Is Alice In Chains the best "grunge" ...

Is Alice In Chains the best "grunge" band ever?

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#1 Jun 28, 2007
I think so. Thoughts?

Viewbank, Australia

#2 Jun 28, 2007
originality and talent wise, they were definately up there, layne and jerrys harmonies were fantastic, and jerry is my favourite guitarist of alltime, id have to say yeah they were one of the best, i coupdlt pick one though

Viewbank, Australia

#3 Jun 28, 2007

Austin, TX

#4 Jun 28, 2007
AIC is one of the best but not thee best.I believe that music in the early 90's revolved around 2 things 1st speak your heart and 2nd bring hope to teenagers that lived in a holocostic era revolving around people singing about things that we could not relate to we needed something to live for and that's what AIC did for us,along with many other grunge bands.
Kurt Loui


#5 Jun 30, 2007
no! nirvana is the best grunge band they make grunge music popular..long live the grunge

Since: Jun 07

Austin, TX

#6 Jun 30, 2007
Ok lets talk about this for a little bit shall we...AIC was a heavy metal grunge band and yes there are different fasits of grunge not just grunge period and that's all.Nirvana was a Grunge punk.Nirvana was the corner piece that kept grunge alive they were the forefathers so-to-speak of generation x along with Pearl Jam and Sound Garden.AIC was the birth of Grunge heavy metal.All bands played a role in the early 90's AND every band had thier own perspective on what life was.Nirvana appealed to more people because of Kurts view point on life I've said this time and time again Grunge was a life style it was the way you thought about things your view point for instance Kurt once said that he enjoyed buying things at a second hand store because it was more of a treasure than buying things new.He wanted to pick up one of his friends for a show and when he did he arrived in a limo and appologized to his friend because he would have rather drivin up in a bug van and he felt that was not the life style he wanted Nirvana was a band that desribed a lifestyle that was not first class it appealed to people of all ages and to many people they wanted to make it popular for what it was.So like I was saying AIC is not the best,they are a very good band Nirvana IS a great band and will continue to stay great!


#7 Jul 2, 2007
AIC Unplugged>>>> >>>>>>Nirvan a Unplugged

as far as guitar skills and quality of singing, layne and jerry own kurt.

Mount Pleasant, MI

#8 Sep 24, 2007
Alice in Chains is the best by far. The harmonies that Layne and Jerry were able to produce simply cannot be beat.

United States

#9 Feb 11, 2008
I think they were an awesome band, they are what I think of when I think of a "grunge" sound. Kinda dissonant and dark. That's my favorite sound in music. Jerry's could make that guitar of his make any noise he wanted, and same With Layne's voice. I'd say they are the best.

Since: Feb 08

Pretoria, South Africa

#10 Feb 20, 2008
The Pixies are the best grunge band ever! And Surfe r Rosa is the best grunge album in history! No competition. Until they toned it down in the early 90's that is and started playing alternative...

Since: Feb 08

Pretoria, South Africa

#11 Feb 20, 2008
Oh by the way Nirvana are the most pretentious copy-cat band. If you don't believe me just read up on Kurt Cobain and the pixies. He ADMITS his favourite band was the pixies and they were his main inspiration and he also admits that they were a huge influence on nirvana's sound. So if you think nirvana is the best grunge band try giving a listen to the legends who taught them how to play. THE PIXIES!

Mount Sinai, NY

#12 Mar 12, 2008
Actually, Hugo Ferreira and Todd Whitener of Tantric harmonized as good if not better than Alice in Chains...its a shame they broke up

Forest Hill, Australia

#13 Apr 4, 2008
doesnt anyone realise that maybe the best grunge band hasnt even come along yet? dunno if you noticed, but things are building in the underground scene in countries like Sweden and Belgium right now.

Pe Ell, WA

#14 May 12, 2008
AIC isn't really Grunge, but I think they were one of the best early 90s bands

Sainte Genevieve, MO

#15 Jun 24, 2008
As far as "grunge" goes, there's no debating it in my mind. Alice in Chains is it. Yeah they were more of heavy metal but dipshits who coined the term grunge classified AIC in it. I don't see how Nirvana always seems to be known as the greatest grunge band ever, they are my least favorite grunge band. Don't get me wrong, I love nirvana but AIC, soundgarden, pearl jam, even the supergroups Mad Season and Temple of the Dog are better if you ask me. AIC is definitely one of my favorite bands of all time next to Tool and Pink Floyd.

Sainte Genevieve, MO

#16 Jun 24, 2008
Oh yeah and you're insane if you think Kurt Cobain has better vocals than Layne Staley.

Since: Jun 08

Elizabeth, NJ

#17 Jun 27, 2008
Agreed: Tantric has so many awesome harmonies, too bad Hugo is the only original memeber left.

Tyler, TX

#18 Aug 27, 2008
alice in chains.. i like them but i get bored listening to one of their albums. i never liked nirvana .. soundgarden badmotorfinger is the only album i can listen to all the way through.. so i think soundgarden is the best

Los Baņos, Philippines

#19 Sep 19, 2008
Alice in Chains >>>>>>> > Any grunge band

Willow Grove, PA

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Tantric? haha you two have lost your skulls, Tantric plays alice in chains tunes, alice in chains don't play Tantric tunes, If you want to talk about harmonies just listen to tracks such as "No Excuses", "Them Bones", "Rooster", "Down In A Hole", "Down In A Hole" ends the debate right there...But with the grunge thing, I never thought alice in chains was "grunge", I thought they were always more then just a stupid name. Alice In Chains are a complete band and the last Complete band I've ever heard, they had the Metal, they had Alternative, and some grunge, but they also pulled out the sweet blues "Rotten Apple" and "Swing On This" brilliant tunes...And if your gonna ask who is better alice in chains made Jar Of Flies in seven days, I want to see another band try to pull that off and produce what they did...End of story Alice In Chains more then your life will ever be...

"Alice in Chains is the best by far. The harmonies that Layne and Jerry were able to produce simply cannot be beat." Brilliant my freind

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