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5.0 out of 5 stars
What a comeback!!!!!, 22 July 2003
It's been a long time since Perry and co. have graced music listeners with anything approaching an album since 1990's classic 'Ritual de lo Habitual'. 'Strays' is fantastic, and on first listen its difficult to take in, with Dave Navarro's signature style splattered all over the record. The songs are so complex and dynamic, full of melodic and crunching guitar sections throughout the album.
I cant really pull many weak aspects from the album, and just wait to you here the standard of songwriting in the last track 'To match the sun', which opens with an incredible cosmic melodic intro and explodes into life with a huge riff from Navarro(memories of Three Days).
From the Acoustic ballad of 'Everybody's friend' and the Chilli pepper style 'Wrong Girl' through to the full out guitar assaults on 'True Nature' and the single 'Just Because', this is an album with something for everybody.
'Strays' in my opinion is their strongest album to date. Janes addiction are the perfect rock band, and have talent which other artists could only dream of. Album of the year? Well its far better than the likes of Radiohead's release, so make your own mind up.
Its great to see you back boys.