Alice in Chains album preview
2013-05-21 by Peter K. Mark | 43 Comments
You can now listen to 90 second clips of every song from Alice in Chains' new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

The record will be released on May 24th in Europe and May 28th worldwide.

Listen to the album preview here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-devil-put-dinosaurs-here/id622941441
Tagged: Alice in Chains

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FCY
May 21st 2013
206 Comments


My balls dropped five floors after hearing Pretty Done.

BigPleb
May 21st 2013
37588 Comments


Listened to Pretty Done and went no further, want this to be a surprise.

Song sounded p kick ass, though.

FCY
May 21st 2013
206 Comments


Stupidly excited for this now. Pretty Done, Lab Monkey, Hung on a Hook, Phantom Limb and the title track are all stellar.

InFiction
May 21st 2013
3705 Comments


Not sure whether or not to listen. I kind of want it to be a surprise. Been jamming the shit out of Stone lately though.

Digging: Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

Green Baron
May 21st 2013
20247 Comments


Stone rules, so does this. All my doubts about DuVall being bad were suddenly washed away.

EvoHavok
May 21st 2013
1481 Comments


I'd rather have more patience.

Digging: Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
22034 Comments


They're keeping this one well guarded

Digging: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

BigPleb
May 21st 2013
37588 Comments


This isn't gonna leak, is it?

SitarHero
May 21st 2013
4726 Comments


Very very sludgy sound. Interesting...

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
22034 Comments


It's only a 7 day wait

FCY
May 21st 2013
206 Comments


It will leak in the next few days. Comes out on Friday in Europe.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
22034 Comments


Not here it isn't


Apparently in Germany it is

MasBarHigeuoris21
May 21st 2013
1616 Comments


"Stupidly excited for this now"

Was stupidly excited before the previews, now I'm insanely excited for this.

Gwyn.
May 21st 2013
15275 Comments


90 seconds from every song? lol jesus christ

Not gonna bother listening, no real point, just gonna wait for the album

BigPleb
May 21st 2013
37588 Comments


Be surprised if this was any less than a 4.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
22034 Comments


I gave BGWTB a 4.5 so I'm hoping for good things

Haven't heard anything other than Hollow though

MortalKombat
May 21st 2013
138 Comments


Wow this album looks like it will be at least a 4. Sounds even better than Black Gives Way to Blue.

Sapient.
May 21st 2013
1109 Comments


interesting, seems that they've brought the tempos down even more and made the guitar work more atmospheric. Pretty Done sounds awesome, and the title track reminds me of Love Hate Love and I Can't Remember at spots

RosaParks
May 21st 2013
14972 Comments


this is gonna be aoty so hard holy shit

EvoHavok
May 21st 2013
1481 Comments


You guys try so hard to make me click that.

BigPleb
May 21st 2013
37588 Comments


Stone is a hard jam.

Sapient.
May 21st 2013
1109 Comments


lol, allmusic.com gave it a 3/5, they honestly have no clue what they're talking about with that score

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-devil-put-dinosaurs-here-mw0002499841

EvoHavok
May 21st 2013
1481 Comments


Allmusic usually doesn't have any clue.

FCY
May 21st 2013
206 Comments


Based on the samples alone this is a 4. And almost all tracks are at least 5 minutes long so I expect this to turn into a 4.5 pretty easily.

Sapient.
May 21st 2013
1109 Comments


in an ideal world, Voices would be a huge single

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
22034 Comments


Website gives a positive review for an album we haven't heard yet HOW DARE THEY

Alex445
May 21st 2013
149 Comments


Allmusic are horseshit.

I rank Black Gives Way to Blue as Alice in Chains best record, because I hold the hilariously unacceptable opinion that Jerry Cantrell's presence in AiC makes the band, and Layne Staley is (moreso than Vedder, even) the most easily parodied 90s rock icon. He just does some silly things. I don't really miss his voice.

Ouch. Anyway. I like AiC as a glorified Cantrell solo project. That's all I'm saying.

BigPleb
May 21st 2013
37588 Comments


Damn.

truekebabpower
May 21st 2013
639 Comments


allmusic are more or less on point most of the time, although their ratings don't always match the content of the reviews

As far as I can tell from briefly hearing the snippets (which isn't much really), this has a lot of potential to be the worst record in their discography (which again doesn't really say much). The songs don't seem as dark and there is little variation in tempos, the drumming seems samey to me as well.

Don't want to be too negative, I haven't heard the whole songs and I'm sure they will grow on me and AiC don't really know how to make a bad album, but I don't want people to hype this too much. And this is coming from a guy who 5'd their last album.

NonApplicable
May 21st 2013
2008 Comments


If allmusic dislikes the album, fair enough. That review is rather poor though. There is not enough
content to properly express the reviewer's criticisms.

Digging: Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

SitarHero
May 21st 2013
4726 Comments


The review looked really positive, but rating was only a 3/5? What the heck?

FCY
May 21st 2013
206 Comments


The mood does seem more uplifting, especially Voices, but it still sounds like an awesome track.

truekebabpower
May 21st 2013
639 Comments


They usually stick with a few points to give you an idea what to expect from an album. I guess they're consumer reviews so to speak and pretty good for such short lenght, but they suck if you want to have your album fully dissected and don't give you an idea of the reviewer's personality. And at times they can come out as a bit ambigous.

I mean the review doesn't give me an idea how precisely this sounds like, but I know more or less what to expect.

Just my opinon anyway, depends what kind of reviews you wanna read. I like longer reviews that are posted on here, but I rarely read the whole thing ya know.

NonApplicable
May 21st 2013
2008 Comments


@trueke

I understand if that is their target demographic, but I hope that demographic dies off. Reviews this short for something as subjective as music, is quite frankly shallow and embarrassing. This format is fit more for toaster reviews or some other set function product we've seen a thousand times.

I also don't read reviews entirely; The beauty is that I can. Instead, I absorb enough until I feel satisfied or informed. There simply isn't enough content here to justify that feeling of fulfilment. The fact that the score is still arbitrary and convoluted in context, proves that this review needs to be longer(or at least covey reasoning more efficiently).

NapalmCrusader
May 21st 2013
1737 Comments


Link doesn't work, dammit

FearThyEvil
May 21st 2013
12694 Comments


Allmusic gives good ratings to really shitty bands.

truekebabpower
May 21st 2013
639 Comments


@NonApplicable

I wouldn't call it embarrassing necessarily, but otherwise well said, it's not the way to go if you want to get more involved, that's what I'm here for anyway

NonApplicable
May 21st 2013
2008 Comments


Fair enough! I was a little heated when I wrote that x)

kevynwight
May 21st 2013
2 Comments


I don't have iTunes and can't have it on this work computer.

1. any way to listen without iTunes?
2. is the dynamic range greater than, say, 2 dBs?

bloc
May 21st 2013
35010 Comments


I'm thinking a 4 for this one. Sounds like it will contend with Black Gives Way easily.

Digging: The Birthday Massacre - Superstition

wacknizzle
May 21st 2013
13619 Comments


The samples are only 30 seconds, not 90 so it's not too revealing. Listened up until Voices but this sounds like it's gonna be fantastic. Been jamming Stone and Hollow like crazy lately, really looking forward to this.

Digging: Redwood Hill - Collider

savaah
May 21st 2013
497 Comments


It sounds moody and dark but not heavy at all which is a little disappointing. I enjoyed songs like Last Of My Kind and Looking In View from BGWTB and was expecting more in that vein...

Other than that, seems pretty awesome.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013
31493 Comments



lol, allmusic.com gave it a 3/5, they honestly have no clue what they're talking about with that score

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-devil-put-dinosaurs-here-mw0002499841


They have no business I say, no business!!!


Digging: Hyperdub - Hyperdub 10.4



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