The Empyrean (studio album) by John Frusciante

The Empyrean by John Frusciante
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-01-20
Overall rank: 3,217th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 72 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2009 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (592nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,217th)
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John Frusciante bestography

The Empyrean is ranked 4th best out of 16 albums by John Frusciante on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Frusciante is Shadows Collide With People which is ranked number 2320 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 688.

John Frusciante album bestography « Higher ranked (3,105th) This album (3,217th) Lower ranked (3,778th) »
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The Empyrean track list

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 72 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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From 02/20/2017 23:16
An album to be listened to in the dark. That's what John says about this. He's right.

This is a fantastic work of art. Starting with the wonderful rework of 'Maggot Brain' by Funkadelic and the Tim Buckley cover the album gets better and better. With Central acting as the magnificant bridge that allows you to cross from the first half to the second half of the album. A bridge I recommend all to cross.
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From 03/02/2015 12:45
Quite liked this on first listen.

Signature guitar sounds. and bluesy, downbeat lyrics and sound, (which is fine by me)
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From 08/17/2011 03:12
This album is my kind of shit. Oddly enough, One Hot Minute has always been my favorite RHCP album, but Frusciante has always been my favorite member of the Peppers. Figure that one out. Well, he brings it hard on this album. Unreachable is a such a beautiful track. Central is just as good, and he brings a Vedderesque level of passion to the song. Obviously the guitar work is off the chart as well. Check out the track Dark/Light. While it may go on a bit long for some, I think every second of this track up to its sudden end is important. Shades of King Crimson all over the place, and if Frusciante really is doing the bass like the liner notes claim, he does the best Flea impression ever. The only downside of the album is that his vocals can get into the Phil Collins territory at times, but that's a minor problem. Check out this album right away. I really miss this guy already.
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