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Universal acclaim- based on 1071 Ratings

  • Summary: Rick Rubin produced this double-disc, 28-song set for the veteran Los Angeles rock outfit.

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Snow (hey Oh)
Come to decide that the things that I tried Were in my life just to get high on When I sit alone come get a little known But I need more than myself... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. There's hardly any doodling or misfiring to undermine the sheer vastness of Stadium Arcadium.
  2. Q Magazine
    Represents a career high for the Chili Peppers. [Jun 2006, p.106]
  3. Stadium Arcadium has too many midtempo tracks and, in the manner of U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind, is more of a summation of the Peppers' career than a step forward. But the band is still capable of surprises.
  4. Blender
    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. Attempting such an ambitious concept in an age of diminished attention spans should no doubt be applauded, but overstretching itself in a stab at immortality, "Stadium Arcadium" marks a step backwards from 2002's "By The Way".
  7. The lyrics are especially vapid here in the Stadium Arcadium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 362
  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 wasThis 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. Deppy
    Jul 17, 2006
    Best album ever....Peppers are great.
  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. Noble
    Oct 22, 2006
    Great album
  5. SystemOfADown
    Jul 20, 2006
    Stadium Arcadium is a very good album.This is the best album of Red Hot Chili Peppers.Rick Rubin is a big producer.
  6. Aaron
    Jul 20, 2006
    Good album... Storm in a teacup really rocks.One of the best songs i ever heard.
  7. Jim
    May 8, 2006
    The same as... their last album!

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