posted on Sep, 23 2006 @ 06:25 PM
I'm a big Chili Peppers fan but I can't say that I thought Stadium Arcadium was all that impressive in comparison to what they were capable of, it
feels like a step back.
It didn't grab me as By The Way did, or stick with me, or make me want to just sit in my room with headphones and drift off into the world of the
textures and emotions that the music created almost start to finish. It was something very different, whereas Stadium Arcadium, for the most part, was
something I've heard on other Pepper's albums 100 times before and in some cases on the second disk, Mars, didn't much want to hear again.
I thought it was slightly over packed as well and there were no real mood setters or real textural pieces (Don't Forget Me and Tear from BTW spring
to mind) for me aside from maybe Tell me Baby, Wet Sand, Stadium Arcadium, Hard to Concentrate, She Looks to Me and, IMO, the best song on the album
Strip My Mind and out of those, only Wet Sand and Strip My Mind hit the mark like tracks off By The Way.
Stadium Arcadium has some great tracks... but unfortunatly, I don't think it's a great album.