Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog

Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 937
New album just dropped today. Haven't had a chance to dig into it yet but enjoyed the tracks they've released so far. Any feedback on this so far?
"...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,641
    Will it beat Queen on the billboard charts?

    We all need another Nicki Minaj breakdown.
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  • iammine16iammine16 Vancouver, BCPosts: 643
    Great album! I enjoy it much more that the Devils put dinosaurs here
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  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 6,091
    I've listened to it a few times now and am loving it!
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  • Thierry HenryThierry Henry Posts: 2,460
    Not bad on the first listen. Not bad at all. 
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,144
    Halfway through and I like it. I'm not sure if I like it better than the last one though. There's usually about 3 - 4 standout tracks on each of their albums.
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  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,585
    On my second listen now, I'm digging it. Another solid AIC album........
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  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,157
    Another solid album from this band!
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,465
    hearing really good things about it.  Will have to pick it up tomorrow.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,200
    Only had one listen so far. It’s already better than the Dinosaurs one
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,890
    I'm bummed I missed the short period of time they were selling the splatter vinyl by itself :(
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,506
    I haven’t got motivated to listen to this yet, the last one was so bad. The singles haven’t done much for me either. 
  • Of The AggieOf The Aggie The ATXPosts: 1,198
    So much better than The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.  I need a few more listens before I can say where it stands in respect to Black Gives Way To Blue which I really like.
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 511
    DewieCox said:
    I haven’t got motivated to listen to this yet, the last one was so bad. The singles haven’t done much for me either. 
    ^This. I listened to Rainer Fog last night. It's a "good" album, or maybe better to say it's not a "bad" album. I didn't hear any songs that are better than the last two releases. That doesn't mean I don't like the album, but nothing really clicking for me. Honestly, Comes With The Fall and Jerry's solo albums are much stronger than the post-Layne records IMO.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,641
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    I need to listen more than once to figure out how it stands. But I like it.
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  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 937
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
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  • Mike D88Mike D88 TampaPosts: 504
    I don't know why, either. The back half of that album will fuck you up.
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  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 511
    Okay, "Fly" is a really fucking awesome song. I stand corrected...staying to get into this baby now!
  • pjfaninindianapjfaninindiana Northeast IndianaPosts: 298
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 937
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
    Agreed. Bit long, maybe, but some really solid stuff. Stone, Phantom Limb, Breath On A Window, Voices, Pretty Done - all really solid tracks. Still haven't gotten to listen to the new one but good to see positive reviews!
    "...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,465
    hearing really good things about it.  Will have to pick it up tomorrow.
    listening to it now. Three tracks in, pretty solid so far.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,465
    So much better than The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.  I need a few more listens before I can say where it stands in respect to Black Gives Way To Blue which I really like.
    this pretty much.  Although i really dug the title track and Never Fade a lot.
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
    Soundgarden?  :tongue:
    My problem with Devil Put Dinosaurs was pretty much just about every song sounded exactly the same i thought.  I did however really like Phantom Limb.
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  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 511
    So much better than The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.  I need a few more listens before I can say where it stands in respect to Black Gives Way To Blue which I really like.
    this pretty much.  Although i really dug the title track and Never Fade a lot.
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
    Soundgarden?  :tongue:
    My problem with Devil Put Dinosaurs was pretty much just about every song sounded exactly the same i thought.  I did however really like Phantom Limb.
    "Phantom Limb" and "Stone" are two of my favorite AIC songs!
  • rhcpjam1029rhcpjam1029 Posts: 1,909
    I'm really digging Rainier Fog after two listens through.  It's a workhorse of an album; nothing flashy, pretty consistent from start to finish, all around solid album.  I like it a lot more than TDPDH; that album had a few standouts for me, but overall I felt it was a little too mellow.  Rainier Fog lacks some diversity; it doesn't have any of those quintessential acoustic AIC tracks like their last two albums have (Voices, Your Decision, When The Sun Rose Again), even though I'm not a huge fan of those, they made the album a little more colorful.  I'm really happy with this new album and the direction they're heading in.  
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  • Mike D88Mike D88 TampaPosts: 504
    After a couple days with the album I've found it's had much of the same effect that The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here did. It takes time to grow before it really starts to sink in. I'm finding it hard to throw on any one track, too. Pretty much any time I put TDPDH on I end up running through at least the entire back half. This one demands an even lengthier stay.

    There's a sense of extra gravitas on this one as well, owing to recent events (and the band has stated as much). It may not be a send-off for Seattle music, but it certainly feels like one.
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  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,157
    So much better than The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.  I need a few more listens before I can say where it stands in respect to Black Gives Way To Blue which I really like.
    this pretty much.  Although i really dug the title track and Never Fade a lot.
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
    Soundgarden?  :tongue:
    My problem with Devil Put Dinosaurs was pretty much just about every song sounded exactly the same i thought.  I did however really like Phantom Limb.

    Referring to Lightning Bolt I believe. King Animal was released in 2012 If I’m not mistaken.
  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,157
    I thought TDPDH was a solid album
  • Really digging it.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,465
    So much better than The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.  I need a few more listens before I can say where it stands in respect to Black Gives Way To Blue which I really like.
    this pretty much.  Although i really dug the title track and Never Fade a lot.
    Edved82 said:
    I really liked The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, some great tracks on that one. Not sure why people hate on it so much.
    Yeah really. It's a very good album. Much, much better than an album from another Seattle band from that same year. 
    Soundgarden?  :tongue:
    My problem with Devil Put Dinosaurs was pretty much just about every song sounded exactly the same i thought.  I did however really like Phantom Limb.

    Referring to Lightning Bolt I believe. King Animal was released in 2012 If I’m not mistaken.
    i know he was referring to LB, trying to be funny.  Oh it was released in 2012, could have sworn it was 2013.  Oh well.
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  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,656
    edited August 30
    Listen to it twice and meh.
    Still better than Dinosaurs though 
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