It’s hard to believe that it’s been over twenty-one years since Jane’s Addiction released their alternative breakthrough, 'Ritual de lo Habitual', but the band returns with the long awaited 'The Great Escape Artist', available today. Jane’s Addiction’s brief comeback in 2003 was marked by the disappointing 'Strays,' but, thankfully, there is no disappointment with this release.
'The Great Escape Artist' sees an updated and contemporary version of Jane’s Addiction, that sees the band experimenting with electronic music and their more familiar alt-rock riffs, which makes this album intriguing and a delight to listen to.
The album clocks in under 40 minutes, which leaves the listener certainly wanting more. Perry Farrell still has an uncanny knack for writing catchy lyrics with 'End to the Lies' and 'Curiosity Kills' being no exception.
'The Great Escape Artist' is fresh and contemporary and a welcome return of a band that has been gone far too long.
-Will Fisher, The Showbiz Kids
Showbiz Kids Rating: 8.5 out of possible 10