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The Real Thing

Faith No More

1989

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The Real Thing

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3.18

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I may have tainted my listen a little by learning of Faith No More's relationship to the Chili Peppers as I began to play it. As I recently discovered, I'm one of the people who can't stand the latter band, and so as The Real Thing played I kept coming back to the idea "RHCP but good". At least, better. I'm still not a huge fan. The reasons for that seem pretty small, but they're consistent across the record. First, the electronic sounds come across as incredibly dated, and not in an endearing way. Come to think of it, I'm not sure that I've ever liked old synths on a rock record. The above point is also assuming that the strings are synth strings; They sure sound like it. Second, I'm not a fan of Patton's vocals. Besides those things, though, there's a high-energy blend of styles played pretty well. Not well enough to get over my objections on first listen, but my impression has already moved from the very low bar of the Chili Peppers to better-than-middling.

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Wow, this came out in 1989? Obviously a huge influence for nu-metal bands of the '00s like Disturbed, Godsmack, Korn, etc. Man, just seeing names like Atreyu and Ill Nino on the wikipedia is throwing me way back. For what they're doing, this sounds good. But it's not a type of music that I enjoy at album's length. Alex was always more of the nu-metal, headbanger guy when we were younger. I like the hits, but metal is the one genre that I have a hard time connecting with. I did like the "War Pigs" cover, that's the second Black Sabbath cover we've had on an album so far. Really looking forward to the day Paranoid actually shows up on this list. Favorite tracks: War Pigs, Epic, Woodpecker from Mars. Album art: I do dig this cover. What are we looking at, is that a bottlecap on fire? No, it can't be, it looks like milk. The text at the top is great, very bold. Also there's a vinyl cover shown on wikipedia that's an expanded, even cooler version of this. 2.5/5

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5

An absolute masterpiece

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Wait, you're telling me that Epic is the band's most popular song when it's the biggest dud on this album? I... I don't get it. The rest of the album bangs hard, but Epic completely kills off the early momentum. You slot it into spot four or five on the album, then maybe it works, but it's not a track two. No way. Five stars despite this ludicrous oversight.

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I love this album. I loved it in 1990 and I love it now.

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Hatte ich davor sehr lange nicht gehört, und eigentlich sogar vergessen, wie faszinierend ich die damals fand. Mit Faith No More hab ich abseits von stumpfem Pogo die ersten Tanzversuche auf dem Indie-Disco-Dancefloor gemacht. Crossover war der Shit und plötzlich lag Funk im Metal. Mike Patton war dieser interessante Freak der angeblich auf der Bühne Pisse aus seinem eigenen Schuh trank (ich war nicht selbst dabei), der nett aussehende Billy Gould hatte nebenbei ne mexikanische Deathmetalband mit Fotos von abgetrennten Köpfen auf dem Cover, und Jim Martin hab ich überhaupt nicht verstanden. Und das war ja nur ein Einstieg in diese ganze faszinierende Welt. Ähnlich wie bei Blur neulich, aber ganz anders: plötzlich bekam man einen Eindruck, was alles möglich war. Und ein bisschen fühlte man sich eingeladen. Abgesehen von biographischem aber auch: super Platte. Metal, Pop, Funk, Freakshow und (hab ich aber erst jetzt gemerkt) Black Sabbath-Cover: alles da. Produktion bisschen dated und Cover-Artwork so schlimm dass man auch darüber schon fast wieder nostalgisch werden möchte. Ich geb da mal voll verdiente 4,5.

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Die Sucht Teil 2. Noch vor Pearl Jam waren Faith No More mein Heroin. Ich konnte nicht genug kriegen, Japan Importe bereits bekannter Singles mussten her für den Kick was neues zu bekommen, ein frisches High, auch wenn die B-Seiten oft etwas schräg Zappa‘haftes hatten, wie bei dem herrlich bekloppten fake German äh Polka-Song „Das Schutzenfest“. Da sitzen Monty Python am Nebentisch in Bavaria, ja in Bavaria. Aber zurück zum wahren Ding, diesem immens kraftvollen, leicht am Rande des Wahnsinns trippelnden, elegischen Beleg einer wild schäumenden Kreativität. Woher kam nach zwei wenig aufregenden Alben diese Flut an Idee und Ekkletizismus Wut? Zum Großteil lag es an Mike Patton (you’re right, Guido). Wenn du ihn im Team hast, wird’s jedenfalls kein langweiliges Game. Die Verausgabung findet nicht nur zur Show, nicht nur auf der Bühne statt. Neben dem Touren hatte der Besessene genug Stoff für Nebenprojekte u.a. Mister Bungle - deren wichtigste Alben fallen mit der entsprechenden Entwicklung der Hauptband zusammen. Aus der Real Thing Phase geht bspw. das irre Crazy Clown-hafte Debut hervor und musste unbedingt zu den Importen und bootlegs dazu. Der virile Mike hatte ja so viel zu geben und ich war seine willige Bitch. Wie sehr hab ich ihn geliebt & nachgeeifert; das heutige HartzIV Abzeichen Augenbrauen Piercing hab ich mir damals nur wegen ihm zugelegt. *Seufz Auch später als unsere Beziehung etwas erwachsener wurde, habe ich nach Bands gesucht, die in etwa an die FNM DNA zu kommen vermochten. Alles Sackgassen, aber das Abklappern erweiterte die Ortskenntnis und so kann ich wohl diese erst ab „Angel Dust“ so richtig wahrgenommene Gang als Kompass bezeichnen. Zielgerichtete 4.7

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5

Absolutely the best album of Faith No More and one of the best albums ever in my life.

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3.3 - the image of the flopping fish from the “Epic” music video was seared into my 12 year old memory and it’s a song I’ve loved since. Finally having listening to this album, I’m not surprised that the supporting album to that single is a little thin on substance. Don’t get me wrong, the band and lead vocalist are oozing with skill and talent. When everything comes together, they sound like a more synth-driven metal rap rock version of early RHCP. But there are a few misfires with “Underwater Love” and “The Morning After” that sound especially sophomoric, as well as a forgettable “War Pigs” cover.

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Best song of the album is a cover from Black Sabbath...

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5

Listened to probably half but it was pretty good.

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5

lol I listen to this album probably at least 2-3 times a week, along with King for a Day. Amazing band, and this is their best album. Just riff city, awesome funky basslines, Patton doing his thing at the peak of youth voice. And tbh Epic is the worst track - the rest is so much better, but even that song is still great haha. I love it when an album actually deserves to be on the list! 5/5.

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always a fav

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5

I'm not much of a metal fan but lucky for me this has an alternative/pop appeal packed in it. And it rips. I think everyone can get behind this one. Decent 9/10.

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Sommige platen nog veel beter dan het typische Faith no more dat ik kende, top album.

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5

high energy, good melodies, fun to listen to

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Classic album

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Eigentlich eine 4, weil auch hier der Sound nicht wahnsinnig gut gealtert ist und Pattons Stimme auf späteren Alben doch angenehmer klingt. Wegen biographischer Relevanz wird aber hochgestuft. Somebody put me together

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Fantastic!

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Basslines are sick in this album, was not expecting that. The instrumentation and genre changes are fantastic. Thought they were less heavy than this, really enjoyed it.

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Such a brilliant album

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Why haven't I listened to this more? This is a fantastic album. Has my second favourite cover of Warpigs, the first is by Cake.

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One word wednesday: Epic!

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I loved the punch this album had. Each song was different, Epic is still a banger but then right after you have Falling to Pieces which sounds like its out of a thrash band. The vocals are what keeps everything tied together and feeling like a band, but I loved this album.

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Кайф

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One of my favorites

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Great!

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into it

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5

Mike Patton has one of the most unique voices in rock. Faith No More must have really stood out from all the grunge and alternative of the era. Fave tracks: “From Out of Nowhere” “Epic” “Surprise! You’re Dead!”

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Absolutely great, I forgot some of these songs existed. Such a jam through and through

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Yuss! Love me some Faith No More! This is the only album of theirs on the list?! That don't seem right! Fave track - "Surprise! You're Dead!", but really I have such a longstanding affection for this album I could pick any of the tracks...

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5

Good fucking album.

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Starts off very strongly with "From out of Nowhere" and "Epic", gets a little softer in the middle section but then ends with an amazing cover of "War Pigs".

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Quan el vaig escoltar per primer cop va ser una bomba, molt semblant al primer cop que vaig escoltar 'Nevermind', en els mateixos anys. La sensació que una nova década començava i que ho feia mitjançant la música, trencant amb tot al que estàvem acostumats. Amb els anys, el seu pols revolucionari ha anat deixant pas a un disc immortal, barreja de géneres feta amb la màxima inspiració i que sobresurt com una de les obres més importants d'aquells anys

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Zombie is hauntingly beautiful. The range Woodpecker from Mars is a little meandering/long War Pigs cover is incredible

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Hi- From Out Of Nowhere, Falling to Pieces, Underwater Love Lo- The Real Thing is really where Faith No More opens up and finds their sound. It opens with From Out Of Nowhere, harkening back to their pop/punk roots, before progresses into the more darker, bass-heavy funk/thrash metal sound that Faith No More is known for (Epic, Falling to Pieces), but also stretches them artistically in other ways, whether it's the otherworldly Zombie Eaters, the surreal Underwater Love, the an instrumental like Woodpecker from Mars, or the fantastic cover of Black Sabbath's War Pigs, there really is something for everyone here.

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Lekker stevig album en toch melodieus, met een heel unieke sound. Veel leuke bass-lijnen ook

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Although this is not my favorite album by Faith No More, it is definitely their most well-known because of "the song." Even with that song, I like this one a lot. It's funny, a friend of mine and I diverge right around here for FNM. I started to like them more and more, with this being where I really became more interested in them. By the time the next album came out, I was all in and my friend had bailed. The band has evolved so much past "Epic." However, you can hear a lot of their future endeavors in this, going from "From Out Of Nowhere" to "Zombie Eaters." Patton's voice is an interesting choice here. It is so much more than what is featured here, but I get the feeling he was trying to be a bit like Chuck Moseley, the previous singer. The trio bass/keys/drums really puts such an effective groove. I can pick out Bordin's drumming pretty easily, he has a very distinctive snare hit, kind of like Bill Bruford, actually. The music is wide-ranging, although not as much as later albums, which made it not so easy to pigeonhole the band. But as it is it's an amazing effort by the band. I wish that they had held onto Jim Martin for longer. But, the work he does here is great. I would definitely say this is the album to start with if you wanted to get into Faith No More, but it is not their best. I never bought "Edge Of The World", But one clunker doesn't mean the album sucks, right? And "Woodpecker From Mars..." holy crap is that great! So high praise for this one, I will give it 5, great intro album for this band, but their later albums really progress from here.

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I was really happy to see Faith No More pop up on this list and thoroughly enjoyed this album. It's been many years since I last listened to them, but I should obviously start doing so again. They're rock solid in all of their versatility and their catchy, funky alternative metal mash-up is simply a ton of fun to listen to. Highlights: Falling To Pieces and the very good War Pigs cover

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I really enjoyed this… more than I expected!

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Was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Didn't expect it to be nearly as good. 7.5-8/10

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Pretty nuts that this was released in 89, feel like this record inspired a lot of bands. I remember reading Slash's autobiography and he said this album was the shit when it came out. A cavalcade of genres blended expertly, with one of the wildest vocalists. Only complaint is the keyboards sound dated as hell. Favorite tracks: "Surprise! You're Dead!", "Zombie Eaters"

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Good rock/rap album, I feel like they started this genre. it's not something I ever listened to outside of Rockband.

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respect

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Oh man. I love this band. I liked them for years but never went full convert until the 2000s. While this album undoubtedly spawned some terrible other bands, I still look at it specifically as a gateway record for me to get into alternative music. They had a top 20 album BEFORE Nirvana, which I think provided a real blueprint for weird, heavy, melodic music to find commercial success in the midst of hair metal mania. (For better or worse.) That said, it’s in no way my favorite Faith No More record and Mike Patton’s voice is so nasally and whiny in places here I wonder if he himself can even believe he made that choice. Still, I love “From out of Nowhere,” “Zombie Eaters,” and “Woodpecker from Mars.” And in 2015 I saw them and Refused play an outdoor show in Raleigh on a perfect sweaty night and you know what? “Epic” fucking ruled right down to the somber ending, which is one of only about three things I kinda know how to play on the piano.

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I thought I hadn't heard these guys before but there is song on here called Zombie Eaters that Ill Nino covered on that same album that had Territorial Pissings from the Nirvana album. I enjoyed this album, they felt like a slightly angrier Red Hot Chili Peppers. Besides that song, I really enjoyed Epic, too. The War Pigs cover was great and some of the others had some good pieces like Woodpecker from Mars. Interesting album cover as well. This was a welcome surprise for a monday!

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One of the best one-two opening punches in rock music, and in truth, the quality doesn't dip much from the onwards. The only weak link is Bottum's keys work, which sounds a bit rudimentary - especially so as I think his nagging, insistent riff throughout 'From Out of Nowhere' propels the song. A small quibble though, overall such a strong, meaty and fun album!

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Some great tracks 👍

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Pretty good and definitely better than other albums we've heard (*cough* auteurs *cough*), I liked the funky bass and blending of genres in some songs. Faves were Epic and Woodpecker from Mars

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Pretty much what I want out of a rock album, swaggering, full of personality and high energy. (Maybe would’ve cut a few songs for length but hey)

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(already heard this a bunch, including recently, so I will just rate it!)

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I’ve been a fan of this band for a long time, but I’ll be honest, it was more from a Greatest Hits album I found as opposed to the actual albums (Album of the Year withstanding, that’s a great one). This did not disappoint. The opening three tracks are killer, it flows from there. Really enjoyed this one and will explore more of their discography

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I was not expecting this. Really good, some songs I already knew. Mix of genres.

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I liked this one. The heaviness factor gyrated and occasionally got too heavy but most the time I was digging it. I'm rounding up here but wtf

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Great

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I like this a lot. Nice and rocky.

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Partono qui ne aveva 21 di anni

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Enjoyed Underwater Love, and would probably listen to the album again. One of the better albums so far IMO. Has a definitive style and doesn't try to be something its not.

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Fetzt

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I really like this unique brand of metal going on here..."Underwater Love" was an especially creative track.

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Another solid 4.5 that falls to the 4 star rating side, really wish we could do half stars. I'm a little "over" Epic, but the rest is super good. Can't mistake those bass lines for many other bands.

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More than just "Epic." Great bridge between genres of 80s and 90s. Really enjoyed the War Pigs cover.

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This is another tape I wore out. It was kind of exactly what I needed after graduating from the Poison and Metallica diet I had been on up to that point. The same hard-edged music that was just a good bit weirder. I think the tunes and performances hold up.

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In Conclusione: i Faith No More sono praticamente la versione metal dei Sonic Youth, sono l'ispirazione base della maggior parte dei gruppi metal o pseudo metal che apprezzo. Devo dire che non sono mai stato un grande fan della voce di Mike Patton, per quanto sia innegabilmente bravo sembra sempre un po' troppo sopra le righe e che solo perché sa cambiare 15 registri li deve cambiare ogni due secondi. In ogni caso di sicuro i Faith No More sono più di Patton e questo album è ancora più innovativo di una gran parte dei gruppi metal di oggi ed è praticamente contemporaneo di ...And Justice For All. A prescindere dal valore storico devo dire che alcuni pezzi mi fomentano ancora e in certi momenti lo stile di Patton e la musica fanno click e il risultato è davvero figo. Gli dò 4 anche se forse è un 4 scarso ma li premio per rilevanza storica (le regole le faccio io e faccio come me pare). In più ci tengo a dire che chi odia la voce di Mike Patton non ce capisce un cazzo di musica e se non è d'accordo lo aspetto sul gruppo di WhatsApp

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Classic

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4

Great band. Great album. Zombie Eaters is fantastic.

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3.75

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I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. This music was interesting for its refusal to stay within a hard rock/metal framework. The funk and hip hop influences reminded me of RHCP with better songwriting and arrangement. I see why this band is so influential. This is not something I would have sought out for myself, but I'm really glad I got to listen to it.

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84/100 Top 3: "Surprise! You're Dead!", "Zombie Eaters" and "The Real Thing"

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7/10. I feel like these guys listened to some metal music and were like "Wow, what if we made something like this but made it occasionally sound good?" I enjoyed most of these songs, Epic and War Pigs stood out as things I have heard before.

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musically pretty interesting, but the lyrics and vocals were kind of obnoxious. 7/10

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You know? I kinda like this. It's weird, yeah, but there are some thick beats underneath.

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4

A little dated now but loved it back when.

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4

What a hard rocking record. Funky, heavy, and energized. Mike Patton is an acquired taste but has the perfect voice to pair with the music, and everything just fits. Sometimes sounds a little too much like a RHCP knockoff but otherwise a great album.

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4

Proper band with an album full of solid tunes.

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4

Faith No More is Epic! As in the only song I knew going into it. Good album, not a five as it’s dated, but still pretty good. 4/5

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4

Very surprised this came out in the 80s. You can definitely hear their influence on future bands, as it sounds like the predecessor to nu meta and other sub genres. The instrumentals are awesome, not a fan of the vocals.

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4

These guys had hot iron fame in my house when I was a kid. Mike Patton’s vocals grinding, but somehow is what makes the album.

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Love this album. Takes me back to when bands tried to push the envelope and try new things.

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Nunca les había puesto atención y fueron un gran descubrimiento. Suenan excelente y aunque la canción más famosa incluye letra rappeada que siento que no va con el resto del disco, tampoco se me hace mala. Sí me hizo sentir un poco mal la idea de que seguramente estuvieron en algún festival al que asistí y los pude haber visto. 3.5 que sube a 4 porque definitivamente quiero escuchar más de ellos. Songs: Surprise! You're Dead!, Woodpecker From Mars

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Ha sido una gracia leer y escucharlos sobre Faith No More, sobre todo porque me he dado cuenta que NADIE los conocía bien realmente (yo incluido). Es muy curioso porque esperaría que, como mucha gente, cuando pienso en Faith No More los demás pensarían en la canción “Epic” y su correspondiente video musical (lo cual también me da curiosidad ver que no mencionaron mucho). Siempre pensé que "Epic" sería una especie de Faith No More-light. Ese era el single y sería lo menos metal de ellos y que el resto sería mucho más pesado. En mi cabeza estaba seguro que eran casi hacia un Stone Temple Pilots con un poco más metal. De hecho tienen un elemento funk que yo no conocía, que casi los acerca hacia un Jane's Addiction (que es de mis bandas más entrañables de todo ese monton). Quedé sorprendido. Diría quizá que es más hard rock (y a veces metal), con funk y un poco de rock progresivo. Al escribir esto caigo en cuenta que también me recuerdan a Red Hot Chili Peppers, quizá una mezcla entre los Chili Peppers y Mars Volta lo resume bastante bien para mí. Bueno, dejemos de comparar, un disco muy sólido, creo que la canción que más me agradó fue "Falling to Pieces" (me sorprende que no haya sido un sencillo más grande y que todo lo que se recuerde sea Epic, siendo que se me hace mucho mejor canción). Esa canción instrumental también bastante bien lograda.

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4

Really enjoyed this, some great songs on this album and you can play it loud!!!!! 4 stars

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First of all, this is on of the ugliest album covers yet. Good energy in the leading track, but as others've said, these old synths are really bad. Does really sound like RHCP. But mixed with some darker metal songs. Actually quite like this one. Really good, that's a 4

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ну ничо так, даже понравилось, слушабельный рокешник

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I remember getting their next album because I really like "Midlife Crisis" and being really disappointed in the rest of the album. Was expecting the same here but I was really pleasantly surprised. Everything on the album is good, although it does fall off a little bit in the 2nd half but the only real dud was "Woodpecker from Mars".

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4

I remember this some from when I was young but it is obvious that this is what many metal bands are TRYING to do.

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4

Not the greatest sign that my favorite song was a cover of War Pigs, but this was alright!

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4

Epic is clearly the, well, epic track here, but a great example of the beginning of the "nu-metal" / rock & hip-hop cross over genre.

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4

Faith No More's "The Real Thing" is nearly prophetic in its sound for 1989. It would be some time until some weird band from Seattle would put the kill-shot on the electronic and synth-pop that dominated the 80s. This rock album is powerful in its delivery, the engineering of its sound is very clean and does away with the pseudo-sound of synth-pop, stadium echo on the snare and drum machines that had heavily invaded rock music at the time. While not quite metal, it is heavy enough to pass for it. It definitely has a more of what would be considered alternative, but the quirkiness of the lead singer brings us back to the decade rather easily to where this still very much an 80s band at this time. This listener expected something familiar to the sounds of growing up in the 80s, a little bit of embarrassment from what seemed like a transitory decade from the grit of the 70s, to the glam of the 80s. Great album, and the "War Pigs" cover was nice.

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gooddd

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Hadn’t thought about this album in a long time and had forgotten how it dominated rock/alternative airplay and MTV back in 89/90. Solid rock, some occasional bits that didn’t age well (such as the fairly lame scraps of rapping).

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4

Of course I love Epic but there are some other good songs too.

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hyper energetic and eclectic alt metal. Its really really hard to combine funk with more metallic sounds and have it not end up a trainwreck but faith no more really do thread that needle. Sure, it's got some synth design and guitar tones that are very much from their era, but the actual songwriting here is pretty unique. I listen to a lot of metal and alternative music and can't really think of many artists who sound like this.

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Basically a Mr. Bungle side project.

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I don’t recall hearing the album before, but I knew almost every song. Awesome, hard rock, rap, kinda prog?, metal.

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4

Strong start and middle. Wanes a little towards the end but not too much.

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4

Another one of those bands that was changing the rock scene behind the scenes in the late 80's and early 90's. You can hear their metal upbringing on songs like Surprise! You're Dead (sounds like Megadeth). But especially on their 3 singles you hear more melodic rock and a fusion of rock, metal, rap, and funk. Just listen for the bass on Falling to Pieces. Or anything on Epic - did you hear the opening minute? That track is a classic because of how unique it was and remains to this day. From out of Nowhere feels like it's 10 years ahead of it's time; just a different melody and song structure than most songs of that era. Zombie Eaters is a lesser known with a style all Faith No More's own - a combination of sombre, soaring, funky rock-rap. The Real Thing is a bit heavier - a more noticeable thrash undertone - but still with plenty of nuance to give it that soaring ballad feel. Woodpecker from Mars was a cool instrumental song. I like their cover of War Pigs, although it's not all that much different from the original - likely a good thing since the original is so good. So, great imitation but not much innovation. I will say this album really grows on you; the album as a whole is better than the sum of its parts. I still thought most tracks were solid but they really complement each other well. I was torn about whether it deserved 4 or 5 stars, but rock is definitely in a better place because this album came along.

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4

A hidden favorite of mine that flies under the radar for most of modern music fans. Solid from the get with From Out of Nowhere through Edge of the World.

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4

I was not expecting much, I was not expecting to like this album, but the funky groove that threads itself through most of it and the soulful almost Tricky-like vocals won me over. And the songs which often lean towards bombast are pretty good too. In that way the remind a little of Nine Inch Nails. I bet their damn good live. Finish things off with a pretty inspired version of War Pigs and what we have here is a 4 🌟 album.

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if most other bands put out this album it would be their best album, but in their catalogue it's the weird middle child while they were changing their sound and it's really not very memorable outside of a few standout songs. also mike patton sounds like someone punched him in the throat for like the whole album for some reason

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Was surprised to see this album on the list. I really did enjoy it though. War Pigs remake did it justice.

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Singing this album from front to back. It's one of my youth favourites. From Out Of Nowhere grabbed me the first time I heard it. It's album 3 of the band that was still growing. Album 4 was their masterpiece.

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I remember really enjoying this at the start of high school and wondering what was wrong with me because none of my friends liked it. Turns out, I’m not in Tool.

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3.5/5 Good, but not something I would search out.

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Just a bit dreary and ordinary really. Clearly influential. But not of anything I particularly like.

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It's ok, I don't really like the sound of this type of music.

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i liked it, although it's a bit too lengthy for my tastes but overall, fairly nice listen, casimir pulaski day is really fun to listen to

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3-3.5.... this was really interesting. lots of sounds!

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3.5

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Not great; not terrible

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Not a bad rock album.

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Not really my vibe all that often but it's good for what it is.

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It was OK.

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3

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the first punk record so far! actually its got a more stadium heavy/alt metal feel. great cover of war pigs. its just not really my jam, its just too close to bad religion without actually being bad religion. like the mass market version

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It was p good. I liked War Pigs (obvi) and The Real Thing the most

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I'd like this band much better with a different singer

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Lots of cool riffs here, I wanted to hate it but actually liked it.

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Ahead of its time.

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Imagine me, for a second, looking up this album and reading the genre on the tin: "Is...is that funk metal? Oh dear lord". Not my idea of a good time but alas, we're here for a reason. And sure as rain, it doesn't suck! I mean, kinda. Epic is strange...the verse is so lame but then the chorus hits and I'm like "Yooouuuu want it alll but you can't haaave it" cause it's great. It's an album that can have genuinely good songwriting when it wants to, but that's dependent on if they feel like white-boy rapping like RHCP or not. To boil it down to it's essentials, the Alt Metal parts are worth the listen, but the Funk Metal parts drag it down, averaging it out to just a "good" album. 3 stars!

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Better than I would have thought (I was worried it would be pretty dated). Surprisingly held up pretty well. Some fun funky/thrash/hard rock that harkens RHCP/AIC/Metallica

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Angel Dust is way better

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Liked a few songs... reminded me of Lynkin Park type songs

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Is curious. Not my style I think, but maybe I'll give it another listen

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Solid vibes

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Ra ra ra raaaa ra raaaa ra raaaa raaaaaaa

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It has a Jiu Jitsu song (Epic)!! The nostalgia factor automatically gives it +1 point for me. The audio mixing sounds kinda odd to me and I can't hear the singing as well as I would like, and it's a bit overwhelming. Underwater Love and Epic were my favorites.

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The album is interesting, it has a good beat and the lyrics are neat. I personally don't quite like the singer's voice, I find their voice a bit annoying.

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Red hot chilli peppers kind of vibe in places, would give another go.

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Decent sound, amazing guitar work. The vocals kinda got annoying after a while tho.

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High energy throughout. Nothing to complain about, but nothing that grabbed me and kept me enthralled either.

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It's kind of a classic 90's album for me. This is the kind of music that I would listen to with my dad in the car when I was a kid, so it has a certain nostalgia factor to it. Same with The Offspring as well as some RATM. That being said, this one isn't my favorite. There are some quality bangers that go well with the Megadeth quality vocals that this album has to offer. Their version of War Pigs is kind of boring. Highlights: 1, and 2.

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Done.

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Reminds me on Tony Hawks 2 Wasn't a huge fan of the whole album but I did love track 10

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- atrocious rap - not sad that the nasal style of singing isn't a trend anymore - great guitars and synths, strong musical energy

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it was good when no one was singing

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I feel like most metal music falls into the trap of inflated self-importance purely because it's metal, so my problem with most metal albums are that the artists are so complacent that they forget to make interesting music. This album definitely feels like that in parts, but at least there are some redeeming musical qualities throughout. Epic is still a classic too. 6

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Sin más

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Really good, would probably listen to this again.

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Seemed like a interesting mix of genres but not what I’m in the mood for today so only really half listened

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Not at all what I was expecting and actually super enjoyable. I think people that like Glassjaw like this band. Where the fuck have I been? Surprise You’re Dead was kinda lame but otherwise I kind of enjoyed listening to this.

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Mike Patton is a talented rock singer and certainly the most interesting and unique in rock since Robert Smith. He steals a lot of the show here, especially on "Zombie Eaters" and the cover of Sabbath's "War Pigs". However, track 4 "Surprise! You're Dead!" sounds like a very good quasi-new metal modern rock band from 1999. (6/10) Favourite Tracks: Epic, Edge of the World

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Nada malo, pero tampoco nada del otro mundo. Es como una interesante intersección entre Extreme y RHCP que puedo tener de fondo un rato pero me falta un algo para decidir que lo agrego para siempre a mis favoritos. La única rola de ellos que realmente me gusta (Easy) está en su otro disco famoso y además es un cover.

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Para mi, este disco suena como una mezcla de Red Hot Chili Peppers con Rage Against the Machine. Me gustó más de lo que pensé que me gustaría. Mis canciones favoritas fueron Epic, que estoy seguro de haber escuchado alguna vez antes, y From out Nowhere.

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Surprise! You're dead Woodpecker from mars War pigs

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Obviously, Epic is bloody Epic. I wish there was a 3.5 on this scale. It's a good angsty rock album. It could have pushed a 4 had there been more standout tracks, but it was a struggle to pick the rest of the content apart.

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WHAT.IS.IT

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Epic gets a 5 and the rest of the album gets -2

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Meh, although groovy, it lacks the fatness and energy of more fortunate (in my opinion) records within the same genre. The mix becomes too sparse to my taste when the guitar is turned down – probably due to heavy metal influences with massive low-mid guitars and screamish vocals.

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More interesting than I expected from just knowing Epic & War Pig. Will probably listen again! Fav new track: Edge of the World

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Noisy fun, a little mixed up at times, with shouty rap, gentler tones and hard rock competing from song to song, and sometimes within each song. Production of instrumentation is strong, but vocals are a little prominent for my taste.

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2nd listen. 3/5

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Decent album with one famous song (Epic). Stylistically all over the place, which isn't a bad thing but ultimately not enough to warrant a 4

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Such a great start, amazing guitar production, but it quickly falls from grace…the voice gets annoying and the songs lose any concept.

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Interesting to hear early crossover, understand the association with the Chili Peppers.

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3.5*. Hasn't grown on me yet.

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What can I say about this album? It is unique. As a Mr. Bungle fan, I love the fresh take Mike Patton brings to the table. There just wasn't another band doing all the things that Faith No More was doing on this album. The album oscillates from wispy Dream Theater prog to irreverent Gwar metal to west coast Beastie Boys hip-hop punk. It was ahead of its time, bending genres and setting the bar for what could be done. That said, it's not for me personally. If you're going to go weird, go all the way like Bungle did - I just can't get a firm handle on what this album is trying to do or say. Maybe it does TOO much.

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I was not particularly a fan of this style of music at the time it came out, and it hasn't really grown on me since then. It's a quite good album as these things go, though, and clearly marks an important moment in rock/metal. Musically the band is really solid. It's a departure from most metal of the era, with some excellent guitar work and a prominent, funky bass. Never enjoyed Mike Patton's vocal style, which probably launched more than few crap 90s/00s vocalists. The cover of "War Pigs" is great, although it's a little too on the nose to be taken as much more than an extraordinarily faithful copy of a much better band. On balance, I would still give this album a 3. Fave Songs: Woodpecker from Mars, Falling to Pieces, Epic, War Pigs

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Feels more modern than 1989. Wonder if this style is a noted stepping stone from 80 to 90s rock

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Enjoyed it, but doesn't resonate beyond the songs I know. Looking for Mixolydian modes throughout.

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Pretty meh, just a voice and some guitars really, all sounded the same, not necessarily bad but not excellent.

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I’m unsure about this album! Not my fave but I did enjoy listening and enjoyed the mixture of styles which made it spicy and exciting.

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Take or leave for me

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Fick för mig att Faith No more va syntpop. Blev förvånad

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Mike Patton näselt ganz schön und das Gerappe nervt. Musikalisch aber cool.

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For the most part, this just sounds like a generic rock album. The songs that stand out are "The morning after" and "Woodpecker from Mars."

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Yeah nah not really. Mike Patton is obviously a talented singer, I just don't really like the notes he chooses to sing over the band - and that nasally whine voice he often uses? Ugh. The songs are just of middling too, and the production hasn't aged very well.

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Meh, not my style. Wonder if this was where slap bass originated though, cause this sounds pioneering for the late 80s.

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File under : 89X

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The Used stole these guys’ chord progressions. Almost didn’t finish: Surprise! You’re Dead brought me back in.

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This album was groundbreaking for it's blend of new alternative rock and the blend of metal; making it emblematic of the album. That being said, it is still limited by weaker supporting tracks outside of two lead singles and a Black Sabbath cover.

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Not a patch on Mr. Bungle. Some of it was fine, but ergh, some of it was so Guns 'n' Roses I almost vomited.

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Kind of a blood pumper...

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Nostalgic

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Solid, but not really my thing no more

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Fake Red Hot Chilli Peppers, pretty good my kind of rock 3.5/5

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War Pigs took me ALL THE WAY BACK to the Guitar Hero obsessed days 😬. Enjoyed it overall!

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Idiots in my high school liked this album when it came out. Just listen to Mr. Bungle, which is far more interesting.

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Nice, and enjoyed more than I was expecting!

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Alors figurez vous que j'ai écouté cet album, et n'en ai pourtant aucun souvenir, si ce n'est une reprise éhontée de War Pigs. Il me semble cependant avoir passé un bon moment, 3/5 donc.

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Cet album alterne hip-hop et métal sans aucun complexe, nous laissant ainsi dans une situation extrêmement difficile à gérer.

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good band but nothing that Id like so much

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Didn't really pay much attention to it as I was listening. Decent enough.

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Oh it's a rock band. Not what I was expecting at all. Some decent funky bass and probably decent commercial sales. Next.

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Älskar ju Mike Patton, men alltid tyckt hans andra projekt varit bättre (specifikt Mr Bungle), FNM är så mycket bara chuggachugga? Men Epic är ju en jävla hit. Jättebra War Pigs-cover? Stark 3:a. 7/10.

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Nothing impressive, but better than I expected.

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I enjoyed it- I was never into this at the time. It's dated but great fun. I can't imagine how many bands they influenced.

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I love you, Mike, but shut the fuck up please. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. There’s some awesomeness in this album, as well as some suck.

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Don't you worry... I'm gonna give this a 3. Stop Messing with my comments Dave. Of course I am going to give it a 3. LoL

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The beginning of the album is great, later it’s too much of the same sound for me. But overall a good album. Favourite songs: - From out of nowhere - Epic - Woodpecker from Mars

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listened to again still kinda boring

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Loved the War Pigs cover. Can't take or leave the rest

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Black Sabbath cover, War Pigs, best thing about this record

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I...I really like this. This album has shredding metal guitar, killer rhythm, genre bending tracks, dark humor, and sweet rock vocals. Falling to Pieces is a blast. I'm not crazy about the thrash stuff like Surprise! You're Dead, but I like the typical hair metal stuff.

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Epic is a good song, but most of this album is kinda mediocre to me. This was released the year I graduated HS.

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I'd never heard anything other than Epic. Sounds a little bit like an alternative band dipping their toes in nu metal. Sneaky good War Pigs cover. Not something I'll listen to again and again, but kind of a fun listen that takes me back to the early 90s.

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Couple songs fit for "Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1"

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Good stuff

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Has the song epic. Pretty good album

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They made a huge splash and even though my roommate and I had the album, we hardly ever listened to it. Mainstreaming thrash guitar, and a metallic bass, they apparently had a great deal of influence with their later albums on System of a Down and the like. And probably introduced a whole new generation to Black Sabbath with their cover of War Pigs, which is a mitzvah.

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I kind of hate this album, but I try not to give a 1 unless there are no redeeming qualities that I can see, and I have to admit that the last track was kind of cool, so I'm giving it a really soft 2. Really, though, this sucks. Best track: Woodpecker from Mars

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Kinda generic, couldn't connect

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Wew

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Not my think and very dated but it works ok.

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not a huge fan

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pssh

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Hummm, je ne suis pas certain de cet album… pas braiment genre et ma chanson prefere est une de Black Sabbath… 2.75

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Cheap Chilis

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Not the voice for me lol

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5

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Could not get past the voice, unfortunate as I recall enjoying the singles when it dropped. Tastes have changed a bit too much to handle the finger nails meet chalk board voice I guess 🤷‍♂️

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false

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Very talented but very annoying. The slap bass, the rapping and singing are all grating. The singer sounds like a fucking Gremlin. Considering when it came out, however, it seems ahead of its time, even revolutionary: early rap rock, hardcore, proto-primus, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down. But I can’t imagine a context in which I’d want to listen to this. I liked the Heavier Suprise You’re Dead. Zombie Eaters and Woodpecker from Mars both sound at home in the 2000s and aren’t as annoying. Can’t deny the balls of putting a proficient cover of War Pigs on there. But still, my vote is a 2.

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My brother Keith loves Faith No More, and their offshoot band Mr. Bungle. He was 11 in 1989. What IS IT that people like about them? Maybe this is a microgenerational thing where only those of a specific age range, at this specific time, get it. Metal, chanting, rap, classical strings, horns, and a lounge number to cap it off. They're certainly fearless when it comes to genre swapping. Fusion is cool. Their successors did this much better (RATM, Chili Peppers) and much worse (Limp). Someone's gotta bravely walk the out on the branch so the others in waiting can climb the tree. With No More Faith, you have no meaning. With no meaning, there's no fear. With no fear, you make a bad album. C-

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rap/funk/metal fusion is so lame

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A bit too proggy for me, but there are flashes throughout that are amazing (Woodpecker from mars)

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Listened on Friday, reviewed on Monday, forgot a lot in between. What I do recall is that the end of Falling to Pieces contains the entire blueprint for Korn's sound, this was at its best when they slowed down and tended towards arena rock, and they only took themselves too seriously (not a good look when you're doing awkward 80s raps) half the time. Two stars for the fun 50%.

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I had a fun time listening to this. Mike Patton is one of proto-nu-metal’s great vocal entertainers, and he just sounds like he’s having a really fun time squidging and contorting his vocals. The instruments are pleasingly overblown; a riposte, of sorts, to hair-metal - using plenty of its trappings, but turning them in on themselves. But it never really gets beyond “wow, this is kinda fun”.

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Not really my kind of thing, some songs had nice base and I liked Woodpecker from Mars

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cover art looks fun. okay his voice is a little bit annoying. i liked woodpecker from mars the most. for the rest of the record lyrics were cringey for the most part but like maybe thats what they were going for idk. surprise youre dead was funny though lol.

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Un disco logorroico, pieno di soli polpettoni e anche brani inutilmente lunghi. Come se non bastasse arriva mike patton sopra a peggiorare le cose con uno stile spesso terribile. Qua non è in discussione la tecnica dei musicisti ma il gusto.

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Liked some songs but overall not really for me

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It was okay.

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Känns väldigt "90-tal". Gillar gitarrdelarna mer än de med rap-inslag. Nästan prog-rock vid tillfällen. Ganska poänglös cover av War Pigs, låter som originalet fast sämre. 2/5

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Forse sono saturo di sta roba. Ma sinceramente, sono rimasto un po' deluso da come suona quest'album. Confermo che Mike Patton per me rimane un grande performer. Ma la cosa che mi ha infastidito di più è come hanno gestito la spazialità, con le chitarre ed eventuali cori/effetti super pannati e tutto il resto piatto e mono. Anche i pezzi in se sono ancora un po' immaturi. Gli album successivi sono nettamente superiori.

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The album had interesting rhythms and sounds that worked well and held my attention. However, the entire album has a bit of a cohesion problem (as well as the songs) wherein the tone shifts a lot throughout. In addition, the mix in most songs feels flat and stale; these two problems really bring the whole album down. Ironically, the bonus tracks are the best parts about it. Favorite track: War Pigs

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Fine? Faith no More seems to work best when they're not taking themselves too seriously

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Top 3 1. (1) From Out of Nowhere 2. (10) War Pigs 3. (2) Epic

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Not my thing. 4/10

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I'm a huge fan of Mike Patton and projects like Mr. Bungle and Fantomas. I had heard "Epic" from this album before, but not too many Faith No More songs. This album wasn't bad, but just didn't grab me. Well-crafted funk / rock. Bass sound is killer. Favorite song: Woodpecker from Mars

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I liked this album when I was younger but it's definitely aged a bit poorly.

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Really, really didn't age well. Oh well, 10 year old me will always love it.

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kinda lame. Just sounds like cheesy nu-metal, which I can enjoy sometimes but it's not interesting enough to pull it off

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This didn't really do anything for me- yes, there were some decent riffs. Yes, the tempo was high and the energy was there and the musicianship was strong. It just left me cold. Rock by the numbers with a bit of white rap awkwardly thrown in (rarely felt the two mix well). The vocals weren't for me at all, either coming off as weedy and nasal or a cringe-inducing metal "roar" against the instrumentals. While the music was catchy enough (including my favourite on offer here, "Falling to Pieces") I didn't feel any emotion from it- none of the lyrics particularly leapt out either. There wasn't much variety across the songs either on first listen- big reverb soaked drums, overdriven trebly bass riffs and chugging guitar under a synth lead with vocals barked or whined out. While we're at it, I've never understood cover songs played note for note with no re-interpretation or imagining. It's such a bland, safe move, and hearing War Pigs just makes me want to seek out Sabbath's original. Won't be going back to this one, sorry boys. If this is the real thing, I'd hate to see the fakers.

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Not sure if this is my thing - or if I just missed the boat back when it came out & I was listening to more heavy music!

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I remember listening to this all the time when it came out. Epic was great. Listening to it now. I don't remember any of the songs, except Epic. It's good for the type of music. Epic songs: Epic :) Other good songs; Falling to Pieces 2/5

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‘Combining thrash metal, funk, hip hop, rap metal, progressive rock, synthpop, carousel music and hard rock.’ Something for everyone apart from music lovers.

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Vocalist sounds like Spongebob

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Not my preferred style of music, I did listen to the album and found that I just couldn’t get into it. Overtones of beastie boys within a few of the songs that didn’t help the music at all. Not one I would listen to again

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Mike Patton is on record saying that he shakes his bottom better than Anthony Kiedis. True or not, he’d have done better if he could sing better than AK. One theory is that this is low on the evolution chain that runs from swamp dwelling to Nu Metal. A competing theory posits that this is pretty far along the chain - just that the genre didn’t go very far. Epic is still fun. Thy said, it’s weird listening to albums like this, a generation after deciding not to spend my pocket money on a whim and the influence of a hot single. Thank goodness for common sense.

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Another misguided 80s mishmash of genres, this time between something approximating heavy metal and of course cheesy, blaring synths. There are some salvageable tracks on here, but throwing aggravating vocals into the mix means there’s little enjoyment to get out of this LP.

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Izolacija dan 1. PETAK NAVEČER SLUŠAM JEBENI FAITH NO MORE JEBEM SI BOGA. Taj neki funk dio mi ga izvlači, ko da slušam rani RHCP i to prolazi, al ostalo jebiga ne paše.

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Znači odmah da razjasnimo, ovo nije loš album, ali jednostavno nije za mene, nije moja šalica čaja. Preslušao sam ga u cijelosti, nije da sam stao na pola, pa tak da mog reć. Edge of the World mi je najdraža, ako moram birati za ovaj album.

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Sometimes too heavy for Henk

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Yeah I was not into this at all, got really tiresome by the end.

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You want it all, but you can have it... Oh yes, the controversial video with the fish flopping around at the end.

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Faith No More is such a generic rock band. I do not find any sort of edge or originality to them. The best track on this album is the cover of War Pigs, and that's because it reminds me of a better band.

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An unattractive car crash. A plate of mince meat covered in parsley being pecked at by a murder of ill-looking crows. A drousy zebra stumbling into a pit of broken coat hangers. A minor Star Wars character whom Disney have fleshed out and ruined. A pint of beer with a camel's dick in it. A lazy weekend interrupted by a trip to hospital to visit your dying daughter.

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its alright i suppose. probably never going to listen to this album ever again as i'm neither mainland european or dave.

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The album was OK. However it was riff bound and sounded like so many other bands.

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não lembro direito, ouvi mas não me impressionou muito

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Jour 4, c'est vraiment pas mn genre de musique alors je peux las vraiment dire que j'aime ça.. 2

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Shite. Shite voice. Shite version of RHCP, who are shite. Saved from 1* by the instrumental "Woodpecker from Mars" and the faithful recreation of War Pigs.

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Jag kan nog ändå tänka mig att ge dessa en tvåa för det lät lite som att jag skulle gilla det. Men samtidigt. Var det ej så bra.

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A more annoying version of RHCP

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I just don't like his voice

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Plenty of artist came after Faith No More. Did they do it the best? Nah. Did they do something original? Yes. Did it inspire a lot of great and crappy bands? Yep. Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit, etc. I wouldn't say that I fully enjoyed the album. Plenty of eye rolls but they were talented and doing something different. That's admirable. Enjoyable all the way through? Not so much. Admirable? Yep.

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besides "Epic", meh

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Dawno nie bylo picka tak sarkastycznie zatytulowanego, bo the real thing obok prawdziwej rzeczy nawet nie stalo, jest to trzeci studyjny krazek bany faith no more z hameryki, plyta pochodzi z 89 i jest wszystkim tym co uslyszec czlowiek uszami wyobrazni gdy pomysli sobie o blendzie radiowym z gta san andreas, skad tak dziwne skojarzenie, bo bite 54 minuty plyty brzmia jak kompilacja poteznej klasy, bo gatnkow mozna by listowac i listowac jak to robi wiki, ale najbardziej razi po uszach metalowe rapowanie, doslownie i w przenosi, bo zespol czerpie zarowno instrumentalnie jak i na dostawie lirycznej z obu gatunkow w roznych proporcjach, co daje prawie definicyjny nu metal, a efektem tego sa takie perelki jak suprise you are dead, czy chocby osmiominutowy epik, czyli tytulowy the real thing, ktory podczas tak dlugiego long pleju prezentuje 69 twarzy pana Mika Pattona, ktory jest odpowiedzialny za tego paczworka, ktory moze dobrze robic za praszczura limp bizkitowego grania, bo jest on odpowiedzialny za wokale jak i kompozycje liryczne bandy, a pozostala czworka jest jego grajkami, ktory momentami potrafia ratowac plyte serwujac jakis instrumentalny utwor, jak najbardziej sluchalny z calego albumu woodpecker from mars, bo nawet nie sam miks gatunkowy i brak jakiejs autentycznosci brzmienia przeszkadzala mi w odsluchu, ale liryka polaczona z wystepem wokalem pana Pattona, ktory od hardych growlowan i porykiwan przechodzi w slodkie spiewy, a od lirycznej strony to najbardziej nasuwajacym sie okresleniem jest redneckowy humorek bialych hamerykanow lat 90, idealny przepis na krindzowanie prawie godzinne, prawie bo na liscie utworow pojawiaja sie takze covery w tym ostatnio osluchany war pigs od sabathow, ktory najlepiej wskazuje co mnie drazni podczas tego odsluchu, czyli frontmen grupy, wiec zespol gra, ale spiewanie nie trafilo w moje gusta, zwlaszcza gdy ma sie porownanie na swiezo z orginalem, na plejke leci wspomniany marsjanski dzieciol jako jedyny utwor w pelni instrumentalny

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Meh.

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Obviously, they had their big hit song on this album. Other than that song this isn’t very good.

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mmmmm bit shouty but started promising

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1989: Epic

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Too loud for my taste

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Scrubbing through to catch up... I hate this. I never really liked Epic as a signal but this other music is just not or me.

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Again I'm struggling with metal-rap and in general shouting vs singing though in this case, at times, he does sing with a kind of 70s commercial rock voice. I don't mind the RHCPs, who they're compared to.

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I just want to punch him in the voice box. Some catchy licks here and there. I have had a very busy work week and I am a bit miffed I had to spend my precious few minutes of free time listening to this.

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No digging it.

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?

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tbh kinda forgettable

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metal probably

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Is this what music used to sound like? We really had it hard.

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Blasting that while biking was a reputational hazard.

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Not my cup of tea.

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Nope.

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awful, why is this on the list

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Bad

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Absolute pile of pony

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Never liked this band much. Didn't enjoy listening to this 30+ years later.

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Metal guitars with winey lyrics, I can’t relate to this. Epic’s the best track but that sounds like the Chilli Pepoers which most of this LP doesn’t.

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The Real Thing by Faith No More (1989) I just can’t get past the cartoon character lead vocals of Mike Patton (who, at the age of 19, also served as lyricist for the already completed musical compositions—and it shows). The backstory explains a lot, but it’s not very interesting. This record is a good example of how bad things can get when you plug in a new front man. While the band celebrates its own multi-dimensionality, and while it’s clear that they throw out (up?) a variety of styles (rock, prog, pop, folk, metal, hip hop, funk) none of them are done very well. Try to please everyone and you end up pleasing no one, at least not me. Lyrics fall into the ‘ain’t I cool?’ category. Vapid. The effort is not helped by engineering and mixing that are utterly uncreative, flat, and shallow. But that vocal! Turn it off, please! 1/5

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Whoa, ick. Did not enjoy this at all. And somehow it got a combo of Epic and Tom Sawyer stuck in my head and that's just awful as you'd think.

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Not my style. Couldn't really listen to the whole thing.

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Ekki skemmtileg

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Annoying stretched vocals. Very clean tracks. There is some funk and rap like parts. Something that 90s bands would later perfect. After the first 3 tracks that were really hard to get through the record becomes less cringe. But it's still drap and it dips into cringe. The album feels so long.

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