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Ritual De Lo Habitual

Jane's Addiction

1990

Ritual De Lo Habitual

Album Summary

Ritual de lo Habitual (Spanish for "Ritual of the Habitual") is the second studio album by Jane's Addiction, released on August 21, 1990, by Warner Brothers. Co-produced by Dave Jerden, it was the band's final studio album before their initial break-up in 1991. Singles from Ritual de lo Habitual include "Been Caught Stealing" and "Stop!". Ritual de lo Habitual is certified 2× Platinum in the U.S. In 1990, one month after its release, the album had sold 500,000 units.

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3.14

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5347

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock
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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

Perry Ferrel always sounds like he is trying to sing while both furiously masturbating and dropping a deuce at the same time, which really brings down what otherwise contains a lot of really great songs

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Tue Apr 20 2021
1

Remember when Wayne Campbell said to Cassandra Wong after watching Crucial Taunt play for the first time, "You guys really wail"? That bonehead sentiment sums up the scope of the vision here. Each song is constructed around the myth of the transportive rawk solo, either side of which the band emit attentuated squeaks, flail lamely with all the other parts of making a song, leaning on art poses like the excruciating freeform bit halfway through Then She Did... when they run out of steam. Sadly for them, when they arrive at the climax they so desperately seek it's only ever a sad dribble in the hand and a drip or two on the tummy. A very irritating listen.

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Sat Nov 13 2021
3

Je dois dire que je n'ai pas tellement apprécié cet album. Il fut néanmoins sauvé des flammes de la nullité par son côté teenage rock à la con qui me rappela mes années collège. Vous vous demandez sûrement comment mon compagnon d'écoute eltrapeze et moi nous sommes rencontrés. Préparez-vous une infusion et laissez-moi tout vous raconter depuis le début. Le jour de la rentrée dans mon nouveau collège, il était prévu que les élèves de sixième devaient se réunir dans une salle pour savoir quelle classe leur serait attribuée. Au moment d'entrer dans celle-ci, j'aperçus une foule de nouveaux élèves attendant patiemment que la cérémonie ne commence. Soudain, une femme monta sur l'estrade vers laquelle les regards convergeaient et s'empara d'un micro : « Bonjour à tous, quand j'appellerai votre nom, vous vous avancerez. Je placerai alors le Casque Audio sur votre tête, et vous serez répartis dans vos classes. » Le Casque Audio en question était un casque audio des plus classiques, à cette différence près qu'il était très large et que des traits de visage humains apparaissaient sur sa partie supérieure, et notamment une bouche. La femme appela soudain une première élève. Une fois, le casque posé sur sa tête, des mots émanèrent de celui-ci : « Ahh, je vois… Hmmm… Oui … D'accord… Sixième shoegaze ! » La salle applaudit et l'élève s'en alla rejoindre sa classe. « Eltrapeze ?! » appela ensuite la femme au micro. Un petit bonhomme tout frêle émergea de la foule et s'avança jusqu'à l'estrade. La femme se saisit alors du Casque Audio. « Sixième trip-hop ! » s'écria celui-ci à peine posé sur le haut de sa tête. La salle applaudit à nouveau. « Tous les élèves qui ont mal tourné étaient en Sixième trip-hop... » m'indiqua un camarade situé à ma gauche. Une nouvelle élève fut appelée. Après un moment d'hésitation, le Casque Audio donna son verdict : « Hmm, j'ai trouvé… Sixième post-punk ! » Une vive douleur au crâne me fit laisser échapper un gémissement. « Qu'est-ce que tu as ? » me demanda mon camarade de gauche, l'air inquiet. « Rien… rien, ça va… » lui répondis-je la main posé sur le front. Ce fut au tour de ce dernier. « Ahhh… encore un Morrissey… Pas la moindre hésitation… Sixième jangle-pop ! » trancha le Casque Audio. « Robchimistoubijoutière ?! » appela soudain la femme au micro. Les regards se tournèrent alors vers moi. Une éternité sépara l'instant à partir duquel je me mis en route vers l'estrade et celui au terme duquel le casque fut posé sur ma tête. « Hmm… difficile, très difficile… je vois beaucoup de courage et des qualités intellectuelles aussi, il y a du talent, oh oui, et un grand désir de faire ses preuves, alors où vais-je te mettre… — Pas en post-punk, pas en post-punk... — Pas en post-punk n'est-ce pas ? Tu es sûr ? Tu as d'immenses qualités, je le vois dans ta tête… et le post-punk t'aiderait à avancer sur le chemin de la grandeur, ça ne fait aucun doute ! — S'il vous plaît, s'il vous plaît.. Pas en post-punk... — Bien, si tu es sûr de toi…. Il vaut mieux… Sixième shoegaze ! » La salle applaudit et je rejoignis mes camarade de la sixième shoegaze. Ce fut la première fois que je voyais eltrapeze. Nos premiers échanges ne se dérouleront que plus tard en classe d'option Musique Électronique Allemande & Krautrock, mais j'aborderai ceux-ci dans une critique ultérieure.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
5

Not my genre, but pleasantly surprised

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

Jane’s Addiction has always been a band that I’ve liked their singles but never really dove in. This album made me realize how great of a full album band they are. This record is awesome from beginning to end, and the last four tracks really carry a lot of that weight. Even with two tracks coming back to back to make up 20+ minutes of the whole album, it really is most of the musical and emotional content of the album. Front half is for guitar-hero riffage, back half is for artistry.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
5

Perfect 90s album. It has a distinctive sound and feels like an addict experiencing the ecstacy and devestation of addiction.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

An album I just love, from the funky shorter songs like 'Been caught stealing' to the soaring 'Three days'. Everything feels well thought out, inventive and cohesive.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

This was a surprise, an excellent metal/rock album. A great mix of shorter catchy tracks and longer more progressive ones, 'three days' is amazing. 4.5, rounding up since it'll probably grow on me

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Sat Nov 13 2021
3

Suite à l'annonce de robbrindegruyère de son erreur, je m'empressais de contacter Robert afin de le mettre au courant. Robert était supéfait: il avait pourtant accordé sa pleine confiance à rob, qu'il considérait jusqu'alors comme son bras droit. Je tentais d'arrondir les angles, expliquant que rob avait été pris par surprise par la mère de sa famille d'accueil. Compréhensif mais néammoins furieux, Robert décrocha son téléphone, prononça quelques mots en espagnol, et raccrocha rapidement le combiné. Je compris de suite ce qu'il venait de faire: une équipe de tueurs en série était déjà en route pour éliminer, non pas rob, mais la personne qui l'avait poussé à fauter. rob quand a lui, se voit retirer sa place de bras droit, qui me revient logiquement de droit. Si e jvous raconte cette histoire, c'est à titre préventif, pour bien vous faire comprendre qu'il ne faut pas chercher à jouer avec le générateur. Ici, la mère de famille en a payé le prix fort, mais Robert ne souhaite pas de nouveau avoir besoin d'en arriver là. A bon entendeur.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Can’t believe I used to not love this. What an album

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

I liked this, probably will listen again. Been caught stealing is a Rock Band Classic and the longer songs all work pretty well. I’d take off half a star bc the vocals aren’t stellar and the end kinda drags. Cool album art

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

I bought this CD the day it was released. Super excited, as their previous album, Nothing’s Shocking, was a huge favorite. Much to my dismay, my disc had the censored artwork - as you can see from the picture, this highly offensive material needed to be hidden from the youth frequenting BestBuy. This album did not disappoint. Love the opening track “Stop!” is a banger - great energy. The next three tracks are solid - especially “Ain’t No Right”, but the highlight for me was and is “Been Caught Stealing”. Our old dog Sydney loved this song too, and she always sang along to the opening. I am also a fan of “Classic Girl” which shows a soft edge for this abrasive group. Janes and this album strongly influenced the sound of rock/alternative that followed. A strong four, so I’m rounding up for the dogs.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

As a person who existed in the US in the ‘90s and listened to the alternative rock radio stations, I of course have heard “Stop” and “Been Caught Stealing” many times before. But the rest of this album is really very good, and if “Been Caught Stealing” wasn’t generally kind of overplayed I probably would have listened to it before. I’m not sure it’s quite on par with some of my other 5-star ratings but I really have enjoyed it so there you go.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

Love this album! Such a unique fusion of different influences.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
5

Holds up. Amazing performances, energy.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

One of my favorites.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Didn't think this was my cup of tea at the start… and was ready for the first three songs to be over not long after they started. Then the song “Obvious” came on and I found myself starting to like what I was hearing. "Been Caught Stealing" was great! “Three Days” was a pleasant surprise… Incredible guitars. Wow! “Then She Did” followed that and… am I a Jane’s Addiction fan? A haunting song… Where did “Of Course” come from? This is great stuff… followed by “Classic Girl”… a perfect ending. I started this listen wondering if I could make it to the end, and ended up blown away by Jane’s Addiction. Great album!

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

Absol

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

I like this album a whole lot and really enjoyed listening to it in one sitting for the first time in a long time. I loved feeling immersed in the fullness of their sound. Perry Farrell's vocals are simultaneously raw and melodious. While I really like the singles (Stop! and Been Caught Stealing) that made me buy the CD when it came out, I dig even more the theatricality of the later songs on the album, like Three Days, Classic Girl, and the nightmare circus that is Of Course.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

Classic alt rock album. The hits are amazing ("Been Caught Stealing") and the deeper tracks are jamming. Very unique sound. Big fan.

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Sat Oct 16 2021
5

Love it. Jane’s Addiction in their pomp, all snarling attitude and screaming guitars. Fantastic album.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

Classic 90s album! been caught stealing, 3 days.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

How u gonna give this album anything other than a 5?

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

Great album, my 2 year old even asked for it again after we danced through the first. Perry’s voice certainly does habituate a loud rill.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

Apparently written before nothings shocking, this can be considered their first,and imho best album. Check's off all boxes: sounds like no one else, no skip-over tracks, has a consistent and overarching vibe without all the songs sounding the same. If this were a sci fi novel I'd be talking about their world building craftsmanship. Three Days alone is worth buying a copy of this album for yourself. 11 stars.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

Really good.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

I don't know what to say

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

That intro though. Hype as heck!!

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Fattar inte varför den här plattan är en sån vattendelare, det är ju bara banger efter banger? Så bra!!

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

love!

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

cool

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

um clássico entre usuários

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

Fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Fri Mar 11 2022
5

I was whining about not enough 90s alterna-rock grunge and this album turns up. 5 stars for perfect timing. Also, for Stop!

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

I LOVED this listen. Equal parts loud and brash as it is contemplative and experimental. Janes Addiction are doing some amazing work here!

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Wed Mar 16 2022
5

Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane’s Addiction (1990) Here is an album that excels on so many levels. Singer/lyricist Perry Farrell has a deeply poetic sense of lyric clarity, powerful vocal delivery, and thematic boldness. Guitarist Dave Navarro displays modal versatility, technical virtuosity, and power enough to shake the stadium. And, grounded by the dynamic percussion of Stephen Perkins and melodic bass lines of Eric Avery, Jane’s Addiction had all the tools for alt/prog rock success. As a boomer, I came late to the party, but I made it just in time. (Thanks, Mark!) If you’re not familiar with this album, I recommend that you (loudly!) play the first track, then hit the pause button, and think for a few minutes. Really think. Are you ready to brave some serious profanity and blasphemy to hear what these early GenX culture shapers are saying (and how they’re saying it)? Or, would you prefer to set it aside? Do you want to engage them on their own terms, or do you want to turn a blind eye? Is your attitude toward the next generation incarnational or Pharisaical? (“I object, Your Honor, counsel is leading the witness!” “Objection overruled.“) The first track “Stop” is (1) a warning (in grammatically incorrect Spanish: “We have more influence over your children than you do. But we [unlike you?] want them”), and (2) a prophetic declaration that the coming Deluge is both inevitable and inescapable. Turn away if you must, you parents; ban the obscene album cover art offending your sensibilities, you record store owners; ignore the monumental explanatory power of this message and music, you teachers and preachers. But the End is coming like a Flood. The parallel with the message of Noah, the “herald of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5) is unmistakable. “Save the complaints for party conversation. The world is loaded. It’s lit to pop and nobody is gonna stop. The water will run. And we will run.” Those last three words can be read as hopeful and redemptive. These guys are not nihilists. They may need to have their Gnostic utopianism tempered by life experience, but their hearts are good. We’ve had it, Jane’s Addiction contends, with racial division (“No One’s Leaving”) that continues to diminish our common human dignity: “My sister and her boyfriend slept in the park; she had to leave home 'cause he was dark. Now they parade around in New York with a baby boy... He's gorgeous!” “Blacks call each other 'brother and sis'—Count me in 'cause I been missed. I've seen color changed by a kiss—ask my brother and my sister.” Baby-making doubling as Affirmative Action—what a concept! A post-structuralist challenge to inherited binary oppositions (like wrong/right) find expression in “Ain’t No Right”, with its retreat into a quasi-Epicureanism of the raw hedonistic sort: “There’s no wrong and no right, only pleasure and pain” (introducing, by internal contradiction, a binary opposition of its own, the sadist/masochist dichotomy, but see below). The diatribe (“Obvious”) against those who would judge rather than listen will obviously be lost on those who have already judged by this point that the album is not worth listening to. Rather self-evident, no? And the wildly entertaining celebration and ‘justification’ of shoplifting (“Been Caught Stealing”) is an overstated Leninist (i.e., Marxist with running shoes on) critique of the capitalist conception of ownership. So, take that! (No, wait a minute . . . ) Now these prophetic/political/philosophical stances are characteristically full of blind spots, internal contradictions, and hypocritical flaws. But they are graphically set forth and honestly held by those we should be engaging instead of ignoring. But the highest art on this album is in the dark and disturbing side two, starting with “Three Days”, brooding poetry giving autobiographical voice to memories of lovemaking (of a forbidden sort—see the cover art) involving one who is now tragically gone (drug overdose). The musical settings contain gliding minor key chord changes washing over each other, launching into an abrupt shift in tempo and meter at 3:02 that progresses steadily through a celebration of base passion, with soaring guitar solo, blistering percussion section, building to a central metaphor and musical climax (7:34) that is too much even for irreverent me. And just when you think it’s over (8:31), it pounds away to three more climactic highs (Be careful you don’t blow your speakers), before collapsing, breathless and exhausted, at 10:45. Ravel would have been proud. This is followed by the slow and deeply melancholy “Then She Did…”, reflecting on ones now gone, in this case, Farrell’s lover by overdose (see above) and his own mother by suicide (“Will you [in death] say hello to my mom? … She was an artist, just as you were. … She was unhappy, just as you were”) with fulsome string orchestrations, dissonant piano flourishes, and powerful pulsing rhythms. And in “Of Course”, of course, reflecting on what we learn from older siblings who tormented us with the ‘Quit hitting yourself!’ game, we’re gratifyingly introduced to the danger, violence, and brutality of natural life, “red in tooth and claw” (Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. [1850]), We hear, “One must eat the other who runs free before him—put them right into his mouth, while fantasizing the beauty of his movements—a sensation not unlike slapping yourself in the face…”. Our common lot is grim indeed. In 3/4 time, no less. In the closing track “Classic Girl”, ownership of the moment is in no doubt as we hear: “They may say, ‘Those were the days’, but for us, ‘These are the days’”. This gives a Boomer staring down a GenXer something to think about. The days are theirs, and will continue to be. For a while, at least. One my favorite albums, this one is for listening to when trying to figure out (and/or rage about) why interpersonal relations and intergenerational tensions don’t make sense. And when trying being content with the reasonableness of unreasonableness, loving those kiddos anyway. Be fruitful and multiply. 5/5

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Stop is a strong opener. Ain't No Right is way out there. This album really is not afraid to graft a new sound or texture onto the core of straight ahead hard rock. 3 Days is a great song and then straight into Then She Did. Classic Girl is a wonderful send up.

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Mon May 16 2022
5

Like a more post-punk version of Alice in Chains

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Wed Jun 22 2022
5

If you weren't around when JA put out their albums, then you may not be aware about how ground-breaking and genre-defying this band was. This album was as powerful as Nothing Shocking, but JA didn't just copy themselves to please a fanbase.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
5

One of the greatest albums of the 90’s

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

stop stealing!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Classic rock album. "Been Caught Stealing" was a proper hit on MTV at the time - still think it is very catchy. These days there seems to be quite a bit of controversy around the real-life story behind "Three Days", but without this context the song still sounds as epic as ever. Five stars (just like their previous two albums and despite its typical early 90s sound/production).

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Very 1990 of its time. I like it!

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

One of my favourite bands of all time. i see them, i give 5*s. can't expect me to be more objective than that

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

This was already a 90s favourite for me. Side 1 slaps so hard and the grooves of side 2 keep you swaying delightfully. Only “near perfect” but it gets five from me here!

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

Perfect

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Sun Oct 16 2022
5

This is a lot better than I remember it being

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

Big nostalgia bump for this album - takes me right back to uni. Love the different moods encompassed - very different from the rest of the alt rock field - whimsical, dreamy at times, naïve. Fave track - "Been Caught Stealin'" is a bop. The payoff to "Then She Did..." still gives me chills every time....

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

If God exists they probably sound like Perry Farrell. Best album of the early 90's.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

This is primo. The top grade Gen X mainline critical. A near perfect album from the cover art to every lyric. You can reject him for the unique voice or the words, but honestly who besides Cobain and Vetter caught the zeitgeist better than this? Top stuff.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

So sick. You can almost smell the sweat and pheromones that went into making this album. It's a monolithic middle finger raised above a roaring and youthful crowd. Yet despite its explosive energy and grit, it's mixed unbelievably well; I feel like I never lost track of a single instrument even during the album's most chaotic moments. I feel like I'm going to listen to this album a lot, weaving through gridlocks on the 101, going on grocery strike missions, staring down the leaf-blower-wielding gardener as I angrily scrub the dishes. I wish I knew more about rock music history so I could place it in dialogue with its inspirations and the things that it inspired. I'm hearing tons of Led Zeppelin for sure, in Dave Navarro's guitar tones and comping style, Perry Farrell's singing, the unconventional scales and time signatures, the strings, the riff-driven breakdowns, and so many other elements. Also, similar to many Led Zeppelin records, this album is extremely eclectic in terms of tone and genre, but still feels coherent as a single work. The first few songs kind of run the gamut, jumping between hard rock, funk, metal, grunge, and I'm sure many other rock genres that I'm less familiar with. "Been Caught Stealing" is one of the most 90s-sounding things I've ever heard; something about that swing, that bass groove, and that reverb carbon dates it nearly to the month. But that song's somehow on the same album as "Of Course", which is a Klezmer song? And all of it is followed by "Classic Girl", which is a perfect beautiful comedown after our frenetic tour de force. It's a testament to the talent in the band that they are able to chisel an original and cohesive sound out of so many distinct influences.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

I definitely prefer Nothing’s Shocking but this is still a fantastic album. Three Days and Then She Did… are incredible

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Love the band, knew them from been caught stealing.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

An album with distinctly different vibes from the first to second half. Really interesting music, lyrics, and style in general. I haven't listened to a ton of Jane's Addiction, but I like this album pretty well and am feeling generous: 4 stars.

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Amazing album great 90s Jams getting out if the 80s

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Cover to cover, this album works for me. I've listened to it so many times since I was a wee lad. I love that it rocks hard and still also has slow, melancholy parts.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Big RHCP vibes to start with. Absolute shredders especially on Obvious. Can hear where Slint got some style too I think. Been Caught Stealing is sick

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Oh the memories

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Pretty interesting grunge rock. Stop is the only song I knew, but I didn’t expect ballads later. Instrumentation was phenomenal, but catchiness could be better. 7.5/10

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

This is one of those rare albums for me where I thought the second half was significantly better than the first. I thought it was a pretty solid album musically even if I didn’t care for all of the vocals or lyrics. Good listen

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

“Stop” is my favorite thing to come out of the 1990. Okay other than my brother (my mom made me say that). “No One’s Leaving” On my first listen this was my favorite song of the three songs sandwiched between Stop and Been Caught Stealing. Now I’d place it at the bottom. Decent song. Great guitar solo. “Ain’t No Right” I did not like that intro. Why does that exist? I agree with the politics though.I like the actual song too. “Obvious” I don’t know what to make of it. It takes a while for the song to find it’s pacing and I like it once it does. I definitely appreciated it more on my second listen through the album. I can hear the dogs barking just by reading “Been Caught Stealing”. No more words are necessary. “Three Days is a banger. A 10+ minute absolute banger. The pacing is just perfect. Sounds fun to drum to too. “Then She Did” has a completely different energy than Three Days but it doesn’t make it any less powerful than its predecessor. “Of Course” is just not for me. I’m not a big psychedelic guy so take that with a grain of salt. “Classic Girl” I love the lyrics to this one.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Ok - these dudes grew on me a ton from the first album

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Full of LA Rock Nostalgia, and the back half slaps

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Fades a bit in the second half

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Pretty good.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Very distinctive. Captures a great moment in time.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

First, I love the Spanish right off the bat in "Stop". This song has a great drive and guitar part and the guitar solo is rockin'. I have to say I enjoyed the sound in most of these songs. The guitars DRIVE and I dig it. Makes me want to jam out on Rock Band or Guitar Hero. The beginning of "Ain't No Right" was a little odd for me but the rest of it was good, the drums were great in this one. "Been Caught Stealing" was a bop. "Three Days" is a very long song at almost 11 minutes but is worth a listen. The drums really drive the song and it has a lot of great guitar parts to it as well. Overall, I enjoyed listening to this album. Kept me toe tappin' and head bobbin' throughout the whole thing.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

Good

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Me encanta

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

I liked this one! It would've been cool if it was in Spanish though. My favorites were No One's Leaving and Been Caught Stealing. I was excited to hear slap bass and overall it was very groovy

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

My faavorites from the album are Stop, been Caught Stealing, and Of Course. I don't love the singers voice, but the songs are quite groovy, and I especially like the klezmer-style violin in Of Course.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

Majorly surprised. Dismissed Jane's Addiction when I was young purely coz I loved electronic music too much. The second half of this album is unreal. Farrell's voice still shits me a bit but this album is amazing.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

Jane's Addiction is an interesting band, if a little uninspiring. I enjoyed listening to this album, though I would not probably have put it on this list. It does have a very distinctive sound. I would have pegged this album coming out in the mid 90s rather than in 1990 based on the style, so it's certainly a bit ahead of its time 4/5

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

This one I get: a radically new sound in rock, clearly an important album. Also, I really like it.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Il migliore dei JA

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

Great 90s memories!

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Sat Sep 04 2021
4

Ive been hearing Jane’s Addiction’s biggest hits for about as long as I can remember. They’re a band that I’m honestly surprised I didn’t get into when I was younger considering everything else I was into. Parry Farrell’s voice can be a bit much for me sometimes, but this is a really cool album. Dave Navarro is such a good guitar player that it’s a shame most people probably know him as a reality tv guy these days.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

this is a better album than i expected from a one hit wonder.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

This takes me back to MTV and Perry Farrell's screechy voice. I still love it.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Great record, but it's hard to be impartial on this one since it's something I grew up with. I'm not the biggest Jane's Addition fan, but it's a classic. Tempted to give 5 stars but I'm not sure it's quite up there for me. Still a classic record.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

Very strong beginning and middle, but the end of the album is a little weak. Really like this album overall and the hits are hits I've heard and enjoyed for nearly 30 years. Really great album.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

A good introduction to a band I only knew for one song. I enjoyed it, on the whole. Probably only 2 songs I'd listen to in isolation. This feels more like an album you listen to in full, with the second half comprising mostly longer tracks. It's not from my favourite period in time, so I'll listen again but not regularly.

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Skemmtilegt 90s soundscape. Áhugavert.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

Side A was what I expected from the band knowing “Been Caught Stealin’”, which was fine, but the prog elements of side B were awesome.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
4

Totally ok album, listened to it a lot when I was a kid. Didn't find it to be as good as I remember. Maybe I'm in a bad mood. I'll put it on again when I'm happier!

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Solid, hadn't heard the whole album before. 90's rock

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

4/5 - Pretty rad

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

vibrant, dynamic, stop-start, carrying hints of prog in the harmonies and the keyboards as well as flavours of Led Zep in the guitars and drums. an ambitious album, packed with ideas - most of which are well-executed

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Really unqiue

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Really cool guitar, very interesting chord progressions. Songs were engaging and interesting. Pop -punky but a bit edgier

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Nice, I really enjoyed it, good for boring work - it's a booster

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

A good one to blow the cobwebs away.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Frantic energy, yet polished production. Slurred, yet passionate vocals. Guitar and vocals drenched in effects.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Kova levy. Siistiä miten tyyli muuttuu tokalle puoliskolle. Three Days ja Then She Did parhaat. Been Caught Stealing ihan läppä rallatus.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

ihan jepa rokkenrollit. GTA:SA nostalgiat iski. voisin kuunnella uudestaan.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Very good funk rock album! Stop and Been Caught Stealing are great singles, but Three Days is a very good proggy gem that is a satisfying 10 minutes. And the synth in Then She Did... was very Faith No More esque. Super fun album.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Very angsty 90s rock. Like most bands on this list, I'm familiar with the singles that got on the radio but otherwise don't know much else. Jane's Addiction seems to have two sides to them, with one being very fast/frantic instruments and aggressive vocals, and the other being very psychedelic and more thoughtful. Overall I liked the 2nd half more, I think Stop and Been Caught Stealin are always fun to listen to and the front half was still alright but it got too much with the frenetic energy. The slower tunes in the back end helped come down from that opening, I didn't like Of Course but the rest was mostly positive.

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Sat Dec 18 2021
4

My first real listen to Jane's Addiction, and they are a lot more funkier than I expected. Very good.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

So Perry Ferrell is super cool. He is just a rock star. I hear he's a control freak, but he makes awesome rock music. Been Caught Stealing was a song I listened to endlessly when I was younger. I failed to hear the full album until now though. They kind of scared me then. Stop is an excellent opening track. Really introduces the band and their sound. The music, while obviously influenced by 80s guitar rock, still stands the test of time. There's a Van Halen vibe, but the bass is on another level. Knowing now that Three Days and Then She Did are about Perry's deceased girlfriend is very grim. What a tragic life he had in the beginning!

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

Defining college radio fodder of my tender late adolescence. And actually pretty great. Got Caught Stealing is still pretty subversive and fun a t the same time which is a surprisingly rare combination.

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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

I've never had a problem with Jane's Addiction, however nothing I've heard has ever made me want to listen any further. This was a really nice surprise. I liked this way more than I thought I would. I will 100% be spinning this again, great stuff.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Pretty good, I like this singer's voice. I didn't know Dave Navarro was a part of Jane's Addiction, that's cool! A 3.5 for me

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Actually really liked that. It was 90s Alternative Rock and even some sounds that I would attribute to late 90s Pop-Punk, combined with 70s rock and made a great combination

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

I dig Jane's Addiction. I feel like they were a unique drop in a sea of homogenous rock.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

This is much better than most of the Jane's Addiction that I knew.

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Sat Feb 12 2022
4

These aren't my preferred Jane's Addiction songs, but this is still a solid album. "No One's Leaving" is great, and "Classic Girl" is sweet!

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Experimental and catchy

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

In 1990 Jane's Addiction were never on my radar. More James, Happy Mondays, Cocteau Twins, The Breeders, Public Enemy etc. As a first listen it was interesting there is a lot to take in.The album blends funk,psychedelic and prog rock into an alternative rock and metal sound and they pull it off quite well. Three Days is an epic song and I did prefer the second half of the album from their well known hit 'Been Caught Stealing'. The violin on "Of Course" is just genius.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

Decent rock album. Pretty big, soaring songs. Still love Been Caught Stealing.

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

I've tried really hard to get I to Nothing Shocking. I own it on vinyl but whenever I play it there's something that keeps me disengaged. The vocals are difficult the spreading guitar solos are not my style. I appreciate some of the songs but as an album it leaves me cold. Ritual De Lo Habitual has the same elements, but I find there's a higher degree of variety in the production and the songwriting. I like it better for that which also gives me hope for Nothing Shocking. I especially like the longer songs in the second half which really allow the band to stretch out. A very good album 4 🌟

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

STOP and my 90s nostalgia go together like peas and carrots Jenny

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

I was happy to listen to this again after high school and college days. Holds up well, found myself liking the more dreamy/ethereal stuff like "Then she did", but "Been Caught Stealing" is still a fave. A few to forget otherwise would rate higher.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

I have love for this album. When I was getting into Janes Addiction in the mid 2000s I feel like the consensus was that this is their best album. I think it’s obviously Nothings Shocking. This one is weirdly more of its time than Nothings Shocking wave. Stop, Been Caught Stealing and Three Days are my favourites

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

Mid-nineties alt-rock that thinks it's cleverer than it really is - and that's a shame because when it forgets about trying to be something it isn't the songs are great. Best Tracks: Stop; No One Leaving; Been Caught Stealing

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

Very cool, definitely flowed better than I'd expected (especially based in some of the other reviews here) but a very fun rock album not bogged down by a lot of the theatrics (aside from excellent use of dog barks) otherwise seen in late 80s rock

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Pretty good stuff Best track: Classic Girl

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Mon May 02 2022
4

They remind me of a harsher version of the RHCP. A lot of really good bass lines and it's easy to see why Dave Narvarro could easily step in and play with them. He's an excellent guitarist. Don't love Perry Farrell's voice, but overall I liked this album. Previously I had only heard a few of the songs.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

This album rules. I was familiar with the hits off this album and always loved them, and those still bump, but I didn’t know the other slower songs, which are sick and remind me older 70’s songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin and Rush. Surprise standout was the 8 minute Then She Did... which kicks off the 3 song finale of the album.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

I like this. One of the eyebrow-raising things I've found with this exercise is that I like heavier rock more than I thought I did.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

I don't personally like Jane's Addiction, but I'll give them 4 stars for their influence on alternative music.

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Wed May 11 2022
4

Great

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Fri May 13 2022
4

El rock alternatiu quan era rock i era alternatiu. Per "culpa" de discos com aquest i el seu èxit, el génere ha acabat donant tantes obres de tan poc calat i substància. En aquell moment, però, els artistes que s'hi dedicaven era perquè realment estaven inspirats en trobar sons diferents, i sortir-se del mainstream no buscant epatar, sinó amb un sentit honest de la búsqueda artística. 'Stop!', 'No One's Leaving', 'Then She Did', la inigualable intro... tot queda ja per la història... i per anar-ho disfrutant sovint

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Sun May 15 2022
4

Potência bem desenvolvida. Sequência coesa.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

A quality mix of punk, funk, hard rock, general silliness and heartfelt angst. Not as appealing to me in the second half when it lost energy and focused in on dead loved ones. Still much more than I was expecting, hard to pin down to a time or a genre, I’m glad this list brought it to my attention.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

2 big hits, rest were meh.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

i reallllly liked this album. i want to give it 5 but I can't.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

3.75

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

This definitely got more interesting on the second listen. I don't think it will be my last listen.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Then She Did... is one of my favorite songs ever. The rest is good as well, but not as spectacular.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Took me back some. I hadn't listened to the entire album before, but solid throughout

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

I enjoyed this album from start to finish. I don't know why I don't listen to more of their work, but it may have to do with the fact that I was really hip-hop focused from the beginning of the 90s through high school.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

I surprisingly liked it. Great band and pretty good vocals

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

The unmistakable sound of Perry Farrell - opens with a belter in Stop, then eases you back down until the midway point with that favourite of MTV Been Caught Stealing. Perry's voice is soothing and scathing in equal measure, and fits perfectly in either the hi octane songs, or lower tempo songs like Then She Did... Loved it

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

Sick as fuck. Atleast while working out

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

It was pretty darn cool

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Surprising back half to the album unlike the more straightforward rock tracks at the beginning. Both sides good in their own way. 4/5

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Slightly more accessible than Nothing's Shocking, but still a very engaging album.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Good

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Gran disco clásico!

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Solid rock album from a solid rock band. "Been Caught Stealing" is one of the best songs of the 1990's and I would bet influenced a lot of 90's rock (as it came out in 1990). The dog barking as a rhythm is very clever and fun and it's no surprise that it was a radio favorite. More diverse album than I remember, with "Three Days" being a weird down/midtempo track that very slowly builds and contrasts the format of tracks from the rest of the album.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

They have a punk energy and attitude but the music is more dense and complex than that. Also, the guitar solos are so much more epic and dramatic than I might have expected for the punk-ish / alt-rock music. Some real stadium rock shit. The guitar reminds me of The Who at times. I love it. Some of the long songs near the end drag a little but overall I really like the album. Highlights: “Stop,” “Obvious,” “Three Days” (wow, what an epic long song!)

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Liking this more than I'd expected - I feel like I always have the same reaction to JA which is: Perry's voice is tough in larger doses. But the music is damn cool, and while "Been Caught Stealing" can just be annoying it's much better for me in context of the album as a whole. The guitar playing is fantastic on the album, keeping things from sliding into any typical late 80s/early 90s metal (not that there's anything wrong with that). Different styles and tones from song to song keep it fresh. Really good and somewhat unique hard rock album that I like more now than when it was released and a marked improvement over their debut with more diversity and dynamics. Also: do yourself a favour and don't listen to this (or anything) out of a single crappy phone speaker - makes a huge difference. 7/10 4 stars.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Stop - 9/10 No One Leaving - 8/10 Ain't No Right - 10/10 Obvious - 9/10 Been Caught Stealing - 7/10 Three Days - 9/10 Then She Did - 9/10 Of Course - 9/10 Classic Girl - 7/10

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

eerste helft: Wat alternatieve hardrock, leuke nummers Tweede helft: Wat meer experimenteel, langere nummers met goede opbouw, stukjes met viool, en grotendeels wat rustiger. Zeker van dit album genoten!

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Was surprised by this album, gonna listen again sometime

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Better than I expected, quite a lot of fun!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Stop and Been Caught Stealing are foundational listening to understand the musical landscape of rest of the 90s. While there are some good nuggets here and there, the rest of the album doesn't quite rise to the same level of greatness, let alone the energy or unbridled enthusiasm.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Productietechnisch heb ik wel wat moeite met dit album, maar muziekaal gezien vind ik echt een boeiend album.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Een klassieker

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Classic!

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

First half is Chili Peppers but better than the Chili Peppers ever were. Second half is a 90s rock odyssey. I like.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Rock-punk-tastic. 4 stars

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Not sure why they are a 1 hit wonder, all of these songs are great!

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

Lyriikat.. No on mitä on..... Ihan hauskat.. niissä miettimistä..tai sitten genius.com... jaha... SENTÄÄN!! on näillä kavereilla... soundi... Ja hyvä soundi on... ei se lehti.... vaan soundi.... EI SE VITUN LEHTI VAAN MILTÄ KUULLOSTAA KUSIPÄÄ!! psychedelic rock... metalli... funk... punk... kaikki.. hyvät.. Ensimmäine biisin poikanen.. Stop.. ÄRSYTTÄÄ!! JUURI ALOITIN ALBUMIN KUUNtelemisen... No sentään alussa hauska vitsin poikanen.. rikkinäisellä spanish english.. spanglish.. Hehe... Särähtää espanjan osaajan korvaan.. vääriä muotoja.. ei idiomeja.. kun sanotaan naiset ja herrat.. Señores y señoras... HAHAHAH EI KUKAAN SANO NOIN!!! sanotaan eri tavalla oikeesti.. damas y caballeros.... Mutta ei.. Hehe ironia...SITten...Hehe... Los ankeles.. Jenkkiläisittäin venytellään leessiä.. Laittaa bändi yleisön.. nauramaan heille.. heti alussa... sirkuSIRKUKSEENKO OLLAAN TULTU HAHAHAHAHA!! Hyvä pitkä biisi keskellä albumia.. "Three days".. rivot lyriikat.. mutta ei tajuu ilman.. selityksiä... mutta.... ..... .. . niin... Niin niin toi vika biis.. huudot sille.. shout-outit... nii.. Loppuu tyylikkäästi.. "Classic girl".. pojan nimi.. biisin poikasen!!

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Not really related to anything, but I still remember the first time I heard Jane’s Addiction, hearing “Been Caught Stealing” on GTA: San Andreas’ rock station. I thought it was a Beastie Boys song, because Perry Ferrell just has a similar vocal tone to the Beasties. I thought the same thing when I heard “Killing in the Name” on the same setlist, heh. Anyway, their discography is the stuff of legends. Dave Navarro is the clear MVP, finding new ways to make his distinctive tone stand out throughout, while the rhythm section keeps up with him perfectly. I think the first third is the most basic, and it becomes more exciting as it goes along, but it’s all pretty good. B+

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

This album have a lot of power

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Played this album a ton back in the day. It was great to revisit how great Jane's Addiction was.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Solid 90s rock. I've always loved Perry Farrell's voice.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

It's a little uneven (mostly on the back end), but this is a great album. "Been Caught Stealing" is an all-time great track and is worth three stars by itself. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed four of the first five tracks (especially "Sorry!" and not including "Obvious"). Things get a little weird after that. "Three Days," "Then She Did" and "Of Course" are about 26 minutes combined, which is about half of the album. If I'm going to listen to a 7+ minute song regularly it's gotta be amazing, and they don't clear that bar. The closest to do so is "Of Course," which has a Jewish fiddle thing going on that I enjoy (reminds me a bit of Green Day's "Misery). And the lyrics about his older brother making him hit himself in the face is likely to get a chuckle from brothers everywhere. TLDR; there's a lot to like here, even if I don't necessarily want to listen to some of the tracks regularly.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Good stuff.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Odd album, alot of interesting things. Almost gave 3 but admired how out there some of the songs became.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Such a great album. Jane's Addiction is one of those bands that all my friends were into so I never really dove deep. Really loved Three Days and Classic Girl is a great closer.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro must have a thing about nipples. Nipples feature on several Jane's Addiction album covers, and are ever-present when they are on stage. I used to think that Jane's Addiction was trying a little to hard to be shocking, right up there with Red Hot Chili Peppers. In spite of that, both RHCP and Jane's Addiction make awesome music. (And if you had to admit this into your rotation, Bethany, maybe there is room for RHCP too!) I do have to rank this album slightly below "Nothing's Shocking," though. I never wanted "Three Days" and "Then She Said..." to end, and "Been Caught Stealing" is a classic even if not technically their best work. But "Ain't No Right," "Obvious," and "Of Course" don't quite work for me. The first two have a bit too much going on at times, like the concurrent guitar and piano solos on "Obvious."

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Once again, I am surprised by my reaction to this album. I have long-detested Perry Farrell's voice, almost as much as Anthony Kiedis' and y'all know that's a lot. So, in a rare instance of admitting I was wrong to @pretentious-ass, I liked this album. Like, a lot. I even liked the 10-minute song Three Days. I really dig the guitar riffs and simplicity of the sound. I think I have to admit this album into my rotation.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Started strong with punchy vocals and guitars! I feel like it wandered a little too much in the last two tracks. I think it would've bothered me less if it came back up in energy at the end. Instead, it felt like the album loses steam. The little interludes and use of found sound are dope though.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

Really enjoyed this album. Nothing's shocking has always been my favorite but this is just as great,

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

They've grown on me recently and I'm beginning to see difference in their tracks I didn't see before. Really enjoyed this.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

Jane's Addiction is right in my musical wheel house, but I hadn't listened to the whole album, and now I'm glad that I have.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

Classic 2.5 star album... not offensive but lacking anything special!

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Mon Sep 28 2020
3

Kinda weird but still cool. There’s something about janes addiction that always grossed me out for some reason.

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Wed Oct 07 2020
3

Connor: I like the guitar work a lot, everything from the bass and rhythm guitar to the lead and solos. but the vocals lack something for me. Imogen is used to the vocals and really likes them, though

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Not sure how I feel about this album. There were a couple songs I enjoyed but not sure it really hit with me in the way I wanted it to.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Has a few of the songs I like (Then she did...) but overall wasn't as good as I expected. They are definitely experimental for the 90s

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

I only knew "Been Caught Stealing". I like this song, but they others were not memorable to me. It's a bit too slow for my test. Not a bad listen though.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Three days' bass just crazy

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Cool album. Really grew into the second half.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Solid alternative rock one of the driving incidences that much 80s and 90s music however the music was a little basic.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
3

some of it quite cool

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Sat Apr 03 2021
3

pretty cool. I liked the vocals and the 10 min song. was a lil repetitive. the bush artwork <333.5

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Not my favorite but competent.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

His voice has always annoyed me. Some good tracks here though.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Grungey 90s guitar hero/gta san andreas vibes

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

I really struggle with Perry Farrell's voice. I love hearing it on one song, but I don't really vibe with it for a whole album. That said, I still dig the bass and guitar work throughout. The division of side A and side B dealing with Perry's mother's death is interesting, and a project worth listening to, but not something I'd find myself coming back to much. This one's just a 3.5 for me.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

Not gabibo's addiction

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

The White Stripes meets Sgt Pepper. Too punky for me but kinda fun, some dark carnival vibes

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Alternative; not bad. Been Caught Stealing was the best song on the album. 6/10.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

who is jane

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

The music was pretty good but I think the mixing made the drums and vocals too loud. Also his voice & songwriting were pretty annoying and I generally just got bored during some of the longer songs.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Great track in 'Been caught stealin', however, the rest of the album is fairly forgettable.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
3

Sounds like a not awful Red Hot Chili Peppers. Quite liked it.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Definitely grew on me and had some fun musical things going, especially Then She Did and Of Course. But the lyrics were a bit weird and their voices were pretty grating. 3+ stars, kinda forgettable

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Fine album, but nothing too noteworthy throughout. Been Caught Stealing was the only song I knew going in and even that is just fine

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Afschrikwekkende album cover maar de muziek is niet verkeerd

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Vaguely familiar with the band, largely because of Dave Navarro's RHCP connections, but never listened to an entire album before. Wasn't overly impressed tbh. I quite liked the music and instrumentation, I think it was the vocals I struggled with, and the slightly unremarkable songwriting. First half was better than the second half. 5.5/10

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

Liked it. Love those Tommy drums. Been caught Stealing is a classic and Classic Girl is the highlight - nice build up.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

That was far more eclectic than I expected. Solid album, but sort of hard to quantify.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Reminded me of OffSpring or early Chili Peppers. Liked it and would give it another listen.

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Sun Feb 21 2021
3

Way less chili peppers esque than I expected. I know Navarro was only in the band for a bit and I think he’s not the main creative outlet in JA (not sure why I have that assumption. It’s totally based on nothing but stereotypes about lead singers and frontmen doing songwriting). But yea, I expected more funk rock stuff. But definitely not a bad album by any means. It sounds “dated” but not in a corny way. Just like oh yea I can tell where they were influenced and where they were influencers but without sounding like in living in a time capsule. Which is nice. I’d probably give it a 3.5 with decimals. But I’m hesitant to go 4 here. So prob 3? I don’t know. Nothing personal to them. I’m just bad at rating.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

One that passed me by originally - except for Been Caught Stealing... Am probably missing the cultural context of how this was ahead of its time etc. Of Course is pretty different to what I expected - the rest is a bit noisy.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Not as bad as I was expecting - more upbeat.

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