Strays

July 22, 2003 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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  • Original Release Date: July 10, 2003
  • Release Date: July 10, 2003
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028. Unauthorized Reproduction is a Violation of Applicable Law
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  • Total Length: 48:22
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  • ASIN: B000TPVKRI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,600 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The songs all sound exactly the same.
"richardc766"
This album, just like the rest of thier records are like nothing else being played today, and that is a great, great thing.
osiris111
This album is one of the best albums I've ever heard.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Like all good Jane's albums, you need to listen to them at least 10 times start to finish before determing whether they blow or not. I am beginning to love this album.
I was really bummed out that Perry's artwork was not on the cover or involved with the CD at all. I have a feeling they rushed this album out so it would sell while they toured.
"True Nature" and "The Riches" stood out as classic Jane's adrenaline tunes with great lyrics. I feel like the more the CD spins, the more I get into the songs I initially thought were horrible. The only song that is truly idiotic is "Superhero". What were they thinking?
The album is not as insightful or groundbreaking as previous works, but it keeps us late 80's/early 90's "Jane's freaks" from travelling to Madagascar to find rare and unreleased material. I truly think that, although drugs seem to have broken up the band, they WERE the band. I was always so interested in what happened to Perry on the streets or on some sort of wacked out heroin vision. It added a mystical quality to the music.
I hate to see these old farts on MTV. I used to think they were so cool. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth to see the father of alternative rock try so hard to fit in to the MTV idiot crowd. Navarro thinks he is some sort of fashion model. Perkins is the only one who is cool enough to know that they are JANE'S ADDICTION. They don't need to try so hard. They are already the coolest band ever.
Anyhoo, buy the album. Listen to it without reading the lyrics in the CD sleeve. Listen to it again and again. There are layers that begin to reveal themselves. It's like a magic eye picture. You can see some cool stuff in there if you look long enough.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By William A. Schooling on July 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Jane's Addiction is one of the only "Alternative" bands that actually fits that title. They were never just classic rock, country rock, or punk rock with new guitar settings. They were literally the Alternative to all that other stuff in the late 80's & 90's that was simply repackaged music under a different catagory title. Quite simply, this was one of the only bands that really matter of the last 20 years.
That said I had high expectations for Strays and they didn't dissapoint. They still sound unlike any other band around, even the ones who try and sound like them. This album is another classic. It's not just a repeat of Nothing's Shocking or Ritual Do Lo Habitual, but it still only sounds like Jane's Addiction.
One thing Jane's still has is some of the best changes and transitions of any band ever. If a song's not doin' it for you at first, wait a few minutes 'cos they'll get to the tasty part. Now let's just hope we don't have to wait 13 years for another follow up, but even if we do, this album proves that: a) reunion albums actually can be great, and b) even at 13 years, this one was worth the wait.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 21, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album is incredibly misunderstood, and as a long-term fan of the band I think I can tell you exactly why (see below, third paragraph). I am totally into whatever Perry Farrell does, almost without fail, but with this 'comeback' Jane's album, I was fully prepared to be disappointed. Stylistically, this album is no Ritual De Lo Habitual, but it's something different, and something, in some ways, better. That's right, I said it. As perfect as Ritual is, it's of its time, and Strays sounds like a 21st century band in the way that early Jane's never will.

As someone who considers myself a diehard, it came as a surprise to me that I came to play this album more than the old Jane's stuff. I put that down mostly to the very modern, high-end production of these songs (their previous, analogue studio albums sound quite flat in comparison). It's a very immediate album. It's true that Perry's lyrics don't capture the same opiate-driven vision of L.A. beatnikdom, but then, he's a pretty well-off - and different - guy these days, and what's more, I found that the energy of the music, the passion and the focus were all still there in spades.
Some will inevitably criticize the album for its lack of the 'epic jam' qualities of Ritual, which we all loved, but if you know the various projects Perry has produced, you'll know that he, and the band, have so many gears, phases and faces. If anything, this album condenses the Jane's sound into shorter, punchier songs, and it works.

Strays was initially co-written with Martyn LeNoble, ex-Porno For Pyros bassist, and the original sessions for the album (before LeNoble was sacked and replaced by Chris Chaney) are *FAR* truer to the spirit of old Jane's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Before I write this review, I have to state I loved Janes for years, even when they first hit the scene. But something is missing here, because if my ears are working right, this is way main stream for these guys. And what's with the bass playing, Eric Avery look alike ? I seriously miss Avery and you can hear it in this album. Even Kettle Whistle points this out, a far better album all in all. If the players in Janes are growing a little more seasoned and trying something different, that's cool, and even necessary. Every album I've ever bought from these guys has practically been worn out by so much play time.
But honestly, what has happened to Perry's lyrics ? 'Superman' could have been the next boy band hit with lyrics like ' Yeah/yeah,Yeah/yeah,yeah..I need you desperately, I wanna be your Superhero, Yeah I want to be your Superhero..'
There is no depth or poetry like I remember. Perry Farrell is a top notch writer...
What Happened ?! I wanna cry here...
Perkins and Navarro still rock, and in general every Janes fan will buy this, but be warned, Janes Addiction it is not what it once was.
Check out the CD by Deconstruction, put out by Eric Avery and Dave Navarro. If you feel the same way I do over this, buy an album that is raw, honest, and not trying to make MTV fans. A must for the real Janes Fans.
This album just disappointed me in general, but I still dig the group.
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