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Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers

1999

Californication

Album Summary

Californication is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on June 8, 1999, on Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Rick Rubin. Californication marked the return of John Frusciante, who had previously appeared on Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, to replace Dave Navarro as the band's guitarist. Frusciante's return was credited with changing the band's sound altogether, producing a notable shift in style from the music recorded with Navarro. The album's subject material incorporated various sexual innuendos commonly associated with the band, but also contained more varied themes than previous outings, including death, contemplations of suicide, California, drugs, globalization, and travel. Californication is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful studio release internationally, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide, and more than 6 million in the United States alone. As of 2002, the album had sold over 4 million copies in Europe. The record produced several hits for the band, including "Otherside", "Californication" and the Grammy Award-winning "Scar Tissue". Californication peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200. The record marked a significant change in style for the band: Rolling Stone's Greg Tate noted that "while all previous Chili Peppers projects have been highly spirited, Californication dares to be spiritual and epiphanic". Another critic, Billboard's Paul Verna, mentioned that the album brought out "the group's softer, melodic side", as opposed to their previous six albums.

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Rating

3.82

Votes

5048

Genres

  • Rock
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This is the soundtrack to going to a house party hosted by a friend of a friend of a friend who just wants to put on some background music that "everyone likes". It has 2 billion plays on Spotify overall, and you know at least half of those plays happened in a VW Golf with a road bike on the roof racks, while the driver sat there in lycra drinking a long black. 2/5 - I'd give it 1 just for being so fucking safe, but truth is it IS kinda catchy. I hate myself for saying that.

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5

ding deng dong deng dong dong

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3

First side is full of good singles. Second side is meh. The highlight is the musical relationship between Frusciante, Flea, and Chad. I just don't vibe with Anthony Keidis' vocal style personally.

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2

I started at a 3 but it continued slipping down to a 2. I found myself waiting for it to be over numerous times. I'm not a fan of his vocal style; apparently I can deal with it when hearing a track come on randomly, but over and over on an album... yea no. Scar Tissue is pretty good though.

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5

Playful and rhythmic, this bass guitar heavy album feels like the backdrop for a summer day playing beach volleyball on the Pacific or a sweaty dance floor at a rock club. With some of the most catchy tunes every to hit the radio, the diversity of vocal tones and lyrical themes (of resistance and freedom) complete the prescription of joy and release that cause so many embrace the entire album.

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It's been a hot minute since I last listened to this record and... Well, I don't know that it's aged all that well, to be honest. I really liked Californication when it came out so I was surprised to find that I didn't feel the same this time. Turns out, while the music is fun, most of these lyrics are really dumb. Like... Really stupid. On top of that, aside from the hits that everyone knows, the majority of the tracks are really dated sounding. I expected to give this a five-star review. Sadly, it only gets a 3. The years take their toll on everything.

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3

Haven't listened to this album in years. First thing I noticed is it's a causality of the Loudness Wars. The fidelity was just awful. First half of the album is good, but then everything between Californication and Road Trippin is garbage. If you picked just the highlights of the album it'd be a 4 star album, if you fixed the audio, it'd be 5. As it stands, it's a 2.5.

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No thanks. Typical RHCP and not even one of their "good" albums. Anything that isn't a single is typically bad and the singles only pass because they're generally catchy and "hey it's a chili peppers single so we have to play it on the radio." But the more you listen the worse it gets. Their generation's maroon 5.

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Kiedis is simply too embarrassing for this band to work. His affected drawl is a bore, his syrupy croon hopelessly pretty boy, his rapping unmentionable, the lyrics a vacuum. As for the funk they're lauded for, lumpen and predictable. Totally in love with themselves. Totally uninteresting.

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Play that funky music, white boys? RHCP is an American heritage band at this point, a staple. C'mon, you've got a bassist named Flea, a drummer that looks like Will Ferrell, what more do you want? I've encountered people in life who say the only music they like is RHCP, which is mystifying. But these guys are pretty great. Plenty of hits on here, and it's produced by the legend Rick Rubin! Part of the bassline on "Around the World" sounds indebted to Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon," I liked that. I liked a lot of this album, it's great. Maybe not super red hot, but there's plenty of chili peppers to go around. Favorite songs: Around the World, Scar Tissue, Road Trippin', Otherside. Album art: I'd say this is iconic. I've seen it a million times over, but today for the first time I'm noticing the swap of the water and the sky, that's crazy. I guess I always thought the background was the ocean. Very cool picture, Pepps. 4/5

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5

Pure Chili Peppers. Nearly every song is a hit. Flea is an absolute mammoth, Fruscinte is amazing, and even Keidis is great minus his weird white-boy rapping. Chad Smith's snare is god tier. Favorite tracks: "Parallel Universe", "I Like Dirt", "Californication"

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With the instrumentalists' interplay at an all-time telepathic high and Kiedis peaking as a vocalist, Californication is a bona fide Chili Peppers classic.

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3

Talk about an album that fizzles... The first half is pure fire, but the last half lingers way too long. Still a great rock album.

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5

i think ive unconsciously grew up listening to these songs bc of ninong ewang. like a lot are familiar even tho i haven't intentionally listened to them before this (aside from the famous ones ofc).

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5

Only RHCP album I like

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5

Amazing

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5

Top, muito bom!

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5

Love it

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5

Great album with lots of variety. Full of high energy and quirky rhythms.

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5

Strong Start First Quarter is good First Half is good 3/4 Through is good All good. Very good album, I like.

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5

My first RHCP album, so my rating might be a bit biased. Still enjoy listening to this one every now and then. Gotta love the beautiful guitar and bass going on. Extra funky, then extra soulful.

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5

In my collection. Fantastic album with many standout tracks and a great overall sound to it.

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5

One of my favs

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5

Awesome album!

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5

Total classic. Love this album. Haven't listened to it top to bottom for a while though.

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5

Their best album! Awesome. Scar tissue is a top song! John F. is one of the best guitarists ever.

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5

9.5/10 One of my favourites. Californication >>> And that's not even covering scar tissue, otherside, etc All the riffs

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5

Pure nostalgia. One of the first albums I would listen to on repeat on my CD Walkman in the car.

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5

Classic. Was my favorite when I was a teenager.

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5

One of my favorite bands, anything with John Frusciante is great!

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5

A classic album and always a fun time

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5

I was not initially a fan of this album when it came out but it grew on me. All these years later it really holds up!

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5

Modern classic. This album hit hard when it came out, and has stuck around.

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5

Another one I already know well. This band has always been about the bass guitar for me. Obviously the other stuff too whatever lol

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5

Sweet sweet sounds

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5

YES! what can i say about this album, except it was a part of my musical life, and still is, damn near a perfect album.

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5

Absolute Jam

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5

Estaba pensando en que es muy difícil escoger una canción preferida que tenga de los RHCP. No puedo llamarme fan de ellos ya que no he escuchado todos sus discos y de hecho los conocí más allá de "Californication" por su Greatest Hits. En fin, ahora que escucho este álbum completo, además de las (re)conocidas "Otherside" (en mi top), "Scar Tissue" y la ya mencionada, descubrí que "Parallel Universe", "I Like Dirt" y "Purple Stain" me gustaron mucho, mucho. La canción final ("Road Trippin'") me parece muy de despedida, ad hoc, y "Get on Top" me recuerda a "Give It Away", como same energy. En fin, que los RHCP lo que hacen, lo hacen muy bien y este es un disco muy buenazo. 9.5/10

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5

hell yeah

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5

Pues si. Un disco cojonudo que te levanta de la cama

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5

Magnífico álbum de pop alternativo.

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5

Muy agradable escuchar siempre a RHCP, la voz del vocalista muy distintiva y me remonta de inmediato a los noventa cuando el rock era de lo más popular en MTV. Canciones que más me gustaron (además de Otherside y Californication por la nostalgia): Parallel Universe y Purple Stain. Mood: un top 10 en MTV a inicios de los 2000

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5

Un classic!

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5

This is a strong Chilli Peppers albums - really liked it. The hits are good, and it was fun to hear the lesser known cuts - especially “Get on Top”. Another Rick Rubin success, and having John Fruscienti back didn’t hurt either. 4.5 stars and rounding up. Good+

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5

Another deep drag of nostalgia and a trip down memory lane. I think no matter what decade this would be released in it would still be a great album. I prefer Californiacation to the later stadium Arcadium album and I would go so far as to say this is RHCP best collection of music.

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5

.... not going to pretend to do an unbiased review.

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5

my second favourite chili peppers album even though its mastered way too loud.

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5

Unx siempre regresa a los lugares en los que fue feliz (?)y los RHCP son ese lugar para mí. Este disco suele ser considerado el mejor de la banda, tengo mis reservas pero sí creo que al menos sí presenta ya un sonido consolidado, maduro. 5/5 solo por existir

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5

Favourite RHCP album.

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5

An instant 5 for me. Not my favorite RHCP album overall but it has some absolute classics and the whole album is solid.

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5

they're so good love them

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5

Klassiker. Einfach gut.

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5

This is the apex of RHCP. Memories of just finishing high school and first road trip.

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5

Solid chilli peppers, can't go wrong

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5

Amazing album, pretty much all bangers and hits. Can get you riled up and then calm you down again. Fantastic

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5

Every so often an album of genius comes along. This time it was the chili peppers turn to prove the perfect album does exist.

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5

I was amazed how many hits were on this album

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5

This album starts off strong with 'Around the World' and then just keeps it rolling with 'Parallel Universe' and 'Scar Tissue'. It's hard to find a song on this album that isn't a banger; even the softer songs hit hard. This is arguably the Red Hot Chili Peppers at their best.

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5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: Californication, Scar tissue, Otherside, Riad trippin’, Around the world

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5

How can I not rate this 5/5?

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5

One of the great classic albums of it's times, and it's not even necessarily considered to be the best RHCP album. It's amazing how many hits came off of just this album. Almost every song on it is super recognizable and is still commonly heard now over 20 years later. Favorite Songs: Scar Tissue, Otherside, Road Trippin'

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5

Nice one. Loved the sounds. Very nice easy pop. 4,5 stars

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5

Savršenstvo

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5

Awesome album. Tons of hits, the B-sides are bangers too. One of their best.

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5

When I was in middle school and high school, whenever I rode the bus to school I would be listening to music on my Sony Walkman portable CD player. Inevitably, people would usually ask me what I was listening to. Whenever I was listening to something that I knew most people my age wouldn’t have heard of or liked (most of the time) I would say I was listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were popular enough and seemingly acceptable enough for most people not to question me after I gave that answer. Now, more often than not, it feels like I have to defend liking this band for any number of reasons. Truth be told, from about 2000-2006, I was obsessed with RHCP. After hearing this album, I decided that I wanted to one day make music that sounded like them. Even though I never really did that exactly, they were the first band I remember making me feel that way. What’s undeniable about this band is immense talent of John Frusciante, Flea, and Chad Smith. What’s also undeniable is the chemistry that these 4 people have together. Anthony Kiedis can very often be a ridiculous and embarrassing singer and lyricist, but he never sounds insincere, for better or worse. What’s always apparent with RHCP is that these 4 people need each and need this band. This is a band that’s forged through trauma, grief, and addiction that always sounds like they love each other and love making music, even after almost 40 years together. Californication is the album that got me into them. I’m not sure if it’s their best or my favorite, but it’s definitely one where it felt they were able to tap into some form of magic. As with any RHCP album, there are some notably groan-inducing lyrics, but there also a whole bunch of bangers.

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5

This album highlights the quite spectacular impact Frusciante has on this band. Coming off the back of serious heroin addiction, Flea got him back into the fold, he cleaned up and they let him loose on this. Everything he does on this album brings out the best in the other members. His chemistry with Flea and Chad are just a joy to the ears and his background harmonies just lift Kiedis sometimes nonsensical lyrics somewhere else. Too many great tracks too sit and list but it rarely flags for a moment, ignoring the huge singles, songs like Saviour, Emit Remmus and This Velvet Glove just highlight not only how strong this whole album is but also the direction in which they were heading for By The Way (which doesn’t come close to touching this album despite its huge success) A joy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

PERFECT ALBUM

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5

Hell yeah

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5

Flea met de fantastische baslijnen. Heel wat topnummers op deze plaat. In mijn ogen hun allerbeste album!

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5

Peppers' 7th and the most successful album. Frusciante is back! Billboard's critic Paul Verna, mentioned that the album brought out "the group's softer, melodic side", as opposed to their previous six albums. I have underestimated RHCP previously because of their popularity. Their songs were everywhere on tv and radio. Now I understand that I was wrong. This album's sound is technically perfect and melodic!

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5

Muy bueno. Temazos

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5

Awesome album second only to BSSM

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5

Great album would listen any time

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5

Let's go oOoOO o RHCPs fucking rock. I always had one of their songs in my little folder when I first started playing guitar. They were almost always the most fun. They are so playful, never afraid to do something they think is fun, and it just shines through in their music. It's really a step-up from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Frusciante has some of the most memorable riffs ever on this album, Smith makes every song a Bop to listen to, Kiedis is as crazy as always and Flea always fucking delivers haha. I grew up with this album, and some songs like "Parrallel Universe" and "Easily" made me surprised that I'd never really heard them before, and now it's impossible for me to choose a favorite song to put on my playlist so it's an undeniable 5 for me.

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5

Great start already one of my favorite albums from high school

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5

Can’t believe this is the first album I got xD

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5

Yup good

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5

Such an excellent album. Starts off well and tapers off a bit in the second half but still a great listen. 9/10.

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5

amazing

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5

All time classic. Brought me back to my middle school days.

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5

I liked it. I liked it. I liked it. I liked it.

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5

Me like

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5

❤️but not By The Way

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5

What can ye say. Seminal album

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5

One of THE albums of the 90s, classic.

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5

Completely biased rating because FUCK YESSSSSS!! This is the sound of me discovering a musical preference of my own, the sound of being 12 in 1999 and figuring out who I want to be. It is an undeniably groovy and unique album that is a direct line to my younger self.

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5

I’d riot if canonical albums like this weren’t included. One of my favourites and a long-term resident in the tape deck of my Tarago when I was in high school. I can understand people not enjoying all their stuff, but there’s just something about the Peppers. Only downer- a bit too much rhymy stuff in Around the World.

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5

This is RHCP at a perfect blend of funky-punky aggro, and softened alternative pop rock sound. It is tight, but still feels full. The only thing I might change is the song order, as many placements of songs in the overall album experience stick out to me.

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5

This was one in heavy rotation back in the day. The first half is much better, but there’s a lot of variety and energy throughout.

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5

Really good. Didn't realize I knew so many of these songs.

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5

08/06/1999 Playful and rhythmic, this bass guitar heavy album feels like the backdrop for a summer day playing beach volleyball on the Pacific or a sweaty dance floor at a rock club. With some of the most catchy tunes every to hit the radio, the diversity of vocal tones and lyrical themes (of resistance and freedom) complete the prescription of joy and release that cause so many embrace the entire album.

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5

Such a good album! I was getting a little bored towards the end but thats a personal issue and can't fault the album!

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5

What can I say, the best grooves in the 90's/00s, the first album i bought when i was just 13yo.

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5

What a great band. This is not even their best album.

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5

Un dels grans retorns de la història del rock. Després de 'One Hot Minute' i de gairebé una década des de Blood Sugar, no crec que ningú esperés gaire de la banda a aquelles alçades, ni ells mateixos. I es treuen de la màniga, no un bon retorn, sinó el seu millor disc. Una banda sonora perfecta pel final del mil.lenni que superava tot el que havien aconseguit fins ara. Ho prova el fet que la banda des d'aleshores als seus shows recupera molts pocs temes anteriors al disc; una segona part de la seva carrera que els catapultaria com a banda d'estadis. Qui ho havia de dir al 1998!

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5

Probably have to give this 5 stars simply for nostalgia ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

Album espectacular

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5

RHCP. Vinilo.

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5

Californication es sin duda un discazo que cierra con broche de oro la década de los noventa. Para los fans de siempre de los RHCP fue quizá el disco en el que se vendieron y se fueron al Rock Pop de MTV, y aunque es posiblemente cierto, también es el disco que los movió a la cima, del cual se desprenden sus rolas más conocidas (hoy en día) y sus videos más emblemáticos. Con todo y eso, yo casi veo un disco que se parte en dos, con la primera mitad llena de los sencillos que sonaron en todos lados y que tal vez a los fans de antes no les encantan; y luego otra mitad con rolas más oscuras para esos fans y que no se movieron en radio o tv. Mi favorita es seugro alguna de las que movieron como sencillo, pero no sé decir cuál de todas.

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5

Gran disco en ese entonces, gran disco hoy, casi 23 años después. Aunque no 100% el sonido anterior de los RHCP, más garage o más crudo, mantiene la esencia y la energía del grupo apoyándose en una producción impecable. Además, la calidad de la mayoría de las canciones es excelente y está muy bien balanceado en el tipo de canción. Mi única queja sería que es un poco largo y las canciones 11-14 sí hacen un bache que después levanta con Road Trippin' para cerrar el disco, aunque siendo realistas era poco probable que esto no pasara si acomodas al inicio 6 (o hasta 7) canciones de primerísimo nivel. 5 estrellas, no hay discusión. Songs: Scar Tissue, Parallel Universe, Other Side, Around the World, Californication, Easily, Road Trippin'

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5

Growing up I didn't really listen to RHCP. I liked a few of their singles but didn't branch out and instead dismissed them as that band that can't stop referencing California into their songs. After listening to Californication, I wish I could've looked through that silly assumption and enjoyed the music. This is really good shit. Aside from the California references in at least 3 of their songs, you have plenty of funky basslines and guitar riffs, some sombre acoustic melodies, and chill vibes. There is also no band songs, even the bonus tracks are good. Favourite songs were the title track, Road Trippin, Parallel Universe and Otherside.

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5

This album makes me want to Californicate myself into oblivion as much now as it did back then.

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5

Noni! Jos kuulisin tän levyn tänään ekaa kertaa sais tää luultavasti arvosanaksi 4/5. Näin ei kuitenkaan ole. Tää on the one and only ensinmäinen levy josta mulla on tarkkoja muistoja ja joka starttas mun kohdalla bändien ja levyjen kuuntelemisen syrjäyttäen yksittäiset radio mafian hittipaskat. Tottakai siis maailmassa oli niihin aikoihin muitakin asioita kun musa - kuten vaik legopalikat ja muut nassikalle kiinnostavat jutut, mutta tää on jättänyt jälkensä. Se että tää oli se eka jatkuvalla toistolla cd-soittimessa pyörinyt levy, varsinkin kun tää oli jo tullessaan aika arvostettu, on tavallaan poikinut sen että mun käsitys hyvästä valtavirtarockista on pretty much tää levy. Kun siis saan uuden valtavirtarock-levyn kuunneltavaksi niin ennemmin tai myöhemmin mä varmaan vertaan sitä myös tähän plattaan. Jos mennään sitten itse sisätöön. Voi vittu siis onhan tää tasapainonen hieno levy jossa RHCP onnistuu tiputtamaan pois se ”sekopääfunkkirockbändi”-viitan mitä ne kannatteli tähän asti. Ja siis hei, harvoin sanon näin, mutta tässä levyssä ei oo mun mielestä turhia biisejä. Tää on myös oikeen mittainen. …vai olisko se kuitenkin se nostalgia? 5/5

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5

RHCP is a polarizing band, they are all over the place and have a massive repertoire of singles that you'll hear on the radio. Haven't listened to this album through but it is absolutely stacked with hits, and they're all solid. The guitarist John Frusciante has a history in and out of the band, this is his first album back after a long hiatus, and this summer (2022) he's returning again to the band for a tour. I'm seeing them live for the first time so excited for that and this album helped me get in the mood. Kiedis is the weakest link, but also the band doesn't work without him. All of the pieces fit together well, and this particular lineup has a great synergy in their instrumentals. This album slaps, the b-sides are mostly good, not great. Porcelain is probably the lowest point in the album, it's kind of whiplash to go into something so slow after nonstop high-energy bangers, and then it's right back to it afterwards.

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5

Californiuh

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5

-"Around The World" and "Parallel Universe" get kinda heavy at the end -"Purple Stain" is quite catchy, the stutter-style lyrics really grab your attention -"Right on Time" is a cool alternation of slow-style lyrics and blazing-fast lyrics. The bass is flying with a cool bassline through the whole thing. -"Get on Top," "Emit Remmus," "I Like Dirt," "Purple Stain" and "Right on Time" are all stand out songs -Great album, all the songs are interesting and most are very good. 5 stars!

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5

A seminal album for the Chilis, marking a level of maturity to their sound. Flea's funky bass line decorate chugging rock riffs whilst Antony Kiedis' sometimes abstract lyrical stylings meander across the top. Top stuff.

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5

AWESOME FODÃO LEGALZAÇO

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5

Modern classic

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5

Jak mówi klasyk, nie trzeba dużo mówić. Każdy zna, zapewne każdy słuchał w dzieciństwie. Oczywiście że brzmi to trochę powtarzalnie, ale sam akurat nie czuję, jakoby się przedłużało. Bangery typu Californication albo Otherside mówią same za siebie. Rozdarty między 4 a 5, bo nigdy wielkim RHCPowcem nie było, w obliczu poprzednich ocen daję tę 5, bo bym żałował

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5

Dream of Californication, more like Viva Californication There's really not a lot to say here, this is RHCP - you know them, you heard them, they do one thing and you already have an opinion on it. Californication clocks at under an hour, and even then it starts to drag its feet, and you start to feel like you've been listening to the same song for too long. The thing is I really, really love that song. And credit wher it's due, there are songs like Get on Top to pick up the pace and Porcelain to slow it down, so the listening experience is actually decently varied, and coupled with how simply fun it is to drift away in the sound and listen to the distinct vocals, I really cannot find it in me to focus on the flaws. Otherside and Californication are absolute classics and the obvious standouts of the album.

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5

I still think of this as a 'new' RHCP album... but I now realise it is old, and a classic. Perhaps their best.

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5

This is probably my most played album of all time. My brother had got this CD in 1999 when Scar Tissue hit. This album had TV commercials that aired to hype its release. The next summer in 2000 we basically had this on repeat on our portable Panasonic CD player. I personally can’t rate this album lower than 5 stars. It has so many songs that I’ve heard thousands of times and I still put on playlists to this day. Otherside is among my favourite songs of all time. I knew in the 2000s this album lost it towards the end. Listening how this one way too long. They could have cut out most of the songs after Easily could have been cut out.

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5

máquina de hits! a banda alcançou uma popularidade mainstream tão grande, que não consigo me considerar fã, apesar de gostar de muitas músicas. olhando pra trás, dá pra ver que esse álbum mudou tudo para eles. me surpreende, na minha opinião, que ele ainda não seja considerado um clássico do nível de um nevermind ou dookie, por exemplo.

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5

Dang!

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5

Some absolutely brilliant songs on here.

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5

Obviously 5

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5

amazing!

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5

RHCP is an awesome band whose songs I listen to regularly. While sometimes their songs cover some heavy topics, I enjoy the easy to listen, chill sound that they have cultivated over the years. Reminds me of the good times of summer. Multiple huge hits on this album although towards the end I am less familiar with some of those songs, they were still great songs on their own.

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5

le pifió el fotógrafo

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5

Là on peut discuter, après l'énorme bouse posée par les Red Hot Chili Peppers sur mon bureau il y a quelques semaines de cela, ces derniers ont su se ressaisir en proposant cet album d'une très grande qualité. Cet album semble qui plus est marquer le retour de Robert à la compétition, après une longue convalescence qui l'a tenu éloigné du générateur. Il signe son retour d'un superbe triplé Red Hot - Janet jackson - Radiohead. De très bonne augure pour la suite de la saison.

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5

What a wonderful album! Haven't heard RHCP in a while, so this was fun. Fave tracks are the title track, "Porcelain," "Scar Tissue," "Purple Stain," "Savior," and "Road Trippin'".

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5

This album sounds like my adolescence. Funny, because I think it marks the end of the bands adolescence.

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5

Пусть и вторая половина не такая хитовая, как первая, но альбом очень интересный и вполне заслуживает свои 5 звёзд. Если бы не ужасный мастеринг (или что вообще так звук убило), то безоговорочно 5.

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5

Great return to form with the pivotal return and influence of John Frusciante being no coincidence in making this their greatest album to date. Full of recognisable tracks that combine to make one of the greatest albums of all time in my opinion

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5

Great tunes, such a classic album that you know every word to.

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5

A classic. Full of tunes that have stuck around for almost 20 years

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5

Excelente,de los mejores discos que escuché.

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5

So many great songs on this album. Parallel Universe is probably my favorite. I guess in a different world everybody sleeps on a really large bed (California King)?

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5

10/10

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5

Classic Album, loved it since I was a kid. No more info needed.

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5

Fantastic album!

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5

Classic RHCP

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5

Amazing album listened to many times

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5

Perfeição! Um dos melhores álbuns ever! Só música boa! Melhores músicas: Scar Tissue, Otherside, Californication, Porcelain, Around the World, This velvet glove e Road Trippin'.

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5

NO WAY I MISSED THIS LISTENING RN

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5

So good!

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5

Perfect album.

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5

Otherside, scar tissue, californication...5!

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5

Love this album

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5

Di sicuro centra il fatto di averlo già ascoltato più volte, ma mi piace molto. 'Scar Tissue' è meravigliosa. Idem Road Trippin' che non ricordavo

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5

Hits em série com intensas audições em CD.

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5

One of the best albums of the late 90’s.

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4

1/18 Great Rock album. Standout Tracks: Scar Tissue, Otherside, Californication, Emit Remmus, Road Trippin’

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4

Nice to recognize a couple of songs. It was a pretty good album. 3.5?

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4

I really enjoyed this album. My knowledge of RHCP was fairly limited, knowing some of the bigger hits including the lead track “Californication” and it’s video. This was a good opportunity to explore the band’s music to more depth- and hear the more spiritual and melodic sound which critics spoke of.

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4

Great album

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4

Man some really killer songs, classics even, but I think some of the deeper cuts are just kinda meh. Great stuff tho.

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4

I never give the peppers enough credit, their shit slaps

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4

Tempted to give a 5 but I’m the end I did find getting to the end of the album a bit of a drag. Interesting to read that it was Frusciante’s return (from skag) that have the band the more mellow and melodic edge. Did not know it was their 7th album and I would have guessed earlier than 99. The biggest surprise though? Kiedis and Mel C! 😮

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4

That was hip! I looooove Flea's sound

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4

First half was much better than the second half.

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4

7

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4

Snazzy bass!

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4

Amazing 5 singles, some of the best RHCP ever made. The rest of the album is fine, nothing very memorable outside of those hits, but everything kinda just fits together.

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4

Kinda nice, some singles stand out, more of a 3,5/5

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4

Packed with hits. Too good to ignore

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4

I mean... yes, this is good

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4

Nostalgi redux

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4

Go on. Dream of it.

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4

something about the red hot chilli peppers is that in almost all their songs something seems … off, but they’re just still so good and I keep coming back to them over and over <3

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4

Better than I remembered.

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4

Fav song: Californication

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4

SO many hits on this album. I may have burned myself out on a lot of them at this point but I won't knock the album down for that.

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4

Reminds me of high school

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4

vecchia conoscenza... sempre particolare

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4

This was the turning point of RHCP before they went rather downhill. This still had the cool classic funk elements

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4

Buenardo

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4

Ok. Not bad, but not my favorite. Bass is pretty badass.

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4

The first album I've been given that I've heard of before (even if I've never listened to it the whole way through). The title track is as good as it's ever been, and the whole album mostly succeeds in keeping the atmosphere alive. I think it drags a little bit toward the end and if somebody told me this was their favorite album ever, I'd look at them sideways. With that said, it's definitely a good album with a few standouts, it's just not exceptional.

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4

Emoji Monday: 🌶🍃💆🍃

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4

I knew some of these but had never listened to the whole album

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4

El arranque es genial: Around the World, Parallel Universe, Scar Tissue Otherside y luego Californication. Gran cierre a los 90 por porte de RHCP.

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4

So many great songs that I forget are on this album. Makes me want to see them live. Fades in the second half... If I could do half stars, this is 4.5

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4

Iconic sound of 90s alt-rock. Really enjoyed!

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4

8/10

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4

It’s got classics but a lot of it is mediocre or annoying. 8

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4

Imprescindible para comenzar el siglo XXI. Rock and roll comercial + un poco de fusión + mucho postureo = un clásico

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4

Cool

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4

I wasn’t always a pepper head but on one of our road trips my wife and I listened to almost all of their albums as we traveled through Utah and Arizona and I was converted. It was the perfect soundtrack and this album was one of those so it always brings me back to Sedona and the beautiful landscapes and cruising down the highways and byways. This isn’t my favorite pepper album but it is still really good. There is a magical quality to this group, maybe due to the drugs or the skills but their songs are so unique and unlike anything else. They were never afraid to go crazy. My favs are Around the World, Parallel Universe, Scar Tissue, Otherside, Get On Top, Californication, Porcelain, and I Like Dirt. The album cover is iconic and always makes me want to sit by the pool, though idk if I’d swim in it if that was the color.

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4

Low 8 overall. The first half was great, even if the songs sounded kind of similar. But the second half was a lot weaker, and there wasn't even really a strong ending. Should have probably been shorter.

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Yesterday I worked on updating the interior framing schedule, pulling details over from Train A and developing a detail at the stair door intersection. What cant be said about this album... I was probably more motivated by this album then any other ive listened to thus far. My top song was Around the World although I could probably listen to any song on this album no problem.

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4

Liked it! Fell off a bit at the end but still gets an 8

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4

Great album overall but has some weaker tracks. 8

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4

Loved Scar tissue, The Other Side, Get On Top. They are so comfortable switching from rock to ballad to rap to pop. Very talented band and when they lost a member the replacement filled the big shoes so seamlessly. “Get On Top” was a look at how versatile they were with a rendition of a Rap Rock song in the early years of rap. Well done gentlemen. Keep these amazing artist coming. I was ready to jump ship last week this week

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4

Fun and familiar. Always love the bass

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4

Solid 4. Lots of good songs that I would enjoy if they came on, but not much I would seek out on their own

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4

I don’t love all of it but this is still a top chili peppers album for me.

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4

this being a newer album....looks, 1999 WHAT THE FUDGE! Love me RHCP - I saw them in concert with Tammy in 2018. I give this album four argyle socks

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4

Pretty darn good. 4RS

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4

Good album.

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4

Good album,can't believe its 22 years old!

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4

Funk rock cross over. Best Tracks: Around the World, Parallel Universe, Scar Tissue.

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4

This is likely a 4, but let's listen to the whole thing. I generally like the sound... Lots of familiar songs, but not ones that I love -- it is soul-searching, and that kind of overshadows the good funky sound that I like. It would really be like a 3.5, so I'll go ahead with 4/5.

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4

Their best album. All downhill from here.

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4

Fantastic mix of upbeat rock and more composed songwriting. Californication and Scar Tissue are obvious favorites but them and the rest of the first half make the second half pale a bit in comparison, so I rounded this 4.5 down to a 4. Saved: Around the World, Scar Tissue, Californication Easily, Road Trippin'

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4

lots of bangers, most of them I already knew

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4

tied for second best album by the ole chili peppers. road trippin and purple stain are the unsung heroes of the album

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4

I think this album is probably better than Blood Sugar Sex Magic. Well rounded, rockers and cruisy vibes, but it all flows.

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4

Prefer their hit songs

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