Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mikemoon, Jun 6, 2011.
I am counting down until this release date....
Since I'm getting ready for the new album, I played One Hot Minute last night.
What a strange album that is--everything from its musical diversity to its salty language--definitely one for the headphones when my kids are around!
That said, even that supposedly disappointing Chili Peppers album is pretty dang goo.
So they are playing club Nokia ......
tickets are $125, $250, $400 and $1000
Nice way to treat the fans ...... wow !
Of course the CD will be brickwalled. The only way the music business is going to learn is with repeated beatings. They need to continue losing customers and money until they get it in their thick heads that sound quality matters.
My only concern is the LP version. Everybody loved Stadium Arcadium (there's a nice Youtube video showing the difference between LP and CD versions), so I'm hoping this new album gets the same quality treatment. If not, well, forget it. These old men should know better. They made great sounding albums 20 years ago, and there's no excuse. And why aren't we all sending tweets to the Peppers? Tell 'em what ya want!
Thank you for posting that , I thought they went all Bon jovi !!!
This is what the loudest section of the first track (official .mp3) looks like after WaveGain:
This is far worse than S/A and BtW, mastering-wise; they're back to Californication level again. I swear to God, if the vinyl released in October won't be better...
Who's the guitar player now?
I happened to hear a single on Sirius XM yesterday. I didn't know who it was when the song started, but then I recognized Kiedis' voice. Take this w/ a grain of salt, because I was driving at highway speeds, and Sirius XM is not good for sound quality, but it sounded almost like synthpop. The percussion and bass sounded electronic. I heard very little guitar during the verses (faint strumming), but during the choruses the guitar was playing a very Harrisonesque (meaning melody and tone) weep.
New album is streaming at iTunes now.. Pretty impressed so far.
Here's a stream of the new album. I got this from another site so if the Gorts think it may be dodgy take it down.
I just bought Stadium Arcadium today. I will probably get around to getting the new one in five years.
Have only heard it once, but this might be even more boring than Stadium Arcadium.
Ethiopia is my favourite so far I think.
Flea seems to have a few tasty licks going on but the songs just seem too laid back and I eventually lose interest. I already miss the creative input and scorching guitar work from John Frusciante, where is the funk?
I'm very pleasantly surprised that this seems to be a great album (I am half way through the iTunes stream). I didn't think much of Raindance Maggie at all, but as with most RHCP albums, the album tracks are more interesting than the singles!
Of course the mastering is terrible, but that is par for the course for a RHCP album.
I've been asking this question of RHCP for well over a decade now!
I'm SOOO glad they have a little less of the funk. Found the band around the time of Mother's Milk, and I always liked their melodic side better.
Has anyone received an advanced / promo copy yet?
Listened to every song...nothing jumped out to me. I'll still buy it, and see if it grows on me.
DR for the iTunes-stream: DR results
Specially mastered for iTunes
The stream that was on 91x.com (site's now taken down, but .mp3s can still be downloaded) gave DR 4 for Monarchy of Roses. Wonder whether that was a different master or just due to format differences. (128 kbps mp3)
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