ARTIST:

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

UNLIMITED LOVE

(2022)
LABEL:

WARNER

GENRE:

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Funky, Fusion, Groovy, Old School
"John Frusciante is back, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still on the edge and blow hot and cold without blushing with "Unlimited Love"."
EASTWOOD (04.04.2022)  
4/5
(0) opinions from our readers (4) comment(s)

Music bands are like couples, there are ups and downs, periods of separation, misunderstandings, reunions, and many other phases. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had their share of drama and tears in their almost 40 years of existence, from the tragic death of their first guitarist Hillel Slovak to the narcotic wanderings that led to the departure of his successor, the young and gifted John Frusciante, just at the time of the planetary success of their fifth opus "Blood Sugar Sex Magic", through the appearances/disappearances of Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and John Klinghoffer (now with Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam) the return then the new departure of the child prodigy and... his new unexpected return.

John Frusciante has been gone for a full decade and hadn't recorded with The Red Hot Chili Peppers since the double "Stadium Arcadium" in 2006. If we add to this the come back of Rick Rubin, "Unlimited Love" becomes an event for those who have followed the adventures of these endearing, clumsy and deeply human jumping peas.

If the twelfth delivery of the Californians doesn't bring any revolution, it offers a sonic panorama which resembles no other: that of musicians who communicate, being one with the electricity which crosses them when they transform the ambient air into songs. Happy to meet again, the quartet descends the slopes that only they know, 'Black Summer' as a half-open window on a world that we had forgotten, wrongly. 

A liquid and then sharp guitar, harmonies, this powerful groove so dear to Chad Smith and of course Flea's bass, which alone carries tracks like the funky 'Aquatic Mouth Dance'. It dances and twirls ('Here Ever After'), Anthony Kiedis alternates vocals and rapping the old fashioned way ('Poster Child'), it bangs ('These Are The Ways'), it purrs gently (the acoustic coda 'Tangelo'). In short, it glows, it heats up, it spices up and above all, it's fun.

Indispensable? Probably not.

Pleasant? Absolutely.
Surprising? The band apparently delivered no less than 50 tracks during the recording sessions and is planning to release a new chapter soon.
Love? Unlimited.


More informations on http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Black Summer - 03:52
02. Here Ever After - 03:50
03. Aquatic Mouth Dance - 04:20
04. Not The One - 04:26
05. Poster Child - 05:18
06. The Great Apes - 05:01
07. It's Only Natural - 05:33
08. She's A Lover - 03:41
09. These Are The Ways - 03:56
10. Whatchu Thinkin' - 03:41
11. Bastards Of Light - 03:39
12. White Braids & Pillow Chair - 03:40
13. One Way Traffic - 04:10
14. Veronica - 04:29
15. Let 'em Cry - 04:23
16. The Heavy Wing - 05:31
17. Tangelo - 03:38

LINEUP:
Anthony Kiedis: Chant
Chad Smith: Batterie
Flea: Chant / Basse / Claviers
John Frusciante: Guitares
   
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THIBAUTK
05/04/2022
  0
La vache cinquante chansons et ils n'en ont retenu que 17, donc 33 n'ont pas été retenues (certainement de moins bonnes) qu'ils veulent nous resservir dans un prochain album. Comme disait Coluche: meilleur que très mauvais, c'est passable ou mauvais, mais moins bon que très mauvais, c'est quoi ? Enfin pourquoi nous imposer 17 titre, plus d'une une heure de musique moyenne, est-ce pour du simple remplissage ?
THIBAUTK
04/04/2022
  1
Ce disque confirme tout le mal que je peux penser de RHCP: un groupe qui sert une soupe insipide, très calibrée et sans relief depuis de années, un groupe qui n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Les plans sont pompés sur leurs albums précédents, les titres sont molassons sont produits comme de la pop: basse et batterie prédominantes certes, mais sans relief et voix plate sans aucune dynamique. Par ailleurs, le retour de Frusciante n'arrange rien à l'affaire, mais comment aurait-il pu sachant les lacunes du bonhomme à la guitare. Ainsi comme de coutume ses riff sont peu inspirés et ses parties solitaires toujours aussi brouillonnes, notamment les bends arrachent le tympan par leur manque de maîtrise. Un mauvais album d'un groupe à la dérive.
TORPEDO
04/04/2022
  0
Je n'avais pas lu qu'ils avaient composé 50 morceaux... Je ne suis pas étonné...
TORPEDO
04/04/2022
  0
Un groupe qui apparait véritablement fatigué... Fatigué de composer vu la qualité des compositions qui semblent en grande partie être des brouillons non retravaillées, fatigué de jouer vu la lenteur des tempos et la difficulté technique ? Pour moi, c'est triste d'en arriver là quand on connait le talent des musiciens.
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