Jar of Flies Alice In Chains Jar of Flies (Columbia) This EP is quite a departure from the lugubrious junkie rock of the band's earlier albums. Among the… Jar of Flies Alice In Chains Jar of Flies (Columbia) This EP is quite a departure from the lugubrious junkie rock of the band's earlier albums. Among the… Alice in Chains Rock
Music Review

Jar of Flies (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Alice in Chains; Genre: Rock

Alice In Chains Jar of Flies (Columbia) This EP is quite a departure from the lugubrious junkie rock of the band's earlier albums. Among the surprises: a countryish campfire song (''Don't Follow''), a sappy bit of '70s-style fluff (''No Excuses''), and a slice of postmodern boogie-woogie (''Swing on This''). It all goes down easy, but where Alice's breakthrough album, Dirt, captured the despair of men wallowing in a spiritual cesspool, Flies merely sounds like the same guys dangling their feet in muddy water. B- -Tom Sinclair

Originally posted Jan 28, 1994 Published in issue #207 Jan 28, 1994 Order article reprints