October 21, 2011
Album Review: Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
A pop-wolf in rock-sheep clothing
8 / 10 “We’ve become a big business”, crows 52-year-old frontman Perry Farrell in his inimitable way on ‘Immovable Force’, and while that might be true of Jane’s Addiction, having only produced their fourth album since 1985, they operate with the sort of diligence exercised by Enron before it went bankrupt. No matter: another long-awaited offering finally drops and it’s wonderfully enchanting. Ostensibly Jane’s Addiction are one of the true titans of alternative rock, but ‘The Great Escape Artist’ is a pop-wolf in rock-sheep clothing, laden with the kind of killer songs that kept Duran Duran in cocaine and yachts in the 1980s. Their stock is rallying.
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