16 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The alt-rock legends shatter all preconceptions with the idiosyncratic, unabashedly pretty By the Way. A lot of the credit goes to John Frusciante, whose puzzle-like fretwork, soulful eccentricity, and doo-wop backing vocals are all over this dazzler. “Universally Speaking” is psych-infused power pop laced with Beatles-esque harmonies; “Dosed,” meanwhile, is a delicate ballad featuring Anthony Kiedis’ honeyed falsetto. Perhaps the single most delightful moment arrives with “Tear,” a rippling meditation on life replete with warm electric piano.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The alt-rock legends shatter all preconceptions with the idiosyncratic, unabashedly pretty By the Way. A lot of the credit goes to John Frusciante, whose puzzle-like fretwork, soulful eccentricity, and doo-wop backing vocals are all over this dazzler. “Universally Speaking” is psych-infused power pop laced with Beatles-esque harmonies; “Dosed,” meanwhile, is a delicate ballad featuring Anthony Kiedis’ honeyed falsetto. Perhaps the single most delightful moment arrives with “Tear,” a rippling meditation on life replete with warm electric piano.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings
95 Ratings
Space Deus ,

Pure Silver & Gold

I want to say it's my favorite album of all time, but who knows what they'll do next. This album is just pure silver and gold. I would recommend this to people who loved Californication and Stadium Arcadium. Trust me every track is amazing. 10/10

ScottATFE ,

BTW... It's their best

I had the privilege to spend my adolescence listening to the one of the greatest periods of music. This album is one my favorites of all time. Sure, I could have just copied this album, but it's worth buying again years later just to relive some of the best times in my life.

Alan3021 ,

No duds, no filler.

15+ years of listening to this album and pretty much every song has been a favorite of mine at some point. No other alternative rock album has really topped it since and it never grows old which a sign of classic. Get the deluxe version instead.

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