Jane's Addiction, "End To The Lies"
Jane's Addiction's first new material in eight years (a short wait compared with the 13-year period between the group's second and third albums) is in some ways both a homecoming and a step forward. After 2003's largely forgettable "Strays," the band has returned with a single that aims to reclaim its radio rock throne. At the same time, Perry Farrell and company have switched up their sound by dressing the track in a hypnotic tribal rhythm, undoubtedly a result of their recent work with Moroccan trance artists the Master Musicians of Joujouka. Dave Navarro's fuzzed-out guitar work is largely understated here, mostly relegated to the driving verse riff. But when Farrell sings "You never really changed like they said/You've only become more like yourself" in the chorus, the listener gets the sense he might be talking about the band itself.