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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

3.18

Votes

3878

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Grunge
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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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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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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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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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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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2

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4

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

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

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

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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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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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5

This band is so underrated

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5

Really great record

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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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5

Great

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5

Dope, already familiar 5

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5

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

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5

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

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5

One of my favourite albums.

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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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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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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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4

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

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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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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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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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4

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

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4

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

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4

Hell of a fun album. 4.5

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4

Great easy listening bop to grill to.

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4

7/10. Pretty good.

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

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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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4

Very Echo and The Bunnymen ish

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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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4

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

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4

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

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4

Really good album.

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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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4

Great album and band I was not familiar with!

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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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4

Good album

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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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4

Good stuff. Managed to surprise me more than once.

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4

Solid 90s grunge

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4

Goeie indierock oosterse invloeden, heel sferisch Nirvana achtig

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4

Pretty enjoyable.

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4

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

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4

Transported back nearly 30 years by the distinctive sound

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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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4

Criminally underrated album Witness is a masterpiece

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4

I loved this, this feels so foundational

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4

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

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4

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

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4

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

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4

Not actually terrible!

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4

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

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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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4

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

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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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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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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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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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4

Pretty good!

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4

I really liked this.

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4

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

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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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4

not band at all

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4

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

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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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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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-"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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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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interessante

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4

Surprisingly good album. Great stuff from Lanegan

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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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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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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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4

Grunge’s forgotten hero’s

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

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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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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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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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4

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

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4

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

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4

Grunge. Hard rock. Muy bueno!

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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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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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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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4

Solid dive bar rock from QOTSA vocalist Mark Lanegan.

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4

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

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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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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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4

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

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4

Pretty good - very similar to Pearl Jam.

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4

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

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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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3

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

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3

Standard Grunge fair

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3

Good.

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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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Rather bland grunge in my opinion

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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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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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Fairly good. Definitely will give it another go

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

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

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

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

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3/5

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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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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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Enjoyable

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Generally boring but inoffensive. 5/10

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Hair farmers singing opera.

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Not bad. Would listen again

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Ok alternative rock sound. Just average to me

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Not bad

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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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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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90 tals rock/ indie

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

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

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Enjoyed some of it

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

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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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‘Twas interesting but not delectable by my palette.

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Enjoyed. Having a 3 star week here

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

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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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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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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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classic rock album, fav song Look at You

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Not bad for 90s music....

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You can really hear the Mike McCready

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

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

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

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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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Night at the Bronze.

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

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

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mildly psychedelic, mildly grunge

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

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

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Decent 90s indie

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

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

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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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Album art is awful but the music is alright.

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An adequate spin through 1996 American Rock

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Dost dobar jam u kuhinji dok je ovo sviralo

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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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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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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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Pretty decent!

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

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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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Interesting album. Consistent all the way through. Though not innovative the sound really captures a style. Enjoyable listen.

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Perfectly fine I guess but there's nothing good here. Not sure why this is on the list.

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Decent 90s rock / alternative

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It was fine. No need to listen to it again.

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Singer has a great vocal tone but songs were nothing special. Pleasant enough but not something to come back to again

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Some classic alternative rock from the 90s. I was leaning towards a 4 because I liked the first half a lot, but it kind of lost my interest on the back half of the album.

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Grunge, rock lentillo. Ni fu ni fa.

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Not bad, not as good as the predecessor which I loved as a younger man

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A decent alternative album. Felt like it fit in with the 90s pretty well. Wasn’t too exciting though. 5.7/10

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Real nice 90a rock

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I believe the vocalist just passed away so RIP to this dude. This is fine so far. I liked All I know a bit. I think people put this band on quite the pedestal before I listened to them (this is the first time earnestly), perhaps that's why they aren't blowing me away. That's okay. Still decent stuff. Music while driving distances.

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Sort of bread-and-butter '90s alt rock, nothing too crazy but a few tracks I enjoyed. Especially the closer, which seemed to veer into a completely different genre. I liked this but will forget about it rather quickly. Favorite tracks: Gospel Plow, All I Know, Traveler. Album art: Kind of creepy, like some weird heat signature photo of a dying demon? Not sure, but I do like it. 3.5/5

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Eh, it wasn't bad. It definitely would've hit better when I was a teen, which is when it came out. Now though alot of it sounds like whiny bullshit to me

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Good rock n roll uh music. Solid, but not entirely memorable first listen. Will have to revisit.

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Not bad 3

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det blir lite för bland men generellt ett rätt gött sound som jag kan uppskatta

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3.3 - A very typical mid-90s mid-tempo guitar rock album that sounds like an amalgam of Cracker, Spacehog, The Verve, Kula Shaker and a plethora of the era's other b-tier bands.

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Somewhat enjoyable

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Älskar ju grunge, men tycker Soundgarden, Alice in Chains och gänget är klasser bättre på en bra dag

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Tungt

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Pretty decent mid-90s psych tinged rock. There were some shining moments here, particularly the closing song, but a lot of weak stuff that held it back, especially the singer's vocal delivery and melodies.

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Better than I remember this band being. Notes of Radiohead at times.

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Never heard of them. I don't think that there's much that really stands out here, but it's a really well put together album, the sound is good (if a little generic rock), and it's a fun listen. Wikipedia says that they're a grunge band, but I don't get that at all? Comfortable 3 for me, could've made a four if there had been a bit more to make it unique.

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Just got around to this one, sort of thing I can happily have in my shuffle and be perfectly content with, and would probably grow on me each listen. Not spectacular but it'll do nicely for me.

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This was a high-five from the 90s and sounds like the granddaddy of albums that came later.

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Never heard of this band before. Was quite nice mid-90s rock. Although once you've heard a few songs you've kinda heard them all.

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Thought this was gonna be proto grunge but its after the death of Cobain..(7th album appaz).a bit shoegazey tbh and the vocals are quite soulful. Quite a pleasing surprise...Some filler but I am encouraged to look at other ST albums.

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Not too bad, kinda what butt/cock rock wants to be

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Decently dark 1990s sounds. Exactly what I was expecting and not at all disappointed by that.

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its interesting, not the biggest fan of prog rock but it wasnt bad

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Passable 90s alt. Frontloaded with a couple solid tunes I may return to.

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Initially groaned when this popped but it's not really THAT bad. Generic yes but there are nice touches (sitar is good) and it's pretty much what you would expect of mid-90s grungey ALT-rock American bands. Musically professional rock- well produced and well played plus the vocals of Mark Lanegan are interesting to listen to. Another reviewed has pointed out the theory that the '1001 Execs' decided that there are 30-40 Genres and each should have 20-30 representative so therefore some Genres will be scraping the bottom of the barrel whilst others will end up leaving absolute classics out in the cold. This sits mid-table so although it's not bad it ain't a Classic.

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Rock tranquilo con buena voz y buena instrumentación. Sin aportar nada especial.

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First time listen for me, though Screaming Trees are a staple of early grunge. I found this album to be quite enjoyable. It had a lot of the classic grunge sounds, like the gravelly voice and heavy rhythmic guitar riffs, while also incorporating some folky/psychedelic sounds (sitar on the first track was pretty cool). Overall well done, doesn't reach too far out of the pack, but enjoyable none the less. Fav Tracks: Halo of Ashes, Dying Days, Traveler

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Solid grunge album. This group is credited with being a pioneer of the genre, however this album was released after grunge had already caught on. It's a decent album overall. Can't say I had strong feelings towards it one way or the other. Instrumentation and vocal distortion was done well throughout the album. I will admit that the "acoustic guitar intro" gimmick was a bit overused on this record. Happy to add this one to my arsenal of grunge albums. Fave tracks: Halo of Ashes, Make My Mind, Gospel Plow

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It was pretty good but I bit mid-90s alt rock for me.

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It definitely pays to listen to these albums more than once. I enjoyed this the first time round but it was even better the next time. Tempted to give 4 but ultimately it’s probably a high 3*

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Pretty good, kind of Alice in Chains-y, nothing too exciting

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Solid decent grunge. Probably a little better than you'd expect from that description though.

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Its fine. Kinda psychedelic grunge. Like 90s meets the 60s. Like “look at you” and “dying days”.

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Not my taste

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Staunchly 90's sound with no real standouts

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Bop: All I know guitar is heavy and driving. Look at you reminds me of harder Petty once it really gets goin. Slop: Make My Mind vocals on the chorus are bizarre. Sounds out of tune or something? Dime Western is a mess. Vibe: Def. recognize the first track, but I'm totally unfamiliar with this band and record. All in all this is a little bland. I don't find any of it objectionable, but not a lot to latch onto to for me. Kinda middle of the road. Wouldn't turn it off if it came on, but wouldn't seek it out.

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didn't love or hate it. Like The One I Love, and shoutout for making a song called Exhuming McCarty probably about Reagan/Bush folks. Glad I didn't live through the 80s... For the poliitcs, and also because the music kinda bland.

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The tail end of the grunge movement flirts with folk and blues and produces something pleasantly listenable, though not particularly groundbreaking. Screaming Trees’ final album points to the direction rock music would take going into the new millennium.

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Tykkäsin kyllä tästä, oli vähemmän raskasta kuin mitä kansikuvan perusteella olisi voinut olettaa.

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I kinda liked this but it felt pretty generic. I've just finished it and I can barely recall any of the songs

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It's ok. That is, not great...not bad.

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I enjoyed this album. Loved the singers voice. Very unique. He actually died recently.

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less then average 90s rock

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Is alright, not ever gonna set the world on fire but pretty enjoyable

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Nothing special. Not bad, but I wouldn't put it in any albums to die for list.

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eh

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At times the singer’s voice annoyed me (Halo of Ashes). On other songs (Look At You, Traveler) it is OK. I don’t hear anything noteworthy on this album other than the sitar. I powered through, but next time I hear it I’m turning this album off.

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Нормально

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This was a pretty ok album. For grunge it was better than average though and I prefer them to say Soundgarden or Pearl Garden, probably because they’re not as overplayed. Lousy cover art though.

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I only half listened to this one yesterday. My first impression was that the singer's voice was irritating and the music was painfully boring. I thought it would be polite to have a second listen but whenever I opened Spotify I would grunt and close it. I just couldn't convince myself to spend another 45 min. with these brothers.

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Meh. It's no wonder that this band never hit the grunge scene like others. Not much variety to their sound.

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Predominately blah. Maybe you had to be there.

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Maybe this guy is a legend, but his music is boring, voice is very average, not sure why people are listening to him...

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78. Dust -Screaming Trees 10 tracks. I wanted to like this grunge-fest but I just couldn't get on with the Lanegan vocals. I quite liked some of the tracks, (vibing both U2 & Stereophonics), but just not his voice. It honestly sucked almost all of the enjoyment out of it. 2/5

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Some of the most boring parts of the 90’s

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Was ok, bit boring.

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Meh, was fine but not terribly engaging for me

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Meh

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Rock modesto y sin alma. Por eso prefiero a Mark Lanegan cuando está con los Soulsavers. Solo llama la atención la percusión exótica de los dos últimos minutos del disco.

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I feel bad for Gen X for only having the most boringest rock and roll to listen to.

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It wasn't doing much for me, but look at you is quite lovely, bored, resigned love songs do it for me. Then fairly dull again.Sworn and Broken is quite nice again. I'm getting the feeling this isn't the most exciting band. They suffer from the same mid tempo chug that turns me off Oasis. Everything is quite ploddy. Not bad, just... Unexciting.

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It's fine. The last track was the most interesting. 2.5/5.

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meh. It's a so-so record from the grunge band that never really broke. I was really surprised at how well reviewed this was at the time.

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Pretty generic 90s music. It wasn't bad, I actually liked the riffs and guitars a lot. Musically it was great. But the singing had nothing worth listening to.

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Gave me a country vibe. Wasn't bad but personally was not for me

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Pas pore pour le genre rock je me demande quelle annee mais ca sonne tres 90

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Grunge, 90’er rock, udmærket

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nah

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I’ve never been into grunge, this album explains why. Dull. The only song that caught my attention was Look At You. I liked the lyrics on that one. The rest can get in the bin.

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Was ok

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It droned on and on and on.

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I didn’t really care for it, torn between 2 and 3 Fav was Sworn and Broken It got a bit better towards the end

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Halo of Ashes

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Meh

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The beginning didn't really suck me in. It just felt like mediocre hard rock. And then it just continued. Nothing stood out, nothing fell flat. The guitar-work was good, but it felt repetitive, and the vocals did nothing to impress. Felt lifeless.

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Det var inte så dåligt som jag trodde? men samtidigt ej så bra..

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Good songs, forgettable album

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Not objectionable in any form. Nothing that suggests I would ever listen to them again.

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For listeners of 90's alternative radio (already a limited demographic), Screaming Trees would have been a palette cleanser between the songs you actually wanted to hear.

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Not really what I had in mind for the top 1001 albums

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fede muito

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Not bad, decent music, chill vibes

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I braced myself because I don't really want to hear trees scream. But, it was strangely listenable: droning guitar, subdued voice. I guess this is grunge? I can't distinguish too many songs from each other, so it's a bit boring in that way. I see how this could have made way for the emo rock of the 2000/10s so for that I'm grateful.

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eh

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pretty shit album honestly, only song I liked was Traveler, that song gets an 8/10 the rest of the album is 2/10

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Not very interesting

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Didn't like. Droney. Samey. Boring

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If this is one of the 1001 best albums of all time, then I feel like the stuff I've recorded is solidly in the 2000s.

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More like whispering trees. Turned it off by the 5th song. Very disappointed in this one probably would never listen again.

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Iha paska! En saanu mitään irti tästä. Huonoo grungee… 1/5

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