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on 6 January 2012
I've been a big fan of Jane's since I first heard Ritual De Li Habitual, and then got into their earlier stuff. While Strays was a change, it was a godd progression. The Great Escape Artist, however, is a cliched sound which lacks the enthusiasm and vigour that has always been part of Jane's music.
I thought it may be a grower, so have stuck with it, but despite a few mediocre tracks, the majority is weak. The bonus cd recorded at Viva Latina is little better. Gotta go back to the old stuff. I'll still give them a chance if they bring a new album, but it better be a shorter break this time if they've any hope of making another good record.