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Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. Dani California
2. Snow (Hey Oh)
3. Charlie
4. Stadium Arcadium
5. Hump De Bump
6. She’s Only 18
7. Slow Cheetah
8. Torture Me
9. Strip My Mind
10. Especially In Michigan
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Desecration Smile
2. Tell Me Baby
3. Hard to Concentrate
4. 21st Century
5. She Looks To Me
6. Readymade
7. If
8. Make You Feel Better
9. Animal Bar
10. So Much I
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Four-year career hiatuses followed by sprawling double-albums could spell trouble for a band of the Chili Peppers' stature: consider they'd originally recorded enough for three discs. The restless, trouble-plagued outfit that helped break alternative rock into the mainstream with a potent fusion of punk 'n' funk in the '80s finds itself two decades on almost completely devoid of the former's energetic abandon, while the latter's effusive rhythms are considerably subdued over the course of this two-hour, 28-track collection. It's not so much that the Peppers have lost their muscular, often uber-macho edge as they have willfully tamed it in service of mature reinvention here. The mellower, often introspective, if no less potent pop ethos that characterized the crossover hit "Under the Bridge" blossoms fully here on tracks like disc one's "Snow," "Wet Sand," and the jazz-cool of "Hey."

The title track, "Desecration Smile," and "She Looks To Me" finds them venturing further into laid back pop ballad territory, while the tricky rhythms of "Dani California," "Charlie," and "So Much I" eventually kick into familiar top gear on the pop-savvy "Tell Me Baby" and hip-hop seasoned "Storm in a Teacup." It's not that there's a paucity of musical adventure here ("If" and "Animal Bar" finds them wafting into Floydish neo-psychedelia while "Make You Feel Better" seems to channel no less than Joe Jackson) but that it's delivered with a subtlety--and dare we say it?--tasteful musical restraint that's a stark contrast to the band's early, overly overt nature. There's perhaps too much mid-tempo simmering and reflection going on; like most double-albums it could be focused into a much more compelling single disc. But that seems largely beside the Peppers' hooks-over-histrionics point here: an unlikely record to kick back to, and one that both challenges assumptions and eases the band into middle age with an oft languorous, if undeniably savory groove. --Jerry McCulley

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Forget the critics. This is not a mediocre album. And I am out on a limb: this is better than Blood Sugar Sex Magik, wait this might be the best rock and roll funk album out in recent memory.

Sure Anthony Kedis is not going to blow your mind lyrically, but his delivery has never been more convincing, funkier, or more creative. Everyone is on form: the drums are not in your face but they are varied and provide a compelling texture for the real magic; Flea is on form so it is magik, whether it is break you legs and fingers snapping funky 'Hump de Bump' and '21st Century' or melodic genius on 'Wet Sand' "Slow Cheetah" or "Especially in Michigan". And you can feel his energy, feel that he is loving playing with John Frusciante again, which brings me to the main point.

John Frusciante is nothing less that a guitar god. Forget noodling solos, forget Radiohead this is freaking Mozart. John has laid down multiple guitar melodies that soar and resonate building one theme and then subverting it with another and another and then the original comes screaming in on top. It is nothing less than jaw dropping mind numbing genius! Oh, and his back up vocals add a perfect grit to Anthony's smooth pop.

This album is that perfect hybrid, walking the razor's edge between edgy and Popy, compulsively listenable and deep. Real deep, it really gets better every spin around the cd player.

Sure at first it is hard to distinguish one song from the next, nothing stands out. But that is not because these are mediocre tracks but rather because so many of them are real gems demanding their own comprehension.

Trust me, if you like the Chili Peppers sound a few listens to this Cd will take you to a realm few Albums can attest to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilis Rock Feb. 1 2013
By weaselhead TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium ArcadiumWhat more can be said about the Chilis??? Would love to meet Dani, cuddle Charlie and have already had enough Snow. This cut contains lots of radio...but as they say: video killed the radio star. Good album, good price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Jan. 6 2013
By Langer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very cool, very original double-CD format Anthony, Flea, John, and Chad are on top of their game in this offering
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1.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album, bad packaging. March 25 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is not the official Stadium Arcadium jewel case/ booklet, etc. It came with just the discs in a crappy jewel case that actually broke trying to open it. The album art is printed on low grade paper that looks like it will fade away in a month. Overall this is an amazing album, but the packaging was absolutely horrible and not the original packaging by any sense of the words, it's a knock off. I went out to Walmart to buy the official copy that took 7 weeks less to get, too. Do not reccomend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Aug. 17 2013
By Yanick
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I knew the music but hated the mastering of the CD's
Was skeptical about the Vinyl mastering but Wow! Nice soundstage no clipping and you feel like cranking the volume not turn down. Sound is silky! Nice box and packaging quality.
A must ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good April 5 2012
By PaulT
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a good album. I think there are two many songs but that's okay, at least most are good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recent purchase Jan. 16 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Return customer. Always satisfied with product, service and selection. When purchasing a specific item, always look for this seller in the listings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much of a good thing .. 3.5/5 May 29 2006
Format:Audio CD
28 songs .. wow .. thats alot of tunes, even for a double album (ie Foo Fighters recent double had only 20). If youre a Chillis fan (esp of there last two cds) youre going to like 90% of the material that STadium Arcadium provides, but if youre a casual Chillis fan you might find it a tad frustrating trying to get through this extensive catalogue. Thats where im coming from, to me its just way too much, while there some really good ones (ie Dani Cali. Snow(hey 0h), SLow Cheetah, Take it Again, ) theres also some very average songs (warlocks, hard to concentrate, if , animal bar ) that just force me to hit the skip button, the good slightly outweighs teh bad here but i hope you have patience your going to need it.
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