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Dust

Screaming Trees

1996

Dust

Album Summary

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.

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Rating

3.16

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4916

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Grunge
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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

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.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

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.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

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.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

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.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

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.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
2

boring BORING boring that's right, it's a boring sandwich

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Thu Feb 17 2022
2

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.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

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.

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Sat Jul 24 2021
5

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!

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

Mark Lanegan is a god. This isn't their best album but that doesn't make it less than a 5/5.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

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.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
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.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

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.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

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 🌟

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

This is brilliant. A riveting listen, compelling vocals, an alt rock grunge classic. Sounds so good. RIP Mark Lanegan.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

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.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
2

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.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
2

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...

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

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.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

I thought it was just okay at first, but you know what, I'm not feeling it.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
2

Eh, not a fan, especially in a world with so many better bands. Leaving them in the 90's.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
2

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.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
1

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.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

This band is so underrated

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Really great record

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Sun Feb 20 2022
5

She wears a halo of ashes Spectre of the wind Waits on me so patiently I no longer can pretend

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Great

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

Dope, already familiar 5

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

A delightful album, good alternative sound interspersed with mellow pacifying notes.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

Solid blurr meets queen's of the stone age, this rocked

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Sat May 28 2022
5

One of my favourite albums.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
5

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.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
5

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.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Not totally sold on the singing, but it's still a great album filled with varied, interesting and well crafted songs.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

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.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
4

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!

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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

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.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
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.

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Sat Jul 31 2021
4

I would have been all up on this in the 90s - feels a bit stuck in time.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

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!

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

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.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
4

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.

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Sat Aug 14 2021
4

Fantastic album and one I have never heard. I'll be back for more listens

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

Pretty awesome rock album from I band I was unfamiliar with. Rock with a bit more blues influence.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Hell of a fun album. 4.5

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

Great easy listening bop to grill to.

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

7/10. Pretty good.

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

7/10. Solid album, but not outstanding. I like the way this combined 90s sounds with elements of classic rock.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

Very Echo and The Bunnymen ish

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

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!

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Sat Oct 23 2021
4

Quite liked this one, each song belonged on the album, great riffs

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Sat Oct 23 2021
4

Cool rock album with a unique ethnic touch with the synth.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

Really good album.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

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.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Great album and band I was not familiar with!

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

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....

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Good album

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

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.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Good stuff. Managed to surprise me more than once.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Solid 90s grunge

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

Goeie indierock oosterse invloeden, heel sferisch Nirvana achtig

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Pretty enjoyable.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
4

not my kind of music but still a decent listen - enjoyed the 2nd half more

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Transported back nearly 30 years by the distinctive sound

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

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.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Criminally underrated album Witness is a masterpiece

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

I loved this, this feels so foundational

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Old school grunge. Great vocals and I particularly like All I Know and Dime Western

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Ik kende dit niet. Wel goeie muziek, maar mocht misschien iets minder 'braaf'

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Pretty good. All songs are enjoyable but not mind blowing.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Not actually terrible!

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

pretty art but expecting a 3 was better than i thought. went quickly

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

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.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

I really enjoyed this! Note to self: Can’t judge an album by its cover…

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

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!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Pretty good discovery from this genre that I hadn't heard before. A death album that doesn't sound like death.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

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.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

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.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Pretty good!

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

I really liked this.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

The alternative side of grunge era. Much better in my opinion.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Never heard the Screaming Trees before but I had heard of them. I'll have to check out more of their music.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

not band at all

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

Album was really solid. It is a classic 90's Alt Rock album for sure.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

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.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

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.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

-"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

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

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

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

interessante

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

Surprisingly good album. Great stuff from Lanegan

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

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

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Tue Apr 19 2022
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

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

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.

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Grunge’s forgotten hero’s

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

jag tyckte det va cool typ hela albumet höll. Witness är favoriten.

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Fantastic album. How people don't talk about this in the same breath as Ten or Nevermind is beyond me.

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Mon May 09 2022
4

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.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

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

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Tue May 17 2022
4

Really loads better than expected, thought it would be Pearl Jam sequence moaning but really enjoyable.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Pretty good, been meaning to give the screaming trees a try

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Grunge. Hard rock. Muy bueno!

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Thu Jun 23 2022
4

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.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

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

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

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.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Solid dive bar rock from QOTSA vocalist Mark Lanegan.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Didn’t expect to like it but it was great.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

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.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

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.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Ordem natural para sentir a força do grunge com um dos vocais mais impressionantes.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Pretty good - very similar to Pearl Jam.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Pretty good album. Definitely a 90’s grunge band which I tend to enjoy.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Vraiment bon album. Le mélange d'influences grunge et alternatif très 90s est super bon. Les compositions sont très bonnes.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Loved when the keyboards augmented Lanegand voice. Really atmospheric and quite quiet for how I remember the era.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Didn't finish the whole album but sounds like so SOLID psych rock

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

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

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

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

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

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.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

Kinda grungy, kinda pyschedelic, all round enjoyable

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

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

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

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.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

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.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

enjoyed very much

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

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

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

RIP Mark Lanegan

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Beautiful album

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

Miss you, Mark.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

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.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

I expected a lame QotSA imitation, but it was so much better than that. Very interesting and unique arrangements. Best track: Traveler

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

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.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Un album fort sympathique duquel je n'ai absolument rien retenu, inutile de me poser des questions à son sujet par conséquent.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Decent little album, I particularly enjoyed "look at you"

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

Standard Grunge fair

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Good.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Rather bland grunge in my opinion

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

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.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

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.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
3

Fairly good. Definitely will give it another go

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Kolmisen kertaa kuuntelin ja tykkäsin. Siistiä lightrokkia kevyisiin tai vähän raskaampiinkin tunnelmiin

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Oli vähän hassu levy. Nyt jo aika hyvin kerinnyt unohtaa mitä tuli kuunneltua, mutta välistä soi kivasti silti nousematta kunnolla lentoon.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

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

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

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.

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Sat Aug 14 2021
3

The album is ok. It is not memorable in any way. I was not familiar with any of the songs.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

Pffffffft. Thought it was going to be better than it was.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

some of this was very good, some of it was a bit wet wet wet / savage garden.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

3/5

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Mon Aug 30 2021
3

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.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
3

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.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

Enjoyable

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Sun Sep 12 2021
3

Generally boring but inoffensive. 5/10

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

Hair farmers singing opera.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
3

Not bad. Would listen again

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

Ok alternative rock sound. Just average to me

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

Not bad

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

Pretty good album. Nice guitar work, singing, lyrics... but nothing that makes it a real stand-out. Would listen again, though. 3 stars.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
3

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

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

90 tals rock/ indie

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

It has something interesting in it. Hard to describe, but some songs are great.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
3

I thought the genre blending on this album was nice (I liked the country influence!) but it wasn't very memorable.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
3

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

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Tue Oct 12 2021
3

It was okay but all the songs started to sound alike about halfway through.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Enjoyed some of it

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

It is something like this: a tree screaming. Not the type of music that Id like.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
3

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

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

‘Twas interesting but not delectable by my palette.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

Enjoyed. Having a 3 star week here

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Sat Oct 30 2021
3

Never listened to Screaming trees before today. Not bad at all

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Tue Nov 02 2021
3

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

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Fri Nov 05 2021
3

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.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
3

Very listenable! I'd liked them before, but hadn't remembered too much and haven't heard much of this one.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
3

classic rock album, fav song Look at You

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

Not bad for 90s music....

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

You can really hear the Mike McCready

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Sat Nov 13 2021
3

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.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

Nothing especially excellent, but a good vibe overall. I was expecting harder rock, but there were some nice peaceful moments.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
3

Great album, not a fan of most of the songs, but the ones that I liked were bangers.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
3

pretty average but like lanagans voice and some of the trippier songs. 3

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Tue Dec 07 2021
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.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Night at the Bronze.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Very nostalgic. These songs felt immediately familiar even though I hadn't heard them before, but ultimately it isn't lasting or memorable

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

Indie rock - slightly harder Cure or softer Pearl Jam. Strong voice from Lanegan.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

This was good, but not an all-time great record for me

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

mildly psychedelic, mildly grunge

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Tue Dec 28 2021
3

Didn't like this one as much as Carl, but had a good sound to it.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

Very monotonous, many songs had the same sound, but there were definitely some hidden gems on here.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
3

Decent 90s indie

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

It was alright, but I'm over grunge at this point

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

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.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
3

Indie before indie, sort of classic rock, bit out there. Chilled.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

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

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

Album art is awful but the music is alright.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
3

An adequate spin through 1996 American Rock

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

Dost dobar jam u kuhinji dok je ovo sviralo

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

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.

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Sat Jan 29 2022
3

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.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

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

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

Pretty decent!

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

This album just didn't grab me for whatever reason. Went into it expecting more. 3/5 stars

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Tue Feb 08 2022
3

you already know I'm a sucker for 90s alternative baybeeeee. This did not disappoint. I'll definitely put it in my moody rotation.

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