Monday, September 01, 2008

678. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)

Track Listing

1. Stop
2. No One's Leaving
3. Ain't No Right
4. Obvious
5. Been Caught Stealing
6. Three Days
7. Then She Did
8. Of Course
9. Classic Girl


I really liked Nothing's Shocking, and I surprised myself, and I quite like this one as well, probably not quite as much as the previous album but it is quite refreshing in the middle of all the hip-hop.

There are really two albums in the beginning of the 90s which set the tone for the rest of the decade in what respects to rock music. Those are Nirvana's Nevermind for the whole grunge thing, and this album for most other "alternative rock". In that sense it is a pretty significant album.

If the album was just significant it would deserve its place on this list, but it has some pretty good songs. It starts off well with Stop, has an highlight in the middle with Been Caught Stealing, and the last few songs are pretty good rock epics most going over the 7 minute mark. If you are into the kind of rock the Red Hot Chilli Peppers came to represent this is an album for you.

Track Highlights

1. Of Course
2. Stop
3. Been Caught Stealing
4. Three Days

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Two versions of the disc packaging were created: one cover featured artwork by singer Perry Farrell, related to the song "Three Days" and including male and female nudity; the other cover has been called the "clean cover", and features only black text on a white background, listing the band name, album name, and the text of the First Amendment (the "freedom of speech" amendment) of the U.S. Constitution. The back cover of the "clean cover" also contains the text "Hitler's syphilis-ridden dreams almost came true. How could it happen? By taking control of the media. An entire country was led by a lunatic... We must protect our First Amendment, before sick dreams become law. Nobody made fun of Hitler??!" The "clean cover" was created so the CD could be distributed in stores such as Wal-Mart who refused to stock items with nudity on the front cover.


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