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  • Summary: The 11th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was produced by Danger Mouse.
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Dark Necessities
Coming on to the light of day We got many moons that are deep at play So I keep an eye on the shadow smile To see what it has to say You and I both... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
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  1. Jun 21, 2016
    100
    There’s a lot of fun to be had in the snap ’n’ flex with which Kiedis flips out this nonsense. He and Flea (now 53) clearly know how daft they are yet you can also hear how happy they sound to still be pogoing along.
  2. 80
    Thanks to the band’s own accumulated expertise and the masterly stitching qualities of Danger Mouse, it’s a tightly woven affair, never messy or maudlin or self-indulgent; a dreamcoat of many colours, a marble rye of genres.
  3. Jun 15, 2016
    80
    It doesn’t sound exactly like classic-vintage Chili Peppers, but it might just sound like how you remember them.
  4. Jun 17, 2016
    60
    [The production by Danger Mouse] doesn’t make much difference--they still sound exactly the same.
  5. Jun 21, 2016
    60
    Like every Chili Peppers album, the 13-track The Getaway suffers from bloat.
  6. Jun 17, 2016
    58
    The tame, disco-fried band they’ve become is the only group you’ll hear on the second half of the album, and the instrumental moments that provide redemption wear thin as Kiedis dampens their purpose.
  7. Jun 20, 2016
    40
    Fans will probably find The Getaway an improvement on 2011’s I’m With You, citing tunes such as Detroit. Sceptics will continue to boggle at their enduring charmlessness, a problem not even Danger Mouse can fix.

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    A flawless album. Some of the highlights for me are Dark Necessities, THE LONGEST WAVE (my fav), Go Robot, Feasting on the Flowers, but allA flawless album. Some of the highlights for me are Dark Necessities, THE LONGEST WAVE (my fav), Go Robot, Feasting on the Flowers, but all the album is perfect!!!! Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2016
    10
    A beautiful reinvention of a legendary band, which can even after 30 years surprise us in a very positive way.

    The sound is new, but still
    A beautiful reinvention of a legendary band, which can even after 30 years surprise us in a very positive way.

    The sound is new, but still familiar and you can recognize the Chilli's right at the first listen.

    The mixture of musical styles may seem a little too adventurous, but overall it is a great piece of art worth listening.

    The tracks I personally highlight: Dark Necessities, Goodbye Angels, Go robot, Encore
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  3. Jun 17, 2016
    10
    I'm a big fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and I just want to say that this is their best album since By The Way but it is quite equal to StadiumI'm a big fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and I just want to say that this is their best album since By The Way but it is quite equal to Stadium Arcadium. it represents an innovation of their music after an album called "I'm With You". Great! I would give 9.5 but I can give 10! I'm with You: 8.0; Stadium Arcadium: 9.0; By The Way: 9.75. The best album is Blood Sugar Sex Magic Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2017
    9
    "The Getaway" literally represents a band fleeing its traditional sonority, but still sounding in a way that recalls elements of previous"The Getaway" literally represents a band fleeing its traditional sonority, but still sounding in a way that recalls elements of previous records. Anyway, it's a very good album, it has a good diversity in composition styles, interesting lyrics, addictive songs and it was better than "I'm With You", taking into account the whole of the work. I confess that I really enjoyed the sense that RHCP provided to this current vibe of experimentality and I'm glad my favorite artists keep producing their art. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2016
    8
    The Getaway is the sound of the chili peppers back on form. It's a perfect blend of familiar and new sounds. So replacing Rick Rubin withThe Getaway is the sound of the chili peppers back on form. It's a perfect blend of familiar and new sounds. So replacing Rick Rubin with Danger Mouse and Nigel Godrich was and excellent choice after all. It positively affected their songwriting and sparked a previously missing dose of creativity.
    "Dark Necessities" was a good choice for the first single, but with that I come to maybe the biggest flaw that's not really a flaw of the album. I'm convinced that there aren't any pop stand out tracks like they always had in the past. So there won't be a new ''Snow'' or ''Californication'' born in this song cycle.
    But as I said before that's not really a flaw. In my opinion that's a sign that they are maturing as artists. That shows mostly in their arrangements. They are better then ever.
    To conclude all of this I would have to say that this album shows them maturing both as people and artists. Maybe they aren't at the peak of their career. But they never used their potential as well as in this album.
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  6. Jun 17, 2016
    7
    Well. Not every song in this album is catchy but there's so many amazing things and no dull moment. My fav: The Gate Away, Dark Necessities,Well. Not every song in this album is catchy but there's so many amazing things and no dull moment. My fav: The Gate Away, Dark Necessities, This Ticonderoga, We Turn Red. Expand
  7. Jul 23, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Really bad and boring album, sounds like an improvised work of constrution as they were recording a demo, with various kind of mellows from the beginning to the end which give a general sense of frustration, following the usual repetitive style of their last records. They were probably attempting to create some different music even if they got pretty much old now, but they just obtained another mockery from people who dislike the band. Expand

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