I have to disagree with the Chili Peppers. They've been downhill ever since Blood Sugar Sex Magic.
Everyone but me likes that album. On a few occasions, I've nearly given away my copy of BSSM. Standout albums for me are Freaky Styley, Mother's Milk, Californication and Stadium Arcadium. I own BSSM, but would probably give it away
(groan) to anyone that asked for it.
After that stinker, I refused to buy One Hot Minute (and don't think I missed anything), bought Californication (mostly because I know one of the engineers on it) and liked it, skipped By The Way as a ho-hum release, and own Stadium Arcadium, which I think both discs are solid on.
To each their own.