Jar Of Flies (album) by Alice In Chains

Jar Of Flies
Jar Of Flies by Alice In Chains
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 567th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 491 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (104th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (567th)
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Alice In Chains bestography

Jar Of Flies is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Alice In Chains on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Alice In Chains is Dirt which is ranked number 230 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,644.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 491 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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From 04/22/2020 23:15
I can’t think of a better EP. If you were following the group you knew they had this side after Sap but this is another level. This was the perfect way to follow the heaviness of Dirt.
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From 10/28/2019 07:54
Very good acoustic album
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80/100
From 01/30/2019 14:07
Another one of the definitive albums of the grunge era. It serves as sort of a nice palette cleanser in between two heavy records. The first 4 tracks are Alice in Chains classics.

Key tracks: Rotten Apple, Nutshell, No Excuses, I Stay Away
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95/100
From 11/06/2018 23:31
It's incredible how an album goes from incredibly dark, to light and warm feeling, in a matter of a couple songs. Amazing.
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From 08/19/2018 16:29
This is so wonderful. Somehow, Alice In Chains peeked my interest and this I love. I do know that Dirt as well as Facelift were wilder but when a piece of music is both balances a mellow but also captivating, you will win a special place in my heart.
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From 03/22/2018 22:54
Another instance of me not being able to pick which release from an artist I like more. Jar of Flies and Dirt are polar opposites, but are companion pieces in the AIC cannon. This record sees AIC plotting the same hopeless marshes, but this time with beautifully depressing acoustic sounds. Being the most metal and sludgy band in the Grunge scene, you wouldnt expect AIC to be able to pull of an acoustic effort with such grace. They go above and beyond
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From 07/30/2017 08:35
"Rotten Apple" + "Nutshell" + "I Stay Away" + "No Excuses" = arguably the greatest 1-2-3-4 punch on any grunge album.
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From 06/23/2017 07:17
The acoustic vibe on this album for me represents a revolution in the way the grunge subculture was expressing their feelings. Both the lyrics and the sound are more mature and complex; feels like some grunge teenager just came back from the psychologist and wrote this album after he understood a little better what he was going through.
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From 01/03/2017 02:39
Amazing
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From 12/31/2016 04:39
A stunning step down in tempo. Such a soothing summer's-evening-on-the-verandah sort of album. When I purchased this EP it came as a double CD with the Sap EP which made it a complete LP-type experience for me. One the very best of the 90s.
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