Jar of Flies

Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
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Based on 345 ratings
1994 Ratings: #15
Liked by 32 people
January 25, 1994 / Release Date
EP / Format
Columbia / Label
Alice in Chains / Producer
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Discography Diaries #9: Alice in Chains
Album #4: Jar of Flies (EP)
Genre: Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock
Date: 12/06/2021
Time: 4:25 PM

Moving on with our Alice in Chains discography dive we have the bands second EP, 1994's 'Jar of Flies' which came out via Columbia Records once again. At this stage in Alice in Chains' career they were on top of the world, they only got bigger as Grunge grew more popular, they released a huge record with 'Dirt' and the EP I'm covering now 'Jar of Flies' went ... read more


This is an EP? I always thought this was considered as an album lol

This has sone of the best songs form this band on it. The pure emotion with some of these tracks is just undeniable. The back half suffers a little bit, but overall this thing is very solid for what it is. I almost wish that they expanded more on this idea, because this is such a cool idea with more tame songs, and imagine if they had a full length album with stuff like this. Nonetheless, still a great project that I will ... read more


One of the best ep's ive ever heard it sounds so lush and organic, truly and honestly such a colorfull sounding ep with all these differnet emotions and sounds portreyd in here. Also i must say that this sounds nothing like the alice in chains ive heard this far its much more atmospheric and organic. To think that this thing is an ep is kinda mindblowing, as it could easily be an album with 30 minutes worth of content, but i dont mind. This is something i already know ill come back to a lot as ... read more


An endlessly relistenable acoustic grunge album.

Favorite songs: All
Least favorite songs: n/a


My favorite EP of all time, Alice in Chains Jar of Flies shows us the very highest peaks of the Grunge movement through Lane Stanleys deepest darkest lows. Genius.


Almost perfection. Alice in Chains created the greatest EP of all time. With the exception of the last track these songs place themselves as the best in AIC discography, The opening "Rotten Apple" shows off the great harmonization of Staley and Cantrell that carry the song and "No excuses". The acoustic sound combined with electric guitar solo's gives this EP a eerie tone that is original and hasn't been replicated. "Nutshell" showcase the great tortured vocals of ... read more

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Added on: April 22, 2013