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. I feel patronising calling it a rebirth, return to form or a self-rehabilitation from the brink. Let’s just call it evolution.
  2. Mojo
    90
    A work of uncommon beauty and torment. [Mar 2004, p.95]
  3. 80
    At eighteen tracks it comes close to outstaying its welcome, but it doesn’t.
  4. Eighteen songs, is perhaps two too many, but a hint of over enthusiasm cannot mar what feels like a tour de force.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Intermittently engaging if ultimately slight. [27 Feb 2004, p.96]
  6. Blender
    70
    Many of the songs here could be Peppers tracks, except for the absence of Anthony Kiedis's vocals. [Apr 2004, p.128]
  7. Full of a lush, bubbling beauty that proves Frusciante's personal rehabilitation has taken his music further than ever.
  8. Nothing earth shattering, but enjoyable nonetheless.
  9. Coming in at over an hour in length, the album drags at times and begins to wear near the last part of the tracklisting.
  10. Uncut
    70
    Full of surprising songs with some cracking tunes that step far outside the punk-funk-grunge-metal formula of the Chili Peppers. [Mar 2004, p.99]
  11. 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.
  12. Shadows Collide With People mashes two of the region's mad pop scientists (Wilson and Buckingham) into a gurgling, early-GBV harmonic convergence.
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