By the Way
by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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More About By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: July 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Rick Rubin
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A near-perfect balance of gutter grime and high-art aspiration....With the accomplished, insanely melodic BY THE WAY, RHCP dive headfirst into the pop realm that their 1999 single 'Scar Tissue' hineted at..."

Spin (1/03, p.72) - Ranked #25 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"

Spin (8/02, pp.61,2) - "...They may have made the years best rock record....BY THE WAY's sonic vibrancy, as well as its maturity, sounds like a band being reborn..."

Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.81-2) - "...An even more refined version of the Chili Peppers....the music is more earnest and lofty...with a cushion of Beach Boys pop harmonies here, a somber string-section intro there..." Rating: B

Q (12/02, p.68) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."

Q (8/02, p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...They are at the peak of their game. They're also at the peak of everyone else's game. A fantastic record, full of wonder."

Uncut (9/02, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "BY THE WAY presents a band who have mellowed and matured with unusual benefits to their music...jangling guitars, sunshine pop...allied to discreet electronic trim..."

CMJ (8/16/02, p.7) - "...Complex vocal harmonies and slick arrangements....the Chili Peppers are still making some of the best music of their career..."

Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.95) - "...The strongest Chili's album since 1991's BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK..."

NME (Magazine) (7/13/02, p.36) - 8 out of 10 - "...By and large, very good..."

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