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Larkinhill
November 13th 2022


7894 Comments


By the Way is low key their best album. And Stadium Arcadium is the shit.

YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2022


19014 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Stadium Arcadium has a handful of duds but it doesn't even matter because Frusciante is just going ape shit the whole time

Larkinhill
November 13th 2022


7894 Comments


Yeah SA definitely has some floppers but also so many solid tracks. Title track is especially good.

iambandersnatch
November 18th 2022


1935 Comments


for me BSSM/Californication/possibly even the really underrated OHM all beat BTW/Stadium. BTW and Stadium are both a bit bloated, condense them and maybe they'd be closer

iambandersnatch
November 18th 2022


1935 Comments


"Aside from John and Flea this band has always been overrated trash and Kiedis deserves the woodchipper"

ehh chad smith is actually a pretty fucking legit drummer, comparatively I wouldn't put him that all far below flea/frusciante. He comes up with some incredible lines, and also knows when to back off when it's appropriate. Has pretty decent chops as well. He isn't breaking out any blast beats but as a songwriting drummer he's as legit as anyone.

It's literally just kiedis who is the question mark of the group. Back in the day he did some good things but these days his schtick has kind of run its course (and this is not even delving into the pedo stuff, simply talking music) and it feels sometimes like in these newer albums his vocals are often just detracting from the music, when back in the day they went well with it.

Muzz79
November 26th 2022


3094 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rly dig Stadium and these two 2022 releases. Great for a change up

YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2022


19014 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I’m laughing so hard at “deserves the woodchipper”

LightAndGlass
November 29th 2022


1242 Comments


By the Way is the best RHCP but I agree it could have cut a couple songs to make it a bit tighter. Don't really care for these guys at all anymore though. Past Stadium Arcadium basically doesn't exist for me and even then I pretty much never listen to them despite them being one of my favorite bands for a long time a decade ago.

iambandersnatch
December 3rd 2022


1935 Comments


Yeah, I'm basically the same. Some of their old stuff is great and always will be, but they've gone to a band I used to listen to a lot and was one of my favorites 15 years ago to now I basically don't give a f about their new releases. Such is life I guess.

On a side note, the people whining about Kiedis doing bad stuff when he was super young and on drugs and famous are pretty funny. If you like any bands that have made it big (or even a lot of the ones that haven't), chances are a lot of them have done similarly terrible things. That's literally the music/concerts/drugs/fame scene. I'm not saying what he did was ok, but at the same time, get off your high horse, you're listening to tons of other music which is likely made by people who have done as bad or worse.

unclereich
December 3rd 2022


12118 Comments


John[2]

LunaticSoul
December 4th 2022


2406 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Imagine having a garbage knowledge of drumming and thinking Chad Smith is a shit musician. Jesus christ



I have no interest into hearing c-sides late RHCP jam takes though, I can't see this being anything other than a 2.5

LunaticSoul
December 4th 2022


2406 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

By the Way, I grew with that disc and it has a decent amount of fodder.

jmh886
December 14th 2022


2935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

if they condensed these 2 albums into 1, it really could have been one of their better offerings. And then a not bad b-sides with the rest.

Dwap
December 23rd 2022


402 Comments


Re-visiting this and it has held up super well. Better than Unlimited Love for sure. If only they had condensed the best tracks - could have been a classic

tinathefatlard
December 23rd 2022


2055 Comments


Return of the same mid-tempo song played 20 times.

pourradass
January 5th 2023


630 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Unbelievable how many of you would rank By The Way as their best record. It's basically the start of the boring era of RHCP.



MM, BSSM, OHM, and Californication are all superior. Comparing apples to apples since the band went from funk rock to pop rock, there's no way Californication isn't more pleasant than BTW.



To each their own I guess

Kompys2000
Emeritus
January 5th 2023


9487 Comments


10000% agreed by the way is summa the blandest KROQ filler to come out of the 2000s, fuglyass artwork too while I'm at it

widowslaugh123
January 5th 2023


4099 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Hey man I’m the guy that says freaky styleyis one of their best

Kompys2000
Emeritus
January 5th 2023


9487 Comments


Freaky Styley is one of their best gj gj

pourradass
January 13th 2023


630 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm starting to think this might be the best Peppers since Californication



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