Don't you own this yet?,
This review is from: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Audio CD)
You know when you keep going back to an album, despite all the wonderful new(er) music you have? Well this is one of those albums. From the first few bars, you never want to press stop 'til the very end. This is remarkable considering it weighs in at a hefty 74 minutes. For me, this is the high water mark in their career. I'm not saying they can't surpass it, but they haven't so far, Stadium Arcadium is the best offering since.
So why do I like it so much? In a word, ENERGY. This album is full of it. It's punchy, muscular & uncompromising, the perfect alignment of band and producer. With regards to the mix & mastering, this is rock album perfection, working with the music, not against it like the death by loudness mastering we endure today. I'm not sure this album would captivate as it does had it suffered the same nosebleed mastering as By The Way & Californication.
Whilst possibly being overshadowed by Nevermind, this is the best album of 1991 and beyond, no question!