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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.'

Top Track

Song To Sing When I'm Lonely
A song to play when I'm lonely Win and never play a game again No one to face when I'm falling Holding tight to dreams that never end I'll be you I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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. 80
    At eighteen tracks it comes close to outstaying its welcome, but it doesn’t.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Intermittently engaging if ultimately slight. [27 Feb 2004, p.96]
  4. Coming in at over an hour in length, the album drags at times and begins to wear near the last part of the tracklisting.
  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. Q Magazine
    40
    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: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 25, 2004
    10
    nothing more pure
  2. Free
    Mar 1, 2004
    10
    A spiritual journey of self reflection provoked by a beautiful musician who was clinically dead. He is a miracle.
  3. Sep 14, 2017
    10
    Probably the best album by John Frusciante, although this is difficult to define, but the sentiments conveyed in Shadows Collide With PeopleProbably the best album by John Frusciante, although this is difficult to define, but the sentiments conveyed in Shadows Collide With People represent a sincere expression of an artist committed to making his art, regardless of standards or what goes that. One of my favorite albums of all time. Expand
  4. KariL
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    genius and brilliant. powerful words.
  5. lukes
    May 14, 2005
    10
    john frusciante, perhaps the best song writer of modern times, he even supasses his own amazingness on this record
  6. ShawnM
    May 2, 2007
    10
    Shadows Collide With People is the album where Frusciante really seems to have honed in his creativity and sharpened his sound to deliver a Shadows Collide With People is the album where Frusciante really seems to have honed in his creativity and sharpened his sound to deliver a sound that is both breath-taking and beautiful. While still staying true to his other work, 'Shadows' can be seen as the re-invention of Frusciante's sound rather than the rebirth. Expand
  7. estere
    Feb 24, 2004
    9
    superb. frusciante should be the lead songwriter of the peppers, although there is a chance that anthony's singing will just ruin these superb. frusciante should be the lead songwriter of the peppers, although there is a chance that anthony's singing will just ruin these lovely tunes. Expand

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