A 411mania.com összeállított egy listát (pontosabban 6 listát, mindegyiket más csinálta) az öt legjobb visszatérő albumról, a Californication hárman is szerepel. A teljes listát itt lehet megtekinteni.
A három rövid írás:
2. Californication – by The Red Hot Chili Peppers –
The argument against this being a great comeback album is that its predecessor, One Hot Minute, actually sold very well, but it was not very highly regarded by the fans, or for that matter the band itself. Dave Navarro was given his walking papers shortly after its release. Californication is the first album after the return of guitar player John Frusciante, and his presence made all of the difference. Not only did Californication continue their financial success, but it put the band back on track creatively, and they are still riding that wave of greatness to this day. Plenty of can’t miss tracks including “The Other Side” and the title track.
2. Californication – by Red Hot Chili Peppers –
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this; not only was this The Chili Peppers greatest record, it is also their last good one. There is something absolutely magical about this record that has not been captured on either By The Way or . But this isn’t about those records; it is about the sheer greatness of Californication. With John back on guitar, this record was everything the Chili Peppers where all about. It displayed a band that where focused, could write amazing tunes, but most importantly, could ROCK. An awesome record, which every music lover should own.
5. Californication: by Red Hot Chili Peppers –
The mid-90’s were probably the bleakest period for the funk metal band RHCP. 1995’s One Hot Minute didn’t sell as well as their previous albums and relations between new guitarist Dave Navarro and the band deteriorated. Former guitarist John Frusciante was near death from a drug addition that was eating him alive and the other band members started to sub come to the deadly temptation of heroin. Navarro left and Frusciante was brought back into the band. Songs would take a while to come out, but finally, in 1999, Californication was released and brought the band back into the spotlight. The album sold over 15 million copies worldwide and hits “Scar Tissue” and the title track would top the charts nationwide. Californication is the album that saved the band from obscurity and showed that they still had some life left in them.