Red Hot Chili Peppers serves up lukewarm 11th album

There’s a single, basic, unavoidable reality facing every Red Hot Chili Peppers album released — if the songs aren’t catchy, the album isn’t good. Is that a fair standard? Not really, but as a band that has spent 30 years building a jam-funk rock legacy on lyrics such as, “K-i-s-s-i-n-g
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Chill rocker dudes with cool music taste (and me)

Songs of Myself

Every summer in high school, I used to go to songwriting camp. I would take the bus from my little suburb into downtown Seattle, guitar strapped to my back and lyric notebook tucked into my purse. I felt like hot shit, oozing cool-girl musician vibes as I strutted down the
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