I'm With You
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I'm With You is the band's first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium.
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I have always been a huge Chilis fan. I have been an even bigger John Frusciante fan. From the first time I heard him play guitar when I was a kid, to watching him live on stage standing two feet away while he played under the bridge, I have loved the man. He's the reason I picked up a guitar for the first time and has been a consistently huge influence on my life.
So the first time he left the band I was devastated, when Dave Navarro took over I disowned the Chilis and focused on John's solo career. The energy in one hot minute was all wrong; it didn't feel like the Chilis to me. Or maybe it did and I was just too stubborn to see. Either way I couldn't stand that album so I moved on to other artists and music.
Don't get me wrong though I love the other three band members too, it's just without John 'One Hot Minute' just didn't feel right to me. I have friends who agree with me and friends who thing that is their best album to date. Oh well.
When Californication came and with it the return of John I was elated. I listened to that CD until it burned out, then I bought two more. I simply couldn't get enough. The next two were equally as amazing and cemented the Chilis once again as my all time favourite band. I was impatient when they announced a hiatus but could understand it. They had been churning out quality music non stop for years.Read more ›
Don't let that trick you into purchasing this. This is a terrible master. It was done by Vlado Meller, who's mastered every Chili Pepper's album since 1999's 'Californication'. All of which have suffered from some of the worst mastering of all time. They're so loud they're clipped into the red. So good luck hearing any clarity or definition in his mastering through the waves of digital distortions shredding your ear drums.
Clearly by 2006, John Frusciante (he seems to have developed an increased interest in sound quality as years have progressed, using analog to record his solo ventures and mastering his 2009 solo album 'The Empyrean' very dynamically, which was a far cry from his Chili Pepper's world) had enough and Steve Hoffman was hired to master John's swan song, 'Stadium Arcadium' for vinyl. Steve Hoffman did a great job and the vinyl sounds rich and detailed, with lots of definition between instruments and most importantly the bass isn't drowned out in waves of static digital distortions.
But now with John gone, Warner Music have just resorted to having the lame, the deaf, the terrible, the anti music himself, Vlado Meller, make a vinyl master of this album to cash in on the vinyl sales boom.
What you're presented with when you drop the needle onto the grooves of this vinyl is very treble heavy thin sound, with no definition, very sharp, muddy and brittle sounding, with mostly inaudible bass, which in my opinion is sacrilegious considering the talents of Flea. It's not a pleasant listen and hurts your ears more than the commercially released loudness war CD.
I bought this vinyl after downloading a FLAC vinyl rip of a torrent site.Read more ›
Following a 16-month tour in support of 2006's "Stadium Arcadium," Red Hot Chili Peppers' epic two-disc set of new studio material, the band announced an indefinite hiatus to recover from their seemingly endless work since 1999's "Californication." When their time apart finally came to an end in October of 2009, Frusciante was once again not a part of the early sessions and his departure from the band was made official a few months later.
Replacing Frusciante is Josh Klinghoffer who has worked with the likes of Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Warpaint among many others in the past. Instead of letting him show off his skills right off the bat, however, the opening track, "Monarchy of Roses" introduces Klinghoffer with screeches reminiscent of a young garage band's first rehearsal. Anthony Kiedis's vocals enter early in an uncharacteristically distorted fashion while drummer Chad Smith's low rumble of kick drum and toms drives the song forward. At first, longtime fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers may think Klinghoffer has forced the band in a completely new direction, but suddenly Smith drops a loud downbeat on his snare drum and the Red Hot Chili Peppers we've all become accustomed to hearing are back.
As "I'm With You" begins to take shape, one thing becomes clear; this is a bass-heavy record.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album and The Getaway are very funky and refined. I really like Josh's style of playing.Published 8 hours ago by a.
I've had this album for a few years now and it has become one of those CD's that just repeatedly gets into my rotation. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Invisible Space Hermit
When I'm With You was first released I was hesitate to buy it because of John Frusato leaving. But after buy it some years later it definitely did not dissapoint.Published 1 month ago by James Rossi
Best album since blood sex sugar magic. I listen to this album in my high end car stereo. Crystal clear recording. Finally the band got there stuff together on this onePublished 2 months ago by Scott
First Chili Peppers CD I've bought since "By the Way". "I'm with You" made me remember that Red Hot Chili Peppers are always releasing great music. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean Lester
Not my favorite Chili Peppers album, in terms of what they're capable of, it's weak. It's not Klinghoffer's fault though. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amber
I finally gave this album a second listen... 5 years later, in preparation for their upcoming album. Now I can definitively say that this is the worst RHCP album to date. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike