Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist (2011): Something Else! sneak peek

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by Tom Johnson

Still relevant? I have no idea. I’d guess the question that pops up in most people’s heads when they hear the name “Jane’s Addiction” and then the phrase “new album” is more like “still around?” To that end, the album is being paired with an 11-track live album, only one track of which is sourced from the batch of songs from the new material — aside from “Superhero,” the theme from the HBO series Entourage and previous album Strays, the rest is classic Jane’s, to give you an idea of who they’re hoping to snare with this set.

As for the music? It’s actually not bad, based on the iTunes album preview — it sounds way better than Strays — but, again, you have to ask yourself, are you still in the same place you were where you needed new Jane’s Addiction music like you did 20 years ago?

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has contributed to Blogcritics, and maintained a series of stand-alone sites including Known Johnson, Everything is a Mess and others. He studied both creative writing and then studio art at Arizona State. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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