Sound — 10
This might just be the first record to challenge "Master of Puppets" by Metallica or "Back In Black" by AC/DC or even "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" by themselves in terms of raw quality. Flea, Chad and John are all at thier very best musically with challenging yet cathchy riffs and beats from all concerned. They have gelled into a solid and bluesy unit filled with flair and simplicity and more challenging stuff all rolled into 28 peices of musical gold. Disc 2 has alot more of a "Rock Blues" type feel than Disc 1.
Lyrics — 10
Anthony Kedis is one this generations most inspiering song writers with lyrics that seep into the soul, enter the brain and stay there for eternity. The 2 Discs are both very similar lyrically, the traditional types of chilli's, happy, thought provoking, makes no sense yet manages to make people think.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this is a remarkable record because it has a mix of everything people love about rock music: excellent lyrics, awesome riffs, brilliant drumming and on guitar and bass, some beautiful melody lines and solos. I believe disc one is better because the quality of songs is more biased towards disc one. This might just be one of the best albums I have ever heard. There is no let up, all the songs are awesome, the technical ability is just stunning and it just leaves people breathless. I would make sure it would not be stolen but if it were I would kill who stole it and buy 3 more copies. The best ever? Hell yes.