But I think OHM is where the new era of RHCP began, and that's why it's a good example of what this thread is about.
I don't disagree with you. I too grew up with the 80s Chili Peppers. I've loved them since the beginning.
And you're right. One Hot Minute seems to be when they started to mature. However, that's not a bad thing. I was ready for something different from them.
The constant hard funk rap was getting a bit old anyhow. It was nice to listen to something new and unexpected from the Chili Peppers.
And make no mistake about it, they still have their hard funky moments on OHM. It's not like they did an acoustic album (even though on rare occasion, bands are better acoustic - case in point, Alice in Chains acoustic album).
Times were changing and the Chili Peppers created an amazing album that ushered in a new era of pepper music.
Listen to OHM and come back and tell me that you don't like it.
In my opinion, it's classic.
This post was edited on 12/12 at 10:44 am