***Rocking With The Peppers (New)

by Fabiana Giorgi

Let?s face it; the /Red Hot Chili Peppers/[1] will always be the
Red Hot Chili Peppers. No amount of change can take away the unique
sound that is them.?? In 2006 they released one of the biggest albums
of that year: Stadium Arcadium[2].?? This album proved to all
?whippersnappers? that the Peppers still had it in them, even
though critics claimed that they had conformed to ?the worst
possible form of pop.? /Stadium Arcadium/ flew up the charts and
surprised the masses when the Peppers announced that the album would
be composed of two disks.?? Not only did the fans love it, but so too
did the critics find themselves biting their tongues when songs like
/Dani California[3]/ and /Slow Cheetah/ started to grow on them.??
/Stadium Arcadium/ can simply be described as an up-to-the-minute Red
Hot Chili Peppers album that includes 28 songs and gives the listener
more than 2 hours of surprisingly brilliant ?listening time.?

/Dani California/ can claim the title for being one of the best hit
singles released by the Peppers so far.?? This song adds to the
ever-growing list of remarkable singles produced by the Peppers. Two
of the many songs, /Snow (Hey Yo)/[4] and /Charlie[5]/, stretch out
into nearly five minutes of pure bliss for true Peppers fans.??
Although the /Jupiter/ half of /Stadium Arcadium/ is slightly slower
than what most Peppers fans expected, it can still be enjoyed to the
full extent that it should be.

With all the praise that?s been given to /Stadium Arcadium/ one
does have to criticize it in the slightest manner. Torture me, a song
found halfway through the /Jupiter /part of the album, does exactly
what the title suggests.?? As much as we love the Peppers and their
new ?slower? style on this album, this song just seems to drag
which in some cases casts doubt in the minds of the fans and
reassurance in that of the critics.

It?s not as if more contemporary Peppers music is bad, it?s just
somewhat disheartening that a band so diverse and ?funky? can dumb
themselves down to the ever-growing unappreciative mass of listeners
that would consider the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the ever
?so-charming Britney Spears in the same category.?? All in all
though, Stadium Arcadium has produced some of the best hit singles
including /Hump De Bump/ and /Tell Me Baby/.?? I have no doubt that
the Red Hot Chili Peppers will continue to produce copious amounts of
what I consider to be brilliant music so I suggest that you give
/Stadium Arcadium /a listen as well as every other Peppers album ever
made. You never know, today a Britney fan, tomorrow a Peppers fan.??

[1] http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/
[2] http://www.stadium-arcadium.com/forum/index.php
[3] http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/dani-california-lyrics-red-hot-chili-p…
[4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuFI5KSPAt4
[5] http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=6629


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