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Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chili Peppers

1991

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Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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3.55

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“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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5

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

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SEX MAGIK

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5

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

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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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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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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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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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Rick Rubin – legend!

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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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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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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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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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This Fucking Gem

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real nice

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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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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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Et album der altså...

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perfect

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5

Just such a dope album

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♥‿♥

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

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Evig klassiker

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5

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

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love this album.

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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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So good.

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5

Amazing Album

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ayyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeee

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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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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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Love this album, top 5 in my life

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

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Legendary

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5

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

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Ciągle super

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

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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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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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Ахуенна, заслушал до дыр

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10/10

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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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ahhhhhhhh va

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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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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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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS

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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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5

Absolute classic!!

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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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5

One of my all time favourites

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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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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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Alguien dijo Funk?!

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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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Great

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

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Classic!

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Top 5 greatest album to me.

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This album just keeps giving and giving!

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

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Great

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RHCP. Vinilo.

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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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Rulez

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

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Not a gem, but close to

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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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Classic

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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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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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5

Another classic

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Lovely!

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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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best rhcp

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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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Iconic RHCP

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I like the old stuff

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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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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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7.9

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

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Plutôt 3,5 que 4 mais bon

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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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Just a classic record for me.

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Classic Album!

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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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Gooood.

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Fresher Bass zum Geburtsjahr - 4

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Funky AF.

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Been listening o it since the ninties, great album

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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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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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Love this album.

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Goo.

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

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4

Takes me back.

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

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Pretty good probably won't listen again

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false

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

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4

So cool and sounds amazing. Great tracks!

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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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Nunca lo había escuchado, me encantó

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Top! Voll funky. Unerwartet

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Yep. This is the stuff.

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What a treat. 4.5.

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4

Still a classic

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

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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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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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Not the biggest fan of RHCP but a great album nonetheless

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not as much california like their other albums :(

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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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Enjoyed this one

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simultaneously very good and pretty annoying

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Great album, a lot of classics

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

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Yes

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

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

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Een echte classic, vooral met dat bass geluid van flea

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Some classic tracks. 4.5 / 5

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Great album

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

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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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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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3.5/5 it's terrible and I love it

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Already knew it, flea and john make it amazing

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

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

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And good start for a good journey.

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

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Chili's are always a win.

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That Bass!

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3.5

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

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Eindelijk wat niveau…

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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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Surprisingly varied! Best RHCP?

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

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

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Yep banger

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2/28/22

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I am completely shocked right now. Leila, who is in my group, loves RHCP. I’ve always clowned on them. She made me listen to their music and I started at the beginning because I knew I liked their earlier stuff more. And it was great, I admit. Then… I reached this album. I hated it. I couldn’t even finish it. My complaints started and ended with Anthony. So damn annoying. That was only a few months ago. I’m not sure what changed but I actually enjoyed this album. 1: the production is awesome. I love it. 2: the instrumentals are (mostly) incredible. I already knew that going into it though. But now… the vocals. They are a lot more tolerable than I remember. It’s kind of…. camp. I learned that word from Leila. He’s still flat every once in a while but it’s not awful, nor is it frequent. I’ve always been a fan of his cartoonish rap style, though. So when there isn’t a melody, I’m diggin it. The LYRICS THOUGH OH MY LORD. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS DUDE TALKING ABOUT. Once again, though, I tried to tune it out and write it off as “camp”. I really think giving the album a fair shake helped me enjoy it so much more. Only cons: Lyrics, some pitchy points, a little bit bloated, under the bridge. I don’t care what any of you say. Under the Bridge is an awful song that should not exist.

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such an incredibly fun album. it’s funky, it’s silly, it’s camp! i love RHCP. this album has some of my all-time favorite RHCP songs, too (such as “Breaking the Girl” <3333) do i think this is the best RHCP album? no. but it’s still undeniably entertaining. can’t understand what Kiedis is saying? SO WHAT!! let yourself be immersed in his gibberish. if you don’t like this album, you’re probably a reaaaally boring person. you must be fun at parties…..

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Fun throwback. Probably their best

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Dynamite. Groovy. Raw. Fun.

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Very good

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I've heard most of these songs a million times over again, but never sequentially in the album. It was a cool mix of classic Chili Pepper vibes and EXTREMELY funkyness that they lean in to from time to time. I personally enjoy Californiacation more, but that could be nostalgia talking.

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Cool funk album, very dirty

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RHCP, to me, have always had such a unique, signature sound; there just isn't any mistaking them for anyone else, and this album cemented that sound for them. While some other bands do the "funk rock" sound, RHCP still stands out among them, and is probably the most known for this sound. Simultaneously, with this iconic album, the helped to usher in the 90s alternative craze, and would be solidified as powerhouses in that genre for the next two decades. This album has some of the band's greatest work on it -- the funkiest guitar riffs coupled with fun funky vocals, as well as memorable lyrics. True to the album name, I never realized just how many sexually suggestive lyrics danced throughout the songs on this album. Overall, it's just a fun, interesting, and catchy listen. Not every song is a hit single, but every song is fun to listen to and I wasn't tempted to skip anything -- a feat for an album clocking in at nearly 1 hour, 20 minutes. An album definitely worthy of this project!

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Starts different from what I expected, ended good.

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Þessi plata var einhvern veginn alltaf í spilun í kringum mig í 10. bekk og sumarið fyrir menntó. Fannst hún í lagi, en ekki mikið meira en það. En nú er þetta fjörug og skemmtileg nostalgía. En af hverju er Under the bridge með næstum milljarð spilana á Spotify?

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****

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Yet another 90s nostalgia kickback! Funk rock, love it. But the album length felt a bit too long now.

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At last! An album which deserves a spot on this list!

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What classic. This was the peppers at the height of their powers before they went of and did calinfornibollox and all those terrible albums. It's weird, its funky its sex obsessed I fell for this album as a teenager and return to it periodically. Funky slap bass and cosmic groves.

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As always with the Chili Peppers, you've got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the princes. The gems here are among the best they've ever done. My favorite track is a lesser known one, "I Could Have Lied". I loved it so much I used to play it during my on-air shift on college radio station 90.3 KRNU. The CD we had included an edited version of the song, which featured a guitar riff played during the line, "I fucked up now" to block the profanity. This still isn't my favorite Chili Pepper album (that honor may forever belong to "By The Way", although I tend to ride hard for "One Hot Minute" as well). A big part of me wants to push this to a 5, but there are just too many skips. A five doesn't ask you to kiss that many frogs.

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Fun album. I remember loving it when it came out as so many other great albums including Nevermind came out around the same month. Really nice depth and wide range of songs, the band were definitely at their peak when recording this and they have never captured that same energy for me as they did here. Some of the songs grate after 30 years but that is forgiven as the rest of the album is worth it

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This came out when I was 11 years old and "Under The Bridge" was one of the first songs I ever had a deeper emotional reaction to. It showed me that music had a much wider range of expressive possibilities than I had previously thought. It likely had alot to do with the simple coincidence of my own emotional development at the time, but it will always be an important song for me for that reason. The rest of the album is, on the whole, a fun, all over the place, almost wreckless affair. In a way I love it for having those extremes contained within it. Sort of runs the gamut emotionally. A quintessential example of CD era bloat, but I can't fault them for the excitement they must have felt at this creative peak - with a great producer behind them who understood them and encouraged them to grow. It's also a great example of an album recorded in a house, where life and work temporarily converged into the same thing. I'm a huge fan of this method and tend to romanticize the records which are produced this way. Certainly not a perfect record by any means, but chock full of passion and some real stunners and jams throughout.

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Wasn't a big fan, just not enough melody and song structure

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I didn’t mind it😎

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Meh. Some catchy songs, but some annoying ones. His voice is kind of annoying too.

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Not my favorite RHCP album. They’re clearly talented, but really hit their stride after californication.

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Los RHCP me gustan más en su faceta más pop, con el Californication. Sin embargo este disco es muy bueno y aun sin tener esa producción lista para ser digerida en MTV es muy disfrutable y explica su salto a la fama. No puedo ver este disco sin acordarme del Macaco diciendo el nombre "completo" Red blood hot sugar chili sex peper magick.

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El funk siempre va a ser muy agradable, me gusta como le dan siempre una importancia sonora al bajo, algo muuuuy característico de los Red hot chiles muerdes sin dejar detrás a músicos tan grandes como Frusciante y Chad, No creo que sea su mejor disco y después del By the way ya nada es igual

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It's overly long but the singles are masterpieces.

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Classique

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giveitawaygiveitawaygiveitawaynow

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I enjoy the RHCP, but I am not sure what they are doing on this list. I lost track of how many times the lyric "suck my dick" was sung.

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Un disco largo y a ratos repetitivo pero con un energía impresionante. El epítome del sonido de los RHCP antes del cambio del Californication. Un gran disco aunque a ratos cansa. Songs: Under the bridge, Give it away

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Too long and gets a little samey but I like the general sound and funk. 7/10

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War scho in anderer Liste - 3

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This is a long record. Fun to revisit. But... it's a long record. Cut 3-4 tracks and it'd get a fourth star.

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It's decent funky rock. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it. Probably not coming back to listen to it again.

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few good songs i'd go to a concert but this one album aint super amazing

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Great bass. Great guitar. RATM vibez at times. The guitar riffs really make the album though. Idk what pedals they're using but it's FUN.

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FINALLY AN ALBUM ABOUT SO CAL. This album is too long by half, but I still love some of the hits (Under the Bridge, etc). Weird Al's versions are better though. YOU HEARD IT HERE.

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Bangers'n'cheese. Too long really - trim off the second half of the album and you'd have a classic.

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"Twisting and turning Your feelings are burning You're breaking the girl (She meant you no harm)" (Breaking the girl) "K-i-s-s-i-n-g Chicka chicka dee Do me like a banshee" (Suck my kiss) Cómo puede ser tan aburrido el disco con una portada de una gente con lenguas de tatuajes tribales dosmileros, no me lo explico. Menos mal que tiene "Give it away" y "Under the bridge".

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BSSM by RHCP- I stopped listening halfway through, as the heat death of the universe occurred. This is one of those albums that I think are without any deep cuts, but I’m fine without actually listening to the entire thing to find out. _Breaking the Girl_ is my favorite on this album

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I had this album back in the day. I haven't listened to it in years. It's really pretty good. A bit long, but some really good songs.

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Ja, dit was voor mij destijds wel echt een vernieuwing. Het bandje heb ik dan ook "grijs-gedraaid". Nu weer heel fijn om eens te luisteren, wist alleen niet dat het album zooo lang duurde

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OK. Under the Bridge is a great song. Preferred that style to the rest.

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Give it away now was my favourite song in it. That's all I am saying.

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I'm not the biggest fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but this album was diverse in style and still unifying in sound. I enjoyed a couple of the songs and already knew a couple

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Very good

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Mostly enjoyable, I like the style of music, although the album is way too long... They really could have cut it down to half the length. The production irritated me for some reason: the audio quality seems poor and I don't like the mix. Some of the lyrics are a bit much too, sir pyscho sexy was the worst example of this

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A good album, with some great tracks, but a little long and repetitive.

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More funky than I remember.

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honestly just fine they really thought they did something with power of equality idk the angle of their jaws is making me uncomfortable i need a nap i’ll be honest, i am not understanding a word no cause the potential this album has for my ‘on a date with rodrick heffley’ playlist one minute red hot chili peppers make a song under 4 minutes challenge

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Meh. OK, but I like their earlier albums better.

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Its allright i think

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Fun, different, nostalgic, great instrumentals, 80s vibes, funky vibes, good album but I can't listen to the singer for a full album.

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Funky, fresh, but also super long, could have been edited down tighter. I like this more than most later Chili Peppers albums because it displays a sense of fun that disappeared over the decade.

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voice was pretty low

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Not my favorite Chili Peppers album, but a classic.

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Really not my cup of tea at all. I just can’t get into the Peppers. Can see why people do like it, but just ain’t for me.

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The best Rhcp album but I don’t vibe with 100% of the tracks

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The high water mark for RHCP. The single's from this are all good to great. Some decent deep cuts, but a lot of this album sounds dated now, and dropping the last 6 songs would have resulted in a tighter, better record. Highlights: Breaking the Girl, Suck My Kiss, Give It Away, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Under the Bridge

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Could use some trimming.

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Starts funky/ska style. Hits it stride in the middle. “I could have lied” helps the album progress through to their hits. Enjoyable. Longer album that covers several sub genres throughout.

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This cd is long and I can see why my mother banned it from the car. Two songs made me laugh out loud literally, some obvious classics from my youth, and a lot of songs I’ll never listen to again. Not my fave but I feel compelled to respect this ridiculous band because of my childhood. But not TOO much respect.

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Good not great

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its okay

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Okay... Funky Bass mixed with brutal rhythmic and vocal styles of funk and rap music with the brutal guitar-driven style of heavy-metal. (6/10) Favorite Tracks: Funky Monks, I Could Have Lied, Under the Bridge

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Very well put together and produced. Very catchy songs and groovy music

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RHCP is not my favorite, but they are consistent and they can be a lot of fun. I'm not a big fan of some of the vocal choices that Anthony Kiedis makes, but I can't deny the talent of the rhythm section of Flea and Chad Smith or the amazing guitar playing of John Frusciante. This album has some amazing songs, but I still prefer Californication to this.

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Love under the bridge, some of their other stuff I couldn't really get into. It was my first time listening to a full album. I would say it is too long, despite the reasonable range of songs on there. Despite the occasional excellence, a lot of the funk stuff didn't do it for me, as well executed as it was.

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I do want to like RHCP, but just can't seem to get into them. Flea and Chad Smith lay down a good groove, but the actual songs don't do that much for me. Maybe a few more listens are needed

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3.3 + Back during the Napster days, I downloaded like 3 tracks off this album and didn’t bother to listen to the rest until I found the CD a few years later in some cut-up bin. It’s overlong like so many albums of this peak CD era. The interplay between Frusciante and Flea is exceptional but Kiedis often tanks the sound with his pseudo-intellectual musings and psycho-sexual babble (“Yama daba girl from Alabama…”). To give credit where it’s due, “Under the Bridge”, “Breaking the Girl” have remained among my favorite songs of the 1990s - they are both cinematic and build to dramatic crescendos. “Give it Away” is funky AF. Those would’ve been the songs in my original mp3 stash and 25 years later I stick by that assessment.

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Okay, I've liked some pieces, but less than a half :/

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Rhcp was interesting..... Would give it at least a three

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Весь альбом скучно слушать. Есть хиты, благодаря которым можно простить всякую вату между ними.

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Czlowiek sie ludzil, ze zna czili peppersy, a tu dostaje takiego picka i rzeczywistosc plyty zweryfikowala, po pierwsze nie przypuszczalem, ze to takie potezne wydanie, podwojna plyta, bite godzina dwadziescia materialu na 19 trakach, z czego dwa ostatnie to remastery z 2k06, bo orginalne wydanie jest z 91, kolejnym zaskoczeniem bylo to kto wyprodukowal ten album, a takze wszytkie kolejne, az do ostatniego wydania nie kto inny a sam murzynsko metalowy guru muzyczny, Rick Rubin, wiec do kolekcji zrobionych karier muzycznych musze dopisac mu czili peppery, bo wlasnie po tym albumie stali sie banda grana i sluchana na calym swiecie, a nie tylko lokalnie i to jeszcze jaka plyta, bo takim misz maszem stylow i brzmien sprzedac sie, takie rzeczy to tylko pan Rubin, a co do tego misz maszu, to jesli swoja wizje brzmienia RHCP laczylem z under the bridge, ulubionego numeru z plyty, tak plyta o wiele bardziej przypomina funkowy rock zmieszany z metalowymi rifkami gitarkowymi przeplatanymi ostrym drumieniem, ktore jest po rubinowsku prosto w twarz, do tego dodac czarujace wokale frontmena, to jest pana Kiedisa Anthonego, ktory jak snejk zmienia nie tylko maniere wokalna, ale calkowicie brzmienie swojego glosu w zaleznosci od kawalka od wolnych baladowych brzmien jak z under the bridge i breaking the girl, przez funkowy rapcore suck my kiss czy, wstaw polowe kawalkow plyty, po brzmienie dzikiego zboczenca z sir psycho sexy, tytul plyty dobrze nakierowuje na kontent liryczny, bo zdecydowana wiekszosc funkowego brzmienia, to seks krew i cukier magikowa, tym cukrem nazwalbym bakujace wokale, ktore na wczesniej sir psycho sexy zmuszaja do reflekcji nad dalszym katowaniem sie materialem, ktory w takich momentach strasznie meczy, ale przy takiej objetosci trakowej znalazly sie kawalki o troche mniej seksualnym zabarwieniu, jak my lovely man opowiadajacy o ziomeczku, bylbym czlonku bandy ktory zbyt ostro walil po kablach, mostowy song rowniez porusza podobny motyw, chociaz nie wiem czy chodzi o te sama osobe, odkad nasluchalem sie o tym jak bonzo robil drumem brzmienie zeppelinow o wiele bardziej doceniam jak potrafia one wplyna na melodyjnosc songow, w tym wypadku dochodzi jeszcze rubinowa produkcja, ktora w metalu obok wyeksponowanych ostrych riffow jest wlasnie znana z dobrego uwidocznienia na sceniu drumiarza, dobrym okresleniem gatunkowym tego krazka bedzie funk metal jak czytam, bo laczy on w sobie takze elementy z rapcora, wiec ultimejt alternatywny starter pak lat 90 tak mozna nazwac ten album, bo obok metalowych riffow poslugiwac sie cymbalkami, jak na wspominanym juz sir psycho sexy, to naprawde trzeba miec fantazje, no i wolnosc w tworzeniu muzyki, ale chyba Rubin jest z tego znany, ze dawal wolna reke artystom, a potem szlifowal co wymyslily tegie glowy, a to ze chlopaki mialy wolna reke tworcza zdecydowanie czuc, wiec o ile wiekszosc lustowego materialu nie trafia w moje gusta, to instrumentalnie slychac, ze jest to grane tak jak chcieli grac, a nie jak musieli, a autentycznosc w popowym materiale, to rzadki okaz, na plyte obok under the bridge, ktorego juz mialem wrzuconego leci kawalek z przeciwnego konca spektrum, wiec wspominany psycho sir, dodatkowo najbardziej powtarzalny lirycznie trak, wiec give it away, ostatnim pickiem bedzie my lovely man zeby zbalansowac troche te wybrane numery

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There’s some classic RHCP tunes on this one. The record starts off great with the power of equality down to suck my kiss supply the energy with the whole band in their prime funky state.

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it was nostalgic, for some of the wrong reasons. does listening to the acoustic version of the album count?

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I loved this album back in the day, but it feels a bit immature and dated to this fortysomething dad now. Still, "Under the Bridge" and "Give it Away" hold up fairly well. God help him, Anthony Kiedis really could have benefited from autotune :)

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It is certainty way better than any of there (more successful) albums that followed. But I find the horror of the albums that followed (and much of the garbage that precedes this) can taint the memory of perfectly listenable funk-rock album. "mellowship Slinky in B Major" or "suck my kiss" are probably the best examples of the agreeable funky nonsense on offer.

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Here we go again. More slappin' the bass and quickly saying 'hoot, hee, hat, badababa heet har' then doing some slow singing then slappin' the bass again. Guess it's okay though.

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I mean there are some classics on this, and very nostalgic, but by the end I felt like it was all a bit repetitive funk!

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This alternative & funk rock album is the Red Hot Chili Peppers' fifth, and launched the band into worldwide fame. The album achieved a platinum certification in just under a year and is now certified seven times platinum. Fans & critics appreciated the band having less emphasis on the heavy metal style, because it allowed the other musical elements - as well as the lyrics - to shine. "Give It Away" & "Under The Bridge" were the most popular songs on the album. I really enjoyed listening to this earlier work from the RHCP band.

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Have you ever rubbed chilli under your foreskin and then nailed a deaf girl? It's total bedlam. We sounded like a broken accordion being squeezed by a cartoon donkey on crystal meth. Similar to this album.

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Will Ferrell is such a talented drummer. Not the best actor really. Not the worst mind. He’s not Alec Baldwin running round the set shooting people kind of bad.

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Deeply embedded in the college experience of the early 90s, the music jams pretty hard but I can't fully get past the juxtaposition of the extra dirty silliness with the super self-important kinda dumb pontificating.

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Flea and Frusciante are top tier bass and guitar players but Anthony Kiedis’ vocals and songwriting haven’t aged well for me

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Meh

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I have a certain amount of nostalgia for this album, and some of the singles are still absolute tunes, but there's a lot of cringe on here too... Think I prefer RHCP in alt rock mode, rather than funk mode... Fave track - "Give it Away", predictably enough!

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Revisiting a staple of my mid teens. Bits really hold up. Other bits… do not.

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There are few songs I like there

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Two cracking singles and plus Breaking The Girl and the title track save a bland melange of funk rock rap. Fop? I think I'm saying the bad Fop outnumbers the good Fop 2 to 1, but the good Fop is twice as good as the bad Fop. Middle marks.

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Despite my growing antipathy towards RHCP, I actually quite enjoyed that album.

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Better than I was expecting with a nice swagger, the talent of the musicians also helps

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Weow duude

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7/10, really grew on me as I listened, fantastic riffs, truly excellent, not quite my thing, but so we'll made I like it.

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Slightly exhausting album. Very Red Hot Chili Peppers. Several hits one has known for a long time.

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Enjoyable but as I often feel with RHCP, becomes tedious. Some songs were hits for me and others misses.

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Too long

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A good, solid album with a number of highlights and not a great deal of filler. It would benefit from being tighter and shorter though.

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I tried listening with an open mind but they have created something monstrous here. Some of the ugliest music ever.

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I don’t really like it. The guitar and the bits of rapping sound amazing ,but I don’t enjoy listening to it.

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OK I guess

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Did not age well. Some killer songs but the overall start-to-finish album doesn't hold up.

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Quite good but I still prefer Californication better. I much more like the more regular rock or funk rock tracks than the rap rock ones which I feel is a bit dated as a genre nowadays (at least for me).

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I'm familiar with the Chili Peppers, and always liked them, more or less. Not enough to buy any of the albums, though, so I've never listened to this all the way through. About halfway through I'm willing to say this hasn't really aged that well. The actual music, especially the bass, is consistently fantastic. But the vocals, including the lyrics themselves, not so much. I was rather enjoying the groove on Mellowship Slinky in B Major, until the singing started. I can't help but enjoy Give It Away, silly as it is, and Under the Bridge will always be a great song. Otherwise this album is a mixed bag from great stuff (Breaking the Girl) to cringeworthy (the title track/Apache Rose Peacock/Sir Psycho Sexy). Also it goes on. for. ever. I guess I have grown out of RHP?

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Not RHCP's best album, kind of a mess, really. But has great songs, like Under the Bridge and Breaking the Girl.

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Ik vond het precies toch minder zot dan ik had herinnerd dat de RHCP waren.

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Onhan tää ihan hyvä levy. Ei jotenkin koskaan oo vaan kauheesti RHCP iskeny, joten 3/5

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Tykkään överi funkkikitarameiningistä, mutta ei kyllä ole järin mieleenpainuvia biisejä. Muistelin jotenkin että Suck My Kiss ois ollu paljon vauhdikkaampi.

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Already familiar. Would have been a 4 once upon a time. Probably just a 3 now

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very long

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Strong 3, I see the appeal and I like it but definitely don’t love it

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A bit hit and miss. Dislike shouty RHCP anyway and this was a bit too much of that.

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Rock

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Ah! Back when I was not embarrassed to admit I enjoyed RHCP. I could not get enough of this album when it first came out. The union of rock and funk was something my musical ear had apparently been craving. Flea, Frusciante and Smith (and arguably Rick Rubin) put together a masterpiece, that has easily endured the decades since. Smith's jazz drumming is relentlessly precise and uncharacteristically diverse for that era of popular music. Flea elevated the bass guitar to a main instrument and also brought explosive personality to the stage and to recordings. And yet, they together never compromised on remaining the tight-knit rhythm section. In and amongst all of that, Frusciante steers clear of the need for a rhythm guitar part at all by magically weaving a sonic fabric of riffs, solos and powerful chord explosions. What is on a bit shakier ground are Kiedis' contributions. While some of the sincere songs like 'I Could Have Lied' and 'Under the Bridge' are quite powerful, much of the lyrical content across the rest of the songs range from fractional thoughts, to gibberish, to outright celebrations of misogyny. I remember gleefully singing along to all of these songs, so this is definitely also a lot about my sensibilities changing over time, but it's sad how much it takes away from my fond memories of the album.

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the album has great music background; the lyrics are not what i am used to... but that is the choice of the performer.

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California. Should have warned ya. Played this a lot at the time, too much actually, as it’s over familiar and not in a good way. Still, some impressive riffs and licks and great production

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Ahh the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A band that is so hard for me to judge. Some songs of theirs I love and other times I'm just like fuck off.

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Not my favourite Chili’s album but can keep it on.

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its a decent album and what it does, it does well but considering the length of it, i feel it could lose some material without losing much value, under the bridge is a great song obviously

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I'm pretty sure I've heard this whole album before but certainly not for a couple of decades. I didn't recognize more than a handful of the song titles and was familiar enough with the first couple of tracks. I love the full, bass-forward sound and the shouty singing that seems very 90s to me now. Oh, yeah, here's Breaking the Girl. That's nice and different. Then a bunch of songs. Then Give It Away, which is fantastic. Eventually Under the Bridge plays and that's ok, especially the key change and, surprisingly, the bridge. And then...there are like six more songs. None of which seem all that necessary. I was really ready for it to be over. Really ready.

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I dig the funk-rock sound of the Chili Peppers. I know that I have listened to this album, but it has been ages. I had fun with the first two-thirds or so of the album. I think that if the album would have ended at Track 12, it would have scored higher from me.

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I was looking forward to this one. "Under the Bridge" has always been a top favorite, and "Give it Away" has always been a solid jam. I loved about a third of the very long album. That third would get a five. But there’s that whole other hour there.

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Je tombe de très très haut avec cet album absolument minable des Red Hot Chili Peppers. Je saurais prendre les mesures nécessaires pour réevaluer mon comportement dans mes critiques futures.

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Les Red Hot s'aventurent ici dans deux voies qui ne sont pas les leurs : le rap, bien mieux maîtrisés par les artistes que l'on appelle "rappeurs", et le sexe, créneau monopolisé par Marvin Gaye.

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Some class tracks punctuated by some dross

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disappointing, expected more

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Too R&R for me.

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To this album's credit, the instrumentation is diverse and interesting - each track has its own sonic identity and stands out from the rest. It's in the composition that this album fails to impress. Once a groove is locked in, it remains in neutral while Kiedis' questionable RATM-esque delivery is the only dynamic element of the song. Things get stale quickly, though there are still flashes of pop-inspired brilliance that would foment in greater quantities in later Peppers albums.

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I actually bought this CD back in the day in a conscious effort to be hip to newer music, but I quickly grew to hate it. I can appreciate some of the guitar but overall not a fan.

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slappa da bass

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Rap rock is okay for 2 songs, but an entire album is just not for me. Anthony’s voice is just not my cup of tea.

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more like the lukewarm chili peppers

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Aside from maybe 3 tracks this is bloated rubbish.

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I've never been a fan of RHCP. They are also the worst 'big' live act I've ever seen (Roskilde 2007 - boring and awful). I therefore expected to hate this, and increasingly did. At first I thought it was a bit more listenable than other efforts of theirs and the first few tracks at least had me tapping my toe. It quickly wore thin though. The longer I listened, the lower the score got. And it's a long album. Noone needs 17 tracks of this. 1.5/5. A special shout out to 'Give it Away', which may be the worst song ever recorded?

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Preferred their later stuff.

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A mess

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This album bordered on getting a 2. There are elements (e.g. Flea's bass work) that I liked about many of the tracks, and some tracks that I liked in general. As a whole, I wouldn't put this album on to play. Lyrics on tracks like "Suck My Kiss" almost sank this album from a 3.

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Fantastic singles, shitty album

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1 or 2 good songs. Red Hot Chili Peppers are overrated in my opinion.

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Not my cup of tea

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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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2.5 stars

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det blixtrar till ibland

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I expected to enjoy this more than I did. Maybe it's my frame of mind at this moment, or maybe it just doesn't quite stand up as the classic I anticipated.

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In the words of Krist Novoselic..."white boy funk sucks".

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Erm...Under The Bridge is good. Never liked this socks on cocks version of RHCP. Imagine Steve Bruce scoring 19 goals in the season when this was released. What a superstar.

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Favorites: Under the Bridge, Naked in the Rain You guys aren't gonna like me for this one. I really didn't care for this album. I'm not a huge chilis fan to begin with, and what I do like is more of the laid back, surfing tunes (Californiacation). I thought a lot of these songs were hard to follow. That being said, there were a few songs I enjoyed and you can definitely still hear the chili's distinctive funk in most of the songs. I understand that this is a very important album, but I personally don't care for it. Upon a second listen, I did enjoy a few more of the songs in this album, but it still just didnt connect with me

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It was alright, very tinny and a lot of the songs sounded the same.

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Not entirely as awful as I thought it would be, but a pretty painful funk.

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tedious raunch dressing slathered on a rap-rock nothingburger

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Hasn’t aged well…

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Helt för långt och sångerna känns tomma. Sångaren är också helt usel, bortsett ett par sånger.

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It twas fine

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I see the appeal, but became bland for me after a couple of tracks. Didn't age that well overall. Fav tracks: The Power of Equality, Under the Bridge

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their best album

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Les gros singles sont bons et beaucoup de tounes que je ne connaissais pas aussi, mais RHCP a quand même tendance à trop sonner pareil tout le temps, l'album semble plus long qu'il ne l'est vraiment

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I'm sure I liked this album when I was in school but listening now, apart from Under the Bridge, I cannot remember why.

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I remember this album from a particular time in my life. It has its moments. Breaking the Girl is still a great song, whilst the 2 big singles haven’t aged badly. The rest though isn’t great and it’s overly long too

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I have not listened to this album before, though I've listened to a lot of latter day RHCP. I see the core of what they'd become is there. It's not bad, but a lot of forgettable and repetitive tracks. They got much better as they aged.

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Not a big fan of Red Hot Chili Pepper's jam and more funky sessions. I do think I prefer this album to their previous stuff where bass guitar is supposedly even more prevalent. Furthermore, I find most of Kiedis' lyrics pretty tedious. Yes we get you like to fuck. His more vulnerable lyrics as in Under the Bridge appeal more to me (even though it isn't a poetic sensation), but that song is also generally more melodic: which is also why I prefer some of their later stuff more (e.g. Californiacation, Dani California).

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Might be the second time I've listened to this album since the mid-late 2000s. Did we honestly used to think that Anthony Kiedis could rap? His mouth just can't mouth it, it's really bizarre. The bass is just faultless. The drums can do little wrong. Overall though, this as an album is just that little bit too much of a wall of noise. Individually there are tracks that just fizz with energetic excitement. But considering it as a whole album, adds up to remind us that we can have too much of a good thing. It doesn't hang together as an album, taking us on a journey. It works just as well on random play, and that's sad. It should definitely be regarded as influential; back in the 90s, saying that you had a Chilli Peppers album was kind of like admitting that you breathed air or that the sun comes up in the morning. But that ubiquity seems to stem from their live performances. The Chillis were the gold standard of gigs - not that gigs appealed to me then or now - and I can't help but wonder if their scene presence - and indeed scene creation - is where their inclusion stems from. Album gets a 2 from me, it hasn't aged at all well.

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I used to dig this when I was in high school, but now it just sounds bad.

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Not really my bag, though I remember listening to it a lot when it came out and I worked in the record store.

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The band is funky as fuck but jesus does Anthony Keidis suck.

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The hits on the album are outstanding. “I Could Have Lied” is one of my favorite RHCP songs of all time. But, for all the songs that are truly epic, there are some real dog shit tunes. I feel that way about most Chili Pepper albums (minus By the Way, that’s amazing start to finish). A decent listen, but minus a few select songs which the radio has beaten to death, I probably won’t revisit

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i don't really like rhcp

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BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK | RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS (1991) ⭐️⭐️ THE POWER OF EQUALITY ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Good message but I don't like the melody or shouting vibe of it. A bit too rocky for me but interesting. - I like the bassline and guitar - “Can I get just a little bit of power” I like this bit. IF YOU HAVE TO ASK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I like this one, 90s hip hop kinda vibe added to the 1990s playlist. - sick bassline, groovy melody - Don't understand the message of it really but that's irrelevant - 2:18 instrumental is cool, 2:31 guitar solo very interesting touch, not sure if I agree with the rocky transition here but this isn't my genre. - 3:11, tear up at the end very nice BREAKING THE GIRL ⭐️⭐️ It- More of a country vibe, love the lyrics - Love the build of the first verse into the chorus - Moody and Mysterious vibe It- Still not my favourite - Gonna have to skip FUNKY MONKS ⭐️⭐️ - Nice melody and drums - interesting lyrics - Love the guitar and bass - Very groovy melody - repetitive...gonna skip forward - Don't like the instrumental feels random and doesn't fit. SUCK MY KISS ⭐️ - Rocky vibe - not a fan, skip I COULD HAVE LIED ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - enjoy the soft guitar I beg this is a nice song - Ok love this so far - Give me harry styles vibes maybe some into there? - OMG LOVE IT - LOVE THE GUITAR FLICKS - ok so 45s it starts to pick up, love this a lot a lot - not sure what playlist to put it in. - Put it in the eyes closed playlist - love the message of the song - AT 2:02 ELECTRIC GUITAR COMES IN, LOVE THAT - Love love love the guitar - THEY DIDN'T RUIN IT WITH A SHIT INSTRUMENTAL MELLOWSHIP SLINKY in B MAJOR⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Back to a rocky vibe with this one. - kinda 90s hip hop as well which I like - so far it's groovy, I like - ok really love this - 90s playlist is - very cool bass THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED⭐️⭐️ - if it wasn't for the screechy guitar at the start id like it but I don't. - They're just shouting - This would be cool like at a concert but not for my playlist - skipping. GIVE IT AWAY⭐️ - don't like it - very random and repetitive - skipping BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK⭐️⭐️ - cool drums - hate the vocals - I feel like it's demonic - bye I hate this - feel uncomfortable - skipping - OK CHORUS IS KINDA COOL it'd be sick at a concert UNDER THE BRIDGE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - yay another pretty guitar - ok these lyrics are looking deep - Gosh this ones nice - wow 1:23 I love - ok I can back this - this can go in my slow playlist NAKED IN THE RAIN⭐️⭐️ - are these vocals considered good? cus this guy is just shouting - I don't like the ones that feel panicky like this one feels stressful - not a fan - skipped APACHE ROSE PEACOCK⭐️⭐️⭐️ - k this ones groovy - still don't like the vocals but I can manage - Ok yes I do like it, 90s playlist it is THE GREETING SONG ⭐️ - rock vibes - what the fuck he sounds angry - I don't like rock vibes so I'm biased - not a fan at all - SKIP - of the guitar and bass are cool MY LOVELY MAN ⭐️ - don't like this one - feels panicky - UGH - I mean it's groovy but just not pleasant SIR PSYCHO SEXY⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Not too sure about this - absolutely not (Scream) - wouldn't listen to it but it's creative and interesting - twangy bassline love it - bro it's 8 mins long u must be mad THEY'RE RED HOT ⭐️⭐️ - feels like a farm song - fucking hell it's fast - ok interesting - I like it cuz it's different but also wtf LITTLE MISS LOVER ⭐️⭐️ - uh wtf - has potential but got some weird guitar thing going on - ok it's not my favourite but it's not awful. CASTLES MADE OF SAND⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - YAY MORE NICE GUITAR FINALLY - ok yes it's a slow one - love this - eyes closed playlist it is - pretty and love the guitar, - LOVE THE CHORUS

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Ein ganz und gar verzichtbares und nichtssagendes Album einer vollkommen überschätzten Band. Selbst die Gassenhauer sind schlecht gealtert und auch Under the Bridge taugt nur noch als Reminiszenz an den Anfang der 90er. Damals allerdings prägte der Sound das halbe Jahrzehnt. Man muss wohl dabei gewesen sein.

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Hmmm… never got into RHCP. Don’t know why. This is an ok album, although it does not really move me

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Classic RHCP

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whres the hip

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Just boring, honestly. And drags for over an hour. The 1 is an overreaction, but I don't have one of those yet.

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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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Rubbish. Cheesey and embarrassing.

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liked it as a kid, hated it now.

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Under the bridge good. The rest cringe

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Oh god, it's so lame. Just four white dudes doing "funk" and occasionally there's a good song in there. Clocking in at 70 minutes, this album way overstays it's welcome. I want to listen to anything else. Closer to 1.5 to gets a 1 for punishment's sake.

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Production: 4/20 Songwriting: 3/20 Innovation: 6/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 0/20 =13 What a load of TOTAL fucking shit.

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Dogshit

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this is turd. so turd that i was relieved when give it away came on, which is the opposite of what i'd usually feel.

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Urgh.

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yikes man

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this is horrible music for horrible people

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I know I don't like RHCP but I listened to a few songs anyway. This is just bad.

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una verga

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Under the bridge is a good song

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This isn't the one with the psychic spies from china

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I didn't like it

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I try to keep open and have heard new and different music I’ve enjoyed..but this is just noisy garbage not worth the time of day…but to each his own

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Puuh, ei kyl lähe. Jotenki ylisaturoituneet melodiat ja samalla täysin sieluttomat biisit. Menettelee jossain baarissa taustalla, mut ei kestä kuunnella tosissaan. Lyhyempänä antaisin ehkä 2/5, mut näin ylipitkänä meni jo tuskaiseksi.

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Under The Bridge feels v out of place on here. Mostly shite.

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an album full of testosterone and nervous energy. the relentless crack of the snare drum is exhausting. the whole thing feels very agitated.

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Terrible overrated band

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I like to think that this band is actually an extremely elaborate joke.

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