Stadium Arcadium

Label
Warner Bros.
Release date
5 May 2006
Running length
29 tracks
Running time
151:29

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Dani California 4:44 1,155,657
2 Snow [Hey Oh] 5:34 148,614
3 Charlie 4:37 471,787
4 Stadium Arcadium 5:14 508,179
5 Hump de Bump 3:33 519,259
6 She's Only 18 3:25 356,967
7 Slow Cheetah 5:19 444,457
8 Torture Me 3:44 418,263
9 Strip My Mind 4:19 417,091
10 Especially in Michigan 4:00 415,566
11 Warlocks 3:25 368,883
12 C'mon Girl 3:48 313,365
13 Wet Sand 5:09 418,296
14 Hey 5:39 379,684
1 Desecration Smile 5:01 436,302
2 Tell Me Baby 4:07 667,055
3 Hard to Concentrate 4:01 416,562
4 21st Century 4:22 380,928
5 She Looks to Me 4:05 385,013
6 Readymade 4:30 339,424
7 If 2:52 332,789
8 Make You Feel Better 3:51 357,543
9 Animal Bar 5:25 326,965
10 So Much I 3:44 314,724
11 Storm in a Teacup 3:44 320,004
12 We Believe 3:35 309,654
13 Turn It Again 6:05 306,240
14 Death of a Martian 4:24 321,081
15 Audio Commentary For "Stadium Arcadium" (Non-PA) (Short Version) 29:13 1,214

About this album

Stadium Arcadium is the ninth studio album by alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on May 9, 2006 via Warner Bros. Records. It sold 442,000 copies in the U.S. in the first week and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album spawned five hit singles: “Dani California”, “Snow ((Hey Oh))”, “Desecration Smile”, “Hump De Bump”, and “Tell Me Baby”. According to the band’s frontman Anthony Kiedis, Stadium Arcadium was originally scheduled to be a trilogy of albums each released six months apart, but was eventually condensed into a double album.

Stadium Arcadium was critically praised for integrating musical styles from several aspects of the band’s career. The album gained the band seven Grammy Award nominations in 2007 including an award for Best Rock Album. It was the most nominations that the band had garnered in their 25-year career. Kiedis attributed the album’s success to less abrasive dynamics within the band, saying that the band’s “chemistry when it comes to writing is better than ever. There was always a struggle to dominate lyrically. But we are now confident enough in who we are, so everybody feels more comfortable contributing more and more valuable, quality stuff.”

After the release of their previous album, By the Way, the Red Hot Chili Peppers embarked on a world tour, which lasted from July 2002 to a mid-June 2004 date at London’s Hyde Park. The band later appeared at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and at Rock am Ring to tie up their tour in support of By the Way. The band then settled down to begin recording their next album in September 2004 with producer Rick Rubin, with whom they had recorded four albums previously.

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  • FerAnchus

    Jupiter's side sounds has a more serene and artistic atmosphere, in my opinion songs like "Wet Sand", "Stadium Arcadium" and "Snow ((Hey Oh))" are easily some of the best songs in their entire catalog, while on the Mars side, most of it feels rushed, and some songs have a "filler" feeling, if they'd just release them as separate albums and focus on the songs on Mars a little more that would have been better in my opinion. I don't know, it's just how I feel about it, it still kicks ass as a whole album!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wckey

    I agree with El_Salvador7. It's easy to bash because some of the poppy themes, but overall it manages to create really beautiful and unique soundscapes.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • VultureNation

    Great album...requires a couple of listenings to fully embrace it :)

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    As strange as it may sound I think this album is underrated. It's John's magnum opus as far as I'm concerned. And Chad, Flea and Anthony are at the top of their game as well.

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • justfuckingcore

    this album is just awesome!

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • paulastorm_

    This album shows the best of the four of them

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    I thought this would have so much filler because it's a double album, but I'm enjoying the hell out of this. In my opinion, it's their third best, after Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication.

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • niqart

    Удивительно ровный альбом.

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    Anyway, feeling this album deeply right now. Strip My Mind :O

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    I hate it when people equate success or popularity with mediocrity so thoughtlessly... [3] RHCP are one of those few bands where the most popular stuff is the best stuff, thanks in the most part to John (I don't care how many times this has been said, he made this band).

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • mrpaweu

    Tbh it's their only album I truly enjoy...

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • KingCako

    Fuck, I love this album. Every track just does it for me. Favorite album of all time.

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • aquaguard03

    Will always be up there... but let's not forget "What Hits!?" and "Out In L.A." ;) seriously, though. Find yourself a copy of "Venus" the would-have-been third disc of b-sides from SA. You won't regret it.

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Mars > Jupiter.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42

    http://dr.loudness-war.info/ Database about the dynamic range of thousands of albums. Who's fallen casualty to and who survived the so called Loudness War? Find out for yourself. ;) Some brilliant and essential educational stuff on that for every musiclover important topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LoudnessWar

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DouglasJuv

    Apenas 3262 execuções, Amo <3

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    Holy quadrilogy: BSSM, Stadium Arcadium, Freaky Styley, One Hot Minute. Yes, I like One Hot Minute. Come at me bro.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Juanandres_BSSM

    *___* !!!

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • neverbeenhurt

    BIBLE OF 21ST CENTURY ROCK

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Bataller

    And to add to the 'holy quadrilogy' thing, mine are Freaky Styley, Mother's Milk, BSSM, and Stadium.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
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