YMMV / Jane's Addiction

  • Awesome Music - "Mountain Song", "Been Caught Stealing".
    • Basically all of Ritual de lo habitual and Nothing's Shocking, really. Side two of Ritual deserves special mention because no one else was recording music like that in 1990, or at least not to any degree of commercial success.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: "Thank You Boys" from Nothing's Shocking, a minute-long upbeat jazz instrumental that sounds like nothing else on the album. Also qualifies as a Gainax Ending for the original vinyl release (CD issues end with "Pigs In Zen").
  • Black Sheep Hit: "Jane Says" is a soft-rock ballad with a steel drum. Quite uncharacteristic for an Alternative Metal band.
  • Even Better Sequel: Ritual de lo habitual is often seen as one to Nothing's Shocking due to the increased complexity and emotional depth of the compositions, although finding people who like the earlier album more isn't too difficult.
  • Epic Riff: "Mountain Song" has an unforgettable one.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Lots of people disparage or outright ignore Strays, and nobody really cares about the live album Jane's Addiction. Actually, the good rule of thumb here would be: it's not a JA album if the cover doesn't have any nudity.
  • Growing the Beard: No one much talks about the self-titled. Nothing's Shocking is where they established themselves as a force to be reckoned with and Ritual de lo habitual solidified their reputation.
  • Heartwarming Moments: They have a few, particularly "Summertime Rolls", which practically borders on Silly Love Songs (though it's sung too passionately to feel like one), and "Classic Girl", which, after the unrelenting bleakness of the three preceding songs, feels like a serious case of Earn Your Happy Ending.
  • Life Imitates Art: Jane did eventually get to Spain. And off drugs.
  • Song Association: "Stop" appeared in Burnout Paradise, while "Just Because" will appear in Forza Horizon 2.
  • Signature Song: Fans say either "Mountain Song" or "Been Caught Stealing", though "Jane Says" has proved a surprising success among the general public.
  • Tear Jerker: the intro of "Three Days," most of "Then She Did..."
  • Vindicated by History: Nothing's Shocking wasn't a big commercial hit at release, barely selling 200,000 copies in its first year. However, as the bands legacy grew overtime it got more attention, and it was even given a Platinum certification ten years after its release.