Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love (2xLP)
‘Unlimited Love’ is something of an occasion, with the reinstatement of estranged guitarist John Frusciante marking a return to Red Hot Chili Peppers after 16 years’ absence. Whether anyone is still fussed is another matter. Despite their influence, time perhaps hasn’t been so kind and they have become an easy target to deride.
Still, love them or loathe them, the Chilis have something that most bands would sell their own grandmothers to acquire: a unique and identifiable sound. If ever they have descended into self-parody, it’s largely a reflection of their truly singular identity.