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4.0 out of 5 stars Another late night., 20 Feb 2003
This review is from: Jar Of Flies/Sap (Audio CD)
First, can we please dispense with the "grunge" label. How similar are Pearl Jam and Nirvana? Would you compare Led Zepplin with the Sex Pistols. Grunge only existed as a word to tie together bands with a "Generation X" philosophy. As a musical term, it's fairly redundant.
I bought this double-EP when it first came out and it stayed in my CD player for months.
Contrasting the ferocity of other AIC albums, Jar of Flies shifts the music down several gears. The result is wondrous.
The openers, "Rotten Apple" and "Nutshell" are hypnotic, drawling, brooding spine-tinglers. From the very first time I heard the open bass lick, I was hooked.
And, thanks to the paring down of the guitars, we are finally given Cantrell/Staley's harmonies at their most intimate, most haunting.
As a late-night CD, or one just to put you in that pensive frame of mind, this is perfect.
I must admit, I had drifted away from AIC in recent years (primarily because they'd stopped making music) but was devastated to hear of Layne Staley's death. I immediately went home and listened to Jar of Flies and can think of no better epitaph for the man. A brilliant, moving, echoing record.
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