Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2006 Ratings: #370 / 612
User Score
Based on 175 ratings
2006 Ratings: #87
May 9, 2006 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

73
Coke Machine Glow

Stadium Arcadium is the first post-Blood Sugar Chili Peppers album that actually sounds like it was reasonably fun to make; a source of mindless summer entertainment that people really shouldn’t feel ashamed to enjoy.

70
NME

If you condensed ‘Stadium Arcadium’ down to 10 tracks, you’d be left with something special – that’s what MP3 players were made for.

47
Pitchfork

Stadium Arcadium can't help but grow as distended as the name suggests, revealing a band too proud to merely play the game they've already solved or use the added space to risk a less worn path.

43
A.V. Club

Where in the past, Kiedis' vocals have given the band's sound its forward momentum, on Stadium Arcadium, they're the least relevant part of the equation.

TheRootBoy
40
This was the album by RHCP that caught my attention when I was first not-so-cherry-picking my music taste. This is by no means a great album. In fact, it's rather boring and nothing interesting. Dani California and Snow are the only tracks I cared about then and they're the only songs that make it to just below "meh" level for me now.
ricardomcr
90
Yeah, I like this more than most fans do, it was the first album I bought with my own money on CD. This is RHCP at their most ambitious and exploring all sorts of ideas in the studio, going through almost all of their influences over the years. Maybe it ends up sounding not very coherent, but there are some constant elements that are extraordinary throughout, most of all, the strings. This is a tour de force for Frusciante and Flea who were given a lot of autonomy in the creation process and ... read more
EdFruscley
98
Maybe a little long, maybe to much music. But if you take the best 15 tracks. You can make a perfect album. The best of RHCP in my opinion.
AndrewK
76
Although the first disc is superior, the overall experience is great. Incredibly groovy and nostalgic.
VividAids
78
too long
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#2/Rolling Stone

MISC LISTS

#74/Rolling Stone (2000s)

Track List

Jupiter

  1. Dani California 
  2. Snow (Hey Oh) 
  3. Charlie 
  4. Stadium Arcadium 
  5. Hump De Bump 
  6. She’s Only 18 
  7. Slow Cheetah 
  8. Torture Me 
  9. Strip My Mind 
  10. Especially In Michigan 
  11. Warlocks 
  12. C’mon Girl 
  13. Wet Sand 
  14. Hey 

Mars

  1. Desecration Smile 
  2. Tell Me Baby 
  3. Hard to Concentrate 
  4. 21st Century 
  5. She Looks To Me 
  6. Readymade 
  7. If 
  8. Make You Feel Better 
  9. Animal Bar 
  10. So Much I 
  11. Storm In A Teacup 
  12. We Believe 
  13. Turn It Again 
  14. Death of a Martian
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