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Faith

George Michael

1987

Faith

Album Summary

Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. In addition to playing various instruments on the album, Michael wrote and produced every track on the recording except for one, "Look at Your Hands", which he co-wrote with David Austin. A "black" inspired pop-R&B album, Faith's songs include introspective lyrics, which generated controversies about Michael's personal relationships at that time.Faith peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200. It stayed for 51 non-consecutive weeks inside the Billboard 200 top 10, including 12 weeks at number one. It was also the first album by a white solo artist to hit number one on the Billboard Top Black Albums chart. Faith spawned four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", and "Monkey", making Michael the only British male solo artist to have four number one hits from one album on the Billboard Hot 100. Michael embarked on The Faith Tour to promote Faith in February 1988, opening at Tokyo's Budokan arena, before going on to dates in Australia, Europe and North America.Faith is one of the best-selling albums of all time having sold over 25 million copies worldwide and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1996. The album won several awards, including Album of the Year at the 31st Grammy Awards. Michael won three awards at the 1989 American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for Faith. He was also honoured with the MTV Video Vanguard Award. Often ranked as one of the best albums of the 1980s, Faith was ranked number 472 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In a revised list in 2020, it was listed at number 151.

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3.23

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4222

Genres

  • Pop
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I could be misunderstanding but i do believe this gentleman wants to have sex with me

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Homophobic not to like this.

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Honestly, there isn't a song on this album that isn't a highlight. This album is certainly George Michael's strongest of his discography, and each track is built well enough that it can be retooled into a club banger (because this happened already)..and the under-appreciated Part 2 of I Want Your Sex legitimately slaps, with its big horns. Monkey was a powerhouse sleeper hit followed by Kissing a Fool, with its sexy-suave swing beat.

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5

Loving the second track father figure! Such a jam.

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I am not familiar with GEORGE MICHAEL’s FAITH. I have only really been exposed to the WHAM!’s songs: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", which I liked, and "Careless Whisper", which did not make a favorable impression on me at the time. At the time, I generally, dismissed WHAM! and therefore GEORGE MICHAEL as pop music. After listening to FAITH, I still liked the album, there are some great songs, especially the instrumentals. The “Faith” Instrumental reminds me of THE CURE. I was very pleasantly surprised how good GEORGE MICHAEL’s voice is and the music is pretty good, too. I’m glad my ears are now “open” In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, GEORGE MICHAEL - FAITH Is joined by his next album: LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE: VOL 1 (1990) Rate Artist: GEORGE MICHAEL (4.5) Rate Album (Year): FAITH (UK 1986 Original) (5.0) Rate Album (Year): FAITH (UK 2011 Box Set) (4.5) Ranking of GEORGE MICHAEL - FAITH songs No. Title Length Ranking 1-1 Faith 3:13 10.0/10 1-2 Father Figure 5:36 10.0/10 1-3 I Want Your Sex (Pt 1 & 2) 9:17 08.0/10 1-4 One More Try 5:50 07.0/10 1-5 Hard Day 4:48 08.0/10 1-6 Hand To Mouth 4:36 08.0/10 1-7 Look At Your Hands 4:37 09.0/10 1-8 Monkey 5:06 08.0/10 1-9 Kissing A Fool 4:40 10.0/10 UK 1986 Original Release 86.0/90 = 9.56 / 2 = 4.78 Bonus Tracks 1-10 A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Pt 3) 3:47 08.0/10 2-1 Faith (Instrumental) 3:07 10.0/10 2-2 Fantasy 5:02 08.0/10 2-3 Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Mix) 9:05 09.0/10 2-4 I Believe When I Fall In Love 7:05 08.0/10 2-5 Kissing A Fool (Instrumental) 4:37 10.0/10 2-6 Love's In Need Of Love Today (Live) 4:46 08.0/10 2-7 Monkey (7" Edit Version) 4:52 08.0/10 2-8 Monkey (A Capella & Beats) 7:30 07.0/10 2-9 Monkey (Jam & Lewis Remix) 8:06 08.0/10 UK 2011 Box Set (10 Bonus) Release 170.0/190 = 8.94 / 2 = 4.47

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I hadn't really listened to much George Michael music before this album. I like it. Upbeat, Smooth voice and suggestive lyrics are a winning combination.

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Actually very good album which has plenty of great songs. At first glance I knew that Faith was good and expected other songs to be OK at best. But it was actually very good.

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I did not expect to enjoy George Michael as much as I did.

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Unforgettable pop album. The one in which GM combines the commercial touch of Wham! with his artistic aspirations, which will be further developed in his later works. The mixture in here originates the almost perfect pop meets r&b album

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En ce mois de pride, notre generateur se met a la page en nous proposant ce bel album du très efféminé George Michael

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Opløftende upbeat, britisk pop, catchy, kærlighed

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This is not George Michael Bluth

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Sympa mais ltrapeze est totalement à la traîne.

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George Michael, what is/was wrong with you, dude? There is so much to unpack in the transition from "Father Figure" to "I Want Your Sex." Come again, George? You talkin' to me? You can't have my sex. Especially with those awful lyrics. For 9 minutes and 17 seconds!? "I will be your father figure... I will be your preacher teacher," into "I'm not your father/ I'm not your brother." And who or what is "One More Try" about? Hoping the teacher referenced there is an older partner, and not an actual school teacher. Though considering the preceding songs, all bets are off. "Faith" stands the test of time, and holds up very well, but I feel bad for it. Even after you get through the weird stuff, there's a string of less offensive songs that really wear out their welcome with 4-5 minute lengths. "Faith" was completely forgotten about after what followed, unfortunately.

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Great songs, great vocals

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5

Fedt album og lækker 80er lyd. Mange numre holder stadigvæk

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You gotta have faith!

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5

When I was a kid I was obsessed with this album. It's been a running joke for years in my family. All joking aside after listening to this from top to bottom (LOL) for the first time since I was probably 5 I can safely say it's a classic. Almost every damn song is good. Younger me had great taste!

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5

Damn. I forgot how great this album is. The first album I ever purchased, as well.

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El tipo de algún que me gusta todito. Obviamente todo el sonido ochentero y pues a riesgo de decir una babosada: michaeljacksonesco. Hace mucho no escuchaba el hitazo "Faith". Hasta las baladas me gustaron, la voz de GM es virtuosa pa'l pop. Mis canciones fav fueron ambas partes de "I Want Your Sex" y "Monkey", grandes beats. En fin, fan. 10/10.

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Jeugdsentiment, maar ook echt een fantastische plaat!

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George Michael tiene una forma muy particular de ponerme de buenas. Me parece un disco bien producido, con canciones pegajosas y que yo describiría como sensualonas.

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Really enjoyed it. Will listen again soon

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Very cool album!

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Can't go hating on George Michael

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Always has been one of my favorite albums of all time. I absconded with my sister’s copy when she got it for Christmas. It is his best albums and one of the best pop albums of the 80’s. I could listen to it on a loop.

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Pretty much every song on this album is a classic.

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80s pop nostalgia - ain’t it grand?

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sksak

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Awesome

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Couple of dud tracks but an otherwise crucial album

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First half fantastic

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Great album. "One More Try" is one of my favorites.

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Very good

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Classic

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Totally not my style of music. But you cannot help but smile when listening to this. So full of passion and is just beautiful. And it does have some classic songs on it. A-

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Was basically tantamount to committing cool-kid suicide by admitting to liking George Michael when I was younger. However, now I'm ready to come out of the closet. This album is pretty great. Wall to wall.

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Great album, bop after bop

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ive listened to it before. i mean its george michael.

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The more I listened to this the more I liked it. I thought the production was excellent and that George Michael is a strong singer with a powerful presence. I also felt like I was learning about him as I listened. Great pop.

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Faith was the first time I'd ever liked a George Michael song, but the remaining songs left me cold. At the time I was a pub rock devotee with a dislike for anything that had a dance or electronic bent. How my tastes have changed. Anything with a bit of funk lures me in and this album oozes funk. Yesterday's album was that batshit crazy "There's a Riot Going On," which is the godfather of '70s funk. This is its sexy nephew.

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5/5 classic.

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Great!

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No era yo muy fan de George Michael. Pero se merece un 5.

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Faith capolavoro, bellissima anche Father figure. Un album molto vario e interessante.

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4/22 This man can sing his heart out. Standout Tracks: One More Try, Hard Day, Hand to Mouth, Kissing a Fool

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Not bad for a start. Interesting. 4

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Really groovy, a party album for sure

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A classic I grew up with. Always fun to listen to

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Good Record! timeless

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Such an incredible album-- yeah it has the hits, but this album showcases George Michael's ability to take sound and make it unique.

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smooth, chill, rather direct on topics but overall well done

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Well HAWT DAMN! Pretty fun album eh. Phenomenal.

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such a great album, especially for coming out

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Incredible.

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Kissing a fool is great.

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A great pop album with well-written tunes; every song is bop-worthy with a lot of variety. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. STANDOUTS: -Faith -I Want Your Sex -One More Try -Hard Day -Hand Over Mouth -Monkey -Kissing a Fool

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Nice and up beat

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pretty fun listen

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Faith is the most popular song on this album by far in terms of plays but Father Figure is very good and probably the best song on this album. 8/10.

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Christian-inspired music goes sexual. Pues muy característico sonido de finales de los ochenta, letras de canciones supercagadas, pop, r&b, gospelish a ratos. Suave al oído, me imagino que re mainstream en la época. Estoy seguro de que ha de haber un buen de vaporwave con samples de este disco XD. Canciones favs: Faith, monkey y Hard day. Mood: Góspel pop horny

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Better than I expected tbf.

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About as cheesy as one can expect, but full of classic songs

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This is a great popalbum by the greatest popsinger in history in my opinion. Catchy songs, controversial topics. Great respect!

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Brilliant ! ****

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3 and half, really.

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Beter dan verwacht

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Muy buen disco

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Would listen again.

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I listened without prejudice and am surprised to say this is a 4 star.

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Good voice good lasting pop songs

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Eines der besten Pop-Alben ever

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Anyone gives this less than three stars clearly has no Faith.

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Pleasantly surprised.

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strong songs that resonate

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Good upbeat album, especially enjoyed the hits that I recognized. How can you not bop along to them! I Want Your Sex absolutely slaps! Other songs were enjoyable as well, up to the last two which seemed to change tone and I didn't like as much. Probably 3.8/5.0

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Really enjoyed this album, first time listening to it.

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Has some really good hits and it is a good album.

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Solid 80’s sex rock kinda vibe. Fun listen

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Faith the song is a banger \"That's all I wanted But sometimes love can be mistaken for a crime That's all I wanted Just to see my baby's blue eyes shine\" lost on people at the time but nice subtle lyric there I love how he does his own backing vocals throughout I want your sex was described by himself as bad prince but a good song, would not think this came out in the 80s as a pop song, great long song or 2 part song " That the gods believe in nothing So with empty hands I pray" Huge departure from the subject matter of a wham album

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Certainly not my usual style of music. And I thought I would only recognize the title track. But I did recognize a couple other tracks in it. Overall I'm not sure I have much to say about this album. It's very 80s, and George Michael is a great singer, but it's really not my style and doesn't hit as hard as say Michael Jackson. But it's a great album for what it is. It's interesting that the Spotify version makes it look as though 'A Last Request' is the last song on the original version, rather than 'Kissing a Fool.' Listening to Kissing a Fool, it's pretty clear in my mind that it's meant to be a closing track. It one of my favorites on the album because of the big Elvis-esque impact it has, reminding me of Elvis' "Can't Help Falling in Love With You". A Last Request doesn't work nearly as well as a finale, and I'd consider it one of the weakest songs on the album as a whole if you include it.

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Classics week continues! Going into this, I could only remember the title track, which is such a timeless jam. I never picked up on the Bo Diddley influence before today! Some other fantastic songs on here too. The fact that he produced this entirely on his own is CRAZY, and only one co-writer on one song, I love albums like that. Some of it is undeniably goofy though, especially that "I Want Your Sex" song.....that's a doozy. Great album though! Great job George Michael! Every time I hear your name I think of Michael Cera! Favorite tracks: Faith, One More Try, Father Figure, Kissing a Fool. Album art: Very strong. He's tormented as hell, you can tell by how dramatically he's attempting to bury his well-groomed face in his leather jacket. Jokes aside, I do like this one. 4/5

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This is a classic I remember listening to all the time with Dad. He had this CD going in the car and we would jam to Faith and Father Figure but there were a few others I remembered as well like One More Try. I think this may be the only George Michael content I've ever heard unless their is a song from another album but I really enjoyed listening to this one. Great album art as well.

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Huge fan…. Great 80’s songs back then….

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Normally I dislike late 80s synth sounds, but I feel like they fit weirdly well on this record. A lot, lot of bangers on this record. I just feel like two songs ("Monkey", "Look At Your Hands") pale a little bit when compared to the rest of the record, despite the fact that they've got pretty strong hooks. Favorite tracks: "Father Figure", "Faith", "Kissing a Fool", "One More Try"

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Liked it more than I thought I would Some good tracks hiding amongst the singles… Father Figure … one more try

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I remember the excitement I felt waiting for this album to be released. All of us Wham fans were a little nervous in case he'd veered off somewhere we didn't like. I was not disappointed, quite the opposite in fact, I loved it immediately. I still love it. George's voice on One More Try still makes me crumble every time I hear it. It's extraordinary. This album is very much part of my youth.

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You know you've got something special when you have an album that's outselling MJ and Prince at the time, nonetheless one of the best selling albums in the US. Faith is a mature journey of exploring sexuality and vulnerability as a male in a stark contrast from the approach that glam rock and pop at the time was taking, while also coated in the not-so-subtle internal struggle that GM was having with his own sexual identity. He pushes boundaries by making light around the taboos of sex and religion that conservatives were afraid the youth of the time were "falling into". The self-titled lead track itself is a timeless, fun piece that gets you energized, and remains one of his best to this day. The rest of the record definitely sounds dated, albeit fun and enjoyable, but doesn't hold up against the longevity against the MJ and Prince records that George wanted to rival. You're definitely getting one of the best pop records of the 80's, but it's cursed with staying a product of its time. Favorite Song: Faith Least Favorite: Hand to Mouth

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Ahhh, George Michael.... I've heard that there's no such thing as bad publicity, however with songs titled 'Look at Your Hands', 'Hand to Mouth' and 'Hard Day', it's difficult to listen to this album without thinking about GM getting arrested for jerking off in that Beverly Hills park. Regardless, this is a great album and I think it's one of those that has only gotten better with time... and a little exposure. ;)

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YES

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I’ve had this album in my car when I was 17 and bought it because I liked the hits, but listening to it in full again I’ve realized how much more there is to love. I really enjoyed A Last Request and Hand to Mouth with this listen. The only track I wasn’t crazy about was I Want Your Sex pt 1. But by far my favorite song from Georgie is Kissing a Fool.

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Great album, but not his best. Faith (the song) is exceptional.

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Some beautiful songs on this album. I wasn't a huge fan of some of the more 80s style songs in the middle, but the others definitely make up for them.

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Solid pop

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This is a heck of an album. It’s front loaded with the hits…which we’re MONSTER hits when they were release and have stayed in regular radio rotation since. The rest of the record is so eclectic and interesting. George Michael’s vocals are heavily produced, but it work well with the context of the music. This deserves to be mentioned in the conversation of best albums of the 80s.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Faith, Father figure, Hand to mouth

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A very strong pop album - ok it is a bit boring here and there and it is not in the same league as an 80s Madonna or Prince album but listened to it a lot at the time and can still appreciate it.

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Really enjoyed it. Good vocals, catchy lines.

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Really good album, not much more I can say.

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Faith is a great song and Michael is underrated, in my opinion.

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Excellent funky pop, great singing. An 80s pop gem, catchy songs. Mostly upbeat.

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Probably the best cringe album i’ve ever heard (so far..) In my view the arc of the story in this album begins with the church organ in the beginning. It seems to symbolize an almost cartoonish image of george michael immediately falling in love with a girl at first sight…. and desperately wanting to have sex with her lol. The title track seems to be him rehearsing what he wants to say, before he goes up to meet her. The following song is him actually talking to her but telling her what he thinks she wants to hear. George Michael’s adolescent horniness then gets the best of him and he confesses that he mainly just wants to have sex with her in a lyrically cringey, yet electric 2 part song as he faintly reassures her he also loves her. He realizes he messed up and before the conversation is over, he submits his final pleas for her on One More Try. GM fails and spirals down a dark path where he blames her for all of his short comings because she didn’t give him a chance (or bang him). Followed by views on society that seem to blame women not giving attention to those who need/demand it for their ill effects on society. Mainly Jimmy who goes on a shooting spree, and then a woman who lost her mother (and received no attention) and in turn became a prostitute. Monkey paints a picture of a man and woman in a relationship but the woman has an addiction. I interpret this as a metaphor for GM’s love interest being interested in a man who’s giving her the runaround, a mirror image of what GM believes is happening to him. He’s turned off by this and gives up. Kissing A Fool seems to have GM encounter this same woman, years later after the prine of her life. GM sees how she ended up as a waste, and reminds her that she shouldn’t have listened to the people in her circles that told her not not give him a chance. He attempts to reassure her that their lives would be much happier than they currently are if she just had a little faith. Though it seemed like GM had made peace with how everything turned out, the story takes a dark turn on the last track. He goes back to his horny ways, and wants another chance at having sex with her, despite all of the events that transpired. GM is sitting in a bar watching her, waiting for the gin to hit, and wants to make sure her car keys don’t end up in her hand. Sounds like it’s about making sure she’s safe at first, but then he says he’s a gentleman, but even gentlemen can only stand so much. Pretty fucking dark George Michael. This album is pretty dark and lyrically cringeworthy throughout the middle and latter portions despite the upbeat and happy intro/title track “Faith”. “One More Try” is also a beautiful cut. Lyrically I’d have to give this a 2, however the man can sing at a high level and the production is top-tier throughout. I gotta say the execution really brings it up a lot. 4/5, best cringe album i’ve ever heard

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4

This is what pop music should sound like. It just does it all really well. This is a total 4/5.

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I liked this a lot actually more than I thought I would

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4

Wat een lekker album, ik zat er helemaal in.

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Yes

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mais um erro que essa lista me fez corrigir, nunca ouvi george michael fora o hitzao careless whisper (que eu já achava excelente) e dei de cara com um álbum absurdamente bem produzido, praticamente a encorpação de um som que o revivalismo anos 80 presente na música atual tenta buscar sempre. the weeknd, tome notas.

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Great singer, reference of the '80 music.

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4

Good old style album - takes you on a journey from Rocky songs to ballads, up tempo songs to really well written ones. enjoyable.

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Smooth funk sex

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Woof, I have never head an album so sexual with such religious branding. I kind of love it?! Hard to tell from a casual listen if it's intentionally ironic or if he just blends the two with no cares for puritan purity, but either way I'm here for it. I don't love the music itself, but it's not a bad time. 4 stars for sheer daring.

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This album is a lot of fun. I was an early Wham! fan, neon sweatshirt and all. This album was a surprise and a delight when it came out because it was so different from anything George Michael had done before. It was very apparent at that point that he was a real talent and not just a haircut. It still gives me so much joy (and a little sadness) to hear this album today. It's a pretty flawlessly executed album with some outstanding singles, although some of the songs are stronger than others. For depth and musical quality, I think Listen Without Prejudice is a better album, but this one is probably the more entertaining of the two. Fave Songs: One More Try, Kissing a Fool, Father Figure, Faith, Hard Day, Monkey

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4

What an important album from the 80s. I can't believe I had only heard two (2!!) songs by George Michael before this. Anyway, a couple songs were meh, but the overall consensus from my brain was that this was a pretty good listen.

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Honestly, there isn't a song on this album that isn't a highlight. This album is certainly George Michael's strongest of his discography, and each track is built well enough that it can be retooled into a club banger (because this happened already)..and the under-appreciated Part 2 of I Want Your Sex legitimately slaps, with its big horns. Monkey was a powerhouse sleeper hit followed by Kissing a Fool, with its sexy-suave swing beat.

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4

This is really good. Definitely would give this album another listen. Or two. "Hand To Mouth" was a favorite.

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4

One more try

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4

As a debut solo album entirely written and produced by Michael, this is quite the post-Wham! statement. Characterised by catchy melodies, lyrics with something to say, and funky bass, this is a brilliant soulful pop album. The opening three tracks of Faith/Father Figure/I Want Your Sex set the tone and the standard never substantially dips. The two ballads (One More Try/Kissing a Fool) come a good times providing breaks from the funkiness and allow Michael's beautiful vocal to wash over you. 4.5/5

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An anthemic and bombastic tale woven with George Michaels signature charm. An 80s pop monolith that stands as one of the decades finest pop music collections.

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4

Muito bom.

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4

Of its time and starts off strong with the pop hits and then gets into more ballady blue-eyed soul.

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4

Hubba bubba

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This is upper echelon pop music. The production on this album is very nice, tippity top notch.

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4

Have never listened to this whole album before and was really expecting not to like it. I really hate "I Want Your Sex" but everything else on the album is good to great. This would probably still be a 4 without that song but it really drags it down almost into 3 territory.

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“Faith”—going on good mood playlist. “Father figure”—daddy owo?? Other standout track: “Monkey.” I hadn’t checked out George Michael before because I despise “Last Christmas” but I see now that I was wrong

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4

I had only ever heard of Careless Whisper (which I loved) before this album. I was really pleasantly surprised by how good it was - George Michael has an unbelievable singing voice. It felt at times that the subject matter in the songs was a little samey, but Michael's voice absolutely carries this album to a solid 4/5, soft 5/5 for me.

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omg its the careless whisper guy ok there were a few songs on here I hadn't realized I'd heard before but enjoyed them! I jammed along while listening but most of them didn't stick in my head or anything but overall very enjoyable

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p570. 1987. 4 stars One of the great voices evolves from pop pretty boy into accomplished blue-eyed soul boy/singer/songwriter. Who would have thought the man who wrote Club Tropicana could move on to Father Figure? Not a weak track on this, although you can make a case that I Want Your Sex outstays its welcome and that Look At Your Hands is filler. This still sounds great today. Essential listening.

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Yo. Faith fucks forever. RIP George Michael. HE was supposed to be a really stand up guy, I guess he was taking care of tons of people and kept it pretty lowkey. I love to hear that. Album is really solid Imo.

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An extra mark because of the intro to Faith GM gets better with age

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Such a big deal when it came out, ubiquitous video play. It holds up, I think, a pop-crossover genre classic, though as I often feel with this sort of thing, the production is a little to slick, a seamless facade that excludes most of the true funk and soul.

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"Faith" pretty much sums up pop music from the late 1980s. It's a pop record, of course, but the use of funk, R&B, synth-pop, blue-eyed soul and rock in instrumentation and production makes up for quite an eclectic album, an interesting achievement for George Michael in his first solo effort. Fully produced by himself, it has very personal lyrics tackling topics like sexuality and relationships that resonated internationally at the time and made "Faith" a very influential album that tell the history of his time.

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4.5. Really good all around album, just not quite my fav

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Great pop. The album has the sad ballads, the up-tempo songs. (7/10) FT: Faith, One More Try, Father Figure

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This is an album I wouldn’t have listened to much less liked when it first came out. Much too poppy. Years later I feel very differently. There are a lot of really good sounds here. Sounds very fresh. The songs really hold up. Sounds like Harry Styles could have released this yesterday.

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This was inescapable in 1987. On some level audacious given the number of styles George Michael attempted, it essentially is a history of pop music in one album. Trivia point - this was the first album by a white artist to top Billboard's R&B album chart. 35 years later it holds up well

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Hit machine

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I remember this one very well from when it was popular in the late 80s. It's darn good stuff. Entertaining, fun, catchy pop. Great voice, outstanding performer, and contagious joy when he performed in the studio or live. Later in life, when I saw him in interviews and in guest appearances on sitcoms and other shows, I grew to appreciate how smart, funny, and cool he was. Really enjoy this album.

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It's probably fair to say that George Michael was trying to put some clear blue water between his Wham! pop image here. There's some great stuff on this album, and while I think the songwriting is great, this is not a perfect album. There are too many overblown love songs. George Michael's voice suits upbeat and poppy way better.

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4.0 - It starts with back-to-back hits of which "Father Figure" is a highlight. It sags a little in the middle and then rebounds at the end with "Monkey." George Michael sounds particularly amazing on "Kissing a Fool."

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One of his finest albums

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Lots of bops on this album. Understanding the meanings of some of the songs with an adult brain is semi-uncomfy.

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Makes you want to dance. Good album with a few misses

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I'll be honest, some amazing production and the Dolby Atmos remastering really elevated this to add a couple stars to an album I didn't think I would enjoy.

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Such an awesome album with some classic, killer 80s tracks. What's not to love?!

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A couple of bangers and a lot of good vibes

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Listened to on 7/31/22 4/5 Favorite song: Faith, Father Figure This is a killer debut album and so entertaining! It was easy to listen to and mainly focused on sex and faith

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Ok

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loved “KISSING A FOOL”!!

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Being sex positive? Cool. Doing it like an after school PSA? Not so much

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5 stars for faith and father figure. the rest is blah 3.5

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eeh

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6,5

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Not a bad pop album but absolutely nothing special. First two songs are good, after that the album becomes to monotonous to impress

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Faith & One More Try were good

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Boring

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Me parece que es un excelente álbum pop, especialmente para la época, en la que George Michael estaba en la cima de su popularidad y podía vender, sin un gramo de pena, las jaladas hipócritas de "I Want Your Sex" (¿partes 1 y 2? chale) y "Father Figure" o el dance de "Monkey" y de todos modos serían hits. Muy rescatables por otro lado "Faith" y "Kissing a Fool". Creo que es la epítome de pop ochentero en muchos sentidos: Un sex symbol que resulta ser gay, cantando acerca de ser figura paterna y de que el sexo es mejor cuando es uno a uno; además es griego pero ni quien lo note porque se comporta como británico y lo aman en USA.

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3.5| Con esa calidad por lo menos debería escucharse todo el pop y todos los poperos deberían tener al menos esa calidad y compromiso que tuvo. Un disco que no te deja mal sabor. Kissing a Fool es mi favorita de George

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Ikoniskt 80-tal. En del bra låtar, det mesta inte mer än OK. Lyssnade ändå gärna klart på hela albumet, så når precis upp till en trea.

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Faith and One More Try were really good, but the rest of the songs kind of melded together. I couldn't listen to 10 minutes of "I Want Your Sex"

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Quality album, just not a fan of his style per say.

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Very basic pop for first half. Probably dope in it's time but not my thing. Second half was great with more jazz and jazzy balads

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Better than expected. Second half was decent

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It was all right, not my main cup of tea, but many familiar songs

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Smooth, sexy.

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Singles are great, rest of the album is fine. 5-6/10

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Como decía al hablar de Duran Duran, sí había buen pop en los 80s y esta es una buena muestra de eso. Un disco que se siente... elegante, pero no sobrio, la palabra correcta quizá no se puede traducir y tendría que ser "slick." No hay mucho que decir excepto que destila esa esencia de synthpop de los 80s muy bien hecho; sus sencillos se volvieron en clásicos indelebles y con un solo disco creció exponencialmente a cualquier cosa que hubiera logrado hacer previamente con Wham, se volvió una verdadera superestrella de inmediato. A mi gusto personal no, nunca va a ser mi género, ni es el tipo de pop que me llama y es un sonido que incluso tomando la nostalgia se oye ya, quizá justo por ser tan emblemático de toda la música de masas de la época, un poco anticuado, no es algo que vaya a volver a escuchar constantemente, pero me alegra haberlo hecho al menos esta vez. No fue difícil de escuchar y es apreciable, hasta para quienes no tenemos gusto por el género, la calidad que tiene; impresionante que no solo haya escrito todo sino que también haya sido el productor de todo el disco. No mucho más que decir un disco excelente para lo que es, aunque yo no sea su público objetivo.

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pffft

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it was ok liked the production design

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Never listened to it before. Absolutely cracking 3 song start! V good

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What if Michael Jackson was a white guy from north London? Well, he'd probably sound very similar, and he'd probably be very popular with white British people. I liked this a lot! Sexy, poppy, fun. Still, feels very derivative and I can't shake that.

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George Michael con su primer trabajo en solitario. Después de dejar Wham la expectación era máxima. Y finalmente, Faith fue un gran éxito. Referente de la música pop de los años 80 George Michael construyó un disco muy explosivo al principio pero que pierde gas al final. Memorable Faith con esos órganos que de repente dan paso a una serie de Guitarras... ouuu yeah! ¡Estás escuchando Faith jejeje Baaabyyyy!. Father Figure es un trabajo pop impecable con unos coros muy bien conjuntados. Y después de estas dos canciones llegamos al "I want your Sex", algo más de 9 minutos de canción que dieron para hablar, bailar, ligar en una discoteca a finales de los 80. Para finalizar este gran comienzo de disco hay que nombrar "One More Try", una balada lacrimógena al más estilo Prince. A partir de aquí el trabajo es correcto pero nada destaca tanto como para ser reseñado. Quizá Kissing a Fool, otra de esas baladas pero esta vez al piano con un ritmo Jazz pausado y relajado. Si fuera por las 4 primeras canciones estaría cerca del 5 (4,5 quizá) pero el final no tiene ni mucho menos el nivel de las primeras canciones.

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Great opener

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Didn't need christian bad boy george michael in my life, still don't. Musically it works, and at some points ya it's groovin and fun, but these lyrics are nonsense and trying so hard to be a "good" bad boy. Listening to this reminds me of the book about christian sex

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First half of this album is gold. Second half is meh.

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It was pretty good -- the music was very catchy and he has a great voice, but there was just something really weird about the lyrics to me.

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some obvious bangers and a few goodies i've not heard before. Some shite too mind. Solid 3.

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Zoe doesn't understand why this would necessarily have to be something people must listen to before they die. I was only her age when it came out, and many of these tracks transport me right back to middle school. I actually relistened to this album recently and still enjoy it, though it is not really my jam. And I am curious about the historical relevance and influence of this album.

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Lang geleden, leuk plaatje zeg!

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George really found his voice in this one, in more ways than one. What a set of pipes he has on him here. Doesn't now though, sadly....he's dead.

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Empieza muy bien y medio se va desinflando conforme avanza. Hay unas buenas rolas eso sí, y gran producción. Me recordó al último disco de OPN.

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Een all time favorite van de mama. Funky popalbum. Ik kan begrijpen waarom dit indertijd erg populair was. Ik ben er net iets minder fan van

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Inoffensive background music

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A strong 3. Don't know if I'd listen again but was fun, similar to Wham. Not sure how I feel about some of the lyrics, but they gave me a laugh

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Bonkers

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Perfectly fine.

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Listened to this with Genius trivia on, it really added a lot of context around some of the tracks that made this more enjoyable for me given George Michael's history since the album was released.

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Wenn man es als Album hört, rafägt es über gelegentlich nerviges SWR 3 Hit Niveau deutlich hinaus

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Nope sorry. Zero vibes. Some nice hooks though I'll give it that

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I LIKE HIM :)

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It starts pretty strong but kinda fades out.

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Allegations not withstanding this was good music, perhaps made ominous by the later accusations.

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Thirsty af

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I really like the musical direction that George Michael decided to take with this album and it suits his terrific voice - one of the great rock pop vocalists. The opening tracks (Faith, Father Figure) are classics. However, the album starts to lose its way for me and the ballads are pretty dreary.

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Kinda got worse as it went. Only getting a 3 Because of "Faith - Remastered"

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Not completely awful but wasn’t really my style

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Enjoying the album. Admittedly nothing on it comes close to the first three songs but the whole album is quite listenable 3 stars

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I was expecting more bangers in this so slighty disappointing in that regard. Still a great album with solid 80’s vibes.

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Some bangers, mostly not

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A solid 3. The title song is a solid classic but I'm not a massive 90s/2000s smooth croonin' pop fan

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Ok, easy listening... I give it a 3

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I'm not a huge fan of the 80's genre George is in but there's a few classics on here I still appreciate

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Not really my thing, but I have to hand it to George Michael - looking at Prince and Michael Jackson in the late 80s and thinking to yourself "I can hit that level" and then _actually doing it_! Amazing! 😲 Fave track - "Hand to Mouth", I reckon...

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Not as good as Older but OK

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Surprisingly good for what it is. I remember playing this a lot at the record store and enjoying it despite it's blatant commerciality.

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Another rollercoaster album! Faith and Father Figure are really good. I thoroughly enjoyed One More Try as well. Most of the other songs not so much. This is a solid 80s album. Not my particular cup of tea, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I like about half the tracks.

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George Michael had a great voice. These songs are the epitome of pop music. Just pure ear candy and accessible melody. It's an album that screams Prom (Aside for "I Want Your Sex," although in all honesty, that's fair game too).

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Too much sex for me. But sure, this is a good record. The single is better in George's hands than it was in the hands of those shitheads in Limp Bizkit. Actually, it's a great song. I always laughed at it but its so catchy.

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Our 5th grade teacher used to let us play cassettes in class every now and then, and you bet your sweet ass this was on repeat. The boys supplied Poison, Def Lepard, Motley Crue and probably Bon Jovi; the girls brought the Dirty Dancing soundtrack and George Michael. What a crazy time to be alive! Anywho, listening to this now it strikes me as a tale of two halves. Those first four songs are pretty tight (I genuinely like “One More Try”), but it’s a drop off after that. “Monkey” feels like a blatant rip off of “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and, as mentioned, it’s hard to imagine this album at all if Prince never existed. Still, it’s all really listenable and I get why the hits were big as shit. Sad that he left the earth when he did. There ain’t no joy for an uptown boy, after all.

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Faith the song is exactly 3:16 long. My first thought on listening to this is that, goddam, Faith is a catchy motherfucker. Has anyone mashed this up with Prince's Kiss? Anyway, the other thing I think about is how GM had to hide who he was through all this. At least, when this album came out, he wasn't out. Which seems pretty ridiculous looking back on it. But that must've been fucking horrible. But as far as 80s pop albums go, there are some heavy hitters on here. There are also some very slight, forgettable tunes.

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Not too badly aged; some of the tunes, especially the first tracks, are still very catchy. Still, George Michael (RIP way too early!) is better in a "best of" compilation than an individual album; it's not like there's a unifying thread across the tracks here.

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Напомнило queen

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6,5/10 Legal

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I guess it would be nice...

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Fun

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Never listened to any of this album that wasn’t on the radio. The songs seem pretty simple now but they are still good. Strong voice doesn’t need too much help.

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Average

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2nd time around with this album. Still enjoyable Admittedly nothing on it comes close to the first three songs but the whole album is listenable ... just not my style otherwise would score higher 3 stars

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I knew many of the songs on this album, just from listening to the radio in the '80s. Not really my thing, but it is all very well done.

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Decent pop record; the monogamy is sexy felt forced, like just be horny and chill!! There's nothing wrong with being a horn dog! Funky production, especially on I Want Your Sex pt. 1 & 2

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6/10

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It was alright, and I was surprised how many songs I knew from it. 5 recognized songs

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Jebeno. Jako je trendovski za to vrijeme i to se čuje, pri kraju se dosta pokvari, ali činjenica je da na njemu ima pjesama koje nikad neće ostariti. Da bar danas više takve trajnije pop glazbe.

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i really don't know if i can sit through this lol it's perfectly fine pop music it's just corny for me! good production etc though and catchy

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In terms of songs I'll go out of my way to listen to again, that's probably only the title track. But I found the American standard-style of Kissing a Fool intriguing- I'm not aware of too much of that from pop stars in the 80s.

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Not for me. Has good song though.

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I don't -love- the production, but it's still a very charming album. The last track is pretty great, I even like it more than the title track!

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Never heard the whole album before, which is the point of doing this! Singles were clearly the catchiest songs, some of the filler was fairly silly. He was a great singer, but I would have liked to hear him sing more rock than pop

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Hadn't listened to George Michael before (aside from his huge hits), this albums helps explain some Arrested Development jokes. I feel like I got a good feel for the guy, seems like he likes sex. Next I need to listen to a Michael Bolton album to understand Office Space

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I prefer Listen without Prejudice. Father Figure is a great song.

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My brother is a big George Michael fan, and I don't mind the odd song. Of course I know Faith and there were a few other nice surprises in there. Considering I don't like 80s pop, pretty much in all cases, this was nice. It was bordering on a 4 if I'm honest.

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Blandito. Un poco aburrido.

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Seems like an average pop album from the 80s. Faith is a fun song. Some of the others have a good rhythm too. It kinda decreases with excitement as it goes along. Overall pretty standard. 5.8/10

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Some of the best singles of the 80s herein. As a full album, however, it just misses the mark for permanent inclusion in my rotation.

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I liked it!

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I was looking forward to this. It’s ok. Kinda repetitive stylistically speaking.

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Buen disco

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Looking down from a elegiac height, plenty of good beats but lyrically didn’t work for me.

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Kudos to this LP for wearing its aggressively horny heart on its sleeve. Michael manages to get away with this in no small part to how endearing and catchy these songs are - some stray into standard cheesy ballad territory, but most keep things lively and interesting beyond what one would expect.

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This album starts off strong but quickly dips into a slog. "I Need Your Sex" overstays its welcome by a lot (and get's a reprise?). Not sure what he was thinking there. "One More Try" is a snooze. "Hard Day" is an okay Michael Jackson song. Still, there is some fantastic music on this album. The production is great. Favorite Tracks: Hand to Mouth, Faith, Father Figure

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State of the art pop from the late ‘80s, with a plethora of sugar-high hooks and packaged like a consumer product. It’s hard to argue with the number of hits and sales, but I find the oversinging (close to outright hollering at times, and way too breathless and syllable-adding at others at other) bothersome. But the tinny, canned beats (“Monkey” and “Look at Your Hands”) just don’t hold up very well and like a lot of high-end pop music, it’s overproduced and plays to the lowest common denominator of popular taste (which makes for forgettable and short lifespan). On the plus side, his voice is so good on “Kissing a Fool” (just a beautiful song – best thing he ever did in my view and makes me wish for more of such); “Hand to Mouth” is a cool tune, too, more compelling than all of the hits. Still the emphasis of sales over musical quality makes me downgrade the 3.6 to a 3.

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I don't think it was as good as the last album of George Michael's I got but it was still good if only for his voice in some songs. Faith is one of my fav songs of his

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Quite fun and enjoyable, but as we listen to more of these I think that 4 stars is gonna be reserved for songs that get a song on to my playlist. But I certainly wouldn't be sad to hear some of these songs again.

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I feel so conflicted but . . . Father Figure is a bop . . . .

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You know, this album was amazing in the context of the time. I watched a Behind the Music special about it, in fact. The two music videos that went into high rotation were pretty groundbreaking at the time. But I can't say that any of the music stuck with me.

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George Michael's Faith sounds like a good Michael Jackson album. It has a lot of swing, a strong vocal performance and a great mixture of funk and disco, but some of the timbres feel dated and somewhat annoying, and the slow paced tracks do not always deliver for me.

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That's a healthy 3 o'clock shadow.

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Knew a few of these songs, good album overall, but nothing I'd listen to over and over

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Faith is great, but Father Figure is the real highlight here, such an awe-inspiring love song. The rest is a bit hit-and-miss.

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Quintessential 80s. His vocals are amazing. The production is excellent. It has several hits.

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Meh. Not so good 80s music. Not really my taste

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It was okay

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Buen álbum

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One of the biggest 80s pop stars, especially in the UK, but unfortunately more like a Forgotten Figure. Michael shifts into a more mature sound than his earlier fun Wham work. The production is still top of the notch: distinctively 80s between the synths, drums, and vocal style. They're a fair mix of funky dance tracks and personal adult contemporary. Some songs like "Hard Day" remind me of Prince. The last track had traditional pop jazz club vibes. It's all pretty decent. I enjoyed the synth effects, although it got a little too repetitive to warrant nearly every song going for 4-6 minutes. It also feels a little overcrowded, with hardly a moment to rest. Favorites: Faith, Hand to Mouth, Monkey, Kissing a Fool

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I really don't understand the cover photo. Is he hiding from someone? Sad about losing his shirt? Did we catch him right when he started to take his jacket off? I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I never really listened to much solo George Michael except what the radio might have played. Faith is super catchy, as is Father Figure. Really all the songs are solid, I particularly like Kissing a Fool, which is lovely. I don't enjoy the lyrics as much, they strike me as a bit ... frank. But still catchy.

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got half way through it. kinda fun.

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There's no doubting that GM has a great voice and the sales figures are impressive but also tired by now, well past its sell-by date and pretty forgettable overall. “Kissing a Fool” is an all-time personal fave (how much more frequently one wishes these pop stars would go classic and/or cover traditional standards as it hihghlights [maybe flatters] their talent). "Hand to Mouth" is good, too, but much of the rest suffers from overpackaging and overexposure (which do go together, don't they?). Bright shining pop music so polished and sheeny that it's no wonder he wore shades. For all the shiny surface, the substance (if there was any) has long since died off.

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Is ok

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Faith – vilken klassiker hörrni! Father figure – backupkören är ju guld. Mycket trum-maskin asså. Men inte min smak.

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Good classic hits, but that was it.

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Overrated. It’s not bad but one of the best all time? Not even close. This was a right time, right place success.

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Not really my thing. I see why people like him though, but it just didnt sit with me. Maybe another time.

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Pop. Un par de megahits. Ni fu ni fa.

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Peaks at the title (first) track for me. A bit lounge musicky

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Fun 80s pop. George Michael is very passionate lol.

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i quite enjoyed the mellow sounds and overall vibe to the music which is strange because i usually don’t like these types of sounds however i thought it was calming and intriguing.

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Not bad 👍

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Too much George Michael for me

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Really pleasant surprise wasn’t expecting much but it is a decent pop album with some funk beats. Downside is all the songs are basically about sex except for faith

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George has got a nice voice, and there are some good arrangements here, especially in the back half. Overall, though, it's an unengaging experience. Thankfully, not in a boring way: Even after almost an hour I wasn't checking to see how much was left. But after the opening tracks, which come across as nothing more than a very lame attempt to shock the audience, I couldn't stop noticing the unimpressive writing. I don't think there's a case for this being offensively bad pop music, but it loses me on every other level.

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While the title track is undeniably dope, nothing else on here really held my attention. Sleazy style over content.

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I feel like I'm listening to a 90's boy band. Respect where respect is due, clearly George Michael's music influenced those acts, and I can objectively recognize this is good pop music, but I am in no way feeling this. It's not my music.

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Very '80s, very culturally important, but again not for me.

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80's

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Next please

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Didn't care for this too much. One thing which did suprise me was George's voice is pretty good, and would probably be better if backed by different music, and not the 80s synth.

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Couldn't finish it. I tried

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ALL TIME BANGERS. lol. But, a good pop record of its era.

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Not good

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Starts off well with the leading singles, but quickly becomes more average. The songs are average, lyrics lack substance, and the only thing saving them is good production and the vocal performance. The album does not excite me for more George Michael.

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Never really liked it. 2 stars because it isn't unlistenable.

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Wasn't feeling it. Remastered version sounded odd as well

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I was so glad when I saw that this was the remastered version. I just relished in the way the synthesizers were so damn crisp and bold! I could feel their electric vibe in my toes. Not everybody feels it but everybody should. With a title like "Faith" I really expected some wholesome religious based tunes but was shocked when I realized a lot of the songs have to do with ese ee ex. I expected more from a man with a cross hanging from his ear lob. Going with two stars just cause I wanna save one star In case a new kids on the block album pops up

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Title track is too good for rest of the album. It is a 5* banger test is forgettable dross.

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The title track is a tune. The rest, meh.

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Zit nogal weinig in.

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Title track is a banger, the rest is just meh

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Cigarettes After Sex! 80erPop für die Horizontale! Ist das Ganze erstmal abgeklungen, bleibt bei mir aber nicht viel hängen. Zugegeben: George Michael hat eine beachtliche voluminöse Stimme gehabt. Trotzdem bleibt mir hauptsächlich der Wham-Kulturbeutel von Kumpel Thorsten in Erinnerung!

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i like 3 songs of his! lets see the tracklist. okay kissing a fool is here. okay ive heard faith so many times but i didnt know it was a song of his. skipping instrumental and different versions cause time is precious. songs are okay but kissing a fool is the only one are truly like. a last request sounds nice but dude rape date songs where A Thinggg

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Not my jam.

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Ehhhhh

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Good voice but didn’t love the music or lyrics as much

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2.5

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Gay

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A couple of good points, weighed down by oh so much late-80s nonsense.

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meh.

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Super goede stem maar te erge 80s boomer vibe

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Niet mijn ding.

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Not horrible, but glad it's over.

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Aggressively mediocre. Just dull pop

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Not for me. Enjoy Wham! Much better.

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Not a great album. Not the best I've heard of George Michael

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Title track is a banger, the rest is just meh

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A difficult album to get through from an artist who can do better.

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Everything that follows the title track is a massive disappointment. A few fleeting moments here and there but on the whole genuinely surprised at how dull and flat this album was

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I was soooo excited when this started. And then after all the fun funk of the brass and bass at the end of the quintessential sex-pressure song, it just petered out. But I do love me “Kissing A Fool.” The rest is disappointing.

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I listened to this on a plane with crappy headphones, but I don't think it mattered. I'm not a fan of all the treble and the fact that all the music sounds like it was played on a Casio keyboard. The subject matter also got old after awhile - I get it, George liked to have sex. Still - some good songs. Father Figure (although super creepy) has a nice hook. Faith is a classic pop song. It's not "bad" - it's just not good.

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This album had some amazing singles, classic George Michael songs that I've always loved. But the rest of it is so meh. It comes out strong with Faith, Father Figure, and I Want Your Sex, but the rest of it just felt like filler.

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Not even sure if Faith is a good song

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George Michael is ok in small doses but this was way too much weird sexy 80s music.

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Can hear the talent, but it’s just not for me.

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Telltale sounds of the 80s. Not my cup of tea at all, but a couple of standout tracks that chatted well

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80s sound good album

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Pretty generic.

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Couldn't get a handle on it

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I know that is my fault, but I don't like almost anything from George Michael. It sounds like a fake in some way that I can't explain. On another hand, listening to his whole album was a good experience. Nothing really changed in my opinion, but I can enjoy a little bit more when I get some of his songs in some random playlist now when I know that this is really not my kind of sound

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This was ok, there were some really great songs on there, but I thought they were really frontloaded and the thing sort of petered out.

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Singing often sounds good, the music, not so much. One or two songs I think I could save on this album, at best. And I´m not entirely sure I would.

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2.1 - wanted to like it, but just not a style I enjoy. Appreciate the soulfulness, but even songs like Faith are too stilted and stop-n-go for my taste.

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If I wanna listen to Michael Jackson I just do that

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GOAT male vocalist. Crap, cheesy album.

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Gotta have faith

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80’s tastic. Done better by others

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Very good

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Good “adult pop” I guess. Very 80’s sounding and a bit of filler. Faith is a banger though obviously.

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From initial enthusiasm, just kept falling

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Heavy 80's synths, sort of nostalgic to hear that but the songs do nothing for me.

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Some fun songs but don't see myself revisiting much from this.

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Great voice, not my taste

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Well, it's not terrible or offensive, but it's pretty bland. I'm quite prepared to believe it's his best work.

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Blech

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80's pop. Can't fault the title track but again, light funk, blue eyed soul just doesn't hit the mark. The fact that some critics say this is one of the best albums of the 80's says volumes either about that decade or those critics. I can't decide which. Best Tracks: Faith; Father Figure; I Want Your Sex - Pt.s 1 & 2

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Faith and no more

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Can't say it blew me away

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I get why this album is included. It is great for its genere and time. It did not do much for me though, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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Meh

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Highlights: Faith, I Want Your Sex. The rest feels like filler that hasn't aged terribly well.

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commercial pop shit next

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17th June 2022 Listened in the office on a very warm and sunny Friday with Joe. Met ebbs, Coopy and Jevans for the cricket. Faith is an absolute classic, the rest of it quite disposable but lacked the energy of the great opener. 2.5 if I could.

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Super echo-y Great lyrics “Sex! Hu-ahh!”

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Aggressively '80s.

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I just thought i would find george michael more exciting. Its all a bit sparse. Not good sparse, dull sparse.

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I could never connect with this album and still can't. Nothing is *bad* at all...just the combination of GM's overly-breathy vocals (just *sing* already - what a great voice he had when belting it out but i feel like 75% of the time he adapts this annoyingly-faux-intimate affected voice) and it all sounding so very 80s just still makes it just sort of wash over me. It's fine - I'd even say well or superbly-crafted - I just have absolutely zero chills or connection to any of it at all. 5/10 2 stars.

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Only knew Faith. The rest sounded like a mediocre 80s film soundtrack

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Not nice

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this album is not good. well, it's well produced, but the songs just suck. they're all products of their time, with little to no heart. so many songs are just "please have sex with me i want sex so bad please it's good please i'm a gentleman but i want sex" stupid dumb idiot album

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Not a huge fan of George Michael. Not enjoying this album really. Just bad 80s pop.

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Track 1 - yeah yeah, I remember, 80's cheese, guitars are nice and jingly. #2. ungh. trying not to skip. 5.5 minutes? skip. #3. 9 minutes of nope. skip. #4. Look, I don't like George Michael. I didn't like Wham. Pop garbage getting a 1 star.

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A mi George Michel ni fu ni fa. És un bon cantant, té alguns hits inapelables, però un àlbum sencer se'm fa bola i m'acaba cansant. Entenc l'èxit comercial en el seu moment, el seu canvi d'imatge i l'impacte de segons quines cançons (també en bona part per les lletres). Però no puc acabar-lo.

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Our second GM album in a month! This time I took a different approach. I read about this groundbreaking album: the sales records it set; the awards it won; the critical acclaim; the fact that GM produced the album & played most of the instruments. Alas,I gave it the same score.

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A few good songs but a lot more 80s cheese

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Insoportable, no lo di escuchado entero.

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No, just no

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Erm... Yeah, George Michael, the least talented one from Wham! Andrew Ridgeley's post-Wham! albums were so, so much better. The world just hasn't realised yet.

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Besides a few songs you feel like you're listening to the same thing over and over again. Lyrics are meh, besides 1 or 2 songs. Definitely not my style.

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non of the fun of Wham and certainly none of the snappy snaps or cottaging fun.

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Not for me

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Faith is not a ‘bad’ album but considering the albums that this list lacks, it has no right to be here. Its not for me, not at all.

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This album was hard to get to the end of, I can’t find a single redeeming quality here.

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Kolejny album od pana Michaela Geogrga, czyli od czlonka jednej z najpopularniejszych band lat 80, czyli WHAMu, w ciagu 5 lat dzialalnosci wypuscili tyle synthowo popowej muzyki i udalo im sie trafic tyle hiciorcow, co wiekszosci artystow nie ustrzeli w ciagu dziesiecioleci dzialalnosci artystycznej, ale jak to z geniuszami nie chca spoczywac na laurach, wiec pan george na samym szczycie whamowej kariery doeszedl do wniosku, ze splituja bande i bedzie robil muzyke samemu, wynikiem tego splitu jest wlasnie faith, jest tym wszystkim czym byl wham i czyms jeszcze, a tym czyms jest odrobienie lekcji z pana jacksona i princea, bo ten album doslownie wyciska ekstrakt thrillerowy, dodaje do niego purple raina, a persona dzordzowa wnosi ducha ultra czada lat 80, synthowe brzmienie, polaczone z chwytliwymi popowymi tekstami, ktore oczywiscie ociekaja tym co najlepiej sie sprzedaje, a wiec seksem, juz z samej okladki pan george atakuje iscie jojowa, nie jest to jedyna rzecz ktora wniosl na plyte, bo jako geniusz multiinstrumentalista gra zarowno basiki i klawisze, produkuje, miksuje, aranzuje traki, wiec tak jak na poprzednim numerze ktory mialem okazje sluchac one man show, do tego wykorzystanie XX muzykow studyjnych slychac na kazdym traku, ale tym razem utrzymane jest to w bardziej komercyjnych ramach wizji, pan dzordz chyba nie powtorzyl nigdy sukcesu whamowego, ale jednak sprzedal sie dobrze nawet solowo, ale ta plyta nie oferuje nic ciekawego czego juz nie slyszalo sie u czarnych funkowo soulowych artystow, bo pan george to jeden z tych farbowanych lisow, ktory pomimo swojej bialosci tworzy muzyke iscie czarna, ale jak kopiowac, to tylko najlepszych w biznesie, zeby nie zgubic tak cennego picka na plejke leci tytulowy faith, ktory brzmi jak cos co paasowaloby swietnie na ending jojolionowy, moze za 20 lat okaze sie, ze mialem racje i akurat trafi na faith

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More kitsch than anything else. Pretty brazen for him to release songs with the lyrics "sex is natural, sex is fun" during the height of AIDS awareness. But I was 5 so what do I know.

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I can see why this was a huge thing.

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I guess I'm not the right audience? I don't know, I feel like the songs just blended together to form an amalgamation of the want/need of love described in a way I didn't like. Don't get me wrong, I love "Careless Whisper" (who doesn't?) but this just felt flat to me. I can get past lyrics, but the song structures felt similar and uninspiring. "Kissing a Fool" was my favorite, it felt the most refreshing and fun out of the bunch, but my favorite list stops there. Other than one specific setting that we all know this would work well for, I don't know why you would listen to this doing anything else but that. Not my thing, but don't let me dissuade you from returning to this to help stoke a fire burning between you and someone you love.

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Awful. Songs aged poorly and made me feel uncomfortable. Would rate 0/5 if I could.

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Not my cup of tea

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He seems “horny on the main” and it’s not a good look. Absolutely horrific.

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Oof. This is peak 80s and not in a good way. Michael Jackson did it better. And he was way less sleezy. Which is saying something because Jackson? Eesh. But ol' Georgie boy here takes the sleeze cake. The whole album is just so slimy. Every single track feels gross. And that's even if you leave out "I Want Your Sex" which ... what the actual hell. I'm pretty sure this album gave my ears an STD.

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i thought this album was uninteresting. "Monkey" and "Hard Day" maybe approximated a decent song.

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No.

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DNF

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What a single

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