Californication (album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Californication
Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 189th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,422 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1999 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (39th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (189th)

Red Hot Chili Peppers bestography

Californication is ranked 2nd best out of 19 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 157 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,655.

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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 1,422 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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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 01/09/2020 09:30
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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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80/100
From 09/06/2019 01:21
Some classic tracks, but the filler is relatively low quality.
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90/100
From 07/04/2019 15:10
Awesome, a small step below Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Favorites: Around The World, Emit Remmus, Purple Stain.
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85/100
From 02/16/2019 06:08
Pretty good album, although not as good as BSSM and on level with One Hot Minute. I love the groovy tracks like 'Easily' and 'Get On Top',

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- Easily, Get On Top, Right On Time, This Velvet Glove, Road Trippin'
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75/100
From 12/20/2018 17:12
A decent album that has some songs that remembers me my childhood.
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90/100
From 10/26/2018 09:32
The best RHCP album, not over rated, maybe just over played.
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From 08/01/2018 15:40
It's hard to rate this album as it is so closely related to my teenage years. It's like the soundtrack of my youth. However, this is one the few albums I was into as a teen that I still like as of today. That's the Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of the few bands that stand the test of time for me. As for this particular album, I don't think it's their best (that would be Blood Sugar Sex Magic or By The Way), but it is still a very strong one that helped cement the RHCP legacy.

The first half of the album has been played over and over on the radio and heard a million times, so it's kind of hard to be impartial to it. The second half however, is full of hidden gems like "I Like Dirt", "Purple Stain" and "This Velvet Glove".
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