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Black Gives Way To Blue

28 Sep 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 25 Sep 2009
  • Release Date: 25 Sep 2009
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 54:13
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  • ASIN: B002Q1JRWI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,798 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gary Atkins on 10 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
I am one of those music fans that follows 'rock family trees' so am constantly stepping backwards and finding new bands I like ... or at least experimenting with those I think I might. Sometimes I make a mistake, but this is certainly not the case with Alice in Chains: on the strength of one track on a compilation, I bought not just this album but also a triple pack containing three of their early albums (and there was a fair gap between those and their latest, let's be fair). Surprisingly, I find that I like all four. Their 2009 offering is certainly impressive and consistently good (there are no duff tracks here), so the passage of time certainly hasn't dulled their powers or ambition. The vocals (from the 'new guy') are strong, the rhythm section is full of driving power, and the guitar work runs the full gamut from hard rock riffs to melodic, almost balladic strains that pull at the heart-strings. Old fans will certainly be rewarded for the long wait, while this collection is as good a place as any for any potential new fans to start.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Jenkins on 5 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've found the critical rehabilitation of Alice In Chains both bizarre and long overdue. Not that long ago they seemed to be considered a footnote of grunge, every mention of them either passing or derisory, (their loyal fanbase excepted of course). But their return with a new frontman and album seems to have been greeted with a response akin to the second coming. All of a sudden they are being hailed as legends.

They were always going to have a harder time with the critics than other Seattle bands. They lacked the crucial Subpop lineage, and their blend of glam metal, southern rock and Sabbath sludge was always going to be resolutely unfashionable. However, history has proved them a great band. A quick look at the pages of Kerrang! reveals a legion of downtuned doomongers influenced by them, while the legacy of bands like Nirvana seems much more preserved in aspic. Crucially, of course, albums like Dirt and Jar of Flies still sound every bit as good today as back then.

With Black Gives Way to Blue, they return pretty much without missing a beat, still sounding every bit like the band they were before. There are no concessions to the trends of the intervening years here, in the manner of say, Chinese Democracy. The blend of crushing, sludgy riffage, twisted harmonies and confessional darkness that they patented remains largely unchanged.

If anything, this is slightly more commercial sounding record, (although someone listening to a track like the multi-part, unhinged epic Acid Bubble may find this a slightly contentious statement). In particular, Check My Brain's massive chorus sounds made for the FM airwaves. Some of the extremely dark weirdness of their third album isn't really replicated here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. K. Adamson on 12 Jan 2010
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After a LONG break (14 years!) Alice in Chains have made a welcome return. As a fan since the heady days of Dirt and Facelift, I was a little concerned that sad passing of Layne Staley meant the band would never record again. However, AIC had other plans.
The introduction of William Duvall (who I had not heard of until he started working with AIC) has led to a new album, but not a new direction. As other reviewers have stated (better then I could), there are strains of the sounds that made them famous, with strong riffs and heavy undertones. Duvall does share the vocals really well with Jerry Cantrell, although he does not demonstrate the vocal range that we had with Layne. However, he is rarely given the chance to shine on this album. It's almost a tentative "toe-in-the-water" to see if the fans take to him. If so, then the next album may showcase his talent a little better.
Jerry, Mike and Sean seem to have lost none of their edge, and this album is brilliant in so many ways. Jerry shows the drive and energy that made AIC so distinctive in their early days. That said, his own sound is a little more prevalent. Some tracks would sit just as well in Jerrys solo albums as they do here.
The slower ballads, such as When the Sun rose again, are more akin to the Jar of Flies sound - which I love. The soft strings and coarse vocals seem to work beautifully, showing that AIC can still produce those wonderful melodies.
Although I would not say there are any really weak tracks, there are moments when you feel they have lost their way mid-song. The most obvious case is Acid Bubble. This track has a fantastic verse / chorus structure, but for no reason suddenly jumps up a few notches and becomes much heavier and we are "treated" to the lyrics "Intent obsolescence, built into the system" .
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joky on 21 Sep 2009
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Having been a avid fan of AIC from their grunge days of the early-mid ninties, I was spectacle about this new album as i was concerned that Layne was irreplaceable. That remains true, however in DuVall they have great new singer who captures the AIC sound.

The album has a good mix of heavy and distinguished grooves intermixed with slower material. The slower material is more akin to acoustic "jar of flies" pace.

If you are a fan of AIC than you can buy this album in confidence, if you are a fan of dam good music you can also buy in confidence. If you are a fan of Girls Aloud then steer clear.
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