Sound — 9
This Album is amazing! I heard Dani California on the Radio, and I hadn't listened to the Chili Peppers since By The Way, and I knew I had to buy it. I listened to all the songs, and I think it has a great vibe. It has some of the same sound as their older albums (Uplift, BSSM) and also some of their newer albums (Californication, By The Way) I think this album is a great album, and their music is taking a mature turn, but it's a good turn. I also love their B-sides (like Funny Face, Million Miles of Water) My favorite song for the sound catagory is Tell me Baby, because it starts off soft, then it leads into a great bassline, and a good guitar riff.
Lyrics — 8
Anthony as always put his heart and soul into all the lyrics on this CD. Every song describes something, and I think you have to dig deep to figure out what each song is about, like it doesn't pop out right away. My favorite song for the lyric catagory is Death of a Martian, because it's a loving song for Flea as well as Martian. I also love the spoken word at the end, It always reminds me of a funeral, like the whole group carrying the casket for someone who just died.
Overall Impression — 9
I think this album represents what the chili peppers are about. They are growing up, musically and mentally, and it really shows in their music. Some of my favorite songs are She looks to me, Desacration Smile, Storm in your Teacup, and Make you Feel Better. It if got Stolen, I would buy it again.