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.