Album of the Day
Released five years ago today, THE GETAWAY marked a new chapter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who tapped Danger Mouse to helm the Warner Bros. collection after nearly a quarter-century with Rick Rubin. Though the band had a couple dozen songs written for the album, plans changed after a snowboarding accident sidelined Flea and their new producer suggested the group write additional songs in the studio. The approach paid off with such outstanding tracks as “Dark Necessities,” the electro-influenced “Go Robot” and “Sick Love” (which features piano work by Elton John). Among the quartet's most sonically nuanced and diverse sets, THE GETAWAY debuted in the Top 10 and showed the Chili Peppers still have some amazing tricks up their sleeves.