The newest record from one of the greatest bands in the world, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is a dual-disk album and was released on May 9, 2006. Unlike many other double-disk compilations, Stadium Arcadium is pure quality from the start of disk 1 (Jupiter) to the end of disk 2 (Mars). This is a more melodic and mellow sounding album, comparing it to their previous works. So if you're used to their hard-core funk in past albums, like Blood Sugar Sex Magik, this will take a little getting used to. While listening to this record, it's easy to notice how much the band has matured since its "sock on the cock" days. In the past, I think most people credited the band's success to Anthony Kiedis' unique vocals and energy. Not the case here, the many great rhythms provided by Flea and Chad Smith and the SIMPLY AMAZING guitar performances by John Frusciante sometimes even outdo Kiedis. And that is a compliment to the instrumentals rather then a downgrade on Kiedis. All in all, if you are a true RHCP fan you will adjust to the new sound and commend them on their many different sounds they have been able to produce from the 80s into the new millenium.
Recommended tracks: Dani California, Snow (personal favorite), Charlie, Tell Me Baby, Hard to Concentrate
On May 9, I left my last period of school and drove directly to Best Buy to pick up my copy of Stadium Arcadium. I rocked out all the way home. (True Story)