Unplugged review by Alice in Chains

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1996
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.3 (109 votes)
Alice in Chains: Unplugged

Sound — 10
This is about my favorite band of all time. The sound is phenominal for the regular studio versions, and as a fan of acoustic music over regular electric, you can imagine how much I love this album. The sound is simply amazing, with a soft Nutshell, to a loud and incredibly powerful Would?, this album has it all. Every song has it's own new feel to it everytime you hear it. Simply amazing.

Lyrics — 10
Layne Staley is one of the greatest singers of the grunge movement in the '90s. No, screw that, he was. Rooster tells a story of war, Would? about the feelings Jerry Cantrell felt about Andrew Wood and his passing from a heroin overdose, and No Excuses about Staley's own heroin abuse. Each one powerful with an incredible message.

Overall Impression — 10
This is without a doubt the best unplugged performance that you can hear. Nirvana is close, along with Clapton. But this surpasses it all. Simply put, it's incredible. If I somehow lost this album I would definately buy it again, or just burn it off of my hard drive. Either way, if I lost it and had to get another copy to hear it again, I would gladly hand over the cash and get it.

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