Shadows Collide With People

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mainstream, bleeding-heart balladry, tempered by slightly outre arrangements.
  2. Mercifully, Frusciante has toned down the screechy howl that made his earlier work almost unbearable, and while his songs aren't quite diamond-sharp, they have evolved into soft-focus pop tunes that display a keen melodic intuition and gift for beautiful torment.
  3. Spin
    42
    Jammed with cheesy effects, weak orchestration, and paper-thin vocals, this is a mix that nobody would dream of Californicating to. [Apr 2004, p.94]
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    His rudimentary songwriting skills and questionable quality control render this an exasperating experience. [Apr 2004, p.110]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Nov 8, 2013
    10
    Absolutely fantastic for those really bad days. Keeps rising endorphin levels every single time I feel really down. It's the kind of album IAbsolutely 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. Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2011
    10
    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 callSo 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. Full Review »
  3. tamaram
    May 4, 2007
    10
    I think its awesome... John thanks..... I cant stop listening to it..... I LOVE JOHN