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In many ways, Screaming Trees missed their opportunity. They released Sweet Oblivion just as grunge began to capture national attention and they didn't tour the album extensively, which meant nearly all of their fellow Seattle bands became superstars while they stood to the side. After four years, they returned with Dust, their third major-label album, and by that point, the band's sound was too idiosyncratic for alternative radio. Which is unfortunate, because Dust is the band's strongest album. Sure, the rough edges that fueled albums like Uncle Anesthesia are gone, but in its place is a rustic hard rock, equally informed by heavy metal and folk. The influence of Mark Lanegan's haunting solo albums is apparent in both the sound and emotional tone of the record, but this is hardly a solo project -- the rest of the band has added a gritty weight to Lanegan's spare prose. Screaming Trees sound tighter than they ever have and their melodies and hooks are stronger, more memorable, making Dust their most consistently impressive record.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646417829
catalogNumber: 64178
Rank: 8826


  1. Halo of Ashes
  2. All I Know
  3. Look at You
  4. Dying Days
  5. Make My Mind
  6. Sworn and Broken
  7. Witness
  8. Traveler
  9. Dime Western
  10. Gospel Plow

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Screaming Trees   Primary Artist
Mark Lanegan   Guitar,Vocals
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Mellotron
George Drakoulias   Percussion
Chris Goss   Background Vocals
Brian Jenkins   Background Vocals
Barrett Martin   Percussion,Cello,Conga,Drums,Harmonium,Tabla,Djembe
Mike McCready   Guitar
Gary Lee Conner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sitar,Background Vocals
Van Conner   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeff Nolan   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Drakoulias   Producer
Brett Eliason   Engineer
Brian Jenkins   Engineer
Jim Scott   Engineer
Christopher Shaw   Engineer

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