Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

Five singles, all of them huge. Plenty more that shoulda-been. John Frusciante returns, replacing Dave Navarro, and the sound shifted. Melodic and contemplative, their irrepressible energy remains (sounds like Chilis!). This one sees them making strides towards finding a bit more balance.

I’m known in these parts as a Chilis fan, and I won’t sell this to some of our Readers, but that’s OK. Chaçun â son goût! More for me!

Californication rules, top to bottom.


Posted on November 28, 2016, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. This is the last one I really liked…By Your Side wasn’t bad either. However I consider this album to be the beginning of a serious formulaic approach for RHCP, and I can’t help but hear Californication every time they release a new album.

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  2. Yeah this one is pretty decent album as well. Have not listened to it in a long time! Dunno why man but I kinda had my fill of these guys….who knows…..


  3. Last Chili Peppers album I bought. Saw them around this time, too… but I’m with Mike, everything after this took its formula. Diminishing returns. I don’t listen to this often, as it’s about 6 or 7 songs too long. And, well, just not very good outside the few standouts.


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