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By the Way

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (633 customer reviews)
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1. By The Way
2. Universally Speaking
3. This Is The Place
4. Dosed
5. Don't Forget Me
6. The Zephyr Song
7. Can't Stop
8. I Could Die For You
9. Midnight
10. Throw Away Your Television
11. Cabron
12. Tear
13. On Mercury
14. Minor Thing
15. Warm Tape
16. Venice Queen

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When the Red Hot Chili Peppers first appeared smeared in neon body paint with socks dangling precariously from their wieners, even the most faithful funk-metal convert couldn't have conceived they would be around some 20 years later, carrying on in much the same fashion. Despite a long history of tragedies and personnel upheavals, the California quartet's eighth album is mostly business as usual--and business, as usual, is quite good. The title track, "By the Way," is a powerful, bruised piece of slap-bass and intermediary white-boy rapping. "Universally Speaking" pays sweaty, soulful tribute to singer Anthony Kiedis's hometown of Detroit. And "Lemon Trees on Mercury" sounds eerily like it could have been lifted from 1984's Freaky Styley. The band's reliable eclectic side, meanwhile, surfaces on the Latin-flavored "Cabron" and moody "Venice Queen." But the biggest surprise is "Tear," a masterful homage to the Beach Boys that suggests the Chili Peppers' perpetual state of arrested development may someday lift. --Aidin Vaziri

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By The Way (2002 UK 16-track CD album - the Chili Peppers are among the elder statesmen in US rock circles now. This is their 8th album and shows a band comfortable with their sound. Mixing their trademark rap/rock/funksoundwith newer elements of soul and even latino! Includes the single By The Way picture sleeve)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By The Way - RHCP March 6 2012
Format:Audio CD
The cd arrived to me in great condition and made the perfect valentines day gift for someone who was looking to complete their RHCPs cd collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of their underrated gems... Jan. 24 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Wow, I was blown away when I heard this album... all you BSSM fanboys are missing out on what is some pretty badass music if you are willing to open your minds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never too late to appreciate Jan. 14 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Back in 2002 I was more into Agentine Tango... en French musik; The RHCP are timeless.. in 2013 I am completly "une fan finie" :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Dec 30 2012
By Langer
Format:Audio CD
Having seen these guys in concert, it's clear they're professionals. This album may be their best effort. Besides the favorites which got a ton of airplay, there are some interesting gems on this hour-plus album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another reason to be amazed by the Chili Peppers Aug. 28 2002
By Vanessa
Format:Audio CD
Before listening to this album, I thought to myself, it surely can't be as good as Californication. I thought they had peaked and were now going to put out mediocre albums to try and please their fans. But I was so wrong. This album is incredible in ever sense of the word. No aspect of perfect musicality is compromised. The lyrics are personal and moving. The melodys play like those rare, polished, and now almost extinct pop songs, combined with the unmistakable funk and fast beats that always go along with the Peppers' tunes. There is no reason not to listen to this album! Songs like Don't Forget Me, the Zephyer Song, Midnight, and Cabron could make any other band incredibly successful, but with the Peppers, they just go in the large pile of perfection that we are always going to expect from them from now on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stop Talking About Blood Suger Sex Magik Aug. 27 2002
By ryan
Format:Audio CD
Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a great album. You may notice that several people have recommended it "instead of" By the Way. These people are a phenomenon within fans of the Chili Peppers who won't stop talking about that album. The Chili Peppers have grown as musicians and as people since making that album and you people need to catch up. Californication was melodic and complex. By the Way is a further test of the limits of music and the lyrics are more interesting than anything Anthony has come up with before. To all of you people who refer to the "lost greatness" of the Chili's and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO OWN MORE THAN ONE ALBUM. PLEASE BUY THIS AND CALIFORNICATION AND SHUT UP.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'By The Way' - Album of the year Oct. 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
By discarding the sock-adorned genitalia gimmick, and slap-bass heavy funk obsessions, and then discovered mellow harmonised music, Red Hot Chili Peppers have now made in my opinion their greatest album to date, reflected in the fact that they are enjoying arguably their highest level of popularity to date.
1. By The Way
One of those songs that sounds anonymous the first 2 or 3 times, then suddenly becomes brilliant. Some might say a typical Chilis song, but the harmonised verse and shotgun delivery of the lightning rap interludes seperate this from the rap/rock guff.
A definite *****
2. Universally Speaking
A great bouncing rhythm right through this track, you cannot help but nod ya head (no black suits comin'). Fairly generic verses, but Kiedis comes into his own on the chorus.
3. This Is The Place
A more slower tempo for this one, it is almost like a follow-up to Under the Bridge. Another strong chorus makes this a distinctive track, together with Flea's consistently brilliant bass.
4. Dosed
Not a favourite among the more rap/funk centralised Chilis fans, this is one of the highlights of the album. Showing how love has mellowed his outlooked, Anthony Kiedis' vocals are beutifully matched by the melodic, swooping guitar play by John Frusciante
5. Don't Forget Me
One of the more anonymous tracks on the album, that is not to detract from the track, more a reflection in the overall album.
6. The Zephyr Song
The second single to be lifted, a more upbeat song, with an almost rap-like sung verse, and another melodic chorus. The middle eight makes the song stand out however. Bear in mind, the lyrics make no sense however. Brilliant gibberish
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! March 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
this is one of those few albums where every song sounds awesome the minute you hear them. i seriously didn't need time for anything to grow on me and after one listen to this all the way through i absolutely loved it. the bass playing is just awesome and the guitar playing is absolutely infectious. the Red Hot Chili Peppers are now one of my favorite bands. you MUST by this as soon as possible. it is THAT good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
i'd say its one of their best cds. Almost every song on it is good except for maybe two of them. Sure its not as funky as others but there are still a few funky tunes and all the... Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2012 by Sorpse
1.0 out of 5 stars Warped record
Great album , unfortunatly one of the records came with a severe warp. It skips consistently and is very diassapointing
Published on Oct. 30 2011 by Soobound
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah I've Got Something to Say
After ALL these reviews, I don't have much to say. At least that would make any ones day.I write lryics for others, that is my way.
These songs fron R.H.C.P. Read more
Published on Dec 15 2009 by Luap Van Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the Chili Peppers!
Compared to Californication...this album is more on the mellow side...it's my favorite album by the RHCP.
Published on Sept. 17 2009 by Mary Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking
By the Way soars as one of my favourite albums. RHCP manages to pull off yet another unique cd, balanced with the upbeat and funky ''This is the place'' and ''Throw away your... Read more
Published on May 29 2005 by MinorThing
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, Melodical Bliss
In this astounding CD by RHCP they really take it down a notch. They deliver a smoother, slower, more in touch album. The songs are very emotionally packed. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by M. Grady
1.0 out of 5 stars funk? yeah right!
this cd is freakin' slow and boring, its perfect to put a baby to sleep. why! why! anthony did you have to change your style of music you bum! Read more
Published on July 12 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars ho hum
By the Way see's the Chili Peppers mature into a full blown pop rock band but it remains a hit and miss affair. Read more
Published on June 22 2004 by "toots11"
5.0 out of 5 stars Going from red to white hot
This is an amazing CD. The great thing about RHCP is that they are continously changing their music style. Read more
Published on May 16 2004 by Lizzy Surgeon
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