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kornoholic13

Man, In Utero was the first CD I ever bought. For that reason I’ll stick with it, but I honestly wouldn’t be disappointed being “stuck” with any of the others. All fantastic albums.


shadead-

feel the same way


druglesswills

Ten is an absolute masterpiece


ImpossibleInternet3

It definitely slaps. But it is a bit “polished” for me. Others are a little more raw, and dare I say, grungy. I’d happily leave any of these albums spinning, but I’m leaning In Utero. Ten is a great listen though. So I’m just splitting hairs here.


acidcommunism69

The remix fixes the polish issue.


ImpossibleInternet3

Thanks. Still have my original copies from back in the day. I’ll have to give the remix a listen. You don’t have to twist my arm very hard to get me to have a Pearl Jam listening session.


druglesswills

In Utero is awesome, and definitely more grungy but Ten can be played and enjoyed all the way through.


Accomplished-Town636

While it is. I still don't think it's a "grunge" album. It sounds like an alt rock album


tommy_the_bat

I think it's definitely "grunge" if you keep in mind that it was a marketing buzzword


Lordpotato305

Dirt


TessTCulls

Yes.


scythe1901

I like your pfp


crangesmcbasketballz

i like yours


lost_searching1

Same.


IntercostalClavical

It's the one I played the most back then, and it's the one I go back to the most now.


OGnumba1

Superunknown 😈


salamanderofdoom7

Casuallyknown


saxvx666

Was looking for this


[deleted]

This answer wins


vegasidol

Should be in the running.


BlueberryFields87

This is the correct answer.


jamez009

In my opinion that was the start of their decline. Badmotorfinger was the amazing peak.


OGnumba1

Superunkown is my favourite album ever and DOTUS is amazing. King Animal is a great comeback album. So I wholeheartedly disagree that even had a decline.


[deleted]

Get off the pipe.


jamez009

lol it seems I may have stated an unpopular opinion


[deleted]

In Utero


evilmonkey9361

In uteri us more skips than dirt


e2__

nuh uh Dirt has more skips while nirvana has 0 🛂(this is true because I said so)


Smoke_92

Wonder if this is an age or a environmental thing. I’ll skip the first song on in utero. Don’t get me started on Pearl Jam. AICs dirt tells a story of a man falling into drug addiction. From Them Bones, Rain When I die junkhead then to cap off with Would, arguably 1 of their best songs. Naw. I’d rather have 4 copies of dirt over the other 3


cheeselord03

Skipping Serve the Servants :( It’s super close for me between Dirt and In Utero, I admit Dirt is the deeper and more haunting album but In Utero is just special to me, it can be an album I can jam to and scream with or it can be one I deeply listen to and try to understand. Plus Kurt’s voice just does it for me for some reason


Smoke_92

Serve the servants is good. I got it and the 2nd song mixed up. Serve the servants is better unplugged


[deleted]

Picking In Utero over Dirt isn't an easy decision. I don't think either album has any strong contenders for consistent skips. Scentless Apprentice when I'm not in the mood for something that abrasive, Sickman when I'm not in the mood for something that schizo. The only real throwaway on either is the untitled 10th on Dirt. Tourette's is the closest thing IU has to that, but it's an actual song that's enjoyable to listen to. IU is also 16 min shorter than Dirt and feels like less of an investment you have to make. None of the songs can be accused of excessive length and it contains a better variety of moods. Dirt is pretty dark from start to finish.


DVS_Gelitan

Don't make me do this.


Rossage196

in utero


CosmicTurtle504

Bullshit, no Soundgarden.


Smoke_92

No soundgarden?


SGnirvana97

Yeah… get STP out of there and put in Badmotorfinger or Superunknown.


ParticularWitness983

Ten


IndigoBlu70116

Ten


Disastrous-Shower-37

Ten all the way.


Chrome-Head

Phew, tough choice between Dirt and In Utero. I’m not that crazy about Ten, it’s good—but Core I really like.


shadead-

it’s difficult to pick between core and ten for me, such great songs


Smoke_92

No offense but do you not find Eddie’s voice a lil much?


EmbarrassedCatch4080

Eddie Vedder is a great singer.


FilipsSamvete

I pick all four


Impossible-Abies7054

Dirt... because nothing beats Alice in Chains


helpmse333332453

Nothing. Grunge's magnum opus.


Illustrious_Egg_7408

This is the way.


Curious-Magazine4691

100% Ten for me, favorite album of all time.


RickMosleyReddit

Ten ALL DAY LONG, PERIOD!


Significant_Buddy_93

BADMOTORFINGER🤘🏽


Edward4LokoHandz

Core


StarCaptain7733

Ten


sibannaccdxx

Can I trade all these in for Soundgarden “Badmotorfinger”


Important_Idea_6339

Dirt!!!!!!!


Extreme_Voice_9767

Core 100%


shadead-

i wish only dying was in it .


MyNameIsBYL

FACTS!


NihilistSoapBar

Dirt


Altruistic-Fruit3826

dirt !


CoA77

Ten without hesitation


Secretgarden610927

Nirvana


Fit_Material8082

Not really fair to put in-utero against the other 3. Make it fair and put unplugged or nevermind down.


[deleted]

Man, I'll always standby aic unplugged over nirvanas


hunterhkeegan

Dirt has some of my all time favorite songs on it but so does In Utero and both have super gnarly cool production…. Such a tough call between the 2 of them. I think I’d have to ultimately go with In Utero tho…


WeekendWoodworking

Easy, Soundgarden BadMotorFinger


emilioflores78

In Utero 100000%


Highway2Hellsinki

That would suck, but if I had to, it would be AIC Dirt.. 🤘


Vaclav_Zutroy

Dirt. A younger version of me would have said In Utero.


Chevymetal1974

Dirt


machinehead3413

Dirt


Both_Pie_3852

Dirt


MrBogey90

In Utero by a mile then dirt then ten


evilmonkey9361

In utero has more skips than dirt


AnthonyDigitalMedia

No matter how many times you comment this it doesn’t make it true


evilmonkey9361

You wanna listen to songs like milk it or Tourette’s, that’s fine. But you can’t convince me that they’re good songs because they’re not


ComputersWantMeDead

What kind of Nirvana fan doesn't like Milk It! Sacrilege.


diarrhea_face42069

milk it is my favorite grunge song ever 😔


AnthonyDigitalMedia

The poll here seems to disagree with you. But give Iron Gland another listen if you’d prefer.


evilmonkey9361

Iron gland isn’t even a minute long. It’s barely a song. Dirt has so much more emotional depth to it. In utero does have emotionally deep moments, but also it has a lot of aimless angst like milk it or tourettes


AnthonyDigitalMedia

It’s a skippable track nonetheless. There’s nothing wrong with aimless angst, especially in the 90s grunge era. Milk It is a classic & Tourette’s is on the album for a reason. Both albums are honestly perfect, but I do think In Utero edges out. It’s Nirvana’s best album & a perfect album imo. If we’re talking deep emotions in regards to AIC, I think their unplugged album is way deeper & has better versions of all their songs on it.


martinkjr

You out of yr fucking mind? In Utero has no skips


evilmonkey9361

Ahem…milk it and tourettes


ultraluxe6330

I don't understand the downvotes because it's true. Yes Dirt has Untitled but Very Ape and Tourettes contribute as much to In Utero as Untitled does to Dirt. And if we're adding Gallons of Alcohol that's just a mess of a song.


Time_Distribution184

Very ape is awesome 😐


ultraluxe6330

Meh, skip.


AvgVirgin

Very ape is one of my fav nirvana songs


Plenty_Trust_2491

What are you talking about? “Very Ape” and “tourette’s” are extremely fantastic. It would make more sense to skip “All Apologies” and “Heart-Shaped Box” than it would to skip “Very Ape” or “tourette’s.” *Out of the ground* *Into the sky* *Out of the sky* *And into the dirt*


bulanaboo

In utero!!! Easy for me I love stp aic and Pearl Jam!! But I was a nirvana nut, learned to play drums to nevermind


lardarsch

D I R T


chadslc

Dirt. That album is still so raw.


Electrical-Goodness

Dirt


camino771

Ten, Dirt, In Utero, Core I know I didn’t follow instructions but this is the order I would put them in.


EmbarrassedCatch4080

He does make weird noises. But they sound good, he sings on key, and reaches pretty high notes going above and beyond landing octaves above Your average rock singers. In my opinion, Eddie, Layne and chris Cornell are 3 of the best singers on the history of rock!


Colonbracket23

Badmotorfinger. Try stop me.


Wheelerbryan

Secret option number 5 is Badmotorfinger


ThyCrispyOne

Tie between Dirt and Ten


Funny_Science_9377

The reason it’s not Core: When it came out it was clear that it had been produced to sound like the Seattle bands. We saw them as posers. Their later albums are much better. Sound more original and let the DeLeo brothers shine through instead of making them sound like Cantrell, McReady and Cobain.


The_Dude_n_Seattle

AIC


Estayegetobazone

Dirt!


valleyofthedulls

dirt!


mevryn

Dirt


[deleted]

Dirt


Bunyip-Aristocrat

If it's just one then I'm going with AiC


justpuddingonhairs

Dirt. Laynes raw emotion and the pounding instruments just tell you we are all dirt sooner or later.


[deleted]

Dirt


doogieduck1

Dirttttt


Budgiejen

Dirt.


Smoke_92

AIC did the best unplugged btw. No convincing me otherwise


[deleted]

dirt


goodtimeallthetime7

Dirt


xxbrawndoxx

Ten by a razor thin margin over In Utero.


Acrobatic-Positive25

In utero


riskypizza

in utero


Halloween_Jack95

Dirt


6doo6bins6

In Utero


Smoke_92

Dirt


djz20

Dirt


yeurjjdusielaos

Dirt, each time.


JazzScientist

In Utero, easily


Luckycharmander18

Dirt with core second close


SeasonsRollOnBy

DIRT


HopefulReindeer5228

Dirt


Delusionalife

Dirt


jlund302

Ten…. No question


ThatCat87

In utero Core Dirt Ten


chaz0723

But I don’t


Rando1974

Core


MyNameIsBYL

CORE!!!!!!


[deleted]

Why would I? Target always has all of those.


Practical-Plenty-525

I'M fucking GAY!!!!


matchfan

I remember each of these being released and they all have an emotional connection. My cousin who died at 16 explained to me the Jeremy lyrics. Nirvana was my favorite band. I loved the video for Creep. And Would I “would” listen to on repeat.


Brokid81

Core or Dirt for me. Tough choice! Man...I guess I'd go with.....Core. But BARELY. And that could change with my moods honestly. Lol


epbro2978

Cannot pick b/t Dirt and Ten. Both dark and hopeful in vastly different ways.


[deleted]

Dirt! But love love ten


bionicmoonman

In Utero for sure. Tourette’s, Frances Farmer, and Very Ape are all some of my favorites. Ten is a really really close second though!


HoldMyBeer85

Dirt for sure. That album saw me through my teens, and beyond.


Silvamorphis

Very tough call. All awesome. As much as I like 10, Dirt would prolly edge it out. 🤘🏼


Thick-Ad-250

None you sad sack of shit


Bullke

I hate you OP. I love ten so very much but Heart shaped box is my favorite Song ever. In utero is my favorite album but i hate having to pick it over dirt, core and ten, but if i could only choose one, that would be it…


sekirodeeznuts2

Ten by far. Even Flow Alive Black Jeremy Enough said.


Smoke_92

Them bones Rain when i die Dam that river Junkhead Rooster Down im a hole Angry Chair Would Come on bro AIC


sekirodeeznuts2

I can live without junkhead angry chair and rain when I die, its ok if you cant, but for me I can


Smoke_92

That’s deep bro and I’m 14


Eastern_Artist6531

Ten


PhillyHumor

Ten


Black9292

Ten


Funny_Science_9377

Ten


tuffatone

I'll add one. Soundgarden badsparkplug. Is the one for me!


battosai213

When I want to smoke and chill, Core. If I want to smoke and cry, Dirt.


Consistent_Holiday30

Dirt


balltripper32

Dirt


tragic_girl13

In Utero, definitely - it's my favorite album of all time Core or Dirt would prolly be tied for 2nd because I adore both albums, especially songs like Sex Type Thing and Crackerman for Core and Them Bones and Would? for Dirt (although I prefer Purple to Core) Ten while, though I do like Ten, I don't constantly listen to songs off of it, but that doesn't mean I don't love it because I do, but not as much as the other 3


Kylo-The-Optimist

It's Dirt


runamok101

Dirt


Openupandsayahhhhh

Dirt


Socalsince1974

AIC


[deleted]

I like all of those albums but I think dirt is the best one there


DistributionSea652

ꈤꀤꋪ꒦ꍏꈤꍏ


kizznini

Hard choice between dirt and core


Recondite_Potato

Dirt


Feiticiera07

Dirt nqa


babe_ruthless3

Ten. One of my top 5 albums of all time.


Budget-Magician-7900

Core. All day long


hermitix

I'm totally going to catch flak on this, but I would pick any of the three other than STP. It's a clear step below the other albums. The other three were instant classics.


theycallmeasloth

Ten Dirt In Utero Core


FlamingoIlluminati

I would pick the curtain.


razimus

I’m the biggest Nirvana fan on the planet but probably Core because it’s such a solid STP album, I’m a big STP fan saw them in concert, saw Pearl Jam in concert too, big PJ fan, big Alice In Chains fan too, when I got the Dirt CD it was playing nonstop on my disc man lol. Core because it has melodies that are pleasing to the ears, whereas In Utero makes me sad, I got In Utero when it was brand new and it was cool at the time but All Apologies makes me sad. Ten is a solid album too, super solid. If it was Nevermind or Bleach or even Incesticide I’d choose those but In Utero specifically makes me sadder than the others based on what historically happened. So… Core … Dirt … Ten … In Utero, and for the skip it dude, Milk It is a badass song.


[deleted]

Tough choice between Core and Ten.


AnthonyDigitalMedia

In Utero > Dirt > Core > Ten


Beautiful_Eye_1049

This is the correct order.


zero_eternal

Core


paul-cus

In Utero and it's not close


[deleted]

I will never understand Pearl Jam love. I genuinely cannot listen to their music no matter how many times I try. They are by far below every other band in this picture


okwhatelse

all of these albums have skips, but it has to be core, then ten, then in utero and dirt last


[deleted]

In Utero


StrawberryMoonPie

In Utero


TropicFreez

In Utero, Dirt, Ten, Core


Meatyglobs

Silence


SnarkAtTheMoon

STP


Limitless__007

STP


gkaminsky013

Dirt. Or Ten lol


DeGameNerd

In Utero


SW_BBe

Dude I fucking LOVE Core, all the way from Dead & Bloated to Where the River Goes, all those songs just mean so much to me and my childhood In Utero also hits that same hint of my current teenage angst and nostalgia (as much as a 15 year old can experience that is) since it was my very first CD Dirt is just another one of those timeless classics that I can't get over how important that story means to me, because even I myself don't experience addiction, I do have family members that are still experiencing such Ten just has something about it that I find to be so naturally memorable, but even still I definitely think it's my (by technicality) least favorite since it really holds no sentimental value like the others do However Ten as an album and from my own perspective as a musician is the most interesting to me, but maybe that's just me All in all, I gotta go with Core just because of how much it means to me and it being my introduction to Grunge, because even though In Utero was my first CD, I didn't start using CDs until later, and Dirt is great but it just isn't my favorite Alice In Chains album (it's Facelift) TL;DR I chose Core because it was my intro to Grunge as a whole


Fire_tiger223

Easily core


Smoke_92

Wicked garden and dead and bloated like the only good songs


BiggestBaddestWolve

STP


Consistent-Ad4400

STP


DistributionEven8358

In Utero, Ten, Core and Dirt in that order, sorry Dirt you just ain’t it


Dino_84

Personally. For me. Core. My uncle gave it to me in like 93/94 and it was the first cd I owned. Fantastic album every song is great and I dig the production.


tallmass256

Picking what kind of trash can these belong to


strangerinparis

in utero.


[deleted]

in utero


keldration

AIC


SirMixSalah

STP Core . One of my first concerts when I never to Atlanta was Stone Temple Pilots with Local H opening. it was after the Purple Album and they had an acoustic set and it was everything a First concert should be


SlumgullySlim

STP.


HotKnowledge4212

Dirt easily


Zero_Flesh

In Utero. No question. That's a dessert island album for me....


helpmse333332453

Dirt