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Angel Dust

An album by Faith No More

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  • Oct 23, 2012

I'm glad that Faith No More is one of those bands I grew out of, because this album is ANNOYING.  This album throws together a bunch of musical ideas that never gel, and the worst example of this is the song "Be Aggressive."  This sounds like the rock alternative to the extremely lame LA Rams song "Ram It."  In general, instead of this album coming off as a refreshing fusion of various genres, it comes off like a bunch of snarkey teenagers who pull at different musical straws and calling their hodgepodge of noise "brilliant."

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review by . February 02, 2002
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Even after tasting popularity and critical success with The Real Thing, Faith No More regarded artistic exploration as more valuable than record sales. Good thing too, or we'd probably have never heard this outstanding record. Angel Dust is an immaculate piece of daring songcraft and studio magic -- the perfect album for anyone who likes challenging music. Even ten years after its release, there has been nothing like it.Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), describing the effect of Angel Dust's …
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An amazing album,Angel Dustunfortunately has limited appeal, although perhaps "unfortunately" isn't the right word; the record's oddities are also what make it such a fascinating listen. "Land of Sunshine" is a rocker with a foot-tapping rhythm punctuated by insane laughter from vocalist Mike Patton, whose distinctive voice and frequently disturbing lyrics drive the album. To call it hard rock doesAngel Dusta disservice; it's far more musically complex than such a label implies. There's the funk-influenced "Midlife Crisis," the ballad "RV" (a bitter monologue from the point of view of a middle-aged discontent sitting in his trailer), the hard-edged claustrophobia of "Smaller and Smaller," and the rock-married-to-electronic-organ "Be Aggressive," which includes positively inspired cheerleader chants on the chorus. Impossible to classify but incredibly entertaining (there isn't a single boring moment on this album),Angel Dustis well worth picking up.--Genevieve Williams
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Label: Slash, Reprise
Artist: Faith No More
Release Date: June 16, 1992

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