Stadium Arcadium review by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  • Released: May 9, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 6.3 (2,359 votes)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

Sound — 9
This CD, the latest release from R.H.C.P., is what you would expect. Anthony has the same additude and vocals, Jon's playing is always getting better, Flea is crazy, and Chad keeps it real byy using beats theat do the song justice, not kill it in a double bass frenzy. My favorite tracks are "Storm in a Teacup", "Snow", and "Dani California". The later two both have cool build-ups with either a cool solo thing or harmony at the end. The sound is what you expect from The Chili Peppers.

Lyrics — 7
Anthony's lyrics are, well, to me, surprisingly average. A lot reference to alcohol, drugs and sex, but that's rock 'n' roll, for you. As I said before, it's like when I procrastinate till I have two days to do a project and ten it comes out like crap. Still decent, though.

Overall Impression — 6
This CD, was fairly average compared to mainstream rock. I was surprised, but it was true. This CD has Jon is at one of his peak playing times. This CD is good for anyone. Good for a mainstream rock fan. If I lost this, honestly, I wouldn't buy it again. I would just by "Dani California", and "Snow". Don't let those tracks deceive you into thinking it's amazing.

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    personally i think this album kicks ass, cos it shows the Chili's focusing on their songs instead of just channelling into the madness and let it write itself.... but i gues they still rocked that way! meh, i duno, i think its d Chili's at their creative peak
    Two songs out of the twenty-eight are good. Let's see, spend the money or download the torrent? Umm... torrent.
    I'm not actually a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I must admit - this is the best album I've come across in last two years...
    con job
    cuige wrote: Con job: u begin to wonder....would this piece of crap record ever have happened if Hillel Slovak never died?..... Did you notice that the chili's only became famous when John came into the band! They're a very solid unit with John. John's influence has brought them to where they are now. I mean no disrespect to Hillel and it is obvious as well that they would obviously be nowhere with his influence either. But the point I'm making is that both have been essential to the chilis we have today. Also this record rocks. Total piece of art.
    They became noticed when Mothers Milk cam out yeah. But for that album John modelled himself on Hillel's playing for that album. It's only on BSSM that John started crearting his own style
    Personally, the Chilis are kind of like bread; you leave it out too long, it gets stale. Mother's Milk and BSSM were unbelievable albums, and then they come out with this ode to themselves. They're all so full of themselves now because they have tons of ridiculously hardcore fans who will love almost any garbage they put out. As well, not only did they not make a good album, they sold out; almost every kid I know memorizes all the words to half the songs on the album. I'm appalled that anyone would want to listen to such garbage
    Truer words have never been spoken