Nothing's Shocking (album) by Jane's Addiction

Nothing's Shocking
Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 647th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (97th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (647th)

Jane's Addiction bestography

Nothing's Shocking is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Jane's Addiction on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jane's Addiction is Ritual De Lo Habitual which is ranked number 500 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,834.

Jane's Addiction album bestography « Higher ranked (500th) This album (647th) Lower ranked (8,199th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 07/22/2019 15:02
Favorite Tracks:Up The Beach, Thank You Boys
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90/100
From 01/30/2019 21:06
Forte, melodias complexas que se alternam, riffs fantásticos de guitarra!
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85/100
From 10/17/2018 21:33
Heavy Alternative Led Zeppelin worship mixed with goth/glam styles... a fun album where guitarist Dave Navarro should get lots of praise for how interesting and exciting his playing is.
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70/100
From 08/27/2018 20:34
I don’t care what you think, “Ocean Size” is nearly shoegazing.
At least their influence is clear in alternative rock artists of the ‘90s, especially The Smashing Pumpkins - just put “Bury Me” and the ending “No One’s Leaving” next to each other.
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90/100
From 02/12/2018 17:41
Anche a trent'anni dalla sua uscita "Nothing's shocking" rimane un album grandioso. Per come ha saputo unire generi diversi ( vedi "Idiots rule" ) proponendo un hard totale che parte dai Led Zeppelin ( "Had a dad" ) e che si risolve anche in trame articolate ma mai pretenziose ( "Ted, just admit it…", la mia preferita ) mettendo sempre in primo piano le melodie.
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90/100
From 06/16/2016 00:26
Great album. Nothing's shocking, still sounds utterly unique today. It's funky, punky, and atmospheric. It's cinematic and intimate all at the same time. Personally, I just prefer follow up, ritual de lo habitual, but this is still a superb record in it's own right. This is the kind of record that is pivotal in a person's listening history. It can change the way you listen to music, forever. Maybe, it wouldn't so much now, but at the time, in the late eighties, it was a game changer.
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From 03/12/2016 15:03
Great hard rock album, very exciting and inspired. I love Mountain Song.
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100/100
From 06/03/2015 22:12
It doesn't get much better than this. A perfect album. Everyone give Nirvana the credit but Nevermind would have never been played on the Radio if Jane's Addiction hadn't blurred the lines between Alternative, Metal and Punk two years earlier with Lollapaloosa, Nothing's Shocking and Ritual!
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From 09/09/2014 21:11
A lot of people describe this album as having elements of funk. I don't hear that as much as I hear Led Zepplin-like guitar. On certain songs I hear them trying to be funky but it comes across like a distorted JEAN LOVES GEZEBEL than anything else.
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From 12/01/2013 02:17
Good album, a little too long though

74/100
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