Jar Of Flies (studio album) by Alice In Chains

Jar Of Flies by Alice In Chains
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 561st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 565 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (98th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (561st)
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Alice In Chains bestography

Jar Of Flies is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Alice In Chains on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Alice In Chains is Dirt which is ranked number 225 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,344.

Alice In Chains album bestography « Higher ranked (225th) This album (561st) Lower ranked (1,451st) »
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Facelift (A Tribute to Alice In Chains), Badmotorfingers (Soundgarden Tribute)
The Forge, Joliet, United States. United States
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Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains, and Black Sabbath Tributes - Lose Your Illusion, Memory Layne, and Electric Funeral
Gaslamp Long Beach, Long Beach, United States. United States
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Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin + Bush with special guests
The Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown, United States. United States
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82/100 (from 565 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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From 05/06/2022 11:37
awesome stuff.
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From 07/15/2021 12:05
This album has an incredible opening four tracks and the way they seamlessly blend together makes for a near perfect start to the album. However, the final 3 tracks are not up to the same standard and the quality definitely dips by the last song. It is an amazing acoustic and slower AIC album but that drop off at the end just keeps it from being better than Dirt in my opinion.
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From 12/19/2020 16:14
Best EP I've ever heard.
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From 07/11/2020 04:24
Beautiful. It defines the other side of the coin of AIC; their slow, mellow and warm side while still having their original seal. Best EP of all time
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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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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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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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