Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
I am a long time Chili Pepper fan, owning close to 40 original Chili Pepper CDs which include singles, collectors items and limited edition releases. And I'm very disappointed with the new RHCP album!
The best songs on the album would be considered mediocre songs on previous albums.
Overall, there is a lack of bite and edginess on I'm With You
that the Chilis are renowned for.
The passable tracks on the album would be "Look Around" and "Even You Brutus?", purely for the fact that these songs have the most edge and have some resemblance to what we would expect from the Chili Peppers.
These songs stand out in the sense that they break the feel of an album that is just going with the motions.
As for the rest, when there is a catchy moment in any of the songs it is quickly reversed into something placid and often soppy, which changes the entire feel of the songs. For a band renowned for edgy songs regarding sex, drugs and funk, this album seems to lack all of it.Kyle Pretorius plays in Cape Town rockabilly band Ratrod Cats and can be followed on twitter.com/theratrodcats.Do you have any reviews or articles to submit? You could win a Kalahari.net voucher - email your article of max 300 words (and photos) to firstname.lastname@example.org