By The Way (studio album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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The best album by Red Hot Chili Peppers is Blood Sugar Sex Magik which is ranked number 156 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,671.
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.
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Some good songs. They could of cut about 6 songs off this album to make it much better. Way to long. Way to much filler
Probably the most consistent album Red Hot Chili Peppers has released. Some great tracks (By the Way, Can't Stop) and some that seem to barely have the will to exist (Dosed, Warm Tape). Still, By the Way is enjoyable enough for multiple listens.
My 2nd favourite Red Hot Chili Peppers album, right after Californication and my favourite album of the 21st century. The combination of Kiedis' angelic voice, Frusciante's piercing guitar and also angelic harmonies, Flea's melodic basslines and Chad Smith's powerful drumming touch my heart every time.
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A pleasant and well made album, but too many songs are mellow and similar for it to ever be considered a great album. The big singles are still the best songs unfortunately. It's totally fine for an artist to experiment, but in the case of TRHCP, the experiments don't quite work like it did on their other 90's and 2000's albums. I don't understand why this band always felt the need to stuff a bunch of extra mediocre songs in their albums to appear long and epic.....because of the time between recording albums so they wanted to satisfy their fans? Well a better way to satisfy your fans is to have 10 incredible songs instead of 3 classics and 13 filler songs.
Whys is this album so underrated? almost all songs are very good
from start to finish
Awesome album, just below Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication.
Favorites: By The Way, Can't Stop
This is my favorite RHCP album. Consistently good, some great guitar work, some of the best vocals Anthony Kiedis has had, and has something for everyone. This album is much better than Californication. A very solid 9/10
I wish there was an instrumental version of this album because John Frusciante's work on this is outstanding.
With the final product, I can take or leave Kiedis... probably at his least irritating here, some decent lyrics. Great album.
I think this is the most cohesive RHCP record. It doesn't feature the best individual tracks, but to me, it is still their best record because it sounds like a record, not a best-of. There's a mood that you can feel throughout the entire album in the sound of it, the lyrics and even the booklet. That's why By The Way is my favorite RHCP album.
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