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Stadium Arcadium



Chili Peppers less spicy than before.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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"Hell" and "damn" are as strong as it gets.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One or two oblique references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the strongest language here is in the "damn" and "hell" category. There are one or two oblique references to drugs and alcohol. Basically, this double CD is much tamer than past Red Hot Chili Peppers recordings.

What's the story?

STADIUM ARCADIUM is the Red Hot Chili Peppers' ninth studio album in a career spanning more than 20 years, and gives us a chance to see how this once-groundbreaking group has grown over time. The double disc is the band's first release in four years and actually started out as 38 new tracks –- more than enough for three new albums. Edited down to a relatively manageable 25-song double CD, Stadium Arcadium lopes along at a comfortably mellow pace, featuring more ballads and less frantic energy than the band's earlier offerings -- the word \"comfortable\" comes to mind. The lyrics reflect a more mature outlook, with more love and less lust in the message. The funk factor, though still present, isn't as front and center as on past releases.

Is it any good?


The songs are good, though most stop short of brilliant -- catchy and fun, or sweet and melodic. The production values are excellent, as all four band members appear to energize and inspire one another to new levels of musical excellence. What Stadium Arcadium does not do is break any new musical ground, but that's really okay. It's a terrific look at a long, exciting career, presented with taste, charm, humor, and integrity.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it might be like to be in the same band, with the same group of friends, for 20 years. Long-time fans of the band can compare this CD to past efforts: How has the sound changed?

Music details

Artist:Red Hot Chili Peppers
Release date:May 9, 2006
Labels:Warner Brothers, WEA
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old November 28, 2012

RHCP is back!!

This is definetly one of my favorite Chili Peppers album. It's also the last album with glorious John Frusciante's magical fingers. (But don't worry..they got a new guitarist... still as awesome as john) ..Flea realy does use his mad bass skills and gets funky! Chad is doing some major drumming.. wrapping the songs up.. gives it that extra WHOOA!!! THIS IS A SUPER AWESOME SONG!! And of course, you can't forget about Anthony! his lyrics mean alot.. stories from his past, come to life. His voice is as delicate as a newborn. With all of their mad skills RHCP make a strong comeback!
Adult Written bytheemeraldgolem/ August 1, 2015

Relaxing fresh album.

It is totally tame. Nice guitar with nice relaxing tune.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byEricCarrRulez November 7, 2011

Groovy. :-)

I loved this album.


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