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Nothing Safe: The Best of the Box

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Alice in Chains, Nothing Safe: The Best of the Box

Nothing Safe: The Best of the Box

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In Season

We gave it an A-

Buried beneath the alternapalooza that was Pearl Jam and Nirvana, these Seattle rockers grunted out their fair share of intoxicating, primal music. This hits album — which serves as teaser for a boxed set and includes one solid new tune, ”Get Born Again” — shows how proficient Alice were at fusing rib-cage-rattling riffs with creepy-crawly harmonies to create some entrancingly bleak genre-straddling romps. Is it ’80s metal? ’90s grunge? Or just a time-insensitive kick in the keister? A-‘