Albums The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums of All Time  

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Los Angeles' Red Hot Chili Peppers are known to many as one of the best alternative rock bands. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, with the help of your votes. Blending Parliament-Funkadelic-inspired grooves with Los Angeles’ first wave of punk of the early ‘80s, the Red Hot Chili Peppers still influence the next generation of musicians. While RHCP’s self-titled debut album failed to capture their true sound, when founding members Hillel Slovak (guitars) and Jack Irons (drums) left the band, they returned with Anthony Kiedis and Flea to release Freaky Styley (1985), which set them on a path that eventually led them to releasing the multi-platmium Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991).

This Red Hot Chili Peppers discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Red Hot Chili Peppers albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Red Hot Chili Peppers singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Red Hot Chili Peppers album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Red Hot Chili Peppers CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums of All Time
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1 444 VOTES

1. The Power of Equality
2. If You Have to Ask
3. Breaking the Girl
4. Funky Monks
5. Suck My Kiss
6. I Could Have Lied
7. Mellowship Slinky in B Major
8. The Righteous & the Wicked
9. Give It Away
10. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
11. Under the Bridge
12. Naked in the Rain
13. Apache Rose Peacock
14. The Greeting Song
15. My Lovely Man
16. Sir Psycho Sexy
17. They're Red Hot

Release Date: 1991

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Producer: Rick Rubin

Tracks: Under the Bridge, Naked in the Rain, Mellowship Slinky in B major, The Righteous & The Wicked, Funky Monks, I Could Have Lied, If You Have to Ask, The Power of Equality, Breaking the Girl, Apache Rose Peacock, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, They’re Red Hot, Suck My Kiss, Give It Away, The Greeting Song, Sir Psycho Sexy, My Lovely Man

Length (mins): 01:13:58

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Punk rock, Funk rock, + more

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Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums of All Time
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2 428 VOTES

1. Dani California
2. Snow ((Hey Oh))
3. Charlie
4. Stadium Arcadium
5. Hump de Bump
6. She's Only 18
7. Slow Cheetah
8. Torture Me
9. Strip My Mind
10. Especially in Michigan
11. Warlocks
12. C'mon Girl
13. Wet Sand
14. Hey

Release Date: 2006

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Producer: Rick Rubin

Tracks: Turn It Again, Warlocks, She Looks to Me, She Looks to Me, Storm in a Teacup, Storm in a Teacup, C'mon Girl, C'mon Girl, Torture Me, If, If, Dani California, Stadium Arcadium, Hey, Hey, Charlie, Charlie, Wet Sand, Hard to Concentrate, Death of a Martian, We Believe, Wet Sand, Desecration Smile, Make You Feel Better, Make You Feel Better, Strip My Mind, Strip My Mind, Torture Me, Stadium Arcadium, Especially in Michigan, Especially in Michigan, Dani California, Hump de Bump, Tell Me Baby, 21st Century, Animal Bar, Animal Bar, Warlocks, So Much I, Desecration Smile, Readymade, Turn It Again, Tell Me Baby, Snow ((Hey Oh)), Hump De Bump, Death of a Martian, She's Only 18, Hard to Concentrate, Slow Cheetah, Slow Cheetah, 21st Century, Snow (Hey Oh), Readymade, She's Only 18, So Much I, We Believe

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Funk rock

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Californication is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums of All Time
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3 443 VOTES

1. Around the World
2. Parallel Universe
3. Scar Tissue   
4. Otherside
5. Get on Top
6. Californication
7. Easily
8. Porcelain
9. Emit Remmus
10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
12. Savior
13. Purple Stain
14. Right on Time
15. Road Trippin'

Release Date: 1999

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Producer: Rick Rubin

Tracks: Right on Time, Easily, Get on Top, This Velvet Glove, Parallel Universe, Emit Remmus, Savior, Road Trippin’, Californication, Scar Tissue, Otherside, I Like Dirt, Around the World, Porcelain, Purple Stain

Length (mins): 00:56:26

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Funk rock

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By the Way is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums of All Time
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1. By the Way
2. Universally Speaking
3. This Is the Place
4. Dosed
5. Don't Forget Me
6. The Zephyr Song
7. Can't Stop
8. I Could Die for You
9. Midnight
10. Throw Away Your Television
11. Cabron
12. Tear
13. On Mercury
14. Minor Thing
15. Warm Tape
16. Venice Queen

Release Date: 2002

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tracks: By the Way, On Mercury, Throw Away Your Television, Minor Thing, Can't Stop, The Zephyr Song, I Could Die for You, Venice Queen, Tear, Don't Forget Me, Universal Speaking, Warm Tape, Cabron, Dosed, Midnight, This Is the Place

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Funk rock

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