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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ALBUM!, 20 Mar 2009
This review is from: Stadium Arcadium (Audio CD)
I was a huge Chilis fan before the release of Stadium Arcadium, although none of their albums ever felt truly strong all the way through. Stadium Arcadium seems to leave behind everything bad about these four Californians and keep only the good stuff. Textures range from thin (On the beautiful 'If') to extremely thick (John Frusciante's solo on 'Turn It Again'). Flea's basslines are addictive and beautiful for the whole album - he seems to have finally mastered lying neatly behind Frusciante whilst also showing off his immense technical prowess. Chad Smith's drumming is what it is - faultless; Frusciante's guitar work is not as technically bewildering as Steve Vai's or Joe Satriani's, but it is effortlessly easy to see beyond that into his genius. Finally, Anthony Kiedis' lyrics are occasionally dubious, frequently baffling, but perfect throughout.

If you have every other Chili's album, buy this.

If you have never heard the Chili's, buy this.

If you have never bought an album before, this is as good a place to start as any.
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Initial post: 2 Apr 2011 20:00:33 BDT
Curlynob says:
I've never heard Kiedis' lyrics descibed quite so succintly. It made me laugh.

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 21:09:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2011 21:11:42 BDT
L. Thompson says:
Fantastic (double) album, but for the life of me I cannot understand why the excellent B-sides Million Miles of Water and A Certain Someone didn't close this album out and make it a nice round 30 tracks. These songs are every bit as good as the rest of the album and having heard these songs in my playlist as an encore of sorts to the entire album I have to say the vanilla Stadium Arcadium album is lacking a certain something without them they're that good, if you haven't heard these songs yet and you're a Chili Peppers fan you should take the time to acquire them and have a listen. It's a shame they were (wrongly) cut from the project in my opinion, but still an excellent album as it is.
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