#445: Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction


Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction (1990)

Favorite Track(s): "Obvious" (because there was some nice choir-like singing) and "Then She Did..." (because of the orchestrations)

Thoughts: (Pre-listening) Ah, my friends, we had such a good run there. Jackson Browne, Big Star, The Police, Stan Getz. I should be grateful to have so many solid albums and artists in a row. I knew that a band I had no interest in listening to would reappear soon, and here we are. I've heard of Jane's Addiction. To give an example of how much I know about alternative music, I was always under the impression that Perry Farrell left Jane's Addiction to form Stone Temple Pilots. Totally not true. He did create Lollapalooza, so that's cool. Dave Navarro, on the other hand, married Carmen Electra. The only cool thing about that is she was once on Baywatch. Anyway, this band might be incredible and I've been missing out all these years, but as per usual, I'm prepared to hate every second of each yelling, blaring, nonsensical song I hear. Let's see, shall we?

(Post-listening) First, thanks for album cover. Real nice. Second, this album wasn't audibly obnoxious as much as it was just boring. Probably because this isn't my kind of music, but maybe also because it's overrated? I don't know. I'm probably just too big a square or something. I didn't mind a lot of the guitar work, though. So well done, Dave Navarro. You aren't just that guy who randomly shows up on One Tree Hill.


Anonymous said...

Hey! I just found your blog... I also am doing a similar review blog for the RS top 500. Nt seems more people are reviewing all these albums than I thought... Did you even finish the list?

Maryann said...

Yep, I'm currently at #187!