Thursday Jul 21 2016
This week's 'Feature'd Album of the Week' showcases the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and their eighth studio album, 'By the Way'. The album released early in 2002 and sold over 280,000 copies in the first week. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis addresses By the Way as a divergence from previous Chili Peppers albums, by taking a more candid and reflective approach to his lyrics. The record is perceived as a departure from the band's previous styles, and is recognized for the melodic and subdued emotions given by the Chili Peppers. By the Way became a turning point for the group by containing very little of the signature punk-funk fusion the band had become known for playing.