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By the Way

2 Ratings: 4.5
R&B and Rock album by Red Hot Chili Peppers

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers first appeared smeared in neon body paint with socks dangling precariously from their wieners, even the most faithful funk-metal convert couldn't have conceived they would be around some 20 years later, carrying on in much … see full wiki

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2 reviews about By the Way
review by . January 09, 2003
Okay, first of all, I have to admit that on first listen, I wish the song had a few more "grinding" songs, a la OTHERSIDE or SUCK MY KISS or GIVE IT AWAY. I mean, those are some of the great RHCP songs!!!But once I got over that disappointment, I realized that what we've got here is 12 great songs, 1 pretty good song, 1 weird song and 2 that the album could have done without.I WOULD DIE FOR YOU and MIDNIGHT are the two I always skip. Just a bit unimaginative a monotonous. The weird one is WARM TAPE. …
review by . January 01, 2003
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When the Red Hot Chili Peppers first hit the music scene, they were indeed a bad boy Alternative rock act. Whereas the band has retained some of those funky and rapping styles as well as some Explicit lyrics, the style on the By The Way CD is so much more melodic and even mature. This CD actually has many classic rock overtones and the many changes of pace really have me hooked.Sixteen songs on this CD and not a bad one in the lot. Heck the worst songs I would rate as good and many of them are great. …
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By the Way
Label: Warner Bros, Wea
Release Date: July 9, 2002

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