Niandra Lades and Unusually Just a T-shirt On the ex-Chili Pepper guitarist's eccentric solo debut, we're treated to hauntingly lovely guitar and keyboard melodies, childlike vocals, bizarre sound effects, and disquieting lyrics.… John Frusciante
Music Review

Album Review: 'Niandra Lades and Unusally Just a T-Shirt' (1994)

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On the ex-Chili Pepper guitarist's eccentric solo debut, we're treated to hauntingly lovely guitar and keyboard melodies, childlike vocals, bizarre sound effects, and disquieting lyrics. There's a fine line between brilliant and unlistenable, and Frusciante squarely straddles it here. B-

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints