Sound — 10
2006 was a year where a hell lot of good albums came out, like Yellowcard's lights and sounds for example, but according to me, the best of those best is Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 2 14-track cds for the price of 1 13-ish track CD is already a good start, but when you've got old classics and new songs all jammed into one, you know you've got yourself a good deal. What makes the Red Hot Chilli Peppers so unique is not just their expert drumming and unbelievably spectacular guitar skills, it's that amazing combination of rock, pop, rap and other sounds- don't believe me? Check out Hump de Bump, Charlie, Readymade and Dani California and you'll be in awe-this is absolutely crazy and creative stuff.
Lyrics — 9
Lyrics and songs are made to go hand in hand, and I guess the Red Hot Chilli Peppers understood that point when they wrote the songs for this album, catchy, punchy, at times funny, they talk about a lot of stuff, and they make good sense as well, the singing is quite good, but it's the lyrics that'll grab your attention.
Overall Impression — 10
I had a lot of trouble when comparing this album to other albums, the skill displayed here is scray, it may not be perfect, but I think Stadium Arcadium is a milestone in music albums, only about 7% of the songs here actually suck, so the rest of it is actually very good, you can be a hardcore rock freak like me, a rap fanatic, or just somebody looking for good music, no matter who you are, there's something special for you. I definitely recommend this album to you, and if I lost it, I would certainly buy another copy.