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Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Apr 4, 2022
    60
    John Frusciante’s performance is effective and restrained, and drummer Chad Smith shines when he’s let loose, notably on These Are The Ways. There are, however, way too many tracks that miss their marks, trying to supplant the old energy with wisdom; the magik with maturity.
  2. Mojo
    Mar 31, 2022
    60
    Unlimited Love's sprawling 17 tracks almost inevitably include a few free-spirited missteps, with Aquatic Mouth dance and poster Child getting stuck in a groove. Nevertheless, an impressive consolidation of their strengths. [May 2022, p.89]
  3. Apr 6, 2022
    58
    It’s far from a miserable affair, it certainly passes the time, it’s just hard to imagine how so much talent in a room didn’t arrive with something that didn’t feel so staid.
  4. May 4, 2022
    50
    You can do a whole lot worse than Unlimited Love, its main sin homogeneity rather than insufferableness.
  5. Apr 1, 2022
    50
    ‘Unlimited Love’ certainly won’t win over the naysayers. As the laid-back funk and wordplay of ‘Poster Child’ attests, all their usual tropes are present and correct, meaning whatever your view on the Chili Peppers, this record will only confirm it.
  6. 40
    Bloated and self-indulgent, it plods along, with barely a memorable melody or thought-provoking lyric among its 17 tracks.
  7. 40
    It’s safely on-brand. It’s just smoother, and slower, and sloppier than before.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 148
  1. Apr 1, 2022
    10
    This album is, by far, one of the best within the entire RHCP discography. From beginning to end, the album just flows and is chock full ofThis album is, by far, one of the best within the entire RHCP discography. From beginning to end, the album just flows and is chock full of surprises. After a first listen, I'd describe this as "Californication" meets "By the Way" and "Stadium Arcadium". So glad that John is back in the band. Looking forward to future albums from this powerhouse of a band! A+++ Full Review »
  2. Apr 5, 2022
    2
    This is seriously awful. If you are listening to this and like it PLEASE tell me how. There are moments of relatively interesting instrumentalThis is seriously awful. If you are listening to this and like it PLEASE tell me how. There are moments of relatively interesting instrumental parts but Anthony Keidis absolutely destroys any hope of anything remotely exciting happening on this. IT is so long, so uninspired and boring. What is good about this?! please help me understand why people are giving this anything above 2/10 i just don't get it. I used to be an enormous RHCP fan but this is a 50 year old saying dumb ass rhymes, out of key. Useless vocalist with zero musical ability. John, Flea and Chad are massively talented musicians who must be getting paid very well to phone it in this badly and put out a 17 track album of pure filler.... Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2022
    10
    One of the best album in entire RHCP discography, great return. Flea, Chad and John are incredible. Amazing album...