BFC Music Review

Desmond Papariello

We take a trip back to the nineties and share some of our favorite jams.

Throwback album

Californication (1999)– Red Hot Chili Peppers
RHCPThis is arguably the best album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The return of their guitarist John Frusciante sparked an incredible creative curve that propelled the Chili Peppers to the top of the charts. This album was a step up from their previous album One Hot Minute (1994). One Hot Minute disappointed fans and the Chili peppers lost a lot of their fanbase. After Californication came out, it brought their old fans back and also sparked a whole new wave of fans. This album combines beautiful guitar melodies from John Frusciante and very funky bass riffs from bassist Flea. This album displays how the band had progressed since their first album in 1984. The Chili Peppers keep their punk rock roots but also add a melodical side of the band that nobody had heard before from them. Californication topped at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and reached 5x platinum in sales.

Throwback song

“Everybody” (1997) – Backstreet boys
1285609343_backstreet-boys-1997-everybody-backstreets-backYou may know it from This Is The End and its 2.1 million sales in the United States. Most people would consider this one of the most recognizable songs from the American band. A song that everybody knows and everybody loves. This song utilizes bubble pop synthesisers from the late 1990’s. It has lyrics that we can relate to.