Saturday, July 11, 2009

901. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication (1999)

Track Listing

1. Around The World
2. Parallel Universe
3. Scar Tissue
4. Otherside
5. Get On Top
6. Californication
7. Easily
8. Porcelain
9. Emitremmus
10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
12. Savior
13. Purple Stain
14. Right On Time
15. Road Trippin


So the Red Hot Chilli Peppers chill our musically in this album... still it is not much more than slightly adolescent songs with somewhat funny lyrics. Musically it is unremarkable, and so it is in terms of lyrics.

This is not to say that the album is not enjoyable at a very basic level. The sheer amount of popular singles that came out of this make the album fun to listen to in a pure nostalgia level.

So I would probably not change station if this came on the radio, but I would also not purposefully put it on for enjoyment. It's ok music. Just that and no more than that.

Track Highlights

1. Californication
2. Around The World
3. Scar Tissue
4. Otherside

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Californication produced several hits for the band, including "Otherside", "Californication" and the Grammy Award–winning "Scar Tissue". Californication peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200. It is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful album to date, selling more than fifteen million copies worldwide; a revitalization in comparison to their previous album, One Hot Minute. The record marked a change in style for the band; Rolling Stone's Greg Tate noted that "while all previous Chili Peppers projects have been highly spirited, Californication dares to be spiritual and epiphanic."


1 comment:

Greg Schwartz said...

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I'm impressed that your doing all of these at the same time. Pretty significant chunk of your life to devote to the opinions of a few random list creators, isn't it? I love it though.