Strays - Jane's Addiction
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  • Summary: A reunited Jane's Addiction (sans bassist Eric Avery) is back with their first studio recording in 13 years.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
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  1. It really is like they've never been away; their glee and enthusiasm can be heard coursing through every bar.
  2. 80
    Nothing too shocking, then, but their old magic surges through: you won't be disappointed. [Sep 2003, p.112]
  3. 78
    What was once so fresh is now a little tired. [#6, p.80]
  4. Bereft of the force of ideas, the swelling of potential, it largely settles for a pleasant, high-calorie buzz of guitar heroics and sonic familiarity.
  5. This is carefully architected to pack arenas.
  6. 40
    Too much of Strays settles for the pedestrian. [Aug 2003, p.126]

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
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  1. j30
    Sep 20, 2011
    4
    I made the mistake in making this my introduction to Jane's Addiction. Not nearly as good as Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual. It does have its moments with Just Because and Superhero. Expand

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