Jar Of Flies (studio album) by Alice In Chains

Jar Of Flies by Alice In Chains
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 559th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 606 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (97th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (559th)
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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 220 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,605.

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Jar Of Flies track list

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 606 votes)
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06/17/2024 21:00 POWER18  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 26197/100
 
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06/10/2024 11:47 TheWongs  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 50470/100
 
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05/17/2024 13:17 Rous1  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6482/100

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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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75/100
From 09/19/2023 11:29
First half is very good, second is a very disappointing for me.
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From 11/15/2022 03:48
An absolute classic. The first E.P. To ever top the Billboard 200 and it definitely earned it with its few but fantastic compositions.
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From 10/04/2022 00:48
One of my favourite Projects from any artist ever. Jar of Flies really Highlights the diversity of Layne’s song writing capabilities. The first four tracks are some of the most gorgeous acoustic songs ever!
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95/100
From 05/06/2022 11:37
awesome stuff.
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75/100
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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90/100
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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90/100
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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