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Nothing's Shocking

Jane's Addiction

1988

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Nothing's Shocking

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5

Nobody knew what the hell was going on with this band as they were ahead of their peers shedding glam metal but still rocking hard pre-grunge. I feel bad for the folks who didn't hear this at its release in their or a friend's basement with their eyes wide and jaws dropped. It must have been like hearing The Beatles contemporaneously.

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5

Jane Says, Apparently I should have listened to the entire album much sooner.

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5

I cannot over emphasize the importance of this album. I wish I could say that I found it when it was released, because it really was at the beginning of the next wave of rock. A time in music that changed me, and my relationship with music.

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5

Nothing's shocking!? There are flame-headed naked Siamese twins on a cow background - how is that not shocking!? Why didn't I have this hidden under my mattress as a kid? What's that you say? It came out in 1988? Holy crap! I didn't really know what music (or breasts) were when I was 8. And that's a further indication that this was very ahead of its time. In that context, Jane's Addiction is more responsible for the coming decade of alternative rock than I had realized. Their sound, plus their role in starting Lollapalooza, helped to save us from the 80s. Perry Farrell's voice shouldn't work, but it does. This album is amazing. "Jane Says" is a top-tier, 11/10 song. Does anything more need to be said?

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5

This was the first band in ages to which I struggled to find a derivative element. It seems wholly original. That feat alone would warrant praise, but the psychedelic nature, nonsensical yet thought-provoking lyrics and unique vocal delivery make it one of my new favorite albums. Fuck Yeah.

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5

I became familiar with Jane's Addiction in the 90s, when they were mainstays on the radio. I was shocked when I found out that they were actually an 80s band. It must have been a shock (no pun intended) when Nothing's Shocking came out in 1988. Nothing sounded remotely like it at the time. The rhythm section is massive and thunderous. Dave Navarro's blazing leads ratchet up the energy to nosebleed levels on tunes like Standing In The Shower...Thinking and Had A Dad. And Perry Farrell, as irritating as he can be, has the voice needed to cut through it all. If that was all there was to Jane's Addiction, it would be enough, but they excel at atmospheric brooding as well. Jane Says is the most heartbreaking, truthful song about addiction I know of. Summertime Rolls is haunting. They even include a little bit of funk in Idiots Rule. And as varied as it is, Nothing's Shocking is remarkably consistent in quality. The only dog is the mercifully short Thank You Boys, a tongue in cheek lounge tune which quickly reveals the limits of these musicians. Other than that, Jane's Addiction take no prisoners. Given their obvious talent and passion, they should have had a long career (they self-destructed after Ritual De Lo Habitual), but at least they left us a near perfect album in Nothing's Shocking.

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Groovy jams and tribal drums add some spice but Perry's vocals and Navarro's endless noodling become tiresome. "Mountain Man's" bass driven intro is my favourite moment on this record and "Jane Says" is easily the stand out track. Essentially this album serves as a wonky bridge between the alt-funk and hair metal of the 80s and 90s alternative. ⭐⭐

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5

This album just flat out rocks. This was a bit of a game changer in the 90s and has some really great songs. Perry Farrell is such a weird guy, but has some really witty and catchy lyrics. I come back to this album from time to time and will likely continue to do so for years to come.

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4

One of those albums that made me find a song I had heard a million times but never knew the name. So Jane Says is that song for me.

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4

Never actually listened to this album before. Of course I know "Jane Says". Solid album. This band has always had 80's metal, and 70's psychedelic rock vibes to me. You can hear the transition from 80's hair metal into alternative with this album.

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Immediately turned off by the album cover. Do they think nude women on fire are edgy? Women have been sexualized and brutalized throughout history. This isn't nearly as original as they think it is. I'm not a fan of the grating noise or the singer's whiny voice, either. Pass.

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I could barely stand Ritual De Lo Habitual, but this one was slightly better. Jane's Addiction is still not my bag but this could have been worse.

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5

Jane says... this is a 5!

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5

also brilliant.

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5

Power vocals and funky bass plus surprise ballads here and there. InkMaster rules!

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5

Well, guess I should have listened to this many years ago instead of only hearing Jane Says on the radio. Great album and will be listening to it more than just today. Standout songs for me include Had a Dad, Mountain Song, Pigs in Zen are all rockers in addition to Jane Says. Summertime Rolls is ok to slow things down a bit, but not my favorite. This is where I wish I had more granularity to the scale. I enjoy it more than albums I gave a 4, but not as good as my other 5's. Screw it, 4.6/5.0.

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5

good. liked it

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5

Five. I'm done. Honestly, this is the gold standard. I wish everything could be so perfect. Dave Navarro, Perry Ferrell and heroin*. This played constantly when I was a sophomore in high school and have great memories listening to this cassette and being a teenager. Top to bottom each song kills, but "Ted, Just Admit It" kills hardest ;) I still listen to this album in 2021 and there's not a bad song on it. Ocean Size, Summertime Rolls, etc., they're all great. Even the little interlude Thank You Boys is awesome. Up the Beach is an album intro with no words! The intro to Summertime Rolls is so remedial and relaxing and then moves right into Mountain Song. It's is a shot of adrenaline. I appreciate the way the songs open up. Each one begins differently but kind of eases you in and then clobbers you with bass guitar and Navarro with PF and his illustrious screechy wails in the background. It's just and amazing mess of sound that consumes you. Love all of it. Five Stars. ___ *Actually, that's not true. From what I understand the heroin didn't start until the early 90's.

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5

Classic.

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5

Era o quê eu precisa, sequência de músicas para reafirmar o bom gosto pelo rock.

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5

Ground-breaking. This album was a classic the moment is came out. It sounds as fresh today as it did when it came out in the 80's.

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5

Loved this. A very clear identity, the guitar and vocal couldn't be mistaken for anyone else. More melodic than the previous album, this was a real surprise and very engaging. I want to give it 4.5 stars, it's better than 4 but not quite 5, but there's no option for that so sorry boys, you're demoted to 4. No I've changed my. mind - I really, really liked this 5 stars it is.

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5

Another candidate joins the top tier. A very fun album, saw these guys at the 2001 big day out

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5

Absolutely love "Jane Says" and some other songs on this album were really great. Didn't know how much I'd really like Jane's Addiction since this is the second album I've listen to since I started this 1001 albums. Also doesn't really sound very 80s, absolutely more early to mid 90s sound so call the album ahead of it's time. Strong power all throughout, incredible bass, guitar, drumming, and vocals. 9/10.

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5

Thinking back at the musical landscape of my 17th year, there were a lot of threads you could follow if you had an interest in music out of the mainstream. You had your English groups (dark, synthy) and your American groups (acoustic, jangly). You had goth and industrial bubbling up. But these guys, *these guys* were something different when they showed up. They rocked hard, as much as any metal band, but they had this whole Zeppelinesque bohemian vibe, with a gritty sensibility and a little funk. Not to mention an unusual front man with an odd voice that didn't really sound like anyone else. Looking back now, I can see how special Jane's Addiction is as a band, how much they forecasted what was on the horizon in music. Something really different was happening and these guys were at the front of it. I'm also realizing here that I have not given Dave Navarro enough credit over the years for being the awesome guitar player he is. His playing can go from delicate and lovely to just blistering with ease. He can riff, he can play a wailing solo, he can burn it to the ground. Along with Eric Avery's sick basslines and Stephen Perkins slamming drums, they have such a rich and full sound. It's elegant when they want it to be, but also blow out your car speakers heavy. The songwriting is kind of all over the map, it goes from whimsical to thoughtful and sometimes incomprehensible. But it works. The treasure here of course is “Jane Says.” I didn't really know a Jane, but I probably met a few women over the years who related to her. I appreciate the empathy Farrell shows to Jane. The way men usually have written about women in rock music is... not great. Farrell has taken the time to tell her story and show care for her without judgement, pity or objectification. It’s really sweet and sad, accomplished with few words. It reminds me of Lou Reed's writing, not the least of which because they have both written iconic songs about a woman named Jane. Listening, you care about what happens to her, which is the power of great songwriting. I got weirdly emotional when I read that Jane Bainter finally did get to go to Spain. Good for her. Fave Songs: Jane Says, Mountain Song, Summertime Rolls, Ocean Size, Standing in the Shower... Thinking

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5

Phenomenal album. So glad this process introduced me to this record. It's much more even and consistent than Ritual De Lo Habitual. I imagine hearing this for the first time in 1988 would've felt how it did hearing Arctic Monkeys for the first time in 2005. A total game changer.

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5

Really good. Love mountain song and Jane says, the rest helped flesh out the sound

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5

I don't know what to say

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5

Epic, life changing magic!

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5

I've owned this album and listened to it so many times since the 90s. Any listener would need to appreciate frontman Perry Farrell, otherwise... you probably won't enjoy it as much. Musically, it's great. Combine those two elements together and this is the result.

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5

This is a seriously cool album. Like the Pixies, about three years ahead of their time. I never really listened to Jane's Addiction because all I heard before was Been Caught Stealing and Jane Says, both of which kind of annoyed me (mostly because of Perry Farrell's voice). It didn't help when I learned what a dick Farrell was to his bandmates about publishing rights. But none of that can change how cool this album is. The whole band is fantastic. I was a fan of Dave Navarro's work with RHCP and I'm embarrassed to say I didn't even know he was part of Jane's Addiction. A great album that I missed out on because I didn't like their popular songs. Great stuff. Favorite tracks: Up the Beach (yeah, I thought this was awesome right from the start), Ocean Size, Ted Just Admit It, Mountain Song, Pigs in Zen.

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5

What an absolute classic. I got into Janes Addiction when they were gearing up for their comeback album in 2003. I remember I had purchased the Spin Magazine they were on the cover of, and the bands I love (RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden) all had stories about how Janes Addiction shaped their careers. I’ve been trying to figure out now how I was listening to Janes Addiction as I just had my MP3 CD player at that time so uneless I had purchased one of their albums, I likely would have been reading about Janes Addiction for a while before listening to them. It’s crazy to thing how now a band you hadn’t heard you could pull up on Spotify or Apple Music and listen to everything from them. This was still the age when there was some ceremony to having new music, whether you downloaded on your PC or got the CD from a store. But then again, I realize I’m talking nearly 20 years ago. It is wild how this album now sounds about 2 decades ahead of its time. Listening to some other 80s albums through this list they’re all so much of a time and place. Nothing’s Shocking is so different from everything else popular at the time, and it’s apparent why it doesn’t place in the 80s, as every alternative band writes songs like them and every album is produced like this one is. Ocean Size, Mountain Song and Standing in the Shower Thinking are all so massive. Summertime Rolls though is my favourite on this album. Probably because I discovered this band while on a family holiday I have so much nostalgia in this one. I’m listening to this one in February during the worst snowfall in like 10 years and this song sort of is giving the same vibe. I’m really going to have to put this one on again come June.

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5

Cool, effortlessly inventive alt-rock.

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5

Love the energy

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5

I’ve long loved this one but haven’t listened to it in years. Great reminder, especially of more obscure songs like “Pigs in Zen.”

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5

Los Angeles’ Jane’s Addiction is to rock music what French impressionist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is to painting: (w)hol(l)y dissolute, sordidly sacred, gloriously grotesque. Listening to Jane’s Addiction is like participating in a veneration of pus (pus being defined as a product of the immune system’s fight against invading bacterium.) Pus is, well, gross. But only because something much grosser has invaded your body in the first place. The body has to find some way to expel the infection, so out it spurts, and oozes. Likewise, Jane’s addiction knows how to spurt and ooze. And one can only imagine what/who has invaded singer and lyricist Perry Farrell’s system. Certainly, fundamentally, parental abandonment- ‘Had a Dad,’ the emphasis being on the word had. I know a thing or two myself about parental abandonment, and its unfortunate consequences: perceiving the world as threatening and fearful, lack of self-esteem, inability to trust and be trusted, difficulty in making healthy attachments to others, emotionally immature/stunted, prone to deceit, manipulation, control, etc. FUCKED UP! Smiley the bartender, a fella I once worked under years ago in Aspen, imparted some street wisdom to me one day when I tried to pull one over on him: ‘Son, you can’t bullshit a bullshitter.’ Perry, I’m afraid I know you. I am you. This is very difficult for me to write, to admit; but part of my own long recovery out of the hell similar to the one Perry was burning in when he composed these songs necessitates brutal honesty. And I’ve reason to believe that Perry is not the same man now as he once was, at least given some of the things I’ve heard him say and witnessed from his actions more recently. But in 1988? FUCKED UP. That said, in addition to some of his uglier expressions- ‘Sex is vio-lent (‘Ted, Just Admit It…’)’ and ‘C’mon, kiss you, motherfucker. Fuckin’, suckin’, take it. Forget the rule. Idiots rule. (‘Idiots Rule’)- he also possesses the gift of painting extraordinarily lush and quite beautiful images like ‘I wish I was ocean size… no talking, all action (‘Ocean Size).’ He desires to break, naturally, like a wave, quite the opposite of the other horrors in his life that have broken him in other unnatural ways. Or, on ‘Summertime Rolls’ describing his girlfriend with a nose ‘painted pepper-sunlight.’ It’s a lovely song in many ways, a rare glimpse of the more tender, loving side of Perry. Still, this ain’t no John Denver Annie love song. ‘Jane Says,’ of course- for those familiar with Jane’s Addiction- is the big hit off 'Nothing’s Shocking,' kind of their ‘Hey Jude’ or ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want.’ Perry, in four simple words, summarizes the tremendous power of addiction to pummel the victim’s sincere best intentions: ‘I’m gonna kick tomorrow.’ Anyone listening who has entered the ring with addiction for a round or two or ten or twenty will resonate with this on a deep level. Furthermore, Perry quotes the prostitute for whom the song and the band is named in one of the saddest lyrics I think I’ve ever heard: ‘Jane says, ‘I’ve never been in love, don’t know what it is.’ She only know if someone wants her.’ Like Toulouse-Lautrec, Perry knows his subjects, too, intimately. As far as the music is concerned, guitarist Dave Navarro is Jimmy Page to Perry’s Robert Plant. Navarro can shred on his electric one moment, and then softly fingerpick on his acoustic the next. The waves of his guitar thunderously break and then recede, non-stop all over this thing. Why he’s not recognized with the likes of Page and other greats, I don’t know. Perry’s vocals are outstanding, if an acquired taste, with unique phrasing, meter, and melodies (‘Summertime Rolls,’ i.e.) Not to get too technical, on ‘Jane Says,’ at the same time the chords are moving from a G major to an A major, he sings an A note down to an F sharp thus creating an unusual variant on the G major chord. It’s just this shy of dissonant, but not, and really adds to Jane’s Addiction’s interesting sound. Furthermore, the entire band understands the force of dynamics in music, the yin/yang of loud/quiet. The utter silence on ‘Ted, Just Admit It,’ right before Perry howls ‘… sex is violent’ takes the listener’s breath away. Totally unexpected. Shocking. Riveting. And then when the band rips into a rapid fire musical expression of the crazed, twisted mind of a psychopath like Ted Bundy… again, this is high art, evocative. In fact, to describe this LP as provocative (the cover art alone would probably cause most nice folks to pass it right over for a safer Taylor Swift LP instead) would be to completely misunderstand 'Nothing’s Shocking.' (I’d like to thank my good friend, David, for helping me understand the difference.) Hey, from a gentle soul who dearly loves the sacred chants of Russian Orthodox Christian hymns and the sweet innocence of the Mamas and the Pappas ‘California Dreamin’’ and the smooth as buttermilk vocals of Glen Campbell’s ‘Wichita Lineman,’ I also love to rock, and rock hard, as my friends and family know. And when I get the jones (are you hip?) to rock, I most certainly do not go to REO Speedwagon (I mean no disrespect). I go to Jane’s Addiction. One of the best hard rock bands I have ever had the good fortune to stumble upon back in the day. Perry, I know that your father’s leaving was the catalyst for your ‘… funny feeling (that) God is dead, he’s not there at all,’ but I want to thank the God I feel (beyond my rational understanding, and through and beyond my wounds, similar to yours) that your music is recorded for posterity; if for no one else, at least for me to listen to and learn from and love. 5/5 (and I’d give you 50 more if I could)

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5

Lollapalooza August 23, 1991

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5

I was ready to give this a poor rating and then I actually listened to the album. Another band I've heard of but missed at the time (I was into other genres) but for once it's pretty decent. I like the sound from the first few notes and it gets better and better. It really resonates with me now. There's a LOT of 80's and 90's bands in this chart and I'm not too sure why? This is an exception and it deserves it's place in the chart. It's pretty interesting to read this was their first studio album and only 2nd overall and yet it sounds so confident and assured. Nicely paced and varied it paves the way for a lot of the 90's sound and beyond. Outstanding.

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4

Nothing's Shocking is a fitting title. Standout Tracks: Ted, Just Admit It..., Summertime Rolls, Jane Says, Thank You Boys, Pigs In Zen

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4

I was surprised that this album was from the 80s! It was a couple days ago, so I don't really remember it more specifically.

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4

I did not expect to like this as much as I did. On the spectrum of music I listen to, this exists right at the limit of how far I will venture into loud/aggressive sounding rock. It's actually difficult for me to categorize this sound.

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4

Wow... the album cover is strange and inappropriate, but, I like their sound.

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4

Not a massive fan of Farrell’s vocals but it’s obvious these guys are extremely talented musicians.

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4

No me pregunten por qué no le pongo 5 estrellas porque no lo sé. Chulada de disquito.

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4

This is pre grunge and I love it.

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4

y’all this is kinda a vibe like driving down the free way and ready to disassemble the patriarchy even tho it’s a man singing. the last like quarter got me confused but i love thank u boys

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4

A fucking classic.

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4

Classic Jane

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4

This is the link that gets us from 80s metal to 90s alternative. I only knew Mountain Song and Jane Says but this album could easily be could be on regular rotation.

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4

I've heard various songs by Jane's Addiction on the radio (my peak radio years were the 90's) but never gave anything a full play-through. I enjoyed most of the songs but skipped through a few (the end of Ted, Just Admit It.. couldn't hang onto that one). Good grungy processed fuzzy guitars and drums, and Perry Farrell grinding away on top of it.

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4

This was great, not listened to this artist before will check out more of their stuff Jane says and summertime rolls where highlights

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4

lekkere rock en roll hoor baby!

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4

oeh ja dit is hem. goeie muziek en TETTECOVER

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4

Solid album. One of the few albums that I enjoyed even more 25+ years after I first listened to it.

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4

Jane says - 4 stars

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4

Great LA late 80s rock vibes. Good guitar, lyrics. Some songs got lost in the mix but solid album.

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4

I've heard this band name before, perhaps they had a song on Guitar Hero? Anyway, this album was great. I was worried it would threaten classics week, but I feel like it's good enough to fit in. Some great grunge-y rock. I loved the opener, which I immediately recognized as sampled in the opener to Death Grip's Exmilitary. No big hits that I knew, but this one felt great. Favorite tracks: Up the Beach, Idiots Rule, Jane Says, Summertime Rolls, Ocean Size. Album art: Hubba hubba, am I right? No, this is actually more scary than it is raunchy. Their heads are on fire, they're conjoined. I like this cover though, especially the cow-skin framing. Reminds me of Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Pinata. 4/5

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4

One of the albums that gets a lot of credit for being a precursor influence on the 90's grunge scene. The writing on this album takes the popular sounds from classic punk, glam rock and power metal to a darker place, but not quite as bleak as a lot of the genre gets known for. There's not single bad song on the record (although Thank You Boys is more of a bit than a song - it's still a nice little diddy). and the band really mixed up the tones and feelings they wanted to portray. There's a song for every mood, but it's so well done that it doesn't feel choppy or out of place. And the songs just keep getting better as the album goes. A must listen for hard rock, grunge or alternative fans. Songs I Already Knew: Mountain Song, Jane Says Favorite Song: Mountain Song Favorite Discovery: Idiots Rule Least Favorite: Ocean Size

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4

decent stuff!

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4

Gewoon een vet album. Niets meer, niets minder.

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4

Solid 4.4. Great CD album

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4

Never connected with Jane's Addiction's style, but I respect the ability to bring some weirdness to the mainstream scene! Mountain Song does a lot of heavy lifting bringing this 3-star up to a 4.

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4

JAAANE SAAAYS

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4

Classic from high school for me. Let’s go!!! Lol

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J'ai bien aimé aussi, ca déménage. les chansons sont assez bien structuré et l'album s'écoute bien. Ce porte bien pour plusiuers activitées. seulement pas une musqiue d'ambiance. Je connaissais le groupe de nom mais m'y était jamais attardé. C'est une bonne representation de ce courant musicale. 4

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4

Loved the first seven tracks, but found it less likeable from Idiots Rule onwards. Nevertheless, I would recommend.

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4

Made me realise I liked them more than I thought

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4

Venga, un 4.

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4

Vorläufer wirklich guter Musik. Aber eben Vorläufer

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4

This is a 4-star album, because the 5-star one would be Ritual De Lo Habitual.

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4

Dobre, szalone pierdolnięcie. Czwóreczka się należy

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4

Bit hard but not bad

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4

It's a good album, but many of the songs sound similar to me.

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4

Very heavy album...heavier than my usual fare. Having said that there are some very good songs here...Ocean Song, Ted Just Admit It, Jane Says, Summertime Rolls and of course Mountain Song. A really good album with very good guitar playing and some absolutely superb drumming. 4 stars

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4

Need to listen again. Enjoyed the songs I listened to but didnt finish the album

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4

4/5. Better than GnR, and a lot of the funk rock at the time, but it is kinda responsible for ushering it in so… 😬

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4

Pretty rad. Not shocking at all.

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4

Surprisingly diverse for this era of hard rock

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4

More interesting than expected, less squelchy grunge

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4

Awesome classic. Jane Says, Had a Dad and Mountain Song. Never listened as closely as RDLH but really enjoyed it. But will RDLH be included as well?

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I first got into Jane's Addiction right before "Been Caught Stealing" came out. "Mountain Song" and "Ocean Size" just... wow. "Pigs In Zen" at the time I really dug, but I can see it being a little cringe-y now. Most of the songs still hold up for me, Perry Farrell is one of the amazing vocalists from the 90s where it's just... wow. I know most people like the one song, but most of this album is really solid for me. It's interesting to hear the band compositions and see how different they are from the songs credited just to Farrell. Most people talk about Farrell, but can I take a moment to mention how stunning Navarro is in this stuff? I think it's a crime that he did not gel as much with Red Hot Chili Peppers that he could have, he could have taken them to another level. This album really sets up the next album to be their peak, but I think of it more as a one-two punch. Really enjoyed coming back to this, it had been a while (although Pigs In Zen I may skip next time around...).

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4

I love how heavy yet sweet this album is. "Jane Says" is actually one of my new favorite songs now. It's just so harsh and sentimental. The whole album sounds great!

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4

This has gone a long way towards rekindling my long lost love of heavier rock. I like this a lot.

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4

Liked this a lot, feels (and looks) like a very 90s alt-rock album even though it was recorded in the 80s.

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4

I’ve given this album a few tries over the years, and I think this time it’s clicked with me the most. Still not the all time classic a lot people see it as, but there aren’t any duds on here, and actually a few amazing songs (like “Jane Says,” an all time great tune IMO)

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4

this was good - it has melody

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The singer screams like a cross between David Bowie and Robert ,singing lyrics of urban desolation. Somehow disorganised, the record consists of different genres: heavy metal attacks, mystical psychedelics, the hyper-distorted melodramatic blues in Led Zepplin style. (7/10) LT: Jane Says, Ocean Size

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Fav songs: - Had a Dad - Standing In The Shower... Thinking - Summertime Rolls - Pigs in Zen

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4

Very thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. It's got plenty of interesting things going on, not shying away from adding some unconventional instruments into the mix. Loved it! Solid 4.5/5

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4

JANE SAYSSSSS

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Con la referencia del otro disco de Jane's Addiction y viendo que este era anterior, pensé que me iba a gustar todavía menos… Pero no, de hecho creo que es muy superior al otro y solamente este debería estar en la lista. Llega a las 4 estrellas aunque no será el disco que marque mi vida ni nada por el estilo; simplemente tiene buenos momentos en bajos, percusiones y guitarras… La voz a veces fastidia pero a veces me gsuta.

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4

Much more interesting than I remember tbh.

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4

Another GREAT album by Janes Addiction! This one predates the whole grunge movement. There’s no grunge influences here. Certainly some psychedelic and flamenco ones though. “Mountain Song” is a straight up rock banger!

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4

I love this band. I love that their music is simple and complex at the same time. It's off the beaten bath. I was a huge fan of Mountain Song and Jane Says in high school.

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If you like grunge, you'll dig this. Jane's Addiction have always been one of the forgotten grunge bands, overshadowed by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. But they have a really fun vibe, a little less dark than the others.

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Coming Down the Mountain and Jane Says are classics for me. Jane's addiction feel a little one note to me, but it's a good thing they've got going. Probably a 3.5 for me.

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Very cool album. Couple of absolute bangers, couple of haunting ballads, fun listen.

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3.5

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Ya casi tenía decidido ponerle 03 pero justo comenzó a sonar Jane Says, la canción de Jane's addiction que más me gusta. Sube a 4 por esa canción.

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There are some awesome sounding songs on this album. I've never given it a true listen, and I should really revisit it more often.

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I'd heard of the band but never a song so I wasn't sure what to expect. They were definitely ahead of their time since this reminds me of 90s alt rock but this was released in the 80s. Clearly they knew what was coming and anticipated it before everyone else. I will definitely be listening to this again. 4.5/5

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Huh. Did NOT know Jane's Addiction sounded like this other than their one or two singles that still play on the radio. I enjoyed this a lot and will be checking out their other albums.

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false

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I've heard the album after this and it's good, so this should be ok. Sounds a bit like warrior soul, it's up my street. 3/5.

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Not bad alt-rock. Not the biggest 90s alt fan, but I appreciate it. Some heavy hitters in there

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Fun listen. Solid 3

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I think it was some decent older heavy rock.

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Solid rock album that doesn't sound dated despite being from 1988. 3.5

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Tienen un no se que, que que se yo.

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Not bad. Jane Says and The Mountain Song are still great.

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Good shit

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Classic punk. Lacks strong melodies, but entertaining.

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Not bad. I like their music, but not really a fan of Perry Farrell's voice.

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I don't care for that perry ferrel

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I kind of can’t believe this came out in 1988. I wasn’t cool enough to listen to it then, but I definitely spent some time with it in the 90s. Oddly, it’s the only Jane’s album I’ve ever listened to in its entirety. I don’t even really have a good reason for why that is, but now I think there’s a clear divide between the songs they take seriously and the ones where they sound like they’re goofing around with horns and shit. I like the serious ones. “Ocean Size,” “Summertime Rolls,” and “Mountain Song” would have been a hell of an EP.

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Better and way more avant than their later stuff.

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Oki

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Really enjoyed it. ***

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Eh...

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Super playing but Perry Farrells vocal style still grates and stops this being anymore than ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A solid album, great guitar playing and a great sound but really lacks standout tracks

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Interesting sounds, could do with some better material

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Yeah I dunno.

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Punk parchao.

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i dont like rock im sorry

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Not a big Jane's Addiction fan but the album was worth a listen. Perry's vocals are a bit harsh.

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This is a little hit and miss. "Ted Just Admit It" is awfully self-indulgent and 7 plodding minutes that don't really go anywhere. Maybe I should just listen a few more times. Mountain Song and Jane Says are such perfect songs tho

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Ted, Just Admit It… “sex is violent” reminds me of the Bush lyric in Everything Zen “there’s no sex in your violence.” Was the Bush lyric a call back to this song? I wonder. Speaking of Bush, an aside because they are not on the 1001 list. Bush is a strange band for me. None of their albums stand out on their own, a bunch of 2 & 3 stars. However, a compilation of their 10 best songs is really fucking good. Back to Jane’s Addiction. Jane Says is the perfect song for Perry Fewell’s voice and is a great song. I love the bass opening to Mountain Song. Thank You Boys is nice little interlude. Summertime Rolls is a snoozer for me, and the brass section in Idiots Rule threw me off from the sound of the rest of the album. Second aside: Perry Fewell’s voice reminds me of raspier version of the backing vocalist from Sunny Day Real Estate. Specifically I’m reminded of In Circles off The Diary album. I ended up going down the Sunny Day Real Estate rabbit hole, which was refreshing. Perry Fewell does stretch his voice too far sometimes, crossing over the line where it is annoying, but not often. Third aside: While trying to figure out this voice similarity, I found out that Perry Fewell founded Lollapalooza, and he still produces it today. This is interesting. The second year the second stage had such acts as Tool, Rage Against The Machine, and Stone Temple Pilots at various tour stops. What a line up! Asides aside: I like this album. I don’t love it. I probably won’t seek it out again, but I would enthusiastically listen again if someone puts it on.

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With a full listen, I liked this album more than I thought it would, though there are still things about it that grate on me. The overall musicianship is solid, the sound is tight, and the production is first rate, but much of it has a sound that just doesn't trip my receptors. Let's start with the obvious track: I think someone played Jane Says on the juke box every single time I was in Atomic Billiards in the 90s (and that was a LOT), and with such repetition, the song lost some of it's impact for me. Hearing it afresh, in context of the album, it is the absolute stand out on the album, the one place where Ferrell's voice absolutely fits with the sonic landscape around him. Unfortunately, none of other tracks quite rise to Jane's level, with the possible exception of Summertime Rolls. Otherwise, I'm not crazy about Perry's wailing - it's ok when it's providing texture, almost like another instrument, but it's tough for me as the lead vocal line. I imagine it's like Geddy Lee's voice for some listeners of Rush. I loved the opening instrumental and the intro to track 2, but then the grunge guitars kicked in - that aggressive, fuzzy sound was so overused in the 90s and wears on me pretty quickly. Ditto the machine gun drum sounds like are used on Mountain Song. But I love the heavy bass lines used throughout the album, and the playfulness of the brass hits in Mountain Song and the steel drums in Jane Says, genre-bending musicality that says they're more than just grunge rockers. I only wished they pushed against that even more.

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Probably trailblazing when it came out. The success of alt-rock makes it sound like everything that came after.

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Good start, liking the intro. Out of this album I knew only of Jane Says. Pretty good album. 3of5 for me.

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Eh.. to punky

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I'm not much of a fan of Jane's addiction. The lead singer's voice doesn't work for me. The music itself is mostly great if played loud. Enjoyable, but not great for me. I'm sure other's love it and and I have no problem with that. I'm sure if I listen again sometime in the future maybe it will capture me more than it did this listen.

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Nice album.

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Nothing's Shocking strikes a decent balance between a loud, abrasive, edgy, and a more mellow, mysterious and subtle sound. Absolute highlights are the guitar solo on Ocean Size, the energetic vocals on Had a Dad and Mountain Song, and the funky sounds on Jane Says. I do think that Standing in the Shower sounds too uninspired and unoriginal, Summertime is excessively slow, and Ted overstays its welcome by a couple of minutes. 3/5.

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The album was alright. It wasn't really memorable.

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“Nothing’s Shocking” by Jane’s Addiction (1988) Well, of course nothing’s shocking on an album that’s almost fully intended to shock. Check your scruples at the door. That’s the conceptual point by lead singer/songwriter Perry Ferrell, who in this debut outing is good, but has not yet hit his lyrical stride. Now this exercise in non-shock is performed with shocking brilliance. There was something deep within rock aficionados in 1988 that realized this was where it was heading all along. From the opening track, the listener is treated to symphonic sounds from only three instruments. Expansively arranged, with echo, sustain, reverb and chorus effects. This is great studio work. Very heavy and very cool, with occasional interruptions of acoustic purity. Dave Navarro’s lead guitar riffs are intricate and compelling, and his power rhythm is variegated and energizing. Bass by Eric Avery and drums by Stephen Perkins are outstanding. Listen to the first thirty seconds of “Ted, Just Admit It”, then listen to the rest of the album with a new appreciation of how a ‘rhythm section’ can do much more that just ‘keep the beat’. The compositions and arrangements excel even when they slow down (e.g., “Summertime Rolls”). When they drop the energy, they flower. It’s beautiful—reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The song “Jane Says” is a rough explanation of the meaning of the band’s name, depicting the hopelessness and painful baggage of an untranscendable bondage to fleeting pleasure—in this case, the real life heroin addiction of the real life Jane Bainter. Melodies are underdeveloped and lazily repetitious—stuck on the fifth (‘sol’). This results in stunted lead vocals. One senses that Ferrell has the talent, but isn’t using it. Since he wrote the songs, there is no one else to blame. While this album is not quite as good as the follow up “Ritual de lo Habitual” (1990), it still excels. It’s not suitable for philosophers, theologians, political theorists, or schoolmarms, but for mere mortals, it sings. (And please don’t be shocked that the chair on the cover rocks sideways.) 3/5

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Ik ken vooral de latere platen van Jane's Addiction, maar dit debuutalbum vond ik eigenlijk ook erg ok.

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was okay

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This is a solid transition album, sitting right in between 80s hair-metal and 90s grunge/emo stuff. I like angry sounding guitars and angsty lyrics. Great listen - not sure it's really all that special, but Jane's Addiction had a unique sound and were clearly influential.

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Sold album…enjoyed it a lot

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Rating: 6/10

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Pretty aight, give another listen

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I enjoyed this more than I expected. I had generally associated these dudes with a lot of bands and 'sounds' I hated growing up but I think I outgrew that. Good stuff

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Very nice.

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I was a little bored, but they have a lot of passion and that counts for a lot.

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It's Janes Addiction, if you like em, you'll love this and if not this won't change your mind, it's always been about their sound.

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Second Listen. Good Stuff. 3/5 still getting to know this album.

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Nicht so meins…

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6.5/10

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I went into this expecting to really dislike it. Retroactively billed as a missing link from the hair-metal and hard rock excess of the 80s to the alternative rock and grunge of the early 90s, Jane’s Addiction didn’t do anything for me on paper. Things began predictably enough (though not unlistenable) with sludgy power chords, atomic drums and flashy lead guitar a-plenty on “Up the Beach”. My interest dropped further with “Had a Dad”- mostly built around an uninspired riff that felt flat and tired- and “Ted, Just Admit It…” - a stand-out bass part, but didn’t justify its length with, like, really profound musings on Ted Bundy and society and stuff. (Note to self: Quoting serial killers does not an edgy band make.) What turned me round? Mostly when the band strayed from the formula- there were a couple of things I didn’t expect to hear. “Standing in the Shower… Thinking” had a good hook and showcased a lighter, more tongue-in-cheek side to Jane’s Addiction than I expected, but “Summertime Rolls” was the first real curveball. A dreamy foray into psychedelia mostly paid off, with a lilting heartbeat bassline holding it all together. From there we had horns and funk in “Idiots Rule”, the lounge interlude “Thank You Boys”, and the centrepiece “Jane Says”. Structured around a simple ascending progression on acoustic guitar, this track is the pinnacle of the record and what made me want to hear it again. Poignant lyrics and narrative, emphasis on melody, and there are steel drum sounds in it, for god’s sake! “Pigs in Zen” returned to more standard hard-rock fare, and didn’t feel like anything special to close proceedings. Overall I was surprised by how much of the album I found myself enjoying and appreciated the teasing of different genres, but there’s just as much on there that’s not for me. I’m happy to acknowledge it as a “missing link” but unlikely to ever call it a favourite.

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Not bad

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Navarro is underrated on the guitar.

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Rock guitarrero, reminiscencias de los años 80-90. Si no fuese por la voz, me hubiese gustado más

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Thest best of this album IMO: - Ocean Size - Jane Says - Thank You Boys Okay rock. 3.0/5

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Ég hefði ekki sett þessa plötu að eigin frumkvæði, og fyrsta upplifun af hljóðheiminum var ekki að gera mikið fyrr mig, en viti menn hún vann á. Ekki nauðsynleg hlustun í mínum huga, en ég myndi hlusta í þriðja sinn og fjórða.

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Alt rock, 90ndad. Päris okei

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I thought some of the songs were good, but many didn't fit or belong in the album. Very strange compilation of songs.

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They have a pretty standard grunge alternative sound that is neither outstanding nor terrible. I’d listen to them again just probably not the whole album all at once

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This was a tough one to judge. I really didn't like Jane's Addiction when this came out, but decades later and now after a few listens this weekend I'm definitely more intrigued. I'd say the hardest barrier is Perry Ferrell's voice...yet there are times it fits perfectly. My highlights would be "Standing In the Shower...Thinking" - weird heavy/funky beat, the hypnotic metal "Mountain Song" and "Idiots Rule" - the added horns make it funky and different. Lowlight: "Ted, Just Admit It..." I like the idea of the weirdness but it's droning and irritating. Which ... when I'm not in the right mood, droning/caustic/irritating is how I feel about this album maybe half the time I hear it. Would like to have heard more sonic variety... sometimes the wall of sound is a bit much. 7/10 3 stars. Not sure if it's a keeper but points for a unique sound and spin on heavy late 80s guitar rock. I feel like I'll come back to this one on occasion.

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hmmm. i cant really decide what to give it. some songs were fun while others were jus too much. overall it was just average, i’d listen to it again but it would never be my first choice.

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I liked it, but occasionally found that the music and vocals had maybe a slightly too harsh edge to it that I found off putting, feels like this style was one of many competing strains pre Grunge that could have become the next big thing but lost out in the end to grunge.

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This is the group's most notable album and really cemented their sound and influence on the rock / punk / alternative genre as a whole. Despite it's unique sound the staying power of the group and their continued influence is up for debate. The longest-lasting result from this was the Lollapalooza Festivals.

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Was ok

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Pretty good, but for some reason I didn't really connect with this one.

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I love the pioneering work Jane's Addiction did for alternative rock; amazing that they came and went before things really caught on. While I always knew about and enjoyed Dave Navarro's guitar work, it's Eric Avery's bass work that I discovered and love when listening to this album (Up the Beach, Pigs in Zen). Mountain Song is really awesome for bass (it's also got nice complexity). So while Jane Says is the song I gravitate toward for these guys (great lyrics and a good beat), Mountain Song is the real winner. This album seems to epitomize grunge - so much sludge to the sound (like half-buried, fighting to get out). But I just don't know - beyond the songs I highlighted is it anything to write home about? I don't know if it was too much of the same (except Idiots Rule, at least that was different) or too much hard to hear singing from too much abrasive distortion in the instruments. It's solid and I liked it, but that might be it.

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Clearly this album is a precursor to the alt-rock/grunge movement that would appear a few years later- there is this typical 90s bleakness and agression that is inherent in most of these songs. For me, this lacks variation. 3/5

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Not my favourite Jane's Addiction album. It is good

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Enjoyably rawky

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2.5/5. This was not enjoyable. All the songs sounded the same. Would not reccommend.

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Very nice album! I enjoyed it more than I thought, but I honestly don't know if it is really one of the best 1000 albums of all time?

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Not a big fan of alternative rock, but I see the potential

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3.4 - Aggressively generic. Squarely “acceptable” as “rock” made by “rockers.” Also I hadn’t listened to Navarro after his collab with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on “One Hot Minute” and was expecting more from his guitar work. But it was just standard pentatonic scales with predictable string bends - pretty boring. Not a terrible record, it just sounds like filler music you might hear at a concert as the main act is getting ready to take stage.

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Enjoyed this more than I thought I would, but would I listen to it again? I would not.

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Enjoyed on the whole but didn’t blow me out the water

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Unique and interesting - time has proven that nothing has quite Perry’s voice and sound - Jane Says is iconic whole Ocean Size and Mountain Song stand out. It’s not entirely my cup of tea but enjoyed its sound.

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I started out really enjoying Nothing's Shocking, but it eventually loses a lot of momentum. Not all of it, certainly, and the flatness of the recording doesn't help, but two or three of the deeper cuts are pretty substanceless. That's a shame: There's a germ of a really fun sound, bass-led but lighter than the typical alt-metal fare.

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Yeah so not so bad really, I can see where the 90s came from

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Some sweet drums and vocals

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I listen to a lot of 90's alt rock and grunge, so Jane's Addiction comes up frequently in the playlists. I don't mind them, but I'm never enthused when their songs come on either. Sometimes I skip their tracks, sometimes I don't. I'm more likely to skip Jane Says than Been Caught Stealing, take from that what you will. Giving a full Jane's Addiction album a listen hasn't really changed my perspective. I appreciate what they bring to the table, but it doesn't resonate with me in the same way Pixies or Sonic Youth do.

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Enjoyable enough - a bit like a milder Guns N Roses.

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Better than I expected.

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No me enganchó. Jane says me gusta mucho pero el resto no sé. Quizá no estaba el mood para disfrutarlo más. Partes me gustaron, de repente perdió mi atención y así hasta el final. Su estilo es muy extraño, quizá por eso no me fluyen y los disfruto intermitentemente.

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3.3 - solid rock album, but won't be returning anytime soon. Came in knowing and liking Mountain Song and Jane Says, left pretty much with the same.

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Not bad not great

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Thought I'd hate it more, but it turned out to be just OK. Not a huge fan of the voice but the instrumentation is... fine.

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Certainly an important step in the evolution of alternative music but I found this to be a little too unfocused. The vocals don't bother me too much but I can see why they could turn people off. Some individual tracks are okay but I can't take it for a while album. Grew inpatient towards the end.

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Esperaba más

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Rock alternativo un tanto rollo. Ni fu ni fa.

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Enjoyed more then I thought I would!

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The vocals grate after awhile, but this was more enjoyable than I expected. Also: boobs. Best track: Jane Says

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This is a little hit and miss. "Ted Just Admit It" is awfully self-indulgent and 7 plodding minutes that don't really go anywhere. Maybe I should just listen a few more times. Mountain Song and Jane Says are such perfect songs tho {prior rated}

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I actually REALLY like this and wasn't expecting to. I don't know if I could listen to the whole album at one time, but it's fun and the lyrics are strong. Jane Says is great

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Des moments pas mal, mais ça a mal vieilli

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Mixed feelings. Sommige nummers klinken lekker disco-achtig, maar andere nummers weer iets te wilde rock of soms zelfs ska-achtig. Niet meteen mijn favoriete muziek. Leuk nummer is "Idiots Rule". ***

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Janes addiction are one of those bands Iv heard of but never got round to listening too. This album does sound like a cross over between 80’s hair metal to the 90’s alternative rock that was to follow. Clearly a hugely influential album for 90’s rock music.

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This guitar rips. Dig the singer's voice. Why is Jane says the only song I knew off this album? It sounds very little like the rest.

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"Had a Dad" was a big song for me back in high school. One of the rockingest songs that ever rocked. There are other great songs on this record, and I can appreciate it as a pivot point in rock history, but it doesn't hit me the same way now... it's been many years since I listened to it in full, and will probably be many years until I do it again.

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Incredibly influential, of course, but kind of suffers from "Seinfeld is unfunny" syndrome. Just seems like average alt rock by today's standards and I found the guy's voice a bit annoying after a while. "Mountain Song" was good, "Jane Says" and "Pigs in Zen" as well. Not a huge fan of "Ted, Just Admit it.." which is 7 minutes long but doesn't do anything special with the time it's given. The album art is absolute nightmare fuel and the boobs don't help.

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5/10. This was pretty meh

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Bom.

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2.5

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Les di su oportunidad y la desperdiciaron.

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It was fine. Got some hits, but most of the rest didn't grab me.

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Full disclosure, i didn't listen after yesterdays album by them.

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Meh... not a big fan really. Shocking!

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More 90’s rock stuff. Not fun, but not as bad as some of it.

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Nothing stand out or memorable.

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Some songs are OK but overall gives me a headache with too many strident noises.

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Truly nothing shocking

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Not my thing.

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The only reason to listen to this is Dave Navarro’s guitar work and even that isn’t enough for me to come back to it again.

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I get why people would like this but I don’t…

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2,3 Kon me niet bekoren. Er zit soort van onaangename warmte in waar ik geen fan van ben.

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Wasn't a fan of this album. I'd heard Janes Addiction before but something just got me wrong with these songs. I didn't like the vocals or quality.

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Crazy album… interesting band but didn’t like this one

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Too heavy, not a fan

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Some very okay rocks songs, with maybe two good ones. Not worth talking about when there are so many albums that do what Jane's Addiction does but better.

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270921 13:31 2.5

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Not for me.

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2.5 but going low

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Слишком агрессивно

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Not really my taste, two reasonable tracks at the end

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Not really my vibe dont like the dudes voice but the acoustic guitar with the metal sound is kinda cool

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Ne. Jane hat ne Addiction, die sich im Album erahnen lässt. Hätte ich auch diese Addiction, dann würde es mir besser gefallen

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Nicer Rock hat mich aber richtig genervt

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Hated some of these songs. Found a couple that I liked but I don't think I'd listen to this album again.

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// Favs: – Score: Strong 2

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This style of music is just really not for me. All it sounds like to me is whiny rock and I just don't find it enjoyable to listen to

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Meh

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Was happy to see this pop up - as I know the name so well, but not the music. But, it was just well produced bland rock. Nothing stood out - apart from overuse of 'Jane' and swearing. Unremarkable.

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Alternativ hard rock, lidt metal over det, 80-90’er vibe, ikke lige mig

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Do like Jane Said, nothing else

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Great guitar playing from the legendary Dave Navarro (I LOVED his playing in his one album stint in RHCP), but here I'm not a huge fan of the songs, Farrell's weird squeaky voice, or the paper-thin production that sounds like it's trying to sound huge but just sounds empty and distant.

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I don't think I learned much from this listen. They have some bops, it's funkier than I remember, but feels like a boring alt white guy with dreads to me.

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Tuneless swagger rock, but you have to respect Perry Ferrell on some level

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I guess Dave Navarro slept with someone who did this list, because there's no way this album is in the top 1001...

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The best part about Jane's Addiction is Dave Navarro's eyeliner.

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Thought I would like it more than I did

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I had heard of but had never listened to Jane's Addiction before today. So, I can honestly say I've tried listening. Didn't add but I'll check out "Ritual de lo Habitual" one day.

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Thought I’d like this more than I did. Oh well never mind

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they are trying and Navarro is a pretty good guitarist but I have always hated Perry Farrell and the sound of his voice. Just not enough here to make it stand out for me.

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not in any spot that is relevant to where i like at the moment

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Jane’s Addiction’s creative approach seems to be “if something’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” Pump the brakes, boys.

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I was peripherally aware of this band but had never listened to them. More butt-rocky than I thought it would be.

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It does have energy to it, but not my kind.

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not for me

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This is the debut album by American alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. The album was received well critically, but it failed to chart within the Top 100. The sexual themes on the album including nudity prevented the music from being on MTV, but this also added intrigue to the album. Eventually the album sold a million copies and is certified platinum in the US. This was a decent album of alternative and hard rock music, but only the single "Jane Says" stuck out to me as amazing. Still it was great to get a chance to check out this band's first album.

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meh

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When someone put this on for me when it came out in '85, I wasn't too impressed. Listening to it now, it's not so bad, the guitars and lead singer give it some edge. I find the radio single, Jane Says, annoying and a sell-out. If you want an edgy alternative rock band from '85 who also wrote classic pop tracks, try the The Pixies.

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I don't like being screamed at.

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There's a decent metal album (one well ahead of its time) somewhere on this LP, it's just buried underneath dated gratuitous guitar solos and the repetitive vocal stylings of the 80s.

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Schlocky crap

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ehhh not Adamo's addiction that's for sure

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Kolejne pojawienie sie janes addiction na liscie, tym razem albumik poprzedzajacy ritual de lo habituala, bedacy drugim krazkiem w dyskografii bandy, niezbyt dobrze wspominam poprzednie starcie, ale tym razem bedzie chyba tylko latwiej, glownie przez to, ze jest to najbardziej przystepny material bandy, bo wiekszosc topowych songow wedlug spotifaja i last fma, ktore nadal sa sluchane pochodzi wlasnie z tego zbioru materialu, choc sama plyta sprzedala sie gorzej niz rytual, wyjasnienie jest proste, rytulal przypadl na peak popularnosci, natomiast nothings shocking byl najbardziej przystepnym ich wydaniem z tego co uslyszalem na plycie, jest tu tez troche mateiralu wydanego na self tiltowym albumiku, ktory byl ich pierwszym, te traki zamykaja druga strone, akurat ta czesc najbardziej mi przypadla do gustu, pewnie przez wykorzystanie akustyka na jane says i spokojniejszy, w porownaniu do reszy, klimat, tak samo sprawa ma sie w wypadku pigs in zen, traki nie sa zbyt przekombinowane jak kompozycje z rytulalu, ale nadal najwiekszym zgrzytem jest wokal panna perrego, ktory morduje koty na majku, wiec jest to nadal najslabszy element jaki slychac, po ktorym zaraz idzie liryka mocno generyczna i repetytywna z mocnym podkresleniem profanacji gdzie tylko jest to mozliwe, wiec nic ciekawego, z ciekawostek to trabkarzem na kawalku idiots rule zostal pan basiorowy z czerwonych goracych papryczek czili czyli mista flea, kolejnym ciekawym aspektem tej plyty jest jej okladka, czyli polnagie blizniaczki syjamskie z plonacymi haircutami, ktore pan farrellka musial sam wykonac, bo jak przystalo na czlowieka artyste i boga bandy wszystko na siebie, takze taka a nie inna okladka mogla spowodowac zmniejszony sell krazkow, bo niektore sklepy sprzedawaly je nawet w papierze, zeby nie siac zgorszenia rokujacymi twinami w ogniu, na plejaka wrzuce wspomniany juz kawalek jane says, ale jako calosc nie jest to plyta ktora bym sobie odpalil dla przyjemnego odsluchu, a wszystko przez farrellka kontent

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Seriously this album is sooooooooo...ZzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzz😴😴😴😴😴💤💤💤💤💤 -1Star!

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Went home today met Doug half way

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I did not so much enjoy most of the songs on this. Verged on a bit too much screechy-ness for me. But okkk.

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Can’t stand this band, won’t listen.

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Ok, listen, I can’t stand Perry Farrell’s voice. I could barely make it through this album. If you know anyone that says Janes Addiction is their favourite band, please be a friend to them and get them some help.

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Too exploiting of a cover , I’ll skip

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Niet om aan te horen. Ik heb -zeer tegen m'n principes- het einde van de plaat niet eens gehaald.

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I couldn't care less about this band. It just isn't interesting to me. 80's shred guitars, played and recorded sloppily. I do think Perry Ferrell's voice cuts in a mix really interestingly. But this is just bloated and boring music to me. Highlights: Nope.

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nah

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I did not vibe with this album at all, couldn’t understand the singer and a few of the songs really sounded similar. I am not generally a fan of rock from this era and this album really was grating to me.

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“Owing to the cover, nine of the eleven leading record store chains refused to carry Nothing's Shocking. It was issued covered with brown paper.”

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Þetta höfðaði bara ekki neitt til mín.

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Jane's Addiction doesn't really do much for me. The only song worth listening to was Jane Says...the rest are just noise to me. I honestly would rather listen to Porno For Pyros. 1.5/5

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Made me dislike Jane Says

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Nothing interesting. Ferrell’s voice is also grating. A nope for me.

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