Weird. I've just started listening to Alice in Chains again, starting with Alice in Chains (aka Three-legged Dog) and I'm having a right old good time with them. Have to agree with what's been said so far, and I'd like to offer that another facet that set them apart from the other bands was/is Jerry Cantrell's backing vocals. His harmonies are perfect for Staley's voice. Shamefully, I've never delved into their work with DuVall. The stuff I've heard - like Check My Brain - are excellent but I could never see past Stayley. From Man In The Box to I'll Stay Away, his enormous voice was amazing. If you guys haven't already, read up on Stayley's final years. It's a really sad story. He was dead for days before anyone knew.