Californication (studio album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Californication
Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 194th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,486 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1999 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (40th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (194th)

Red Hot Chili Peppers bestography

Californication is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Red Hot Chili Peppers is Blood Sugar Sex Magik which is ranked number 167 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,042.

Red Hot Chili Peppers album bestography « Higher ranked (167th) This album (194th) Lower ranked (411th) »
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Californication track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,486 votes)
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05/12/2021 16:10 Keatownrodriguez  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 99968/100
 
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04/21/2021 14:44 Pollie  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 22284/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 05/06/2021 14:52
No song on this album should be rated below an 85. This is a masterpiece, as are By the Way, Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Stadium Arcadium. This hatred for RHCP music needs to stop. They are in the same league as Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

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From 04/20/2021 17:09
Nowadays, after 22 years....It's already a Classic in Rock music. Probably the best album from RHCP. Amazing!!
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From 04/19/2021 18:21
Personally, the most important album to me and that I will ever hear, since it shaped my childhood and they're my favourite band of all time. I've never heard a band sound as rejuvenated as they do on this album. It's also my favourite album cover ever. I could gaze at it for eternity.
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From 03/02/2021 18:02
Pour moi, un tournant pour le groupe, les grosses lignes de basse disparaissent, des mélodies plus édulcorées, j'aime moins par rapport aux albums précédents, mais ça reste très efficace.
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85/100
From 01/28/2021 17:35
A pretty good album with a couple great songs. Some of the styles used are not for me though...
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From 08/25/2020 20:04
They stand at an interchange do the peppers, a junction where all forms of music meet. Sure there’s funk and punk, rap and metal. But there’s also surf and soul, grunge and blues.

What makes them great is the ability to blend these sounds, to twist them into something that is always The chilli peppers’ unique sound.
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From 03/23/2020 15:20
This album would be one of my desert island discs. How can an album be this energetic, organic, heartbreaking and spiritual all at the same time?

A flawless masterpiece!!!
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80/100
From 03/01/2020 22:51
Highlights:

Californication
Scar Tissue
Otherside
Around The World
Road Trippin'
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From 09/16/2019 15:19
my all time fav album that hooked me into music back in 90s
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Best Albums of 1999
1. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
2. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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