Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1991 Ratings: #96 / 421
User Score
Based on 498 ratings
1991 Ratings: #33
Liked by 19 people
September 24, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Rick Rubin / Producer
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Frusciante departed after the supporting tour, leaving Blood Sugar Sex Magik as probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make.

The Chili Peppers travel a growing man’s journey throughout the entire album, one filled with unrestrained passion, and it’s evident that this is the monument they were meant to construct.
Rolling Stone

It was the more introverted material — the lashing, triple-meter "Breaking the Girl" and Kiedis' drug confessional "Under the Bridge" — that revealed new dimensions.

Entertainment Weekly

Blood Sugar Sex Magik has the band opting for a little seriousness; the ballad ”Breaking the Girl” sounds somewhat disapproving of the band’s usual Red Hot antics and ”Under the Bridge” has fancy-shmancy touches. Elsewhere, the band members are their usual fast, funny, loud, and unrelenting selves.

I literally can't imagine a bigger turnoff than Anthony Kiedis saying the words "creamy beaver."
1991 was a huge year of change for music with alternative rock and metal becoming more of a commercial draw - and 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic' was very much part of that breakthrough. The band's image didn't harm them with the 'shirts off, socks on cocks' attitude suiting the vague rebellious/anti establishment rumblings that were developing among younger listeners - there was an escapist element to the Chilis, you could almost taste the sun and surf, and the lyrics weird mesh of sexual braggadocio, ... read more
Thank you for 50 subs everyone! Over the past few months i've really gravitated towards sharing my thoughts and opinions on this site and im so thankfull that people actually read the dumb shit i write lol. Anyways lets get started on the review

Another classic by the Chili Peppers. Even if im a very big RHCP fan, even i've got to admit, that their first 3 and even a majority of the 4th albums of theirs are pretty bad. Like they were doing the funk stuff, but Anthony sounded like a weasell and ... read more
Yes, this album is really fun, like really fun, but why do all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums have to be so bloated? If it was a 12 or a 13 track album and removed some of the most horrid tracks from it, I'd probably give it somewhere around 95, but after the killer first 11 tracks the album gives up and starts handing out some of the most insufferable material they've released to date. Sure some of the songs after that point are still good, but in no sane world would this album have gone ... read more
The funky monks do it again, and do it better than they ever did (or would, for that matter).
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Track List

  1. Power of Equality
  2. If You Have to Ask
  3. Breaking the Girl
  4. Funky Monks
  5. Suck My Kiss
  6. I Could Have Lied
  7. Mellowship Slinky in B Major
  8. The Righteous & The Wicked
  9. Give It Away
  10. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  11. Under the Bridge 
  12. Naked in the Rain
  13. Apache Rose Peacock
  14. The Greeting Song
  15. My Lovely Man
  16. Sir Psycho Sexy
  17. They're Red Hot

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