The Getaway has the unmistakable aura of pointlessness. There’s no passion, no tension, no thrills, nothing memorable to draw the listener into the sonic world the Chili Peppers and producer Danger Mouse have tried to create.
With a high-stakes presidential election around the corner, many people have wondered what's happened to protest music in America. From Pussy Riot to Paul Ryan, taking stock might not be as simple as it was a few decades ago.
Members of Gnarls Barkley's touring band and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer come together for an album where the angular hard rock tracks fare better than the supposed-to-be-emotional slow songs.