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  • Summary: The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist returns with a follow-up to his 2001 solo release, 'To Record Only Water For Ten Days.'
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. I feel patronising calling it a rebirth, return to form or a self-rehabilitation from the brink. Let’s just call it evolution.
  2. Eighteen songs, is perhaps two too many, but a hint of over enthusiasm cannot mar what feels like a tour de force.
  3. Intermittently engaging if ultimately slight. [27 Feb 2004, p.96]
  4. Full of a lush, bubbling beauty that proves Frusciante's personal rehabilitation has taken his music further than ever.
  5. Frusciante has finally harnessed the energy and unqualified honesty that pulsed underneath the wandering Syd Barrett-ness of his weird work, and applied them to a reedy, vaguely psychedelic, and consistently melodic collection of songs.
  6. Mainstream, bleeding-heart balladry, tempered by slightly outre arrangements.
  7. His rudimentary songwriting skills and questionable quality control render this an exasperating experience. [Apr 2004, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    So full of wonder, beautil album, from a genius. Frusciante is perfect in this album. The best album you can hear. Here it is what I call perfection. The best songs I've ever heard, his work is full of talent, he fills every space with sounds that complete each other. Is a success not because of the money, but because of the music. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic for those really bad days. Keeps rising endorphin levels every single time I feel really down. It's the kind of album I can listen to again and again without getting nervous. Expand

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