase before moving on from it (and the relevant genres, for the most part). This is fine but I think there's a lot better material in their earlier work.
Pretty good 90's rock that takes from a lot of it's contemporaries at the time. Radiohead, Soundgarden, a third band. It's not bad! But it didn't impress me all that much.
Generally boring but inoffensive. 5/10
Hair farmers singing opera.
Not bad. Would listen again
Ok alternative rock sound. Just average to me
Pretty good album. Nice guitar work, singing, lyrics... but nothing that makes it a real stand-out. Would listen again, though. 3 stars.
Halo of Ashes 9/10 All I Know 7.5-8/10 Look At You 6/10 Dying Days 8/10 Make My Mind 3/10 Sworn and Broken 8/10 Witness 10/10 Traveler 9/10 Dime Western 5/10 Gospel Plow 6.5/10
90 tals rock/ indie
It has something interesting in it. Hard to describe, but some songs are great.
I thought the genre blending on this album was nice (I liked the country influence!) but it wasn't very memorable.
Me: I’ve heard of this band- grunge right? Let’s see how I like it. ::Really quite likes it:: Me: I think they might be from Seattle? That would be cool. ::looks it up:: ELLENSBURG?! There are so few bands from Eastern Washington, so that was pretty cool. Favorite songs are All I Know, Look at You, Make My Mind, and Witness. 3.5
It was okay but all the songs started to sound alike about halfway through.
Enjoyed some of it
It is something like this: a tree screaming. Not the type of music that Id like.
This was certainly the most unique grunge/rock/blues album I've heard so far. It has a lot of different elements incorporated and while I probably wouldn't listen to this very often, it was still an interesting listen. I especially enjoyed how psychedelic the last few songs got; it got me interested in their earlier music which I hear is more psychedelic. Fav songs: All I Know, Traveler
‘Twas interesting but not delectable by my palette.
Enjoyed. Having a 3 star week here
Never listened to Screaming trees before today. Not bad at all
This is a perfectly good 90s grunge album. It's more thoughtfully done and musically better than a lot of the dreck that was out around the same time. I liked a lot of the songs, but in the end it's not super memorable. Fave Songs: Sworn and Broken, Witness, Look At You, Dying Days, All I know
The album starts strong and has a good alternative rock vibe... by the time we hit traveler, the album starts to go downhill a bit. Enjoyable but short of excellent.
Very listenable! I'd liked them before, but hadn't remembered too much and haven't heard much of this one.
classic rock album, fav song Look at You
Not bad for 90s music....
You can really hear the Mike McCready
Pretty good. I had been familiar with singer Mark Lanegan's work with QOTSA amongst others but never took the plunge on a Screaming Trees album. Mark's voice is pretty great here. Some of the songs are a little bland to me, but there are some definite winners here. My personal favorite was Sworn and Broken. I feel like this album could actually grow on me if I listened to it more. I'd really like to hear their SST era stuff as well. Somewhere between a 5 and a 6 on a 10 point scale for me.
Nothing especially excellent, but a good vibe overall. I was expecting harder rock, but there were some nice peaceful moments.
Great album, not a fan of most of the songs, but the ones that I liked were bangers.
pretty average but like lanagans voice and some of the trippier songs. 3
Escuderos de los grandes triunfadores del grunge tienen canciones buenas pero no brillaron mucho. El disco se deja escuchar y no está mal pero ya. Me han gustado "Halo of ashes" y "Make my mind" que no son las más reproducidas según Spoty, pero eso a quién le importa.
Night at the Bronze.
Very nostalgic. These songs felt immediately familiar even though I hadn't heard them before, but ultimately it isn't lasting or memorable
Indie rock - slightly harder Cure or softer Pearl Jam. Strong voice from Lanegan.
This was good, but not an all-time great record for me
mildly psychedelic, mildly grunge
Didn't like this one as much as Carl, but had a good sound to it.
Very monotonous, many songs had the same sound, but there were definitely some hidden gems on here.
Decent 90s indie
It was alright, but I'm over grunge at this point
Often overlooked but this band was actually consistently good - not least due to Mark Lanegan’s wonderful voice. It is not special and it’s not their best - but it’s a good album that gets better with every listen.
Indie before indie, sort of classic rock, bit out there. Chilled.
It is a decent enough album but another one of those ones I question whether it is essential listening. I always saw this band as grunge also rans. A band that changed their style to suit a trend. Mark Lanegan has an amazing voice and there are some nice songs on here but nothing that will get me to put this on high rotation
Album art is awful but the music is alright.
An adequate spin through 1996 American Rock
Dost dobar jam u kuhinji dok je ovo sviralo
Dost solidan album Urlajučih Drveća nijedna pjesma nije loša, sve su dobre, ali naglasak na dobre, ne na odlične kojima ću se vraćat. Sredina albuma je najjači dio.
I didn't hear this band back then. Was vaguely familiar with the name, but that's all I have in the memory banks. Grunge was so ubiquitous for so many years that the genre itself doesn't do much for me anymore, but this band has melodic style and some rhythmic aspects that make them sound more "poppy" (not a negative term here) and than the grunge bands I remember. The musicianship is excellent. Quite a few nice guitar riffs and hooks in there, not so easy to include well in this kind of music. Overall, it's nothing I'll come back to but I can see why they were popular.
I’m a fan of Mark Lanegan without ever having gone back and properly listened to Screaming Trees. This is a good album and was a lot more accessible than I’d expected it to be, despite not containing any of the Screaming Trees songs I knew
This album just didn't grab me for whatever reason. Went into it expecting more. 3/5 stars
you already know I'm a sucker for 90s alternative baybeeeee. This did not disappoint. I'll definitely put it in my moody rotation.