Sound — 9
This will not be an album to everyone's taste. It is quite different to Red Hot Chili Peppers of new. There is a lot of Emphasis on the bass, as you would expect in any album involving Micheal Balzary. This intwined with some, sometimes simplistic and at other times riddled with effects guitar riffs this makes a very enjoyable album. This is when some would say Anthony Kiedis' vocals were not "very strong". However there very different from older Chili Albums and I think work well with the music. This album is an early example of the red hot chili peppers however the recording is still very well done in my opinion. Without a lot wrong at all. If you enjoy the first track "jungle man" you will most likely be entertained through-out the album.
Lyrics — 9
Anthony Kiedis' Vocal talent has certainly progressed over the years. And if you listen to this album and then a later album like stadium arcadium you may say they were a lot weaker without as much power behind them. However he does have a very strange style. A kind of Rap/sing medley. And in this album it works. The lyrics may be viewed by others as a very poor attempt. But I personally like them. They fit well with the music and are very different, very unlikely anyone else would put on them paper.
Overall Impression — 10
For some reason I love this album. As I do with a lot of other Red Hot Chili album's. I am officially hooked on them and although I may not listen to this album as much as others I do often find myself with a longing to go back to Red Hot Chili's roots. I love the style of writting this band has/had. Songs like "Yertle The Turtle" and "Nevermind" in my opinion make it worth the investment. If this album was stolen or lost I'd buy it again, without hesitation.