Friday, August 26, 2011
Album Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
New album from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, tenth album in fact (great achievement) and who would've thought that after that abomination that is Stadium Arcadium they would attempt to subject us to anything else? Well guess what fans of RCHP faithful your in for another album whether you like it or not.
This review is a struggle so I'm going to say it straight away, does anyone really want to hear another RHCP album? no seriously? Stadium Arcadium blew so bad and the fact there was twice as much as usual just made it twice as painful as it could have possibly been. Add the fact John Frusciante is now gone from the band adds another reason for this band to stop (no offence Klinghoffer, loved the drums on Exquisite Corpse EP)
Here's my biggest problems with the album, everything seems so toned down from what they were, creatively there is nothing being brought to the table on this album. Everything is so soft that this is a shadow of what they were when they were one of the great rock bands around. The songs are just far too weak to even really care about, I get a feeling like these guys just don't have it anymore which is a massive shame.
To compound all of these problems the album is long as fuck at about an hour long, so painful to hear a band you used to like make a poor album and have it be too long to listen through (I got there eventually). So in closing listen if you want but this isn't a redemption from Stadium Arcadium it merely helps anyone that thinks this band can't go back to the glory days.
Overall Rating: 1/10