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Alice in Chains’ ‘Dirt’ Reissue Rules Rock Album Charts

The set also returns to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for the first time since 1992.

A remastered reissue of Alice in Chains‘ 1992 album Dirt celebrating the set’s 30th anniversary drives the collection to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts dated Oct. 8.

In the week ending Sept. 29, Dirt earned 26,000 equivalent album units in the U.S, up 641%, according to Luminate. Of that sum, 23,000 comprise album sales – with 22,500 in vinyl sales. The reissue arrived Sept. 23, the first day of the charts’ tracking week.

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The band now boasts three No. 1s each on the Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts, following the reigns of 2018’s Rainier Fog and 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Dirt also re-enters the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 9, its first visit to the top 10 since it debuted and peaked at No. 6 in October 1992, becoming Alice in Chains first of six top 10s.

The Grammy Award-nominated Dirt is the Seattle-born band’s longest-charting effort on the Billboard 200, with 103 weeks on the list (including the current week). The group’s second LP spawned five Mainstream Rock Airplay hits, paced by the No. 7-peaking “Rooster” in 1993.

The reissue, whose standard remastered version features two discs on black vinyl, also includes an apple-red variant via Walmart and a translucent orange vinyl available on Alice in Chains’ website. A deluxe box set was also put up for purchase as part of the reissue.