- Summary: Although their ride has been rocky at times, the Los Angeles band is nearing its 20th anniversary. (And if you grew up listening to the band, doesn't that make you feel old.) This, their eighth album, finds the Chili Peppers working with producer Rick Rubin.
- Record Label: Warner Brothers
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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'By The Way' is pretty much 'Californication' part two with a deeper exploration of the nu melodic Peppers, a classic LA record that somehow combines the melodic rush of the Beach Boys and Mamas and Papas and hints at the dark underbelly of the city of angels just like Love did way back in the late sixties.
JeremyDDec 17, 2004This is one of the best album's ever. The reason I love the chili peppers so much is because of their diversity. They write so many different styles of music it's awesome. This is not one of those albums where you only listen to a few tracks. I love every single song on this record! It rocks! Buy it to support this awesome band!… Expand
TomBMay 8, 2006Simply gorgeous!! I love this album!
MitchW.Jul 10, 2002Rick Rubin did an excellent job producing this cd. What I like about By The Way that wasn't on Californication was the very diverse music. Not only the style of it, but also the speeds and sounds of each song. Also, the guitar is much better than on Californication. Overall, a great cd and a must-buy.… Expand
SNIKONOct 1, 2004I think listeners should not expect "blood sugar" from this album, that was over 10 years ago! A band changes over time and I can tell you now most critics would be complaining if they stayed with the same sounds over these years. This record is a move in the right direction, just look at their peers these days... ... still looking, thats because their peers (and most other ageing bands) didn't age well and tried to stay with the same sound (look at the Rolling Stones)... these guys are heading in a new direction, and even if the sound might be better or worse, its a better direction than going no where... For the record, this album is excellent and deserves full due credit.… Expand
VidM.Aug 13, 2007Good stuff.
ChrisBJun 3, 2004It has been heartbreaking to watch my favourite band gradually turn into a boring uninspired pop band. I never thought it would happen to a band that had seemed to have so much creative talent musically and lyrically on the fantastic 'BloodSugarSexMagik'. Californication was OK, but this record is just laughable. I mean listen to the lyrics: "Skin that flick she's such a little DJ??" I mean come on. Bad. Very bad. Don't buy this album … Expand
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