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By The Way (album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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By The Way
By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
Overall rank: 324th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 874 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2002 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (60th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (324th)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bestography

By The Way is ranked 3rd best out of 18 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 116 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,024.

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90/100
From Ezkling
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
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80/100
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.
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95/100
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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95/100
Incredible album, I would say as good as Californication. 9/10.
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70/100
A nice poppy feministic record that has good consistency and contains songs that I can see many people like. While the album is enjoyable and good, it is not one that I will look forward to in the future, but will still enjoy from time to time.

In the wrong mentality this album will suck.

For 16 songs this album is very consistent and able to hold your thought throughout.

I can definitely see why people would adore this album
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85/100
Their most melodic record, it plays its strengths well. Though still lacking a lot of the bands pop punk/ funk rock elements. Still some of their best work.
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95/100
Another banger from my all-time favorite band. Once again, Red Hot Chili Peppers prove why they are the number one alternative rock band of the era. This albums shows a more intimate and very welcome side to the group. Vulnerable isnt usually a term used when describing the Chili Peppers, but here its out in full force, and its a nice adjustment for them. They might rock a little less here, but the melodies pop more beautifully than anywhere else in the discography. A couple fillers, but overall an extremely good listen.
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From Caesar01
Agree with other commenters that (as usual with RHCP albums) this album could be cut down to around ten songs and be a stone cold classic, as is, the first ten songs or so are largely very good, with some quintessential Peppers moments (BTW, Can't Stop, Zephyr, Midnight in particular is one of my favorite RHCP songs what with the way it builds and builds with the orchestra) but it drags by the time the last few songs are rolling around.
All in all though an excellent album that is in many ways the equal of its predecessor Californication (another album that would have benefitted from a tighter track listing).
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From Brandon8
By The Way, The Zephr Song and Can't Stop are among their best work. Overall a lot of the songs sound similar in tone and makes it a bit of a drag but its a solid album.
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One of their strongest records. After the artistic and commercial success of, californication, the Chilli's are obviously brimming with confidence. By the way, is an excellent record with, universally speaking, dosed, the zephyr song, tear, and the title track the standouts. The only problem with, by the way, though, like, californication, is that it's overlong. The last three or four tracks could have done with being shelved. A twelve track album of the best songs would have been perfect.
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