Thursday, May 18, 2006

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

The new album is worth whatever you pay to get it. It's been a few years since we last heard a studio effort from these four crazy boys, but it has been worth the wait. Releasing a double album is a brave thing to do in these days that are filled with single song digital downloads. In the face of this new trend, or as I refer to it as the dumbing down of album making, the Peppers have come full circle with just over two hours of continuous music that samples every era, trend, and genre they've dabbled in from Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik through Californication and By The Way.

Basically the boys came to rock on this album, and they're mature and established enough to know they have nothing left to prove. They are and always shall remain one of the greatest American rock bands. This album, excuse me double album, only serves to further prove that the Red Hot Chili Peppers make music that is progressive, retro, and all around loveable.

from disc 1 - Jupiter
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)

from disc 2 - Mars
Red Hot Chili Peppers - If

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