Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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  • Summary: Rick Rubin produced this double-disc, 28-song set for the veteran Los Angeles rock outfit.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. It overflows with the kind of music the Chili Peppers do best: a physical, often psychedelic mix of spastic bass-slapped funk and glistening alt-rock spiritualism. Only they've never sounded this good as musicians.
  2. There's hardly any doodling or misfiring to undermine the sheer vastness of Stadium Arcadium.
  3. 80
    It's the sound of a band on a roll. [Jun 2006, p.110]
  4. 70
    This is virile, excited music. [Jun 2006, p.146]
  5. At least when the bassist ruled they livened up this overworked dynamic with beats. Now they tax it with tunes.
  6. Frusciante's guitar work... almost single-handedly saves the project, but not quite.
  7. The lyrics are especially vapid here in the Stadium Arcadium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 350
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    This is a very ambitious project from the Red hot chili peppers. A 28 track album! And they pull it off, so well! Being only 18, Stadium was my first experience of the Chili Peppers. And it was so massive and awesome, I thought it was a best of album. I love almost all of the songs in this sprawling metropolis of Alternative rock/Funk rock. My personal favourites are Dany California, Snow, Hump de bump, slow cheetah, especially in Michigan, Tell me baby, Readymade and Storm in a teacup. Yeah...there are a lot of good songs. Charlie is the only song I don't like, and I'm sure that is just personal taste. I recommend this album to anyone, it's certainly in the top 20 albums in history. Expand
  2. Fragile
    Jul 17, 2006
    I haven't heard a cd this good in so long.
  3. Andrew
    May 9, 2006
    Maybe a couple tracks of filler, but on the whole the album satisfies with at least 20 perfect tracks.
  4. Nangop
    Oct 22, 2006
  5. DualForm
    Jul 17, 2006
    I believe Mars is better than Jupiter.
  6. Ranka
    Jul 17, 2006
    Jupiter 5-6 great songs. Mars 7-8 great songs. if they recorded these songs I would give 10.
  7. Jim
    May 8, 2006
    The same as... their last album!

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