Jamming to some Alice in Chains today and damn I love that band. I don't know why, but there's just something about those opening harmonies to Would? that I really dig. Layne & Jerry at their very best.
You should definately check out "Black Gives Way to Blue". It has become my favorite AIC album after Dirt.Love that song. Love that album. Love everything Alice In Chains has put out. Granted, I haven't really heard any of the stuff they've put out since they got back together recently.
I hate calling them grunge though. They just seemed so much better than that, in terms of being more versatile.Easily the best band to come out of the Washington state grunge scene.
I know what you're saying, there's just something about the song that really elevates it above the rest of the songs on the album (which as they are, are amazing songs).
The riffs, the vocals, the bass playing.....all of it, just pure magic.