🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Jane's Addiction

Why are we doing this one? Just because…

The Weeknd goes fairly low:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
David Berman 4.47
Talk Talk 4.46
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Leonard Cohen 4.30
Pixies 4.30
Sparklehorse 4.29
Boards Of Canada 4.28
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
J Dilla 4.23
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Fugazi 4.21
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Dead Kennedys 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Bill Callahan 4.13
Minutemen 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Pavement 4.12
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Dinosaur Jr. 4.11
Jason Molina 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
Nick Drake 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Les Savy Fav 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
D’Angelo 4.08
Slowdive 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Burial 4.07
Autechre 4.06
Grace Jones 4.05
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Fuck Buttons 4.03
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
MF DOOM 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Robyn 3.96
Low 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
Shellac 3.94
Sigur Rós 3.93
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Depeche Mode 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Broadcast 3.92
Dusty Springfield 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
DJ Shadow 3.89
The Twilight Sad 3.88
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Deftones 3.84
The Blue Nile 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Lou Reed 3.83
Guided By Voices 3.82
Underworld 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Jesus And Mary Chain 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Creedence Clearwater Revival 3.81
Aaliyah 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Patti Smith 3.79
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Spoon 3.76
Sparks 3.76
Missy Elliott 3.75
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The Avalanches 3.69
The Wedding Present 3.69
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Neutral Milk Hotel 3.66
Soundgarden 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Cat Power 3.65
Air 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
The Antlers 3.63
Ty Segall 3.63
Tricky 3.62
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
Deafheaven 3.59
Hope Of The States 3.58
The Smiths 3.57
Sea Power 3.56
65daysofstatic 3.56
WHY? 3.56
Will Oldham 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Mew 3.54
Flying Lotus 3.54
Charli XCX 3.53
Eels 3.52
Half Man Half Biscuit 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Mastodon 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Hold Steady 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
Wild Beasts 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
The Cribs 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Black Flag 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Shins 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Cooper Temple Clause 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Converge 3.36
Metronomy 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
George Harrison 3.34
Paul McCartney 3.33
Iron & Wine 3.33
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Sepultura 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Misfits 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
The Futureheads 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Motörhead 3.15
Ian Dury 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Snoop Dogg 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Maxïmo Park 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
Nas 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
St. Vincent 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
T. Rex 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Ride 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
HAIM 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
Wolf Alice 3.01
AC/DC 3.00
Frank Zappa 3.00
Duran Duran 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Art Brut 2.99
Weezer 2.97
The xx 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
The Distillers 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Paramore 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Happy Mondays 2.86
Feeder 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
The Horrors 2.84
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
Eurythmics 2.80
James 2.78
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
John Lennon 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Nelly Furtado 2.68
The Verve 2.67
Fatboy Slim 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
The Levellers 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
The Police 2.59
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
The Weeknd 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Editors 2.51
Little Mix 2.49
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Linkin Park 2.41
Cher 2.40
N.E.R.D 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
The 1975 2.28
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
Ocean Colour Scene 2.26
Travis 2.25
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Phil Collins 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Jamiroquai 2.17
Panic! At The Disco 2.16
Counting Crows 2.13
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
Paul Weller 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Usher 2.08
Moby 2.06
Ringo Starr 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Korn 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Bryan Adams 2.00
The Libertines 1.99
Celine Dion 1.99
Fall Out Boy 1.96
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
Sir Rod Stewart 1.88
The Eagles 1.86
McFly 1.85
Kaiser Chiefs 1.84
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Bruno Mars 1.79
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
Busted 1.74
Razorlight 1.74
KISS 1.73
Morrissey 1.69
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

Next up;

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  • Nothing’s Shocking
  • Ritual De Lo Habitual
  • Strays
  • The Great Escape Artist

0 voters

  • Jane Says
  • Mountain Song
  • Had A Dad
  • Ocean Size
  • Stop!
  • Been Caught Stealing
  • Three Days
  • Classic Girl
  • Ripple
  • So What!
  • Just Because
  • True Nature
  • End To The Lies
  • Irresistible Force
  • Underground
  • Twisted Tales
  • Another Soulmate

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Great pick for the weather, this.

Gonna bang their stuff on in between meetings

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One of my favourite bands from my youth. Haven’t revisited them all that much in recent years, the reunion albums were a pointless stain on their memory, and while I’m happy Perry seems to be in a better place these days it does seem like he has redirected the energy he used to put into drugs into being bit of a nob instead.

But…. the two key albums (and let’s not forget the Triple X self titled) are INCREDIBLE. They took that sleazy LA glam template and turned it into something transcendental and magical. Side Two (in old money) of Ritual… in particular is one of the best half hours of music I know, from the metallic psychedelia of Three Days through the otherworldly beauty of Of Course to the cool cloth of Classic Girl on your fevered brow to bring you out of it at the end. Nothing’s Shocking is maybe less concentrated but also has stellar moments, especially the leviathan-sized bassline that opens Mountain Song, the elemental fury of Ocean Size, and the eyes half-lidded blurry dandelion seed daydream of Summertime Rolls.

I never saw them. They played at Rock City when Ritual was out, but in those days I was not confident about going to gigs on my own (do it all the time now), and none of my friends were interested so I skipped it. Then in lectures the next day, one of my classmates was wearing a new JA t-shirt and was telling me about how good it was and how I should have gone with her. Still annoyed about it to this day, but not enough not to give them a 5.

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Big, big 5. So hard to choose between the first 2 albim, went for Nothing’s Shocking as it had the biggest impact on me being the first one I heard. The music, the artwork, the way they looked… Everything. When Ocean Size kicks in I still get a massive buzz.

Ritual is also amazing, Three Days is like nothing else.

Shout out to Strays, great comeback, Just Because still sounds amazing, just an all time banger. Never actually got through the last album but never felt the urge

Dave Navarro is one of my favourite guitarists, his RHCP album is only one I go back to

Truly great, innovative band back in the day

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Ritual was a hugely important album for me in my teens. The second half - as @riverwise says - stands up as a genuinely amazing stretch of music. Undoubtedly one of my favourite sides to a record of all time.

It’s got to be a 5 for side 2 of Ritual alone, although Nothing’s Shocking isn’t that far behind it.

Away from the studio albums, the live version of Jane Says from Kettle Whistle is incredible.

Also, the movie they made in 1993 is a drug addled mess. I haven’t watched it in years, but if I remember rightly it’s worth a watch.

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Though I should drop to a 3 for them cancelling both times I had a ticket to see them :confused:

More later.

Yeah, that live version of ‘Jane Says’ is the definitive version. Amazing song.

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Oh, I got my American flatmate to buy that for me when he went home for Christmas! :smiley:
I watched it once and thought it was rubbish and really, really weird.

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Nothings Shocking cassette on my Walkman whilst doing my local paper round. Used to play it so loud. I would’ve picked Up The Beach or Summertime Rolls just for the beautiful intros that lure you in and make you think “ooooooooh, something good is happening here”. Really powerful moments, still are. Went for Mountain Song.
Wracking my mind trying to think whose gig I saw where they played a secret support slot at Brixton Academy waaaaay back. Perry swigging from a bottle of wine I think. Nowhere near as loud and powerful as I wanted them to be.

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I managed to see them back in the day on the nothings shocking tour. At the Manchester international (remember that place?) Perry wore a fetching mini dress/Wellington boot combo. I had a stage dive (I was young and stupid) Missed the last bus and had to walk 5 miles home. Happy times.

Amazing someone filmed the whole gig.

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Only know a couple songs, seem alright but not really my thing, the state of that picture though :sweat_smile:

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Gone for a solid 4.

Not a band i listen to alot of, but when I do, I really enjoy them. If im honest I only really know the big singles, but regularly have them on my playlists. Should listen to them more really.

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This gig is the ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ tour, although, they did also play the International in January 1989 on the ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ tour.

Ha good point!

Big fan of Jane and still thinking of docking a point for the picture

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Yet another act whose genius I was introduced to by the GTA San Andreas soundtrack. Been Caught Stealing was definitely one of the most fun (and relevant) tracks to lead the cops on a merry chase to.

Just pressing play on Nothing’s Shocking as we speak. The bass intro to Up on the Beach is SO good.

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Two absolutely brilliant albums, a decent live debut and then a lot of stuff I’ve never had the time or inclination to listen to.

What I will say is that Eric Avery is absolutely one of the greatest rock bassists of all time. Just an incredible sense of melody and timing. His parts elevate every song and the band were poorer in his absence.

4/5

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They were THE band for me when I first got into alternative music, even more so than Nirvana. Of course, they split up the moment I got into them but that didn’t dent my love for them. Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual are both flawless albums. You could drop the needle on any point on either and it is guaranteed to be a thrilling moment. Love the aesthetic of their original late 80s/early 90s run too - so grimy and grungy and queer. VHS quality early MTV perfection…

Was pretty much beside myself when they finally reunited properly. Must have done some good work banging on about them to my friendship circle as I remember that eight of us rocked up to their comeback show at The Forum. Was a roasting hot evening and they did not disappoint. Crowd were absolutely in thrall to them. Nice setlist:

Then went to the Saturday of the Reading Festival a week or so later, basically just to see them. It chucked it down with rain for their entire set, but that didn’t stop me from being right down the front in the mud for the whole thing.

Strays is a great comeback album. Picked up almost exactly where they left off. Just Because is an absolute banger to return with :+1:

Seen them every chance I’ve had since then. Always great live. Ten out of five :raised_hands:

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