Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Jane's Addiction have been called the uncrowned kings of alternative rock, paving the way for bands like Nirvana etc. On this album they create a same sort of mixture of funk and hard rock as the Red Hot Chili Peppers did in their early years.It's the build up of the album (the first five songs are fast funky rock songs, the last four are long slow ballads) that makes this record unique. One day I want to write a song with the same build-up as Then She Did..., that song is just epic in every way. Definitely their best album. Oh and Eric Avery is one of my favourite bassists ever.
Honorary mentions: People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, 13 Songs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik