Album Review: Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'

A pop-wolf in rock-sheep clothing

Album Review: Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'

Album Info

  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Producer: Rich Costey
  • Label: EMI
  • Fact: Jane's Addiction formed out of the remains of frontman Perry Farrell's previous band 'Psi Com'.
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.

Jeremy Allen

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