Sound — 10
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a unique sounding band. In my opinion they are like rock meets funk meets reggae. Some guitar sounds like its straight out of the '70s, when other riffs sound like some current metal bands, with similar variety in vocals and bass lines. The band's bassist Flea came up with the album name Stadium Arcadium.
Lyrics — 10
Anthony Keidis is an amazing vocalist. The lyrics are like rap because almost every line they write rhymes with the next. But as far as the notes and scales he uses, that gives it a strong reggae-funk feel to the song.
Overall Impression — 10
Definitely one of their better albums with Frusciante on guitar. He is definitely playing at his best now that he's gotten himself cleaned up. The thing, or song I should say, that I love the most on this album is the song Snow (Hey Oh). The intro backs up what I said about John playing at his best. Anyone that's owns one of their CD's, or anyone that plays guitar should pick this up, I only paid $16.