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The Best Alice In Chains Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.8k votes 679 voters 7.5k views9 items

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Alice in Chains are widely considered one of the best Seattle bands, best alternative rock bands and one of the best rock bands of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Alice in Chains albums, with the help of your votes. Known as one of the first grunge bands to emerge from the then untapped Seattle scene of the late ‘80s, Alice in Chains merged Jerry Cantrell’s heavy, sludge-filled guitar melodies and Layne Staley’s guttural vocals, which satisfied metal fans and alternative rock fans alike. While it can be argued that any one of Alice in Chains’ albums are perfect examples of solid alternative metal (now known as “grunge”), the band hit a cultural high point with Dirt (1992) containing five top 40 singles, including “Would?” which was featured in Cameron Crowe’s Singles.

This Alice in Chains discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Alice in Chains albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Alice in Chains singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Alice in Chains album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Alice in Chains CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Alice in Chains album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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    1. Them Bones
    2. Dam That River
    3. Rain When I Die
    4. Sickman
    5. Rooster
    6. Junkhead
    7. Dirt
    8. God Smack
    9. Iron Gland
    10. Hate to Feel
    11. Angry Chair
    12. Down in a Hole
    13. Would?

    • Release Date: 1992
    • Artist: Alice in Chains
    • Producer: Alice in Chains, Dave Jerden
    • Tracks: God Smack, Dam That River, Rooster
    • Length (mins): 00:57:37
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Grunge
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  • 1. We Die Young
    2. Man in the Box
    3. Sea of Sorrow
    4. Bleed the Freak
    5. I Can't Remember
    6. Love, Hate, Love
    7. It Ain't Like That
    8. Sunshine
    9. Put You Down
    10. Confusion
    11. I Know Somethin (Bout You)
    12. Real Thing

    • Release Date: 1990
    • Artist: Alice in Chains
    • Producer: Dave Jerden
    • Tracks: Put You Down, Love, Hate
    • Length (mins): 00:54:09
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Alternative metal, Grunge
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  • 1. Rotten Apple
    2. Nutshell
    3. I Stay Away
    4. No Excuses
    5. Whale & Wasp
    6. Don't Follow
    7. Swing on Thi

    • Release Date: 1994
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    1. Grind
    2. Brush Away
    3. Sludge Factory
    4. Heaven Beside You
    5. Head Creeps
    6. Again
    7. Shame in You
    8. God Am
    9. So Close
    10.  Nothin' Song
    11. Frogs
    12. Over Now

    • Release Date: 1995
    • Artist: Alice in Chains
    • Tracks: Over Now, Brush Away, Shame in You
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Grunge
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