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pinelake26
November 11th 2006


123 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

well i mean from my back in the day like 8th grade but its pointless memories and yea i forget fast your right

iarescientists
November 11th 2006


5863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's just too long to hold my attention anymore.

I've demoted it to a 3.5

MrKite
November 13th 2006


5020 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

That's how I feel.^

cupcake02
November 16th 2006


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love these guys they fu**in rock!!! i have tryed to get the tickets but they were all sold out =(

Rocksta71
November 21st 2006


1023 Comments


I've established a love hate relationship with this album, one moment I think its genius, the next total cr*p. I think songs like "Snow" and "tell me baby" are too pop orrientated and too big a betrayal of thier roots, the funk on this album is somewhat generic and manufactured.

jonnyd1403
November 29th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love this album, although i much prefer their earlier albums due to some truly outstanding funk rock tracks ( who doesn't like funky monks, mellowship slinky etc). Although this album has certainly branched away from their funk rock roots, it shows how the chilis can play some really good songs away from that as well, showing their not just a one type of song band.

p,s i love all the songs on this album, and was struggling to come across one i didnt like, unitl i came across the truly awful "If". Slow, whiney and immensly boring and far too long, this proves if anything that slow songs by the chilis only work if they have a good melody(under the bridge, i could have lied etc).

Bladder
November 29th 2006


204 Comments


^I personally like "If".
"Could have lied" is increadible!

RS085
November 30th 2006


157 Comments


This album straight up disappointed me. When I first heard it, it sounded like I heard all the songs before. Never on one single album did I find so many songs that sound just like others ive heard. To say completely stolen riffs and melodies is not far off. Before the whole 'Dani California' sounds like Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance', I had noticed a couple other songs that sound exactly like something else. Now instead of making such a claim without supporting it, ill use examples, in which all of you can find out purely for yourself. I'm actually telling you right now, load your programs, your cds, your mp3s, and compare the following songs.

'Dani California' obviously sounds like Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'. Remember 'Innocent' by Fuel? You can hear blatant similarities playing 'Desecration Smile'. 'Wet Sand', although a solid song, sounds like 'Over The Hills and Far Away' by Zeppelin. I was actually playing 'Wet Sand' two nights ago when my room mate asked me to turn it up because he thought it was Zeppelin, then he realized it wasnt, and from there on we kinda laughed. Everytime I heard the bridge in 'Wet Sand', it sounded like Zelda for some reason.

Beside the fact that I cant listen to the whole album purely based on the fact that I feel like ive heard it before, the cd is full of mediocrity. Its a sort of buzzkill, because I listened to those 3 songs I just mentioned in a row and it pretty much ruined anything after that. The cd is more mellow but not as mellow as BTW, the song writing is the biggest improvement by far. I dont see the Chilis expanding their sound, just expanding their music catalogue with more B-sides. Snow (Hey Oh) and Tell Me Baby are good, while Hard to Concentrate is probably the best on the album. Heys got good guitar work, and Death of a Martian is good as well. Maybe putting all these on one album wouldve done the trick

Steerpike
November 30th 2006


1861 Comments


'Dani California' obviously sounds like Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'.


You mean aside from the radically different bass lines, incompatible vocal melodies, and the fact that drum beat, chord progression, and strumming pattern are not uncommon in the world of rock and roll? And that's even ignoring the fact that in rock, the borrowing of such patterns and beats is an old tradition that dates back to the days of the Delta blues.

Patrick
November 30th 2006


1891 Comments


^I believe he was referring only to the riff.

RS085
November 30th 2006


157 Comments


Patrick, youre right. The melody of the song even. Not only musically, take the lyrics into account as well. The context of the lyrics are similar.This Message Edited On 11.30.06

Patrick
December 2nd 2006


1891 Comments


Compare choruses. They aren't alike.

RIPkezia
December 2nd 2006


84 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Even if the cd wasn't plagurized, SA still sucks compared to the RHCP's other stuff. Its decent, but the songs were just so much....... better on CD's like californication and BSSM. They sound too soft and too poppy for my taste now. The only positive part of SA is the soloing. Apart from that, i feel their whole style of music has taken a turn for the worst.

Steerpike
December 2nd 2006


1861 Comments


Not only musically, take the lyrics into account as well. The context of the lyrics are similar.


Yeah, because rock songs never talk about women. Oh wait...

RS085
December 3rd 2006


157 Comments


more specifically about a girl from Indiana?
weak. They need to stop singing about California, Thats a gripe i hear from alot of people. This Message Edited On 12.03.06

Steerpike
December 3rd 2006


1861 Comments


In Dani California, they say she was born in Mississippi. Drr drr drrrr!
Anyway, they've written three, possibly four songs about California. And they have, what? Seven albums out? Eight?

Patrick
December 3rd 2006


1891 Comments


Californication was somewhat of a concept album about California, and then there's Dani California. That's all the California stuff they've done.

ohcleverhansyou
December 3rd 2006


885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Unless you count "Under the Bridge" and that line from "Parallel Universe" (Christ I'm a
sidewinder/A California king)...This Message Edited On 12.03.06

Steerpike
December 3rd 2006


1861 Comments


Sidewinder and California King are both species of snakes, though, so that's kind of dubious.

ohcleverhansyou
December 3rd 2006


885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Whoops, nevermind. Lyrics fly over my head a lot of the time.



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