Ritual De Lo Habitual review by Jane's Addiction

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  • Released: Aug 21, 1990
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.3 (29 votes)
Jane's Addiction: Ritual De Lo Habitual

Sound — 10
The music and sound in this CD are fantastic. The vocals are easy to hear, and nothing is out of place. They have some very strange sounds, expecially on 'Of Course' (one of my favorite songs), 'Ain't No Right', and 'No One's Leaving'. The CD starts off with one of the most energetic songs I've ever heard, when it comes on I just want to jump around the room. The sound is just great on this album.

Lyrics — 10
Even though some of the songs the lyrics aren't that deep, songs like 'Three Days' and 'The She Did...' are just masterpieces. Perry Ferral's voice has always been strange and different, but that's good, I just don't get tired of his strange vocals.

Overall Impression — 10
I loved this CD I'm a huge Jane's fan, but this is by far my favorite CD. I know it's there Breakout CD and it's cliche' for me to say it's my favorite, but it truley is great. This is one of my favorite CD's of all time, right up there with 'VS.', 'Jar Of Flies', and 'Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic'.

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    This is one of the greatest rock cd's of the 90's. Dave Navarro's melodic solos and Perry Ferrels harrowing banshee like vocals create a massive atmospheric sensation. I bet that if you have any soul the epic "Three Days" will send shivers down your spine and listening to the lyrics of "Then She Did" will bring you to tears. "Stop" is a guitar classic and if you like a little bit of "wierd" in your music then listen to the violin driven "Of Course". Long live Janes.
    as i listen to 3 days with headphones on it reminds me why it's truly one of the 90's best albums right up there with BSSM from the red hot chilli peppers. Yes, I am a huge jane's fan. My daughter is named Jane. along with 3 Days and Stop I really love Classic Girl. listen to Dave on the solo for 3 days and you really hear the penatonic scale and how he just RIPS it up!! also check out triple XXX and Nothing's Shocking. also great albums... Granted, they kind of lost me when they started making out with each other, but great band... I've always said... The 90's version of the Clash.. each heralding a new age of music for the time they came out...
    Indeed another great album. I really like this album, but have a hard time deciding whether I like this or Nothin's Shocking better. It all depends on what day of the week it is. JA was a great original band and I wish they could have stayed together longer throughout the 90's to make more of the great music they're known for.