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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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Rating

3.24

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5261

Genres

  • Pop
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Sat May 22 2021
2

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

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Homophobic not to like this.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

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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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Loving the second track father figure! Such a jam.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
1

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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Fri Apr 02 2021
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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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

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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Sat Feb 05 2022
5

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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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

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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Thu May 05 2022
5

Great album, bop after bop

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

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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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

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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Sat Apr 03 2021
4

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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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

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

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

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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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

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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Tue May 25 2021
3

Opløftende upbeat, britisk pop, catchy, kærlighed

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

This is not George Michael Bluth

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Sat Jun 19 2021
3

Sympa mais ltrapeze est totalement à la traîne.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
2

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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Thu Jul 08 2021
2

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

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Fri Mar 05 2021
2

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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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

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

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Sat Jan 16 2021
2

Next please

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Fri Jan 15 2021
2

Couldn't finish it. I tried

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Sun Jun 19 2022
2

commercial pop shit next

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Tue May 18 2021
1

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

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Fri Dec 03 2021
1

I can see why this was a huge thing.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
1

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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Wed Mar 16 2022
1

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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Mon Aug 29 2022
1

A bit gay.. Not that there's anything wrong with that

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Great songs, great vocals

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

You gotta have faith!

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

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

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Sat May 01 2021
5

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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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Jeugdsentiment, maar ook echt een fantastische plaat!

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Sat May 01 2021
5

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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Sun Mar 28 2021
5

Really enjoyed it. Will listen again soon

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Mon May 31 2021
5

Very cool album!

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Sat Jun 05 2021
5

Can't go hating on George Michael

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

Pretty much every song on this album is a classic.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

80s pop nostalgia - ain’t it grand?

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Sun Sep 26 2021
5

sksak

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Fri Oct 01 2021
5

Awesome

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

Couple of dud tracks but an otherwise crucial album

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

First half fantastic

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

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

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Very good

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Sat Feb 12 2022
5

Classic

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

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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Tue May 24 2022
5

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

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Wed Jun 22 2022
5

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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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

5/5 classic.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Great!

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

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

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

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

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Old Favorite

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

JORGEEE MIGUEL

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

George Michael really just can’t do anything wrong in my eyes. I guess I’m just biased.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
5

10/10 I love the way George Michael makes everything sound so fun and engaging a very talented soul :)

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

top notch album that was somewhat controversial when it came out due to its lyrics

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

I already know it so well

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

So many great tracks on this. Definitely his finest album in my opinion.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Sexy album by one of the best pop stars in history.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

A pop classic of it’s time- not For me , but I recall a lot of my friends loved this album.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

Listened Before? Y Oh yes!!! This album was iconic in the late 80s! Everyone was all up in arms about "I Want Your Sex", and now we've got WAP. You can't stop music. And you can't ignore the fact that this album is just literally banger after banger top to bottom. One of the greatest pop albums of all time? Certainly one of the best I've ever heard. He was a special talent. Added to Library? Y Songs added to playlist: I Want Your Sex, Father Figure

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

banger after banger, fucking amazing

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Sun Nov 27 2022
5

It's easy to look back now and dismiss but this was and still is an incredible achievement. There's a few weaker tracks but this album contains some real outstanding music that was very successful. And yes, godammit I enjoyed listening to them!

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

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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Sat Nov 28 2020
4

Not bad for a start. Interesting. 4

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Really groovy, a party album for sure

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Good Record! timeless

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Thu May 06 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

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

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Well HAWT DAMN! Pretty fun album eh. Phenomenal.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

such a great album, especially for coming out

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

Incredible.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Kissing a fool is great.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Nice and up beat

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

pretty fun listen

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

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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Sat May 01 2021
4

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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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

Better than I expected tbf.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Brilliant ! ****

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Thu May 06 2021
4

3 and half, really.

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Tue May 25 2021
4

Beter dan verwacht

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Muy buen disco

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Would listen again.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

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

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Good voice good lasting pop songs

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Eines der besten Pop-Alben ever

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

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

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Pleasantly surprised.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

strong songs that resonate

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

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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Sat May 22 2021
4

Really enjoyed this album, first time listening to it.

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Sat May 22 2021
4

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

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Solid 80’s sex rock kinda vibe. Fun listen

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

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

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

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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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

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

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

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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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

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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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

YES

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Sat Oct 30 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

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

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

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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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Solid pop

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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

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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

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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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

Really enjoyed it. Good vocals, catchy lines.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Really good album, not much more I can say.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

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

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

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

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

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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Sun Jan 16 2022
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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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

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

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Wat een lekker album, ik zat er helemaal in.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Yes

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

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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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Great singer, reference of the '80 music.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
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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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Smooth funk sex

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
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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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

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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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

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

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

One more try

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Thu Mar 03 2022
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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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

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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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Muito bom.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
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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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

Hubba bubba

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 22 2022
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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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

“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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Sun Apr 03 2022
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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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

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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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

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

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Sat Apr 16 2022
4

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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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

"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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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

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

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

Hit machine

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

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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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

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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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

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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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

One of his finest albums

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

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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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

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

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

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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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

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

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

A couple of bangers and a lot of good vibes

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

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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Tue Aug 09 2022
4

This album holds up pretty well. It has some great songs on it, all of which still work pretty well today. Some of the music is a bit dated because of the equipment that was used in the recording, but overall it's a charming record. I wouldn't put George Michael as one of the top acts of the 80s the way his album sales would suggest, but he was an excellent song writer. It's kind of crazy that some of his biggest hits were released as singles before this album came out and didn't appear on the album 4/5

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Sat Sep 03 2022
4

Definitely his best album. Gonna rate it high cause of the nostalgia.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Quite enjoyed the music and the melodies but the lyrics were a little too horny for me to really enjoy

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Great pop from a star in mid-explosion.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Never realized how good a vocalist Michael was. This is a solid pop album that is really well mixed. Even the crooner track, Kissing a Fool was great.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

I mean a great album. I will always enjoy a George Michael album because of his voice and connection with him in queer identity. Long live a legend

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Faith by George Michael is just short of a greatest hits record for him. I remember when this album was released the fury that it created. It's still such a powerful listen for the big hits + One More Try alone. 4/5.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

The 80s generated the most consistently good pop music, and I will fight anybody that tries to tell me otherwise. With that in mind, I was very happy to get this as my album for the day today! Songs I already knew: Faith Favourite after listening: Faith, I Want Your Sex Pts. 1 & 2 Overall: 7/10 There are some fantastic songs on this album, but as we get to the middle point and towards the end, the songs do tend to get a little less interesting. The album does feel quite front-loaded, with all the best songs being the first ones you hear with the only exception being Kissing A Fool which is a breath of fresh air with its smooth jazz piano. With all of this in mind, it was still a very enjoyable album. It’s frankly a crime that the synths popular in the 80s are rarely used any more. Would recommend to anybody who enjoys camp 80s pop - although I’d be surprised if anybody with that taste hasn’t already heard it!

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

Good poppy fun

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

This album deserves to be up there with the big iconic albums of the 80s. You can definitely hear the echoes of Michael Jackson and Prince, but there's so much more going on here than mere emulation. A brave, bold synthesis of styles. Above all, it is genuinely fun to listen to. You can tell he had a great time making it and that joy is contagious.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Enjoyed, would listen to it again

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

This album is more than your run of the milk 80s pop album. It is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac at times while able to draw on a wide range of influences such as gospel, club, and blues music. George Michael’s sex positive message is also interesting given the AIDS crisis at the time. Overall a very enjoyable and interesting album.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

So I read the background on this album and I guess he was trying to do something as big or great as Michael Jackson or Prince. His hits definitely reach that level - Faith has great musical elements (love the rockabilly), Father Figure is deep and beautiful (lyrics and instrumentation), One More Try is even deeper and more beautiful (maybe my favorite of all the songs he ever created). But other songs just sound like terrible 80's cheese (e.g., Hard Day, Look at Your Hands). Even Monkey and I Want Your Sex, both big hits, are cheesy - I get why the latter was a big hit (needed some frank talk on the subject in the 80s) but the former is a bit of a head scratcher. Still, he brings it back with his softer and more introspective ballads - Hand to Mouth and Kissing a Fool are also really beautiful pieces. In the end I guess he got pretty close to his idols with this album but not quite all the way.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

I've always liked George Michael's voice, even back in Wham (although I did not care for Wham). The songs here are not as much of a range as "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1," but you can tell he was trying different things. And I don't blame him for that. Did not realize that "I Want Your Sex" had 2 parts to it. Shows you what I know. So this is definitely where you see the progression to "Listen..." and it's really quite good. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

I read a comment that said “If you don’t like this album you are homophobic”. People are so funny. I love this. I love his voice. I love the background vocals. I love the snare. I love the reverb on everything. It’s sexy as hell. I would have liked a different ending on I want your sex. Loved bis performance on Kissing a Fool.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

This man. So talented and soulful.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

We got "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1" a while back and I was disappointed by it. I guess that's because all my favorite George Michael songs are on "Faith." Great album.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

This was a surprisingly good album, minus the 15 minutes of constant "I want your sex" repetition. Recognized almost every song, couldn't believe it. Solid pop that is a bit dates but still very good.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

A couple tracks in the middle weren’t interesting to me but overall I liked this. 8/10

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

7/10 enjoyable and corny pop album, track lengths were a little long.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

A collection of great pop songs. A couple album fillers, but overall a gem! Favorite line: “Sex is natural, sex is fun, sex is best when it’s one on one.” Good lord.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

One of the smoothest silkiest voices ever to grace a mortal. He was gorgeous too. Faith is a stone cold classic, and even the lesser songs with their veering-into-proper-corny are saved by his smooth vocals.

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Wed Nov 25 2020
3

Ok

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Tue Sep 22 2020
3

loved “KISSING A FOOL”!!

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

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

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

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

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Mon Sep 28 2020
3

eeh

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Sun Oct 25 2020
3

6,5

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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

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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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Faith & One More Try were good

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