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Old 03-05-2009, 05:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I love getting new music or finishing off bands disographies but it's all too easy to forget albums that you already have. In this thread you have to dig out an album that you haven't heard for at least a year and write a review (large or small). Does the album hold up? Have your tastes moved on?

I am listening to this for the first time in probably 3 or 4 years:


Considering it was produced by George Clinton I find the production lacking a rawness that early RHCP was about. However the cover of 'If You Want Me To Stay' and the horn work dotted throughout especially on 'The Brother's Cup' still sound good.

Not their best album by any means and there is some filler but it's so easy to forget how damn funky RHCP could be!

6.5/10
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I love this this thread idea!

I probably would have given Freaky Styley a higher rating but I agree with a lot of what you said about it. I've always thought it had the worst production of any of their albums, really muddy sounding. "If You Want Me To Stay" and "The Brothers Cup" are probably my top two picks from the album as well, although I also love "Catholic School Girls Rule" and "Yertle the Turtle".
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I love getting new music or finishing off bands disographies but it's all too easy to forget albums that you already have. In this thread you have to dig out an album that you haven't heard for at least a year and write a review (large or small). Does the album hold up? Have your tastes moved on?

I am listening to this for the first time in probably 3 or 4 years:


Considering it was produced by George Clinton I find the production lacking a rawness that early RHCP was about. However the cover of 'If You Want Me To Stay' and the horn work dotted throughout especially on 'The Brother's Cup' still sound good.

Not their best album by any means and there is some filler but it's so easy to forget how damn funky RHCP could be!

6.5/10
Personally I enjoy there self titled the most. Songs like Green Haven rock my world. Freaky Styley is good, but as your said, lot of filler.



Id give this a 8.5 out of 10.
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Personally I enjoy there self titled the most. Songs like Green Haven rock my world. Freaky Styley is good, but as your said, lot of filler.



Id give this a 8.5 out of 10.
That's a great album. Second only to Mother's Milk for me.
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That's a great album. Second only to Mother's Milk for me.
ah, I forgot bout mothers milk. Great album. Subway to Venus, Good Time Boys, Higher Ground, etc. First album with Fruciante also!. Id still say that Blood Sugar, and possibly One Hot Minute are better overall albums though.
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Oh god no. I can't stand either of those albums. BSSM marked the beginning of a precipitous drop in quality from the Chili Peppers IMO.
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I would rate Freaky Styley similarly, I think. There's a lot of charm on that album and some good songs, yet they're all lacking production-wise and with the filler, it's not an album I listen to anymore. I got tired of it rather quickly. Still, some of the songs are good.

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Peter Gabriel—So

I haven't listened to this album in years and year and years, I used to love it though. Listening to it now, it's definitely a product of it's time: the ultra-slick production, the tinges of world music, the chorus of female back up singers, everything about this album screams "1986" to me. I used to like a lot of music that fit this mold when I was much younger but I think I've really moved on from this kind of thing.

The songwriting still feels very strong. There's little doubt that songs like "In Your Eyes" and "Big Time" are solid, very well crafted pop songs but they don't move me the way they used to. It's not really the songs that are the problem here, it's me. My musical tastes have just changed a lot since the days when I used love this album.

One thing that's funny though is that the song on So that I think has probably aged the best is one I used to always view as filler: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)". Now its sparse and somewhat more experimental sound make it seem like one of the standout tracks on the album to me.
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Death - Scream Bloody Gore

I much prefer Death's later output but I fancied a blast of their debut. The production is a little muddy and there is little evidence of the technicality that they brought to their music in later albums, yet it was a still a noisy blast with glimpses of Chuck Schulinder's (Death Metal's answer to Dave Mustaine) time signatures (Zombie Ritual).

I was pleasantly surprised to still enjoy the album despite it's shortcomings.

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