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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Warner Bros. figured that lightning could strike twice at a time when oodles of most horribly bad funk-metal acts were following in Faith No More's and Red Hot Chili Peppers' footsteps. In response, the former recorded and released the bizarro masterpiece Angel Dust. Mike Patton's work in Mr. Bungle proved just how strange and inspired he could get given the opportunity; now, in his more famous act, nothing was ignored. "Land of Sunshine" starts things off in a vein similar to The Real Thing, but Patton's vocal role-playing is smarter and more accomplished, with the lyrics trashing a smug bastard with pure inspired mockery. From there, Angel Dust mixes the meta-metal of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Warner Bros. figured that lightning could strike twice at a time when oodles of most horribly bad funk-metal acts were following in Faith No More's and Red Hot Chili Peppers' footsteps. In response, the former recorded and released the bizarro masterpiece Angel Dust. Mike Patton's work in Mr. Bungle proved just how strange and inspired he could get given the opportunity; now, in his more famous act, nothing was ignored. "Land of Sunshine" starts things off in a vein similar to The Real Thing, but Patton's vocal role-playing is smarter and more accomplished, with the lyrics trashing a smug bastard with pure inspired mockery. From there, Angel Dust mixes the meta-metal of earlier days with the expected puree of other influences, including a cinematic sense of atmosphere. The album ends with a cover of John Barry's "Midnight Cowboy," which suits the mood perfectly, but the stretched-out, tense moments on "Caffeine" and the soaring charge of "Everything's Ruined" make for other good examples. Even a Kronos Quartet sample crops up on the frazzled sprawl of "Malpractice." Other sampling and studio treatments come to the fore throughout, adding quirks like the distorted voices on "Smaller and Smaller." The band's sense of humor crops up frequently -- there's the hilarious portrayal of prepubescent angst on "Kindergarten," made all the more entertaining by the music's straightforward approach, or the beyond-stereotypical white trash cornpone narration of "RV," all while the music breezily swings along. Patton's voice is stronger and downright smooth at many points throughout, the musicians collectively still know their stuff, and the result is twisted entertainment at its finest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Mobile Fidelity Koch
  • UPC: 821797078764
  • Catalog Number: 787
  • Sales rank: 65,103

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Land of Sunshine (3:44)
  2. 2 Caffeine (4:28)
  3. 3 Midlife Crisis (4:23)
  4. 4 RV (3:43)
  5. 5 Smaller and Smaller (5:11)
  6. 6 Everything's Ruined (4:33)
  7. 7 Malpractice (4:02)
  8. 8 Kindergarten (4:31)
  9. 9 Be Aggressive (3:42)
  10. 10 A Small Victory (4:57)
  11. 11 Crack Hitler (4:39)
  12. 12 Jizzlobber (6:38)
  13. 13 Midnight Cowboy (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Faith No More Primary Artist
Mike Bordin Drums
Roddy Bottum Keyboards
Bill Gould Bass, Bass Guitar
Mike Patton Vocals
Jim Martin Guitar
Technical Credits
Faith No More Producer
Mike Bordin Composer
Roddy Bottum Composer
David Bryson Engineer
Warren Entner Contributor
John Golden Mastering
Matt Wallace Producer, Engineer
Kim Champagne Art Direction
Rob LoVerde Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant (THIS is the album of the Year!)

    I really don't know why a lot of people dislike this album and why it slipped through the crack. It's musically brilliant and only gets better with time and the emergance of Mike's other projects. You can see on Angel dust that he's really taken control and allowed to express himself which helps take FNM's music further. The keyboarding sounds great (unlike the Real Thing) and adds a dark feel to certain songs. Prime examples are Jiz Lobber and Everything's Ruined. A lot more experimentation vocally and musically which they would revisit with Album of the Year (their next best album).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MASTERPIECE

    This is not only the best album Faith No More ever recorded but the best album ever released in the history of music.....Mike Patton shines as he changes his vocal style numerous times in each song...Billy Gould's bass playing is superb albeit not as funky as previous efforts....Following the succes of "The Real Thing' the band decided to expand their sound into a more experimental yet cohesive manner...Patton's vocals are more abrasive with lots more screaming and with many more styles than he displayed on The Real Thing.....This is the album that most bands following a successful album wish they had the guts to release

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Excellent, Entertaining Album

    This definitive rock album cleared the way for most of the rock bands of today to do what they are doing. You can hear this albums influence everywhere, wether musically or through Mike Patton's ungodly talented vocals. The keyboards are perfect, the guitar is suitable, and the rythym section define the songs. Patton screams, raps, whispers, yells, growls, talks, and melodically sings all over the album. His vocals alone make the CD worth purchasing. From start to finish it is excellent. Anyone curious about "nu-metal"'s roots (i.e. System of a Down, Mushroomhead, Korn, Mudvayne, Slipknot etc) should purchase this album and marvel about how influential it really is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enough Faith

    The style is different from the Real Thing - album but this is good still! I recommened tracks Midlife Crisis, Land of Sunshine, Be Aggressive. 'A small victory' and easy are a classics too but they are very slow. RV is torturing song and kindergarten is too. Crack Hitler and Jizzlobber aren't even songs. Midnight Cowboy is instrumental.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Genius

    This is the gem piece, by one of, if not THE most under-rated bands, EVER! Mike Patton alone, is a musical genius. He's not mainstream, and unfortunately, the "Cookie Cutter Crew" that is music today, is unable to comprehend someone/something this damn good. Songs like Small Victory, Be Agressive, and RV, are phenomenal. It's such a diverse mix, which makes FNM unable to be labelled, which unfortunately, repels the mindless "wagon jumpers" Kudos to FNM, unfortunately, they couldn't put their differences aside.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most important rock album of the '90s

    Faith No More were given the cold shoulder from MTV and ''alternative'' radio for being too diverse. Unfortunately, American popular music isn't allowed to be very interesting. This album was a hugely important record for the band to make, proving that they had much more to offer than trying to repeat themselves, as most bands do following up a hit record. This is the album that openned the door for bands like Deftones and Korn, and influenced existing bands like Sepultura to expand their musical boundaries. It is emotional, moody, dark, and by far the band's most impressive work, both in songwriting and musicianship. Songs ranging from chaotic heavy metal to bouncy pop-rock to a mellow instrumental movie piece, this is a superb album from a band who was unfairly overlooked for their genius.

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    Posted September 12, 2009

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