- Record Label: Warner Bros.
- Release Date: Feb 13, 2001
|You don't throw your life away Going inside You get to know who's watching you And who besides you resides In your body where you're slow Where you...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Entertainment WeeklyWhile not as unhinged as his 1997 solo debut, this is highly eccentric. [2/16/2001, p.98]
The record is both labour of love and exorcism - Frusciante plays every instrument himself and every song is, without exception, pointedly self-analytical and emotionally probing. This, combined with Frusciante's ropey but breath-catchingly fraught voice, can make for uncomfortable listening. Nevertheless, there remains an underlying optimism and fondness for unapologetically pretty melodies that imparts a redeeming and lasting warmth.
The formula here is for Frusciante to carve tunes out of loose, cyclical riffs, a few basic samples and drum programmes and his own parched voice. Sometimes, as on 'Remain', the effect is slightly uncomfortable... Tough that out, and get used to the demo quality throughout, and there are some decent songs on 'To Record Only Water,' endearing for their rawness and honesty.
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Mexicola2Mar 31, 2006This album is fantastic!! I love it!! Anuway, John Frusciante couldn't make a bad album if he tried...He is GOD!
DouglasLAug 10, 2003A wonderful album, dedication to life itself. John Frusciante knows what he´s talking about and does it with stile.
PSMMar 9, 2006This album is amazing, just like his other albums that are also amazin'!
AllenGFeb 23, 2003A much more focused effort than his first two (and especially second) albums. Frusciante cleverly ties together drum beats with acoustic and A much more focused effort than his first two (and especially second) albums. Frusciante cleverly ties together drum beats with acoustic and electric guitars to a dazzling effect (esp. Ramparts) His singing which is not for everyone, has a wholesome quality and make the tracks sound very sincere. Lyrically the album is somewhat hard to decipher...but giving in to the whole mood of finding ones self and recognizing all around you make it near genius in it intimacy...He just gets better and better...… Expand
GoranOct 8, 2005A lovely album. Feels very intimate and emotional and in no little part due to the simple lo-fi electronics which are used very effectivelly. A lovely album. Feels very intimate and emotional and in no little part due to the simple lo-fi electronics which are used very effectivelly. I can't say enough good things about it. It's not for everyone though.… Collapse
MWJan 30, 2005This record is unreal. It takes a little while to crack open but beleive me, it is well worth it. This is music in its most sincere and bare This record is unreal. It takes a little while to crack open but beleive me, it is well worth it. This is music in its most sincere and bare form. True "emo".… Expand
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