9) Californication- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Marking the return of guitar virtuoso, John Frusciante, the Red Hot Chili Peppers produced their most commercially successful album. Frusciante was credited in changing the sound of the band from their previous work with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, who replaced Frusciante after he left the band because of a terrible addiction to heroin that nearly killed him. Rick Rubin. who produced their two previous albums, was brought back for this album. David Bowie showed interested in producing the album for the RHCP, but decided to go with Rubin for the artistic freedom that he gave the band.