Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
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Even since their sophomore album, Red Hot Chili Peppers have always had a problem with bloating their albums, they are some decent songs in this record like Hollywood and If You Want Me To Stay but the rest of the album is so dull and uninspired and feels like a drag to listen to and for me it is their worst album and at times can just be bad, it has good moments even though their debut was just straight boring front and back but so many of these songs just feel so empty and ultimately leaves ... read more


'Freaky Styley' (a perfect album title for the Chilis at this stage) is an improvement on the debut with moderately better production and some improved writing, though it's still telling that a cover of 'If You Want Me to Stay' is the most memorable track .

It moves further towards 'the funk' and slightly away from rap which was probably the smart move, and it also contains a song about a turtle called Yertle in an ultimate 'woah dude' moment of the '80s. Approach with caution.


RHCP's sophomore record and their hideous debut record are practically like night and day. Nearly everything that was wrong with their debut (horrible production, lackluster lyrics, lack of direction, etc.) was resolved, or at least improved upon. No joke, there are some really fun tracks on here. The great opener, "Jungle Man" is an anthemic party bop, "Hollywood (Africa)" is a great song to just vibe to, and "The Brothers Cup" utilizes an ensemble of horns to ... read more


In terms of the previous album, this definitely is a step up and going in the right direction. The instrumentals are always pretty good and this album has less annoying vocals than the previous. The main place where this album fails is that there aren't any memorable moments, since each song sounds somewhat similar to one another and the lyrics never stand out.

Favorites (not really): Hollywood (Africa), If You Want Me To Stay, Yertle The Turtle
Meh: Jungle Man, Freaky Styley, The Brothers ... read more


Jungle Man_ 8,5
American Ghost Dance_9,5
If You Want Me To Stay_ 8,0
Nevermind_ 6,0
Freaky Styley_ 5,5
Blackeyed Blonde_ 6,0
The Brothers Cup_ 9,0
Battle Ship_ 5,0
Lovin' and Touching_ 6,5
Catholic School Girls Rule_ 9,5
Sex Rap_ 6,5
Tirdy Little Birds_ ????
Yertle the Turtle_ 9,0
Millionaires Against Hungry_ 10

Esse é um dos álbuns do Red Hot que passa essa vibe de "me ame ou me odeie". Eu senti que se eu não tivesse o ouvido várias e ... read more


Jungle Man - 3/5
Hollywood (Africa) - 4/5
American Ghost Dance - 3/5
If You Want Me to Stay - 5/5 ❤
Nevermind - 3/5
Freaky Styley - 3/5
Blackeyed Blonde - 4/5
The Brothers Cup - 3/5
Battleship - 3/5
Lovin' and Touchin' - 3/5
Catholic School Girls Rule - 3/5
Sex Rap - 2/5
Thirty Dirty Birds - 2/5
Yertle the Turtle - 3/5

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Track List

  1. Jungle Man
  2. Hollywood (Africa)
  3. American Ghost Dance
  4. If You Want Me to Stay
  5. Nevermind
  6. Freaky Styley
  7. Blackeyed Blonde
  8. The Brothers Cup
  9. Battleship
  10. Lovin' and Touchin'
  11. Catholic School Girls Rule
  12. Sex Rap
  13. Thirty Dirty Birds
  14. Yertle the Turtle  
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Added on: May 5, 2013