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The Best Jane's Addiction Albums, Ranked

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Presenting the best Jane's Addiction albums, ranked. Contradictory to the title of their 1988 debut, Nothing's Shocking, it seems surprising that the alternative rock pioneers' discography only spans four studio albums. Despite the band's two multi-year breakups in the '90s and 2000s, Jane's Addiction's impact on rock and alternative is among the era's most lasting. 

Between Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo habitual (released a year before the 1991 breakup), Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Eric Avery made a lasting mark on the music industry. In the following decades, the group — swapping Avery for Chris Chaney — provided its take on what alternative rock should sound like in the new millennium Strays and The Great Escape Artist.

The list of Jane's Addiction albums is full of manic alt-rock gems, but it's up to you to decide which shine the brightest, and which are rough among the diamonds. Vote up the best Jane's Addiction albums of all time below, and vote down the ones that you could live without. 

 

 

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    Ritual de lo habitual

    1. Stop!
    2. No One's Leaving
    3. Ain't No Right
    4. Obvious
    5. Been Caught Stealing
    6. Three Days
    7. Then She Did ...
    8. Of Course
    9. Classic Girl

    Pitchfork score: N/A

    • Release Date: 1990
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    Nothing's Shocking

    1. Up the Beach
    2. Ocean Size
    3. Had a Dad
    4. Ted, Just Admit It...
    5. Standing in the Shower... Thinking
    6. Summertime Rolls
    7. Mountain Song
    8. Idiots Rule
    9. Jane Says
    10. Thank You Boys
    11. Pig's in Zen

    Pitchfork score: N/A

    • Release Date: 1988
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    1. True Nature
    2. Strays
    3. Just Because
    4. Price I Pay
    5. The Riches
    6. Superhero
    7. Wrong Girl
    8. Everybody's Friend
    9. Suffer Some
    10. Hypersonic
    11. To Match the Sun

    Pitchfork score: 5.8

    • Release Date: 2003
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    1. Underground
    2. End to the Lies
    3. Curiosity Kills
    4. Irresistible Force (Met the Immovable Object)
    5. I'll Hit You Back
    6. Twisted Tales
    7. Ultimate Reason
    8. Splash a Little Water on It
    9. Broken People
    10. Words Right Out of My Mouth

    Pitchfork score: 5.0

    • Release Date: 2011