#36. 'MTV Unplugged' by Alice In Chains

- Best Ever Albums score: 722

- Best Ever Albums user rating: 78

- Rank in year: #45

- Rank in decade: #423

- Year: 1996

After the band’s two-and-a-half-year break from live shows, Alice In Chains graced the MTV Unplugged stage for a mind-blowing acoustic performance of their grunge-metal hits, including “Rooster,” “Down In A Hole,” and “Angry Chair.” It also marked the penultimate public performance for frontman Layne Staley, who was struggling with the drug addiction that would eventually kill him. The setting, an intimate candlelit session with a small audience, and Staley’s quips between songs, created a personal and moving listening experience for fans.

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