Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
1999 Ratings: #79 / 163
User Score
1999 Rank: #155
Liked by 303 people
June 8, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

For the bulk of Californication, the Peppers sound more relaxed, less grating, and, in their own way, more introspective than ever before.

80
Rolling Stone

They’ve settled down and written a whole album’s worth of tunes that tickle the ear, romance the booty, swell the heart, moisten the tear ducts and dilate the third eye.

68
Pitchfork

The Chili Peppers are the closest thing we have to a Led Zepplin today. If you want quality, commercial, Jeep- stereo, headphone, stadium- filling, champion Rock that you can get behind, where else are you going to turn?

60
NME

They’ve never lost their knack for making everything sound like a gleefully sticky schoolyard euphemism, for revelling in the leering testosterone and goateed bass that stalks the world of nightmare.

RemisReviews
71

I swear they say the word California in every song, it's actually insane. Also, Otherside is one of the greatest songs of all time

This album had the potential to be absolutely incredible but shot itself in its foot

REVIEW REPOST #090. I repost my old reviews, which got no attention, with updated thoughts. Posted this review 1.5 years ago, but I'm posting it again.

Look, I was never a big fan of Red Hot, despite the Can't Stop riff being one of the first that I learned on guitar. The ... read more

Doublez
88

#2 - Albums that taught me when I was a kid >>> Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication - 1999

"Ding, dang, dong, dong, deng, deng, dong, dong, ding, dang" - Around The World

Although it's not the Red Hot's best album in terms of impact and musical innovation (although that's debatable in the end), Californication remains my favourite album and the one I enjoy listening to again. In a context where Red Hot are skating a few years after a more disappointing One Hot ... read more

RichardsH
73

There are some great songs on this album. But the production is a little bit questionable at times

Tobingus
85

I love the Chili Peppers, and this is definitely one of their best works. every song is fun, but the album has an incredible opening half, and my favorite track on the album is easily "scar tissue", but "porcelain" coming in around halfway mark was an unexpected change that I really enjoyed, its another standout for me. Rick Rubins producing shines on all of the albums he has worked on, but I feel it shines brighter on this album. I feel this is one of those albums that goes ... read more

Francock47
87

Digno regreso del goat

74

I like this album

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Track List

1Around the World
3:58
86
2Parallel Universe
4:30
86
3Scar Tissue
3:37
93
4Otherside
4:15
93
5Get On Top
3:17
73
6Californication
5:21
94
7Easily
3:51
81
8Porcelain
2:43
77
9Emit Remmus
4:00
75
10I Like Dirt
2:37
68
11This Velvet Glove
3:45
84
12Savior
4:52
78
13Purple Stain
4:13
75
14Right On Time
1:52
72
15Road Trippin'
3:25
86
Total Length: 56 minutes

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