Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium ArcadiumAn album, actually double-album, I’ve been listening to a lot these past days is “Stadium Arcadium” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers; I’m a big fan of RHCP and their music, and this album just oozes more of their trademark cool tunes, rhymes and lyrics.

Almost four years passed between the release of their last album “By The Way” and this one, and the band recorded enough songs for three albums over that period, which explains why they went ahead and released this two-hour, 28-track double-disc collection (Disc 1: Jupiter / Disc 2: Mars).

The album is a mix between what they did on “By The Way” and “Californication” with a number of new touches and directions here and there.

My favourite songs off the album up to now are: Snow (Hey Oh), Dani California, Hey, Tell Me Baby, Desecration Smile, Stadium Arcadium, Hard to Concentrate.

A lot of people say they like the ‘Mars’ disc more, but up to now, they’re quite tied for me, each one having its strengths.

What I love about RHCP’s music is that you never grow bored of it no matter how many times you listen to the CD, it always has a fresh, cool feel to it, and this album feels the same way too. The proof is that this album is nearly a year old now, plus I still listen to their older albums a lot too.

I really recommend this album to all RHCP fans and music lovers who are into this genre.

My score for it is: 8.5/10

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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