I'm With You

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Losing John Frusciante for a second time doesn't send the Red Hot Chili Peppers into a tailspin. By now, the Chili Peppers shed guitarists like a second skin, changing their outer layer but retaining their inner core. Such is the case with I'm with You, the band's first album since 2006's Stadium Arcadium. If that double-disc was defined by its unwieldy sprawl, its songs spewed not sequenced, I'm with You is characterized by its focus, both within individual tunes and the songs as a whole. New guitarist Josh Klinghoffer -- veteran sideman and longtime pal of Frusciante who provided secondary guitar on the closing stretch of the Stadium Arcadium tour -- doesn't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Losing John Frusciante for a second time doesn't send the Red Hot Chili Peppers into a tailspin. By now, the Chili Peppers shed guitarists like a second skin, changing their outer layer but retaining their inner core. Such is the case with I'm with You, the band's first album since 2006's Stadium Arcadium. If that double-disc was defined by its unwieldy sprawl, its songs spewed not sequenced, I'm with You is characterized by its focus, both within individual tunes and the songs as a whole. New guitarist Josh Klinghoffer -- veteran sideman and longtime pal of Frusciante who provided secondary guitar on the closing stretch of the Stadium Arcadium tour -- doesn't compete for center stage the way previous Peppers did. He doesn't strut, he weaves, disappearing so completely into the arrangements he doesn't seem to leave his signature despite the heavy layers of guitars on each cut. This makes I'm with You the flipside of One Hot Minute, where the Chili Peppers bent over backward to accommodate Dave Navarro: the Peppers don't miss a step, they almost seem relieved to be carrying on without Frusciante. Part of that could be due to a newfound musical elasticity, a reflection of Flea taking music theory classes at USC during the group's half-decade gap between albums. Certainly a song like "Happiness Loves Company" -- half Beach Boys, half Kinks -- shows a compositional dexterity unthinkable for previous incarnations of the Peppers, but there's no showiness here, the album is all about precision. This extends to Anthony Kiedis, who neither hams it up on the ballads nor goofs around on his raps, he merely serves the purposes of the song like the old pro he now is. Ultimately, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are served well by that professionalism; they're long past the point of proving themselves, they're no longer here for a party, they're rock & roll lifers, and I'm with You illustrates they can settle into maturity convincingly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2011
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624956488
  • Catalog Number: 528134
  • Sales rank: 12,290

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Hot Chili Peppers Primary Artist
Lenny Castro Percussion
Greg Kurstin Piano
Money Mark Hammond B3
Mauro Refosco Percussion
Mike Bulger Trumpet
Technical Credits
Flea Composer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Rick Rubin Producer
Chad Smith Composer
Andrew Scheps Engineer
Greg Fidelman Engineer
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Damien Hirst Artwork
Vlado Meller Mastering
Josh Klinghoffer Composer
Adam Samuels Pre-production Engineer
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  • Posted September 11, 2011

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    Adventurous Red Hot Chili Peppers

    "I'm With You" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is still in the same great alternative rock vein that made the band very epic. "I'm With You" contains fantastic rock tracks that really encourage you to listen and make you think because of the interesting multi-layer meanings. This is especially the case in two of my favorite tracks "Did I Let You Know" and "Dance, Dance, Dance. "Dance, Dance, Dance" is about relaxing and having a good time while doing it. "Did I Let You Know" is my overall favorite song and has some great instruments used in the song. "Did I Let You Know" is also a catchy musical track about being attracted to someone that has a fun-loving and carefree approach to life. "I'm With You" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is best to get if you love any of their songs.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    AMAZING!!!

    5 years is way too long to go without new music from the RHCP but I must say it was well worth the wait!!! This is a must have, they have created an amazing body of work. I can't pick out a favorite song, I love them all!! I have been a fan for 20 years & they have never dissapointed me & this will not dissapoint anyone!!

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Another MUST HAVE Chili Album

    Well, They've done it again.... This album is great...fresh yet chili...LOVE IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    red hot chili peppers are amazinggg!!!

    finally a new cd!!

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