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on 31 December 2017

As a chilis fan back in 2006, I was eagerly anticipating this album and bought it straight away. I was disappointed. It felt like a slog to get through and nothing really stood out so I dismissed it as an overindulgent mess and something that should have been chopped down to 12 tracks.
I was wrong.
Over the years, I've kept going back to this, especially when looking for guitar playing inspiration, and the album really opened up to me. I can find great things about all the songs on this, not to mention some of the now stone cold classics like Snow and Dani California. There are 3 excellent musicians playing at their creative best on this album with a very charismatic lyricist imbuing the songs with his signature vocal style.


This is mastered from the analogue master tracks and completely remixed by Steve Hoffman. You will notice better separation between the instruments, more headroom in the dynamic range (your ears won't get tired) and it elevates this great album. The Chilis themselves back in 2006 urged their fans to buy the vinyl, not the CD. That says it all.
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on 30 September 2017
Fantastic original issue of their 2006 album with 28 quality tracks. 2 x double vinyl in gatefold sleeves and boxed. See photos. Lyric detail on inner of each gatefold. Truly beautiful and superb quality pressing.
Bought from a Marketplace seller in Canada so took just over a week to arrive. Worth the wait for the £20 saving though
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on 27 June 2016
Stadium Arcadium on vinyl, never got the chance to hear the original pressing which now sells for £300+, but this version on vinyl sounds utterly amazing. It's spacious with huge amounts of depth and doesn't suffer from 'The loudness war' like a lot of albums
Comes as two heavyweight double albums in thick gatefold sleeves encased in a slip box
Only downside is the inner sleeves, basic paper that are a pain in the arse to get back in, but if you're thinking about buying this on vinyl, I'd highly recommend. I've never heard this album sound as good until now
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on 12 February 2013
An album including all their best traits to date. To the fore is the guitar attack of John and Flea. This is held down by solid drumming by Chad and then you have the quirkyness of lyric in Anthony. Lyrics can be childlike in simplicity or simply anoying and his tendancy to rap badly can be overlooked when he simply sings like on Snow and Hey and melts your heart. Overall only 3 poor songs in this 2 album set and i keep coming back to it again and again. It seems like a perfect melding of Californication and By The Way albums. Recomended
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on 14 December 2016
The music is great but the mastering on the CD suffered from being too loud. Not so the vinyl (mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray. Now the great music sounds great - the bass is deep but sharp, the drums and guitars sound amazing (especially on Hard to Concentrate) and the vocals are crisp. This is the album to use to demonstrate just how good vinyl can sound.
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on 27 December 2017
This is one of the best albums by RHCP and shows the fact that they are truly talented songwriters and musicians
Essential if you are a fan of RHCP buy it!
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on 24 December 2017
Not my favorite Chilies album. Some decent tracks but getting a little poppy for my taste.
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on 14 April 2012
Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been around before I was eve concieved. I'm 16 and I listen to a lot of old rock music, and tbh I've only just into the Chillis, and boy is it intoxicating. The double album Stadium Arcadium is guarenteed to keep you entertained for quite a while, myself included. With so many songs in no discernible order, you could create your own playlist (ironically, I don't favours playlists on my iPod)but each track has its own delights, whether its some of the catchiest rock out there (Dani California) sophmore sweetness (Snow Hey Oh) or the band's trademark goofyness antics (Hump de Bump) which has been churned over many years and now all bought together in own massive package. If you want rock that can be funny, serious, compelling, and of course, funky, RHCP is where it's most definitelt at, and Stadium Arcadium is one damn fine example of that. Also see there earlier for how it all began for the California kings of Cool!
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on 2 September 2009
Liked it when I first heard it, but didn't think I would end up listening to it much, as it didn't seem any great advancement on the previous album. However, repeated plays have made, what I thought were limited and rather formulaic song structures, distinguish themselves individually as actually, well crafted songs. Not their most experimentally reaching album, but if you like the continued polish that the Chillis have been applying to their song writing, performance and production, over previous albums, then this will probably not disappoint.
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on 5 April 2018
Good album ! Great songs !
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