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Ritual De Lo Habitual

Jane's Addiction

1990

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Ritual De Lo Habitual

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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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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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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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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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5

Not my genre, but pleasantly surprised

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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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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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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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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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5

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

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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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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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Absol

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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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5

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

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5

Holds up. Amazing performances, energy.

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5

One of my favorites.

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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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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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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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5

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

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5

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

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5

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

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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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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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5

Really good.

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5

I don't know what to say

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5

That intro though. Hype as heck!!

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5

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

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5

love!

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5

cool

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5

um clássico entre usuários

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5

Fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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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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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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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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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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5

Like a more post-punk version of Alice in Chains

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4

Love the band, knew them from been caught stealing.

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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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4

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

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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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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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4

Oh the memories

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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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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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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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4

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

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4

Full of LA Rock Nostalgia, and the back half slaps

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4

Fades a bit in the second half

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4

Pretty good.

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4

Very distinctive. Captures a great moment in time.

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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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4

Good

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Me encanta

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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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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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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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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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4

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

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4

Il migliore dei JA

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4

Great 90s memories!

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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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4

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

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4

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

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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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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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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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4

Skemmtilegt 90s soundscape. Áhugavert.

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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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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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4

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

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4/5 - Pretty rad

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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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4

Really unqiue

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4

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

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4

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

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4

A good one to blow the cobwebs away.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4

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

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

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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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4

Experimental and catchy

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Pretty good stuff Best track: Classic Girl

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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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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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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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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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Great

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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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Potência bem desenvolvida. Sequência coesa.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Three days' bass just crazy

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Cool album. Really grew into the second half.

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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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some of it quite cool

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

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Not my favorite but competent.

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

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Grungey 90s guitar hero/gta san andreas vibes

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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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Not gabibo's addiction

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

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

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who is jane

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

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

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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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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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Afschrikwekkende album cover maar de muziek is niet verkeerd

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

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

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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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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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Not as bad as I was expecting - more upbeat.

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Very good

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I liked this album a lot more than I expected. Jane's Addiction has always just been a name on the tshirts of grungy (not cool 90's grungy, just grungy grungy) kids in high school and middle school for me. But this album was pretty interesting. I especially like "Of Course" with the lyrics: When I was a boy My big brother held on to my hands Then he made me slap my own face

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Perry's voice can only be listened to in short doses.

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I liked some of the songs when they first came out. Some really clever music and rhythms that were a lot of fun in some songs. Not as into them anymore, but still enjoyable to listen to again.

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Great album but I prefer their later and more polished stuff ("fucking impudent mainstream wanker")

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The album is quite interesting. Has some odd cover art. I am not the biggest fan of the singer's voice. The songs are each quite intersting and seem to explore different, but intersting, things.

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I found this one to be a more enjoyable listen than “Nothing’s Shocking”. Gets a little long and weird towards the end but there’s some pretty awesome songs on the front half that really let Navarro’s guitar work shine.

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Good but never one of my favorites.

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Really great songs on here with a mix of a few that were a bit underwhelming/forgettable. The sound is a cool mix between grunge and the glossier 80’s sounding rock that was waning at the time. Really cool music videos as well- loved Been Caught Stealing and Stop!

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Ehh just ok for me. Like a lot of bands I do like them better live than studio recorded. But still, I just think Jane's Addiction isn't quite for me.

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Being a big alternative rock guy I new coming in I would like this. Never listened to them again, but I was still a little underwhelmed. Some interesting ideas on the second half the album. Favorite Songs: Stop, Obvious, Then She Did

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I don't know how I never heard about this before, this was really good. When I first saw that this was today's album I was a bit bummed because I didn't think I would like this, but it took me by surprise. Great album.

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A couple of good songs.

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I know this album all too well from the countless times my college roommate played it. So I already have a pleasant attachment to this one. He also listened to "Nothing's Shocking" even more, probably because that's the better album. Been Caught Stealing is an all timer. Overall, it's fine.

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Half of the album are hard rock songs and the other half is more progressive rock. I like the Klezmer-influenced song. (6/10) Favorite Track: Of Course

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also pretty good. hard rock/soft metal album 3.5

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I can pretty much insert my review for Nothing Shocking in here….. brilliant guitar and sound but broadly the flow and feel is ruined by Perry Farrells vocal style.

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A decent album but wouldn't be drawn back to listen again. Been Caught Steeling is a fucking banger though👌

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Much of this album feels like a bit of a chore, the blame for which I place firmly at the feet of Perry Farrell’s grating vocals. Thankfully there is enough on here to counteract that, Dave Navarro’s guitar is great throughout and Three Days in particular the standout moment on the album.

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Meh. 3 stars8

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-Great bass and guitar shredding on "No One Leaving" -I like a lot of the bass. Great riffs and grooves. ie "Been Caught Stealing" and "Obvious" -Idk what it is but I feel like I should have liked this more than I did. Maybe because the singer kind of sounds like Axl Rose but isn't as good in my opinion?

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Enjoyable. Mostly.

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It was ok. Something I would have listened to when I was about 16 maybe.

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It's alternative rock from the 90s, pretty average. I have no strong opinions about it.

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catchy. almost a 4.

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Ho sempre avuto sentimenti contrastanti nei confronti dei Jane's Addiction e purtroppo questo ascolto non mi ha chiarito molto le idee. Mi sono sembrati una versione più leggera dei Faith No More. Questo album ha un sacco di influenze e una bella libertà espressiva, ti immagini che deve essere stato un album molto ispirato e che difficilmente pensavano a vendere. Dall'altra parte però, oltre a sentirlo un po' slegato come album, ho notato che il cantante non ce la fa a stare dietro al gruppo. È curioso che questa mancanza di equilibrio c'è pure nei Faith No More anche se è più il contrario. Navarro certe volte si lancia in questi assoli che almeno non sono brutti ma sono abbastanza a sproposito. Poi però c'hai pezzi come "Of Course" che sembrano molto più ispirati degli altri ma a quel punto c'entrano poco. Non so, mi sembra un album di transizione dove quello successivo dovrebbe essere quello dove la visione artistica matura e si concretizza, però si sono fermati dopo questo (le reunion generalmente non contano per me). Comunque c'è stato un pezzo di Three Days che ho pensato "ma questi so o Tool". Direi tipo un 2.85.

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Suona come il classico album rock alternativo anni '90, psichedelico a tratti. Comunque non è stato male, ho trovato a tratti un po' fastidiosa la voce del cantante, ma nel complesso calza bene. Ho scoperto all'ultimo di aver ascoltato l'album in modalità random e un po' mi scoccia, ma non me lo sento proprio di riascoltarlo e questa la dice lunga. Navarro mi piace, calcolando che in quegli anni era pieno di Guitar Heroes, lui era proprio alternativo nonostante ogni tanto spunta fuori qualche soletto. Anche se, secondo me, il meglio di sé l'ha dato con i RHCP (e anche loro hanno prodotto l'album migliore con lui, anche se sembra un altra band). Comunque secondo me è un discreto 3.

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I listened to this album way to much in my early 20s. A couple of classic songs, plus some interesting jams on side two. Not groundbreaking, but it carved its own niche in the grunge era.

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I prefer Perry Farrell's solo work but still a nice listen

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It’s fine. Dude’s voice can be really annoying. Sounds like if you trained a rat to sing.

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Prima album met de klassieker been caught stealing erop, heel herkenbare sound

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Not bad, haven't listened to them before. Some of it was a little dated but there was a longer song towards the end that was pretty interesting.

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Fast, intense, not my style

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Half are really fun, rest ok

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Jane's have always felt to me like a band that I should really love but they just leave me a bit cold. I can't really put my finger on why. This album is pretty decent but I can't imagine I'll listen to it again any time soon. If it was a footballer it would be Alan Shearer who I could also never muster any strong feelings about.

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Hairy growlers filtered through fish guts. Jane's Addiction is clearly to not shave the old muff. If it was a footballer, it'd be Keith Gillespie. His promising early career was ruined by his gambling addiction. Plus, he never once shaved his pubes.

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fun album, not really my kind of thing but it had some nice parts. metal can be good sometimes but for the most part I’m not one to enjoy it. I’ll give it a 6/10, I probably enjoyed Then She Did the most, I think it had a nice beginning, a cool buildup, and a really fun climax for an ending while still being a lot less fast and violent from the rest of the album. Of Course was also pretty cool, kinda sounded like a B-side Beatles track. Classic Girl was fun too, so I guess I just liked the last three songs the most. Don’t get me wrong I love fast, violent music but usually not when it’s metal, I think the slow-jam/shoegaze-like genre is more fun for me. This wasn’t really the kind of album I’d listen to just for the sake of sitting down and enjoying however I think these songs make good background music for other things to do. I could picture myself putting this on a speaker and doing chores or gaming or something. I might listen to one or two more Jane’s Addiction albums out of curiosity.

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I didn’t like all of it but Been Caught Stealing is good and Three Days was a pleasant surprise.

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It's a fast paced alt-rock bordering on metal in the first half of the album. then in the second half of the album it takes a turn to the dark side. Of which is a delve into love and loss. Firstly of Perry's girlfriend who overdosed at 19 along with his mother who committed suicide when he was 3. Overall it's an album that feels a little disjointed. Going from one side of the record to the other you'd just about think you put on an entirely different LP. Best: Stop Worst: Been Caught Stealing

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I think this album sounds like a band right in the depths absolutely marred in the depths of heroin addiction (well, cause they were). The album is pretty much split in two halves with the first half being this absolute clusterf*ck of funk rock that gets very wall of noise very quickly. The second half is this trippy prog rock that delves into the low parts of addiction and death. Listening to this it should be pretty apparent why Navarro was never going to be a good fit in RHCP. He's an excellent guitarist but it comes at the expense of writing memorable hooks. Good album but nothing that demands a second listen unless you're a fan of this genre.

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October 19, 2021 Not bad. Relatively pleasant background noise, except "Ain't No Right" which was weird.

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His voice gets annoying

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Back in the 90s, I remember that this album wasn't super well regarded. Like, it was ok, but it wasn't held up as an iconic new classic. But evidently it has aged like wine? I dunno. I had the tape but the only song I was into was "Been Caught Stealing". (Formative live experience - being on holiday in Hawaii in 1991 and my mum was mad that I was spending all the time in my hotel room watching MTV instead of "enjoying" the sun. "Been Caught Stealing" was in the Buzz Bun and was the soundtrack of that experience.) I think of this as one of those 90s albums - but around the hype of one killer single but the album itself doesn't match. There.

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Better than expected, good album overall

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Yep, just as I remembered it. Stop and Been Caught Stealing are so energetic. Navarro’s guitar is great. PF’s vocals are as nasal as I remember (weep). I want to give it a higher rating for the Gen X culture, but it just not an album I’ll be going back to.

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First half > Second half Highlight Tracks: 1, 2, 5

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Good, but not as great as I thought it’d be. I knew some of the songs from being in high school when it released.

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Better than I thought, but okay.

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there only needs to be one Jane's Addiction album on the list and it should be this one. Better songwriting (marginally), better structure, and more dogs barking. That's all you need, really. Still not a huge fan of Jane's Addiction, but I can appreciate this album a lot more than their debut, which did not impress me nearly as much.

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First half (4 songs) were good, need to finish

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The "hits" were always a bit grating to me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the rest of the album.

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I kinda dig it. Stop & Been Caught Stealing are 90s classics

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Meh

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Whereas Jane's Addiction's first studio album, Nothing's Shocking, had a very strong first half let down by a weak second half, Ritual de lo Habitual has the inverse problem: a great second half hampered by a lacklustre first half. Okay, that may be a little too venomous; the first half has some charm. But, it's also quite oikish and irritating, like a 14-year-old after three cans of lager. Partly this is due to the music: funk metal has aged horrendously, and it wasn't too pretty at the time.But funk metal has another aspect that worsens it further: it believes that it is the coolest music conceivable (seriously, Extreme of all groups thought they were the great arbiters of taste with Get the Funk Out). As such the first half only appeals if you're still a virgin. But the second half goes some way to redeeming the album. The obnoxiousness dissipates and the songs gain more heft as they get longer. Still, I ultimately prefer Nothing's Shocking, and I can't call this album essential.

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This album is fine, but I don't particularly care for it. It feels like a more boring Chili Peppers record. I liked the bottom half more than the top half, though.

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Nichts weltbewegendes, aber auch nicht schlecht.

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Interesting listen, can't say it's my thing but didn't hate it - 2.8

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Catchy music, vocals are so so, lyrics didn’t grab me

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probably closer to 2.75

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started off on fire - great bass, guitar screaming out. Faded half way through.

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funky rock tunes but not a lot more than that

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Malo su random ove 3 zvjezdice, iskreno poslusala sam sam do pola i bilo mi je par pjesama koje su mi jako dobre i par koje su okej, ali moram poslusat dalje da se odlucim sta mislim

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Much enjoyed, all new to me, but it does run out of steam in the last quarter.

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Ehh, it was fine.

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Comienza con un gran sonido, un montón de energía la cual llega a su tope con Been Caught Stealing y después meten freno de mano con 3 canciones seguidas que juntan suman 26 minutos, prácticamente la mitad del disco. Aunque no son malas, la combinación me resulta bastante pesada en comparación con los primeros 21 minutos. Songs: Been Caught Stealing, Three Days

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I like the production, it’s really cool. But the style is somewhat all over the place. Perhaps a sign of the times..an 80s band entering the era of grunge and alternative rock.

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So much 90's flashbacks.

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vjerojatno nije nešto šta bi inače slušala, ali ima mi par pisama na pocetku onaj vibe uvodne špice rom-komova iz ranih 2000-ih hahah (vrlo specificno) tako da zbog tog nostalgicnog osjecaja ova ocjena

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Trodde inte jag skulle gilla den här men det gjorde jag! Bra punkig känsla utan att låta kuk. Typ som teen music fast de kan spela musik

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Long song kings, men hade uppskattat lite mer filler-låtar som andningsrum???

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Nice

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Enjoyed some of it. Some was a bit drawn out, and the style of guitar solo really wasn't to my liking. Enjoyed the bass though.

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Alright album, nothing truly standout to me but worth a re-listen though.

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Great intro that feels like is the peak of the album. Nothing else felt like it reached that level for me.

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Split on this one in so far as I really liked the instrumentation and really hated the vocal style. I also enjoyed the second half of the album a lot more than the first half.

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Doslovno bend koji nikad ne pustim (osim Jane Says) al uvijek mi oke čut ih

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dobar album, uživao sam u nekim pjesmama, što se mene tiče kada nastupi pjesma "Three Days" tad kreće bolji dio albuma i tako do kraja. 3.5.

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Ahhh…took me right back to the 90’s and teenage angst.

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could possibly turn into a 4 if I deep dive into Jane's Addiction and enjoy it

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Très 90's comme album et comme groupe. Ils ont un son caractéristique. Stop et Been Caught Stealing sont des incontournables qu'on retrouve dans presque toutes les playlists de l'époque. La 2e partie de l'album où les pièces sont un peu plus développées est intéressante, mais sans plus. Il y a quand même 3 musiciens importants pour l'époque dans ce band avec Perry Farrell qui a créé le festival Lollapalooza, Dave Navarro qui a été le guitariste sur One Hot Minute des Red Hot Chili Peppers et Stephen Perkins qui était régulièrement dans le Modern Drummer. C'est donc effectivement à écouter, mais ce n'est pas quelque chose qui manque dans ma collection. En streaming à l'occasion, c'est ok.

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C’est l’fun. Ça tire en longueur à la fin. Je suis un gros fan de Dave Navaro sur One hot minute de RHCP et je savais qu’il était de Jane’s Addiction, mais ce que j’avais entendu d’eux me laissait perplexe. Là, je comprend mieux.

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I remember three of the tracks from Ritual De Lo Habitual from when they were first played on the Radio. I think I like "Been Caught Stealing" but I'm still not quite sure. I like some of Jane's Addiction's sound, but haven't been inspired to listen to much of their music. I do have a tendency to like longer tracks from a band, perhaps because they have more room to develop the song. Not surprising, "Three Days" (at 10min48sec) was my favorite track from the album. I liked the second half of the album more than the first. The first seemed to be stuck in the strange buzzed vocals of Perry Farrell, which started to wear on me.

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janes addiction more like my non-addiction to this album, am i right

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Ritual is worse in execution than the debut but far more interesting. I expected not to like it as much as I did: When the guitars get quiet, the band can't figure out how to keep a song going or end it properly, all impotent voices and flat drums. But the shoegazey bits were instantly attracting, and the transition between halves was extremely well-executed.

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Ritual De Lo Habitual is like leaving a raging party in the morning after that you don't regret. Your clothes feel stale and heavy with smoke. The taste in your mouth demands attention but the sunlight streaking into the room is splitting your head. You smile at the random bits of humanity strewn across mattress-covered, worn wooden floors. You might have underwear on but that is more than whoever is startfished out in the hallway. There's grit, survival, and celebration but it also can be a bit too much.

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While there are elements of this I really like (Klezmer anyone), it always seemed to me a hodge-podge of styles that didn't hold together for me. I remember the enormous buzz when it was released and tried to get into it at the time. I had the same issues then that I do now.

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Epic, classic, psychotropic

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Gott & Blandat

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Semi ”lit”

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Weird album. I do get the appeal, and it's not like a few rock or punk albums on this list I could name that are just absolute noise to me. That said, the bombastic style doesn't do a whole lot for me in general. This definitely falls squarely into the category of "worth a listen, but not worth a re-listen." A few good tracks here at least. The best one was "Been Caught Stealing," IMO.

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ja lekker punk niet heel speciaal

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Didn't really get into it, pretty straight rock.

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Contains too many callbacks to 80s hair metal to be enjoyable as a whole, especially the made-for-radio ballads on the back half. Still interesting to see the groundwork being laid for later progressive metal like The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, etc.

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Not a fan of this particular brand of gen x rock.

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Quite entertaining

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I suppose it was something when it came out. No real context for me, so no real rating.

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I was just not a fan, this type of music just doesn’t do it for me

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I mean... its Janes Addiction. tight pants out of 5

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Nunca me gustaron mucho en su época y tampoco el siguiente grupo que crearon. Tienen buenas canciones y un Perry Farrel tiene una voz muy particular. Lo mejor de este disco "Been Caught Stealing".

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Didn't like it at all.

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Over rated, though Stop and Been Caught Stealing are tunes

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Ok. You can tell it came out halfway between cock rock and alternative

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I just don't like Jane's Addiction. boring and tuneless.

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Not a massive fan. I know a couple of their tunes from video games and a TV show but that's about it.

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Never been a fan. Don’t like Perry Farrell’s voice at all. The tunes are ok in terms of big rock music guitars etc, but I won’t be revisiting.

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Just never get on with Jane’s addiction

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kind of annoying sophomoric folky rock? can't quite recall

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Algunas canciones se salvan

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Fun. 2 really good songs.

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unique sound

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Couldn't get into this album, I am not a fan of the vocalist. Been caught stealing was the only song I enjoyed.

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Some song felt whiny and edgy. Didn't care for most others.

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Songs are too busy, just generally not my thing

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'Stop' is a FANTASTIC track - the guitar work is Navarro at his very best, and the rest of the band absolutely shines, as well. Unfortunately, from my perspective, the album blows its proverbial load right out of the door and never quite captures that same energetic infectiousness again. The next three tracks - No One Leaving, Ain't No Right, and Obvious - have this dull, uninspired, repetitive vibe. To be fair, 'Been Caught Stealing' is a welcome reprieve, and is a great song that will always remind me of GTA: San Andreas.

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Um álbum chato e repetitivo. O vocalista parecia uma gralha desafinada, sempre que o instrumental parecia ficar interessante a voz de cana rachada dele a balir estragava tudo, isto quando o instrumental era interessante. Nota: 3/10

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Ho ascoltato questo disco con poca attenzione e non mi è piaciuto, ho sentito anche tratti di quel rock adolescenziale che tanto mi fa schifo. Detto questo il disco non mi ha completamente infastidito quindi non si merita l'1.

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It’s OK. I wouldn’t turn it on or up, but I wouldn’t turn it off.

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5. Ritual De Lo Habitual - Janes Addiction. 9 tracks. It's ok and I enjoyed bits of it more than others, but it never really grabbed me or caught my attention. A bit meh! Not rubbish, but not something I want to tell everyone about either. 2/5.

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I hated listening to some of this album, but not all of it. I enjoyed some of the creative moments here and there.

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First Listen. This album is better when played loud. Standouts: Stop, Been Caught Stealing, Three Days 2/5

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Not my scene

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Except for the first song that is a hit, just basic

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Surprised to find another Jane's Addiction album on here. As I noted in my first review - unique sound, not necessarily special. This one is even a little weirder than the other - but Been Caught Stealing is the saving grace. If they had to produce this whole pile of an album just to deliver that song, then it was worth it. Still, 2.

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Didn't really kick me; Second half was depressing

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Only really liked the single from the album. not terrible to listen to though.

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Meh. I've tried several times to explore Jane's Addiction's catalogue and I'm always left thinking "okay". This album changed nothing. Don't get the hype at all.

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Wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. Lame

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Ps. tykitellään. Avausraita hyvä, muutkin ihan jees.

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The first half is ok, the bass lines are probably the most interesting component. The shift at the halfway point is enjoyable, but this album falls short of being anything more than mediocre. 5/10.

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Oh, I am not looking forward to this. I ha e never enjoyed this band. I usually can't get past one or two songs. We will see how I fare with an entire album. About half way through, not nearly as bad as I anticipated but I can't say I enjoy it.

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Was looking forward to this one, with The Rooster one of my favourties....but the rest of the alsum was crap!!! Sorry

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Meh. 2

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Un disco la verdad aburrido que en ningún momento me hizo a voltear a ver el título de alguna canción para siquiera acordarme de algo. Encima, esa introducción en español es fatal: No me digan que no conocían a UN hispanoparlante que les dijera "eso está hecho con las nalgas, se dice así". Lo único que de pronto despertó mi atención fue el momento gitanoso casi al final, pero siento que incluso eso está un tanto sin chiste.

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I surprisingly didn't get much out of this one, but I also didn't hate it. I knew of the band Jane's Addiction in name only and could not have told you any of their songs off the top of my head (though I did end up recognizing Been Caught Stealing). My only reason for knowing them is that their guitarist, Dave Navarro, had a brief and arguably unsuccessful stint as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. While I personally enjoy that RHCP era and feel some great songs came out of it, it was always evident that the change in members made the songs more dark and aggressive which is what I expected out of this JA album. It delivered on both of those fronts for the most part, but there were some things that held it back in my eyes. While I thought the instrumentals were strong overall, I was not a fan of the lead singer's voice at all. It reminded me of the vocalist for the Offspring in a bad way in that it didn't click with the overall tone they were going for IMO. I also thought that some of the songs here were unnecessarily long (there is almost no song in the world that is worth of 11 minutes unless your name is Meat Loaf). This helped make the whole album feel a bit forgettable in spite of some great guitar and drum work. I can see why this album would get a lot of respect as it feels ahead of its time by a few years, but I am personally not a big fan of it. 2.5/5.

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if Ask sees this we won mest välförtjänta 2/5 hitills

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I feel like I should either like this album a good bit more than I do, or hate it a good bit more than I do. It feels like one of those albums that you either love or hate. I do my fair share of both (admittedly more of the former than the latter), but ultimately I feel pretty middle of the road about it. Most songs don't do anything for me, but a couple are decent and the instrumentals throughout aren't bad. Favorite Tracks: "Been Caught Stealing"

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Wasnt a fan

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Franchement pas nul! Pas super bien non plus mais bon mieux que ce que je pensais Been caught stealing et Then She did... que j'avais déjà

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Screaming vocals, hackneyed guitars.

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Not my favorite, but I see why it’s popular. It has that pop grunge sound

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Nije po mom ukusu. Ne volim bas taj hiperaktivni alternativni rock iz 90ih

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Nothing is lighting me on fire about this

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Particulier, un peu funk à la red hot mais avec une dose de guit plus métal vieux hair rock. La voix est assez unique mais je peux pas dire que j'apprécie full, on dirait qu'il chante toujours la même note ou la même mélodie La deuxième partie de l'album est intéressante, le bout violon klezmer est cool mais le violon sonne le cul Intéressant mais pas trop souvent

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First time of Listening to this Alt Metal offering. I can see why this is on the list, but can't honestly say I enjoyed it. Really get the attraction but only really drawn to "Of Course". A bit boring for me I'm afraid.

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I feel like I have heard a Jane's Addiction song before but I don't think it was on this album because I didn't really like any of the songs enough to make this one memorable.

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About halfway through, this album flipped from "inoffensive" to "annoying." I can't take more than about 10-15 minutes of this singer. Best track: Been Caught Stealing

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This was meh for me. Some very good guitar soloing (you can see why RHCP added Dave Navarro for a bit) but the singing was insufferable. The worst parts of punk siniging for me. Also these songs did not have very good Melodie’s for the most part. I won’t listen again.

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vilken skit

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2/5 not my cup of tea

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Who is Jane and why is she addicted to making such bad music. Besides the two hits the rest sounds like it was written on heroin.

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Really not my kind of music. I only understood the lyrics to one song, and I didn't really care for it.

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barely could make it through any tracks, some of my least favorite style of music

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Jako ze nazwy bandy nie kojarze, albumu tym bardziej, wiec bez uprzedzien moge stwierdzic, ze jest to harde rokowanie w iscie hamerykanskim stylu, sam seks kamienie i lekarstwa w najgorszym wykonaniu, wokal to w wiekoszsci przepite wycie, banda instrumentalistow to basior, drumy oraz gitarka, takze niczym szczegolnie pozytywnym sie nie wyrozniajaca, a gitarka w rekach samego navarro, ktorego kojarze glownie z najslabszego albumiku hot peppersow, wiec wszystko sie uklada w sensowna calosc, jedynym pozytywnym punktem odsluchu bylo znalezienie kawalka znanego z gta SA, klasyka radia X its mine mine all mine, ktory ma tytul been caught stealing, najciemniejszy fragment, to byl zdecydowanie 10 minutowy traczek three days i jego potworne solowania gitarowe a nawet podwojnie gitarowe, bo na tym traku wokalista tez postanowil dac popis skilsowy, tak jak wiekszosc albumiku kontent mocno erosomansko pijacki, wiec mocny rok

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Didn’t enjoy this at all and struggled to make it to the end.

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There was a few cool instrumental bits, e.g on the track Three Days, but on the whole, this was not my vibe at all. Sorry Jane

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Utter rubbish

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I enjoyed Obvious, but otherwise I didn't identify with it. Wouldn't go back or recommend, but can see how it was influenced by bands like Styx and influenced the likes of Offspring.

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Terrible

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Haven’t really listened to it too much because I WAS IN HOSPITAL, GUYS. But what I have it sounds much as I expected. There was a period post-Nirvana and pre-nu-metal where it seems like everything sounded like this. Everything built on grooves and wailing vocals and so much bass. And it’s not really my thing.

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Every song sounded the same, pretty boring. Although I feel like a cool cholo in the 90’s.

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Nah

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Urgh

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Inject some heroin right in my balls! This was back-breakingly painful to get through. There is just something so insincere about the whole thing. Just like when your mother told her that she loved you, but really she attempted to abort you sixteen times, you resilient bastard.

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Poor mans Metallica

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לא לא ולא טו מאץ צעקות בשבילי

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Did nothing for me.

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“Junk syncretism (kitchen-sink eclecticism? styleless mish-mash?)”

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How does this band have so many records on this list? Did Perry Ferrell have something to do with the list compilation? Because I think Janes Addiction has more records on this list (so far) than either the Beatles or Stones. What is it about this band? Is it the solid state guitar tone made more sally by wah-wah pedal? Is it the same exact production on every record? Is it the complete lack of hooks? It's all way over my head.

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Too heavy for me. Couldn't get through it.

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1990. Stop

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Nisam ni sve poslusala, bas mi se nije nikako dalo, it felt like mučenje.

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Not even Been Caught Stealing redeems this album

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olyssningsbart

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Jag tyckte det kändes lite platt och planlöst. Gitarrerna höll på och jävlades åt alla håll utan att det kändes som att de hade coola riff, svängde eller hade backning från resten av bandet. Sången lämnade mig också rätt kall, fanns nånting med lite driv i tree days, men ne not for me. funderade på att ge en tvåa, men med den skalan vet jag inte vad jag skulle ge en etta

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Man, this morning I was listening to a track from Kanye's Donda 2 (the album that still isn't really out), and it was so amazing. Kaycyy's autotuned crooning, the type of style you'd expect on a trap beat, but it was on a gorgeous string arrangement that made it so heavenly. It just struck me how beautiful music can be. Then I had to listen to this, and maybe it was because it followed that song and revelation, but this did so little for me and was pretty grating overall. I barely liked one song, the rest ranged from tolerable to skippable. It's been a minute since I rated one this low, but I guess we need to balance out the recent five star. I'm not addicted to this at all, it's just grungy, noisy rock with little semblance of melody. Kind of crazy since I really dug the other album we got from them, but that's how it goes I suppose. Favorite tracks: Favorite is a strong word here, but Been Caught Stealing. Album art: Pretty disturbing claymation vibes coming off this one. I just know my parents are gonna hate it. I do really appreciate the attention to detail though, it may be disturbing but I think it's a good, bold statement of a cover. 1.5/5

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Too heavy for me

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