Dust (Screaming Trees album)

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Dust
Studio album by Screaming Trees
Released June 25, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996 at Capitol Studios and Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood and The Hit Factory, New York
Genre Grunge, neo-psychedelia
Length 44:14
Label Epic
Producer George Drakoulias
Screaming Trees chronology
Winter Songs Tour Tracks
(1992)
Dust
(1996)
Nearly Lost You
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
NME 4.5/5 stars[5]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[7]

Dust is the seventh and final album by the Screaming Trees, released on June 25, 1996.

After an aborted attempt at recording a followup to Sweet Oblivion with producer Don Fleming, the band hired producer George Drakoulias to man the controls for what eventually turned out to be their last album. In contrast to the group's previous recordings that were more influenced by psychedelic rock and punk rock, Dust contains music that is equally influenced by folk and blues, while still retaining a harder-edged sound. "All I Know" was released as a single from the album and became a success on rock radio. "Dying Days", a song that was also released as a single to some minor success, features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.

Kerrang! Magazine selected Dust as the best album of 1996 in their year-end awards.[8] The band toured behind Dust for nearly two years (with former Kyuss and future Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme serving as a touring guitarist), and afterwards went on an extended hiatus, eventually disbanding officially in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gary Lee Conner/Van Conner/Mark Lanegan except as indicated.

  1. "Halo of Ashes"  (Gary Lee Conner/Van Conner/Mark Lanegan/Barrett Martin) – 4:04
  2. "All I Know" – 3:55
  3. "Look at You" – 4:42
  4. "Dying Days" – 4:51
  5. "Make My Mind" – 4:11
  6. "Sworn and Broken" – 3:34
  7. "Witness" – 3:39
  8. "Traveler" – 5:22
  9. "Dime Western"  (Gary Lee Conner/Van Conner/Mark Lanegan/Barrett Martin) – 3:39
  10. "Gospel Plow"  (Gary Lee Conner/Van Conner/Mark Lanegan/Barrett Martin) – 6:17

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 Heatseekers 5
The Billboard 200 134

Album - UK Album Charts

Year Chart Position
1996 UK Album Charts 32

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "All I Know" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
Modern Rock Tracks 9
"Dying Days" Modern Rock Tracks 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Dust > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Screaming Trees". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 721, cited March 17, 2010
  3. ^ Romero, Michele. "Dust". Entertainment Weekly. July 1996. pg. 58, cited March 17, 2010
  4. ^ "Screaming Trees". Q. August 1996. pg. 127, cited March 17, 2010
  5. ^ "Screaming Trees". NME. July 1996. pg. 36, cited March 17, 2010
  6. ^ "Screaming Trees". Spin. August 1996. pg. 96, cited March 17, 2010
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Screaming Trees". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  8. ^ Yearly albums charts - Best of 1996

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