Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik


5.0
classic

Review

by exiledjedi USER (3 Reviews)
May 13th, 2006 | 28 replies | 4,007 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist


2 of 5 thought this review was well written

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

A great album. To me, the chilli pepper's best. Anthony Kiedis is just asking for sex in this album. Probally the best examples of this are "give it away" and "suck my kiss". On a more sensitive note is where "I could have lied" and "under the bridge" lay. I could have lied for his obvious relation problems as depicted in the song, and under the bridge for his drug addiction.

Track List -

01. The Power Of Equality (4:03) - Not a bad opener. Kiedis's vocals mix nicley with the guitar in the backround, creating a very nice harmonic tune. The pace of the song dosnt really change during it, which I really liked and was a nice change of pace from some other tunes. At the very end I liked the short guitar riff. song rating - 4/5

02. If You Have To Ask (3:36) - What happened here? I really think this song is just a filler... the wierd vocals of a girl (if its not a girl, im truly sorry to the guy that sang it) squealing "if you have to ask". I had to listen to tihs acouple times for how high pitched the lyrics were. the drums create a nice rythm and the guitar at the end really shines, but thats about all this song has going for it. song rating - 2.5/5

03. Breaking The Girl (4:55) - This song begins nice, with a little guitar riff going right into Kiedis's vocals. His singing is just perfecct for this song. The song really isnt loud or obnoxious like most of thier songs, just laid back and more quiet than anything. The harmony in the whole song is quite nice, actually. This song, to me, is underrated. If you pick up the CD deffinatley give this a listen. song rating - 4.5/5

04. Funky Monks (5:23) - Starts out with some "funky guitar" riff's then quickly adds the drums to it. Kiedis's vocals, as usual, match perfectally with the song. I think the guitars and drums could have toned down a bit through the whole thing so Kiedis becomes comprehendable, but all in all still a good song. song rating - 4/5

05. Suck My Kiss (3:37) - To start, the guitar was pretty overpowering in this song. Not a song for the youngin's as it does include numerous sware words... but I doubt any chili peppers fan really cares. Kiedis is basically just asking for sex in this song. If you read the title you could probally guess that. The guitars, drums, and vocals stay with funky monks as being "funky", I guess you could put it. Overall not a bad song. Song rating - 4/5

06. I Could Have Lied (4:04) - Easily put, the best song on the CD(tied with under the bridge). Starting off with low key acoustic riff's then adding kiedis's soft voice is very nice. Then when the drums come in its like the whole package. I think the best acoustic song ever written. ever. The song all in all is about kiedis's relationship problems with his girlfriend. The guitar riff in the middle is a very nice departure from the more laid back tone of the song.... just managing to be a tad less laid back. hah. One of the best chili pepper songs written. easy as that. Song rating - 5/5

07. Mellowship Slinky in B major (4:00) - Going right from laid back to heavier rock. The thunderous guitar hits you right away, then going away from that a bit it goes down into another "funky" beat. Kiedis's voice is sort of hidden by the overpowering guitars. To me, the drums were hardly noticable in this song. Near the middle of the song is where the vocals really start to shine. Not thier best, but not horrible. Song rating - 3.5/5

08. The Righteous and the Wicked (4:08) - Starting off with mellow guitar and drums, then breaking into a 3 or so second pause, then right back into it. The guitar and drums stay the same through the song. Kiedis's partly reminded me of ozzy in some of his vocals, odd as that may seem. Once again, not a horrible song, but I think it may of been a filler... even if it was a filler they pulled it off. Song rating - 3.5/5

09. Give It Away (4:42) - Starting off with drums then going very quickly into some rythymic guitar. Soon after that kiedis comes in with amazing vocals. This was a hti for a reason, being that its just one of those feel good songs. Normally, Im not much for the funk songs but this one really rocked. The drums almost overpower the guitar in this song, which is very rare for the chili peppers, but I like it. Deffinatley give it a listen. Song rating - 5/5

10. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (4:31) - Starting off with bells (dont hate me if im wrong, just what it sounds like). Then going right into guitars and drums, to make a more sexy sounding song. I think the purpose is obvious right when you listen to it.... what it is intended for, anywhey. Excellent song. Song rating - 4.5/5

11. Under The Bridge (4:24) - Another gem in the CD. Tied with "I could Have Lied" for #1 on the CD. Under The Bridge is emotional, singing about kiedis's drug addiction. If you listen to it, it is truly a beautiful song. The guitars are not over powering, nor the drums. The part where it speeds up a tad is nice. The chrous of people in the backround later in the song is a touch that wraps up the beauty of this song. A must listen. Song rating - 5/5

12. Naked In The Rain (4:25) - starting off with a slew of drums, slowly comes in kiedis's vocals and a low-pitched guitar. I think this song was a filler... or maybe it was just because its after Under The Bridge.... but it reall dosnt do anything for me. The pace throught the whole song is the same, staying at another "funky" beat. Some parts where the vocals get higher-pitched do get annoying. S ong Rating - 3/5

13. Apache Rose Peacock (4:42) - starting off with mellow drums and guitar, quickly comes in Kiedis's vocals, which honestly I cant understand in this song. Even if I cant understand him, the way he sings is just relaxing. The whole song is more mellow. Song Rating - 4/5

14. The Greeting Song (3:13) - starting off with guitars, then a quick flurry of drums, after wards comming in kiedis's vocals. The song is more fast paced, which I dont see how it qualifies itself as a greeting song but eh... Song rating - 4/5

15. Mr Lovley Man (4:49) - Another sex song. Obviousley, just by looking at the title again, you can tell he just wants more. The song's guitars and drums make that evident. Once again, the guitars break into "funk" after some normal riff's in the beginning. Overall, not a bad song. Song rating - 4/5

16. Sir Psycho Sexy (8:16) - And we have yet another sex song, how about that. This song, being the longest on the CD just seems to drag on at points. The song isnt horrible, but if they trimmed down the length maybe it would be better. The funk guitar and drums are as evident as ever on this song, mainly because its a sex song again. I think the high-piched vocals then the deep-vocals make the song worse than it should be. Not bad if your into the sex funk thing, but personally im not. Song Rating - 2.5/5

17. They're Red Hot (1:11) - wow.... very fast paced, Kiedis's vocals are extremley hard to understand, and the drums are too fast for the song... overall I think the song is too fast paced. I know there red hot, but seriousley they should calm down...This is just a bad filler and a bad idea for a closer. Song rating - 2.5/5

While I tend to lean more to the ballad side of this CD, I like the thing as a whole too. If you are a fan of any chilli peppers song, pick up this CD! In my eyes, and alot of others, this is the best red hot chili peppers CD made.


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exiledjedi
May 13th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

My second review, please comment on what you think =]

masada
May 13th 2006



2733 Comments


I want to party on your pussy.

metallicaman8
May 13th 2006



4677 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Not bad review. The only thing I really really didn't like about it was.....it knocked my review off the main page. You bastard.

aha I'm just playin.This Message Edited On 05.13.06

slack
May 13th 2006



249 Comments


I'm embarrased to say I don't have this album. Maybe I can pick it up used.

exiledjedi
May 13th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

man I actually tried hard on this review and I got 0/1? =[

kno_kontrol
May 13th 2006



448 Comments


Your review wasnt great. It wasnt alright, either. It was just kind of bad. Not really bad, just kind of slightly bad. A 5 really should mean all of the tracks are at least worthy of a 4 and no fillers at all. You seemed to use that 5 haphazardly. Its just silly neophyte mistakes that kill your reviews.

Edit: Cranking out two reviews in one day is essentially suicide unless you just possess an infinite amount of ideas. Since you are just begining, I'd suggest to try and bang one out once a week at most. As you get more skilled, then up the frequency. This Message Edited On 05.13.06

exiledjedi
May 13th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What I thought was that all the 4's and the 3 5's really were strong, and made the CD a classic. there are a few fillers but I really dont mind them... seeing as how I can listen to them, just not as much as any of ther others.. if that makes sense.This Message Edited On 05.13.06

kno_kontrol
May 13th 2006



448 Comments


^^^^^Read the edit^^^^^^^^^^^


exiledjedi
May 13th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

alright, thanks for the suggestion.

pulseczar
May 13th 2006



2385 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Beef up the book end paragraphs with some more thoughts about the album in an overall range, rather than focusing on individual songs all the time. And run this through a spell-checker. Okay beginning review though, you can get better.

NEDM
May 13th 2006



1113 Comments


I don't want to hear what happens at exactly 2:41 in The Power Of Equality. I want to hear how this album made you feel, how it is compared to other RHCP albums, and what you felt it's weak/strong points were.

BludgeonySteve
May 13th 2006



558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

:angry: Sir Psycho Sexy pwns you!

pattern_recognition
May 14th 2006



950 Comments


1) Calling Suck My Kiss 'not a bad song' is just about the understatement of the century.
2) They're Red Hot is a cover of an old Robert Johnson song, you heathen.
Apart from that, I agree with beyondtheblueprint.

hayden01
May 14th 2006



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You're a fucking idiot! My Lovely man isn't a sex song, you should be crucified upside down. It's about Anthony's and flea's friend Hillel Slovack, remember the orginal guitarist from the band, he died from a heroin overdose. Maybe you should try reading the lyrics to an album before you start writing reviews.

metallicaman8
May 14th 2006



4677 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

That was a little harsh^. Considering it's only his second review.......Although I rather liked the part about being crucified upside down, that made me laugh

exiledjedi
May 14th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

These comments make me laugh.. hah

The "mysterious numbers" beside the song are how long it is dipsh*t. I was expressing how each of the songs made me feel. Im suprised the only one who caught that was hayden. Now the song DOES sound like a sex song, but hes right. I was saying what I heard, not what it actually was.

Sorry if I offended anyone by my horribly rude comments. hah.

Edit : Is getting called a heathen as bad as getting called a wanker by some brittish kids?This Message Edited On 05.14.06

metallicaman8
May 14th 2006



4677 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I'm not sure, it's close^This Message Edited On 05.14.06

DesolationRow
May 14th 2006



833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

More subtly put than the other user who said this, but you have misinterpreted My Lovely Man. And John does the backup vocals on If You Have To Ask.

Other than that, this was not necessarily a bad first review, bar your misinterpretations and the fact that i disagree with you on almost every bad rating. But for future reference, grammar and spelling are very important characteristics to writing. Good luck for the future, and welcome to the site.

Shattered_Future
May 14th 2006



1539 Comments


Your rating doesn't really seem to match with your ratings, but it was decent. Bit more information/how and why you like the album, and you'll be in buisness.

Though I agree with you, this is the best album that the Peppers have put out...I should try to find the rest of it again, I only have 5 tracks from this.

vash_the_stampede
May 14th 2006



1 Comments


I think its a great album



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