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Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chili Peppers

1991

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Album Summary

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991, by Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Rick Rubin, its musical style differed notably from the band's previous album Mother's Milk (1989), reducing the use of heavy metal guitar riffs and accentuating the melodic songwriting contributions of guitarist John Frusciante. The album's subject matter incorporates sexual innuendos and references to drugs and death, as well as themes of lust and exuberance. Blood Sugar Sex Magik peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200, and produced the hit singles "Under the Bridge", "Give It Away", "Suck My Kiss", "Breaking the Girl", and "If You Have to Ask". The album propelled the Red Hot Chili Peppers into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim. Frusciante quit the band during the 1992 tour, uncomfortable with fame; he rejoined in 1998. Blood Sugar Sex Magik is recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion of the early 1990s, with Steve Huey of AllMusic calling it "probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make".

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Rating

3.58

Votes

5434

Genres

  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Sat May 22 2021
3

“Blood Sugar Sex Magic” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991) Here is an album with a diverse range of styles, from white hip hop (which doesn’t quite rise to the level), to white funk, to hard rock, to metal. One thing can be said about Red Hot Chili Peppers: the instrumentals are consistently excellent—bass, drums, guitar are very well performed. Bass and guitar solos on “Naked in the Rain” are very good. I wish they had been extended. But the compositions are uneven. Rap lyrics seem amateurish (although “Give It Away” is better). Sex references, while ubiquitous, are exceedingly shallow, as if love making is a hobby. It seems to be in perpetual search of shock. When I was young, I was more interested in doing it than hearing about it. Mindless lust is overrated. Has its cool moments. The album, that is. 3/5

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Fri May 21 2021
1

Man this album sucks. It feels like something a chubby middle school kid would listen to before he puts on a fedora and goes to the school dance, where he just stands in the corner judging the kids who are having fun. Under the Bridge slaps, but the rest of this album is terrible.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
1

Base score: 5 stars. This was an excellently crafted and performed album that undoubtedly succeeded in its intentions. PERSONAL BIAS DEDUCTIONS: I do not enjoy the Chili Peppers' sound: –1 star The 73-minute runtime subjected me to the equivalent of two albums' worth of Chili Peppers content: –1 star I already hated the song "Suck My Kiss" and never wanted to hear it again: –1 star I already hated the song "Give It Away" and never wanted to hear it again: –1 star Oof, that's a shame. I really would have loved this album if everything about it was different.

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Sat May 08 2021
5

SEX MAGIK

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

Absolute classic. One of the best albums of the 90s

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

Kiedis' white boy rap only gets more cringey as the years go on, and his out of tune singing is insufferable - only thing the man can half-way do is call and response blues hollers. Way too much rhythm and way too little actual musical ideas going on here overall. Though there are some stand out tracks, but the rest of it is so tedious the stand outs are drowned out. Aged real badly/10

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Wed Jul 21 2021
1

I mean it was popular at the time. But mullets were popular at one time. so was blood letting with leaches. Just because it was popular doesn't mean it was good.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
1

The answer to the question; what on earth is that noise on the radio? is usually the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. So this is their classic album?! I just don't get it and probably never will. Under the Bridge is a nice tune but the rapping/singing style makes me want to bang my head against a wall to make it stop. Its just not good. Or of any merit. 1/5

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

An album that I've probably only previously listened to once or twice, but love several songs form it. All-timer.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

I've literally wore the 1's and 0's off my cd from listening so many times.

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Enough stank that it bails a gorged muskox from the podium. One of my favourite all-time albums, and a feature cassette in the Tarago.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

Rick Rubin – legend!

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Wed Aug 25 2021
2

What a wildly inconsistent album. The first two songs made me want to rate it as a rare 1 star. Seriously, that frat boy rock rapping is so lame. It was a wild rollercoaster ride of garbage and gems. I was almost ready to start to look past the first two tracks until I heard the title track. Ruined. I’d give it a 2.5 if I could, but I can’t. So 2. The thing is, this could have been a 4 star album if they had only cut it down to 40 minutes.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
1

An incomplete list of things that aged better than this album: pagers, Richard Nixon campaign buttons, Blockbuster, the crab meat you left out on the counter last night, the kid who played young Anakin. Best track: Under the Bridge

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

Funky rock. Love RHCP and this is a classic! Some real highlights on this one and after reading Scar Tissue and understanding the issues behind the scenes, it's amazing that they made it and continued to make music.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

First 4 tracks are amazing. Unique guitar and bass. Pronounced bass. Great use of stereo and songs blend perfectly - seamless transition between track 1&2 Singles dont even come in till later this album rocks, surprisingly enough ive never listened it it its entirety.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
5

This Fucking Gem

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

real nice

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Really enjoyed. Hadn't list to much Chilli Peppers before Californiacation but this was really good. Some songs weren't great and much preferred the slower ones than the funky ones.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

Not a single miss. Rock, funk, energy, segues, chunky rhythm guitar, Flea turned up to 11, and classic raunch liberally sprinkled throughout. Could listen on repeat for at least 3 times straight. PS this is my go-to album for driving crosstown through Manhattan.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Et album der altså...

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

perfect

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

Just such a dope album

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

♥‿♥

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Fantastisk og funky album. Kjører gjennomlytting av dette albumet med ujevne mellomrom - aldri lei.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Evig klassiker

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Als het kon, gaf ik dit album zes sterren. Een van m’n favorieten.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

love this album.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

Massively surprised by this one. I've heard a lot of RHCP when I was a kid because my brother loved them. Since then I've sort of discarded them because I found the singer's voice annoying on their best known songs like Californication. But this album is actual fire. Loving the funky guitars and the mix of playful and technical details. With this less pop-oriented style the singer's voice fits way better too.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

So good.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Amazing Album

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Sat May 08 2021
5

ayyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeee

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Sat Jun 12 2021
5

Straight up 5 stars especially coming from Mother’s Milk and their earlier stuff which was just pure chaos. This album was the true foundation for their super stardom and their future sound. Chad Smith is EXCELLENT in this album as is John Frusciante who is 20/21 recording this which is insane. Have a lot of these tracks on my main Spotify playlist. I also read that Flea didn’t use any slap bass in this album as he said too many people were copying his style at the time which is utter bollox because Naked in the Rain is all slap as is the outro of Power of Equality. Highly recommend watching Funky Monks which covers the making of this and the behind the scenes of them hanging out in an LA mansion and recording the whole album there with Rick Rubin.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
5

Another album I know quite a few songs off of and several in rotation quite regularly but never listened start to finish so looking forward to it. The Power of Equality - SWING! - "Power of the equality" banger - if you have to ask - loving that guitar and the scream at the beginning - definitely an inspiration for fun loving criminals - "(If you have to ask) You'll never know Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go" worthy applause at the end Breaking the Girl - a sad love song - love the backing vocals Funky Monks - what is not to love and love how it is keidis doing his own "backing"/"repeating" vocals .... Dancin' down your avenue love the outro Suck My Kiss - oh yeah! - Suck my kiss, cut me my share just a banger of a song I Could Have Lied - complete change of direction, love it - stink face of a song can't believe i never heard this before "She struck me but I'm fucked up now" Mellowship Slinky in B Major - love the music and the lyrics are peak keidis "Good God, take me away now" The Righteous & the Wicked - i love the subtle background noises they left in like the whispering 1,2,3,4 at the begginning here finally some more fruiscante vocals i love their two voices together "Marvin Gaye my love, where did we go wrong?" Give It Away - not much to say on this, it is amazing and obviously one of their better known song "You do a little dance and then you drink a little water" love the "backwards" guitar sound/effect and keidis "flicking" when he says give it away in the chorus "I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper" Blood Sugar Sex Magik - can't believe i never heard this one either "Every woman has a piece of Aphrodite Copulate to create a state of sexual light Kissing her virginity, my affinity I mingle with the gods, I mingle with divinity" Under the Bridge - i love this song i have heard this so many times, album version, live, covers etc and I love every one but the best is keidis and fruiscante on a boat in the netherlands or somewhere playing this which is poetic considering the history and the future of their lives "Well, I never worry, now that is a lie" next 6 tracks except sir physcho would have been dropped if this album came out later, good songs but do dilute the album for me Naked in the Rain - good song one of the ones i like less but that could be 12 track in fatigue but shows the strength of the album Apache Rose Peacock "Said that girl who left me silly She liked the looks of me and my willy" The Greeting Song - even keidis doesn't like this one, but it is grand My Lovely Man - meh Sir Psycho Sexy - love it "Deep inside the garden of Eden Standing there with my hard on bleedin' There's a devil in my dick and some demons in my semen Good God no, that would be treason" They’re Red Hot - was not expecting that 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again. 5 - absolute belter so based on this has to be a 5

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

Love this album, top 5 in my life

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

One of the good RHC Albums, Some tracks a not that cool.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
5

Legendary

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Una genialidad este disco. Todas las canciones son buenas y llenas de energia

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

Ciągle super

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Sat Aug 21 2021
5

Kind of an iconic album, wouldn't you say? I'm all about it.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
5

Un dels discos més cool dels 90, i on sempre que tornes pots trobar nous temes que havies oblidat o no havies considerat el suficient, a més de poder disfrutar de nou dels hits de sempre. Una d'aquelles obres que marca una generació

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

This defined so much of that era. The hits still hit as hard as day one. I hadn’t listened to this all the way through in a long while but it still fantastic.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Ахуенна, заслушал до дыр

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

10/10

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Brilliant, not as refined or mature as the classic late 90s/2000s albums, but a good fun mix of early Chilis progressing to the Californication sound. I still love this, even if it a bit too long. 5 star album.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

ahhhhhhhh va

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Sun Oct 03 2021
5

A wonderful album from start to finish. I loved the Peppers before this but this album totally reinvented them as a band, showed just how good they could be as songwriters and be taken seriously rather than a throwaway party band. No question that working with Rick Rubin and stripping back their sound worked wonders and Frusciante getting the chance to not just replicate Hillel Slovaks sound. Absolutely wonderful from start to finish ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Uh, HELL YEA. I already loved this album (and RHCP). Killer album. One of, if not, the best album of theirs.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

When I was 15 I loved this album. Bought the guitar TAB book and learned every single note that John Frusciante plays on this album. As a guitar teacher I still teach the odd song from it (particularly fond of the solos on I Could Have Lied, and Mellowship Slinky...). I thought I'd kinda outgrown the album and band but when it came up as today's album I listened again, and loved every last bit of it, cringe-inducing lyrics and all. NOBODY played their instruments like this back in the 90's. Peak RHCP brilliance.

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Sun Nov 21 2021
5

Absolute classic!!

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

For a while, and because of this album, and around the years following its release, the Peppers were probably the "biggest band in the world". I recall recording the album to a cassette. Several months later, when I realised I'm listening to that cassette every day (and despite investing in quality TDK cassettes, these things don't last) I gave up and bought the CD.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

One of my all time favourites

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Give It Away and Under the Bridge are 2 of my favorite RHCP songs. Great album all the way through.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

This really brought back some college memories... I remember I couldn't believe how good this album was back then. Still pretty solid but there are a couple of duds that I was blind to back then. Even so, I gotta say that the hits really outshine the duds. Could see it being annoying if you're not already into this kind of music but luckily for me, I am.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

Alguien dijo Funk?!

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Thu Dec 30 2021
5

4.8 - such an amazing album. Classic RHCP sound. A bevy of great songs and a heavy dose of nostalgia. It’s been too long since I listened to this - so glad this project had me pick it up again.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

Great

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Great start, love the first 2 songs and some real classic on there!

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

Classic!

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

Top 5 greatest album to me.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

This album just keeps giving and giving!

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Sat Feb 19 2022
5

Bangin album here So good the whole way through it Chilli Pepper’s best 9/10

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

Great

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

RHCP. Vinilo.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Plenty of personal history with this album. Greased funk bassline grooves with Anthony's mercurial lyrical delivery comes together to make a really sonic statement. Power of Equality into If You Have You Have To Ask is smooth and sets the tone for the real groove flexibility the Chili Peppers display on the album. Breaking The Girl is a titan of a song. Suck My Kiss is another. The connective tissue on this record does the important work of creating the space for these monster hits. I Could Have Lied is a sleeper hit on the record. Give It Away punches us all in the face with how it takes over, with the most absolute insane soundscape. Followed immediately by Under The Bridge. Goddamn the hits literally cannot be stoped. The best part is there is this true thread that runs through all of these songs. They're Red Hot is a nice little bow on the end of the sprawling Mr Psycho Sexy. What a goddamn album.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

Rulez

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Sun Mar 13 2022
5

To ne this is still the best RHCP Album. Those afterwards are still great in their own regard, but nothing beats blood sugar sex magic...

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

i only realized a few months ago that rhcp were funk! and this album is pure funk and rap, and i sure loved it! some of the lyrics are, uhhh, well beyond suggestive, but somehow i don’t mind with all of the amazing guitar, bass, and drums. i mean, rhcp certainly embraced their desire for unrestrained lyrics. a lot surrounds sex, but the opening song, “the power of equality,” being what it is and containing some scathing comments, makes sure we know they’ve got more to say. this album, as a whole, is so solid. the slower songs on the album don’t mess with the flow. “under the bridge,” in fact, remains this album’s highlight. it’s beautiful and relatable, regardless of situation. the rest of the album has such amazing instrumentation—it’s steady throughout. special mention to my favorite lyric ever: hicks don’t mix with politics.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

Timeless, every song slaps. This album stands so on its own yet defines an era, which is rare

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

very good

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

Not a gem, but close to

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Fri May 06 2022
5

Classic

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Fri May 06 2022
5

There's not much to fault on this well produced funky album which has great songs, excellent lead vocals and plenty of energy. Instrumentally, the group is on fire, creating some awesome grooves. I like that they experimented with sounds like backwards guitar on 'Give It Away', mellotron on 'Breaking The Girl, If You Have To Ask' and 'Sir Psycho Sexy' (also featuring marimba) plus Flea plays Trumpet on trumpet on 'Apache Rose Peacock'. They're not afraid to mellow the mood, like on 'I Could Have Lived' and of course there's familiar singles like 'Under The Bridge' and 'Suck My Kiss'. Unlike a lot of double albums, it doesn't feel like they beefed it up with filler. This was a really enjoyable and accessible album. A classic.

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Sat May 07 2022
5

It’s been a while since I’ve really listened to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and I never listened to a complete album. I definitely appreciate them more now than I did then… they create incredible compositions in a wide variety of styles. The songs are interesting, include complex arrangements and unexpected instruments, and are a lot of fun to listen to! Really enjoyed this and glad to have found a new appreciation of this group that I had not appreciated as much as I feel I should have when this was new. This is an album I will be listening to again!

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Fri May 13 2022
5

Another classic

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Last time I probably listened to this album was in my dads crappy old BMW around 2007. It banged then and it still bangs now- and I was fully prepared to hate this album

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Tue May 24 2022
5

Lovely!

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Sun Jun 05 2022
5

Fundamental na formação do caráter e aptidão no rock.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

an old favorite

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Fri Jun 24 2022
5

I remember there being a book of bass tablature in the guitar shop I got lessons from that was strictly for this album. Naive, 12-year-old me flipped through it one day landing on "Sir Psycho Sexy" (of course, the tab book had lyrics). Years later, I finally got around to listening to the record, and it became my favorite RHCP record of their entire discography. Love them or hate them, this is RHCP firing on all cylinders, a well-oiled machine of funk rock, somewhere they would never really touch again. Flea absolutely puts work into this record, and John Frusciante creates wonderful soundscapes for Anthony Keidis to go into full white-boy-rock-funk mode. It's, in my opinion, a great album, the right combination of youth, drugs, and just fucking going for it. There's plenty of vulnerability on here too, with "Under the Bridge" remaining a very important track to me. A few songs could be described "misses" on this project, but they'd be the best songs on a lesser album, so they get a pass. Favorite tracks: "Sir Psycho Sexy", "The Power of Equality", "Under the Bridge", "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", "Suck My Kiss"

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Great album. IMO it's the RHCP best album. It brought back great memories from my teen years listening to it.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

I recall seeing RHCP perform at an MTV Awards the year that this was up for awards. They set up to play Under the Bridge in formal wear and got through the first chords before ripping off their clothes and busting out Give It Away near-naked as 50 fans joined them on stage for an orgy for the eyes. This album is joyous.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

A+++

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Sun Jul 24 2022
5

Absolutely amazing album which hits like a baseball bat - Pure LA sound and a complete reshuffle/breakdown of the rock scene when it dropped. Every track is a winner and at least half this album is top 10s. 5/5

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

All ready loved the album

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

Geen twijfel over de rating. Funky, heel erg rockend. Goeie nummers en fantastische muzikanten

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

One of the best albums ever made. ever

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

Banger, seminal RHCP album. Granted this came out in my junior year of college, so very nostalgic for me. Game changer that came out amidst the grunge movement. Breaking the Girl blew my mind. The opener is a wake up call. Took RHCP from weird funk niche California band to worldwide superstars and set the stage for the next few RHCP albums.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

This is phenomenal! It's a double album that keeps you excited for the whole ride. I still haven't heard a chillies song I don't like and I get to see them in January!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Great - one of my fav bands.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Easy five. The king's of making me strut around the house. Suck My Kiss has been a favourite song of all time since I was a young bloke.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

RHCP doing their thing. The back half is really strong, and quite a few strong tracks throughout. The only negative feeling I had about this album is that it continues to make me feel that Sublime was entirely slighted.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

RHCP at their hottest and pepperiest. This is the perfect balance between the zany funk-rap weirdness of their early stuff and the catchy but safe alt-rock they grew into. I dig.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

RHCP. Vinilo.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

One of the best albums ever.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Perfection

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

I fucking love this album and have since High School.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

El disco preciso en el momento justo. Puros 90. "The Power of Equality", "Breaking the Girl", "Suck My Kiss", "The Righteous & the Wicked", "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge", "Naked in the Rain", "My Lovely Man", "Sir Psycho Sexy" y para terminar "They're Red Hot".

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

5 stars. There is a lot of hate that this hasn’t aged well. Yes the sexual innuendoes are childish, and Anthony often can’t find the pitch. But who the fuck cares! This has a special place in my heart (and my 2000 accord coupe CD visor attachment RIP)

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

fire

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

Great guitar tones.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

This was an important album for me. I shunned Funk since to me it was a little too closely related to disco. This album reintroduced me to funk, cleared my musical pallet and dealt with my disco hangover that had lasted a decade. The ballads are also pretty cool.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

curto afu das antiga ja

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Hyvä albumi sitä luulee.. vähän nukahtaa... sitten tulee.. yks biisi.. albumin paras biisi.. Under the Bridge.. TÄRÄYTTÄÄ PYSTYYN ei sen takia että se olis energisempi.. vaan koska se on erilainen... Näyttää että kaikkea sitä osataan tehdä.. Sen jälkeen laatu ei tipahda.. Oskillaatiota ei tapahdu.. Syystäkin pidetään RHCP:n mestariteoksena... KOSKA ON HYVÄ ALBUMI VIISI TÄHTEÄ MONI BIISI JÄÄ MIELEEN!!! EI OLE TASAPAKSU 1H 19 MINUUTTIA!!

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Don’t think I’ve ever listened to this all the way through but this shit slaps!

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Excellent album. A great mix of funk and that 90s sludgy sound in the production. Tons of hits, and great album tracks, with zero skips.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

RHCP FTW

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Sun Oct 16 2022
5

Un album qui a definit un son pour les re hotd. 5

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

There are a lot of very legitimate criticisms you can throw at this band, but it doesn’t change the fact that this album fucking slaps. A goofy band bonded together by immense trauma and drug addiction.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

RHCP being spicy and funky when it needs to, yet mellow in the best ways during the softer songs too. Such a nice mix between soft and hard which makes for a great all round consistent album. It's over an hour run time goes by pretty quickly, has no sour points and has multiple bangers. Ticks all the boxes really. Give It Away was the only song I really knew before and its a solid banger, but I came away liking the title track and Under The Bridge even more. Sir Psycho Sexy and Breaking the Girl were my other highlights.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Heard this a kazillion times, some of it is classic. Drags on a tiny bit towards the end though. 4/5.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

best rhcp

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Wed Oct 28 2020
4

I feel like I would have really liked this album if I was around at the time just out of it's punk, alt-rock nature. There's some hip hop influence in this record that I attribute to Rick Rubin's production. Good album, although it starts to drag on with 17 tracks. Standout Tracks: Suck My Kiss, I Could Have Lied, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Sir Psycho Sexy

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Sat Jul 03 2021
4

Iconic RHCP

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

I like the old stuff

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Intro to The Power of Equality goes hard, nice bassline too. Love the album, Under the Bridge is one of my favorite songs. Give It Away is a classic. Album is solid and fucking filled with sexual innuendos. I love RHCP but as a whole, the album didn't impress me as much as I thought it would, still solid though, 6/8.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

I do love me some RHCP. Perhaps I'm a bit of a casual in regards to their music, as I enjoy their later stuff a bit more. Californication being the magnum opus for the band, however I do like the funk/punk mix of their earlier stuff as well. Nevertheless I can't help but groove along their music and for me that's a marker or something awesome.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

7.9

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Classic. So good and I can’t help but smile and just listen over and over

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Plutôt 3,5 que 4 mais bon

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Este disco tiene el sello inconfundible de los RH: una combinación de Funk + Rock + Jazz + Hip Hop. Ya conocía algunas canciones de este disco, pero fue muy interesante escucharlo completo, de corrido y en orden, ya que se puede apreciar que las canciones fueron acomodadas a propósito en ese orden, como en una especie de disco progresivo. Este disco es pre-Californication y se nota; la música es un poco más "astringente" y jazzeada. Además, me parece que Californication evolucionó a partir del estilo de "Under the Bridge". El lado "negativo" del disco es que varias de las canciones son como muy parecidas llegando a hartar. Creo que hubieran podido quitar dos o tres de ellas y el disco hubiera funcionado mucho mejor. Esto casi hace que le de 3 estrellas, pero bueno, tiene Under the Bridge y pues... XD

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Just a classic record for me.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Classic Album!

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Hace un tiempo meditaba a mis adentros... "¿Realmente todavía son relevantes los RHCP? ¿Hay quien honestamente siga pensando que son buenos?" La respuesta es irrelevante en este caso, lo que nos recuerda este disco es que, a pesar de tener bastantes topes y subidas y bajadas en su carrera, no se puede dudar que han sacado música tanto de altísima calidad como de muy importante relevancia. En un segundo disco que se lleva de calle al debut de Mother's Milk se escucha una banda mucho más melódica, con un funk más vivo empujado con un toque de punk. Las letras muchísimo más maduras en algunas canciones sin dejar bien claro que de primera instancia son una banda que tampoco se va a tomar tan en serio. Puede sonar medio cliché hablar bien de este disco pero creo que es el que mejor refleja esa magia inicial que creció a la banda. Ahora, lo que tampoco se puede negar es que creo, al menos la mitad de todo el crédito que puede tener este disco es de Rick Rubin, él es el verdadero genio detrás de todo esto y sin él estoy seguro que no hubieran llegado a ser todo lo que fueron/son. Al ver sobre 1991 caigo en cuenta que salió el mismo año que Nevermind y Ten, y aunque en su momento cualquiera hubiera dicho que los otros dos son mejores discos creo que el sonido de BSSM ha sobrevivido mucho mejor con el paso de los años como para ser introducido a alguien sin contexto, mucho más accesible que un grunge que quizá hoy en día no le habla tanto a los jóvenes. No llega al 5 solo porque en mi opinión todavía no es su mejor disco y todavía serán unos años y otra ausencia/regreso de Frusciante para que salga el que a mi parecer es el punto máximo de la banda.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Gooood.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Fresher Bass zum Geburtsjahr - 4

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Funky AF.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Been listening o it since the ninties, great album

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Amamos a los RHCH por su poder aunque de repente no digan nada. Este LP abrió brecha spor un video, así que sabemos que merece todo

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

Mi primera impresión es que se trata de un álbum súper enérgico. En general, me gusta mucho el sonido de los RHCP y acá, al pensar que esto es de 1991, sí pienso que de alguna manera proyectó (o influyó en) una vertiente del rock posterior. Las guitarras y la batería se lucen en varias canciones y pues la voz de Kiedis yo sí diría que es icónica. Además este es el álbum de dos canciones que me gustan mucho: "Give It Away" y "Under the Bridge". Fuera de los singles, creo que la que más me gustó fue "Apache Rose Peacock" y la que abre, "The Power of Equality" que es un curioso statement político de alguna forma y se diluye un poco para pasar a canciones más sensuales, medio eróticas. 8.5/10

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Love this album.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Goo.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

It remembers my teenage years so I have some good memories of all RHCP's career. However, this album is not so great that I remember, even with the last songs being great examples of all the RHCP power and dominance of their style. I'll give it 4 stars for it because of all, the memories, the sentiment, and the good songs.

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Sat May 15 2021
4

"Give It Away" Released: September 4, 1991 "Under the Bridge" Released: March 10, 1992 "Suck My Kiss" Released: May 1, 1992 "Breaking the Girl" Released: July 30, 1992 "If You Have to Ask" Released: February 1993

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Highlights: Power of Equality, Breaking the Girl, Under The Bridge It's the breakout album that introduced the world to California punk-pop (for better or for worse). It's uniquely obnoxious and brightly endearing, and something that most other bands couldn't get away with, especially since the grunge sound had taken hold at the same time (BSSM was released on the same day as Nirvana's Nevermind). There's something for everyone here, not all tracks will hit equally, and certainly no one should feel bad if they don't enjoy them all.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Not a huge fan of RHCP, but I've loved this album for about 20 years despite that. As close to a 5/5 as you can get with being 5/5

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

Sobre todo el sonido del bajo en este disco me resulta muy agradable, le un ritmito chido, muy bouncy, muy noventas, semi-pesado conservando el chill. Canción favorita del album: The Righteous & the wicked por el breakdown más o menos inesperado del min 2:31, pensé que regresaría al coro o algo así, pero fue una buena sorpresa. Mood: Horny swag.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Stilzitten is onmogelijk bij deze plaat! Wat funken en grooven de mannen Frusciante, Flea en Smith toch de pan uit. Qua muziek 5 dikke sterren, maar Kiedis zijn rap-zang is niet altijd even hip-en-happening (hoewel op deze plaat nog het best te pruimen van alle Peppers platen).

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Allereerste keer dat ik deze klassieker voor het eerst helemaal heb beluisterd. Hoewel ik de stem van Kiedis maar moeilijk blijf trekken, vind ik dit album grote klasse. En je hoort (wanneer niet) de hand van de grote John F.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Geen Peppers fan, maar dit is toch wel echt een tof album.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Takes me back.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

This album is very nostalgic for me. So, I may have a bias here. I think this album is all over the place in a wonderful way. There isn't a cohesive story or even sound. It makes each new song refreshing compared to the previous. The messages and themes in the song are always worth looking at the lyrics for.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

I am not a huge fan of theirs, but this holds up. There is some idiocy on the album, like Suck My Kiss, and the big thumbsucker that is Under the Bridge, but John Frusciante's sunshine bright tones cut through the funky sludge, creating a style that has earned its popularity.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Tons of HS nostalgia in this album. Will always remember the time I met Anthony Kiedes at a campground in West Michigan while he was visiting his grandpa.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

This album is a little too long in my opinion. But otherwise very good. I'm glad I'm revisiting it after all these years.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Algo más funk comparado con los últimos discos. Además de traer clásicos.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

Pretty good probably won't listen again

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

false

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Um dos melhores do RHCP e um dos melhores que esse projeto já me fez ouvir haha

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

So cool and sounds amazing. Great tracks!

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Some people shit on the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's not really my thing, but I think it's really good pop music.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

Nunca lo había escuchado, me encantó

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Top! Voll funky. Unerwartet

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Yep. This is the stuff.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

What a treat. 4.5.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Still a classic

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Probably one of/my fav RHCP album. Groovy :D I think I pretty much like every track owo

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

I used to listen to their singles all the time in middle school and I was never able to label what their music exactly was until now. It is now what I consider one of the best blends of funk and rock out there, with songs like "If you have to ask" sounding like it came out a Sly album. This is RHCP at their freshest. They finally found their sound, and it only took 5 albums. Their later albums would build off this formula. But this isn't as poppy as their later albums. There is so much youthfulness and energy in this album that would make funk proud to see where it went in the 90s. When listening to this album, there are two sides at conflict. There's the punkish energetic songs, and there are the softer relaxing songs that come to define their more popular songs. Then there are the songs that combine both. My favorite songs on the album are pretty much the singles I grew up with, especially "Breaking the Girl". Everything was the instrumentals to the lyrics to the back vocals to the solo are perfect.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

So there are many phenomenal songs here, but for me there are certainly a few fillers in there too. Songs like "Power of equality", "Mellowship slinky..." & "Naked in the rain" are good, just don't think they stand up on their own. These "fillers" just sound like generic chili's to me, and maybe it's unfair to compare them to the other masterpieces on the album, and maybe I'm unfairly comparing the album to other chili records that are undoubtedly 5-star (Californication, by the way) but I'm rating it as great, not perfect.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Not the biggest fan of RHCP but a great album nonetheless

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

not as much california like their other albums :(

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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

I would say this is RHCP's fourth best album, after Californication, Stadium Arcadium and By The Way. These three records are all easily 5 stars, as I can honestly say not a single one contains a bad or mediocre track. This might be due to nostalgia, as I discovered the Peppers when I first got into music and tried to develop my own taste instead of listening to what my parents liked, but I can't help but adore them. Blood Sugar Sex Magik contains some of the best tracks RHCP ever created, such as the amazingly catchy and energetic Give It Away Now, the emotional and epic Under The Bridge, and the classic guitar riffs on My Lovely Man, but there are a handful of tracks I am not in love with. Examples of tracks I have lukewarm feelings towards are The Power of Equality due to Kiedis' vocal performance, the sleep-inducing I Could Have Lied, and the creepy/weird vocal effects on Mellowship. Besides that, it is a solid 4/5.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Enjoyed this one

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

simultaneously very good and pretty annoying

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

Great album, a lot of classics

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

at one point reminded me of spring awakening mmmnn my back hurts pretty 4.5/5, very groovy head bangers

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Yes

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

So fun—even though I was a teen when this came out, I didn’t remember all these tracks on one album. The Chili Peppers have fun and you can tell.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

A classic album from my childhood, but more songs I didn’t remember than I thought there’d be

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

Epic tracks on this bit feel a bit basic and samey compared to their more recent work. Still a banger but not a 5.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

The classic songs are classic, but the rest just makes the album too damn long.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Een echte classic, vooral met dat bass geluid van flea

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

Some classic tracks. 4.5 / 5

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Great album

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

I never had listened to this album all the way through before, it's certainly a lot funkier than the ones I have listened to (which makes sense cause like half the songs have the word funk in them). It's a fun album to listen to though, prefer the not funky songs like "I could have lied" and "under the bridge".

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Solid. Like, at least as solid as a rock. I dunno, I'm not good at rating things

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

I was going back and forth between giving this 3 and 4 stars, but I ended up giving it 4 because that's what I did with Jeff Buckley and I think I enjoyed the two albums about the same. I honestly enjoyed BSSM more than I thought I would, seeing as my main exposure to RHCP was Californication and I only liked some of the songs off it. There were definitely some better parts (the beginning especially had crisp transitions and was absolutely solid) and some parts that seemed to drag a little (the songs between Under The Bridge and Sir Psycho Sexy are very forgettable), but ultimately I like it a lot just because of the sexy distorted slap bass that made you say umph (looking at you minute 1:58 of Power of Equality). Favorites: If you have to ask, under the bridge, I could have lied Least favorites: Apache rose peacock, suck my kiss Other notes - Crisp production overall - Funky Monks is a jam and the "crudeness" of the bass/guitar at the beginning reminds me of The Violent Femmes - Under the Bridge is objectively really good - Sir Psycho Sexy is kinda weird but I like the atmosphere it creates - wtf is up with some of the names on this album (and the album itself) - Breaking the girl sounds like that one Christmas song We Three Kings lmao

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

It was a good album. I have heard this album before and still enjoy it. There are two mega hits on it.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

3.5/5 it's terrible and I love it

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Already knew it, flea and john make it amazing

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

better than I expected, I wouldn’t really call myself a fan of this band but this album actually was pretty great, I’ll give it an 8/10, I’ll also give Californication a listen sometime

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Prototypical RHCP album. A few amazing classics and lots of ok filler.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Liked it. Funkier than I remembered it being. Flea is a god on bass, really heard him throughout the album. Good shit.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Funk turned up to 11. Obviously there are the great classics like "Suck My Kiss", "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge", and the self titled "Blood Sugar Sex Magik". I didn't know how many tracks this album had, but there are a number of others I will revisit. Hard to put this up against Stadium Arcadium, which is a solid listen all the way through. Best track: Under the Bridge / Give It Away (depending on your mood)

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Rolling Stone has Flea as the 22nd greatest bassist of all time. That seems criminal to me. This album has one of my favorite RHCP songs ever (Under the Bridge) and least favorite (Suck My Kiss). But I do enjoy this album as a whole, love the funk/punk vibe of it.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

The album that showed the depth and range of the band.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

And good start for a good journey.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Listened across the weekend including on the drive back from whistler after skiing! Really grew on me as I listened. They're a great band, frusciante is a genius, drums are great, slick wear coast rock with a dash of hip hop.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

I miss when mainstream records could be this successful and this shaggy

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Sat Dec 25 2021
4

Chili's are always a win.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

That Bass!

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

3.5

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

So probably the most lyrical of all Chilli's LP's some great tracks here with clear and unambiguous messages throughout. Love "Under The Bridge" and "Give It Away". You can see the links, no doubt through Rick Rubin's influence, to Hip Hop within the mixes here. Not in my collection but a justifiable choice I think.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

The production is great. I find myself surprised due to TRHCP actually have varied songs. TIL

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Eindelijk wat niveau…

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Tää on kyl must Californicationin kanssa RHCP:tä parhaimmillaan. Funkkaavaa ja jotenkin kilahtanutta rokkii olematta samaan aikaan liian hörhöö. Ekoja levyjä mitä opin kuuntelee CD:nä ja lapsena diggailin tästä kovasti. Diggailen edelleen. Pakko oli vanhempana ostaa vinyylinäkin. Ihan muutaman biisin vois karsii — sit tää olis kyl jumalainen. 4/5

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Surprisingly varied! Best RHCP?

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Good but not my favourite chillis album. My view of this band also changed after reading Anthony Keides’ autobiography.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Great listen, although gets a little bit samey towards the end - another one to listen to again

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