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By the time Angel Dust came out in 1992, Faith No More were already an established band. Their previous album, The Real Thing, had gone platinum but it wasn’t enough to make the band rehash the same sound again. Angel Dust almost seemed to be a reaction against the fame that the band were receiving. They took the metal and funk of the previous albums and combined them with some of the most off-the-wall elements — and it worked. Faith No More, and Angel Dust in particular, went on to influence a whole generation (or two) of new musicians and when you listen to this album you’ll understand why.

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Willie
04.02.10
Easily one of my favorite albums. Anyone that hasn't bothered to listen to this album yet… well, you're missing out.

porch
04.02.10
Probably my favorite album ever

BigHans
04.02.10
Album fuckin rules.

Skyler
04.02.10
Yeah, one of my top 5 favorite albums for sure.

AliW1993
04.02.10
I could never really get into Angel Dust tbh. Must give it another try

EVedder27
04.02.10
Love Midlife Crisis

Willie
04.02.10
Yeah, it's not going to be an instant hit for everyone but it definitely has the ability to grow on you.

I'd also say that anyone that likes this album that hasn't heard Fair to Midland - Fables From a Mayfly should do so now.

AliW1993
04.02.10
Also how does their pre-patton stuff compare to this? I've not got any of their eralier albums but no doubt will do someday.

Insurrection
04.02.10
Probably up there with Jane Doe as my favorite album ever.

And their pre-Patton stuff is a fun listen but not nearly as good as their Patton-era material.

Skyler
04.02.10
Their earlier albums are a lot more straightforward. Mostly guitar-focused funk rock/metal. Not nearly as experimental in nature as Angel Dust.

Willie
04.02.10
Yeah, Midlife Crisis is definitely the centerpiece of the album. I end up listening to it a few times before letting the rest of the album play.

The pre-Patton stuff is crap (IMO).

Skyler
04.02.10
My favorites are Malpractice, Land of Sunshine, Be Aggressive, and Smaller and Smaller. Whole album is incredible though.

BigHans
04.02.10
Kindergarten, Cafeine, Everything's Ruined, a Small Victory, and Land of Sunshine all beat Midlife Crisis IMO.

Buccaneer
04.02.10
Greatest band ever

Greatest album ever

IRAI
04.02.10
this album got me into my (and definitely many others) obsession with all of Patton's ventures.

Angel Dust is a classic.

MONDO CANE NE1?
its gonna rule SO hard

Romulus
04.02.10
Favorite album ever.

DaveyBoy
04.02.10
Whattaya mean "PAST"?. I saw them live 5 weeks ago. Then again, I guess that's the past.

This album is really difficult to get into & needs time. It does eventually click though.

Skimaskcheck
04.02.10
They were seriously amazing when i saw them, Patton was flawless

Willie
04.02.10
**Whattaya mean "PAST"?. I saw them live 5 weeks ago. Then again, I guess that's the past.

That's a good question Davey. The title is meant to reflect the age of the album, not whether the band is still around or not. Anything before 1999 will be game. Keep in mind that I'm making this up as I go since I only posted this since nothing had been posted today ;)

DaveyBoy
04.02.10
I actually thought it might be some kind of series of old albums after I had posted that comment. Great idea... especially if some hair-metal appears.

Willie
04.03.10
I've made an iTunes playlist for this "Tribute to the Past" thing and there are some hair bands. Although, you could always use the title too and post a few hair bands.

DaveyBoy
04.03.10
You're a brave man Trey. You could soon become the most hated staff member in Sputnikmusic history! LOL!

klap
04.03.10
do you like to get wet dave?

TMobotron
04.03.10
"I've always loved this song but it always overshadows the album for me. It gets boring a few tracks in and I want to just go back to Midlife Crisis."

This sums up my feelings exactly. It's probably just because it's such a damn weird album. I really want to like it actually but it just always sounds like some real goofy shit to me. I keep it on my iPod though in hopes that one day I'll listen and love it.

Meatplow
04.03.10
I've always overinflated how good I actually think this album is because of its status. It's cool and definitely has its moments but its far too uneven for me to be a classic.

KFAD is probably my favourite FNM overall.

LepreCon
04.03.10
One of the few albums that was a definite 5 for me almost immediately upon hearing it for the first time

Willie
04.03.10
Uneven? There are some songs that are better than others, but the whole thing is good (although I do skip RV about half the time). This is definitely a classic.

porch
04.03.10
KFAD is way more uneven, and less inspired than this. Still love it though

Willie
04.03.10
I'm not really a fan of the albums after this one. I like the song "Digging the Grave" but I can't sit through KFAD.

Phil
04.03.10
I too like KFAD quite a bit too. This can seem a bit insipid at times. Mr Bungle's California is the best Patton work, me thinks.

Willie
04.03.10
I 've never understood how people could like "California" over Mr. Bungle's self-titled album. I mean, I like "California" too but it just doesn't stand up next to their debut.

Phil
04.03.10
Hmmm, well, I only have California by them but it is pretty awesome. I s'pose I need to check out their self-titled.

Willie
04.03.10
Hell yeah you do. Their second album is kind of extreme… it's really hard to get into. I actually takes an effort.

KILL
04.03.10
yea amazing album

Meatplow
04.03.10
"Uneven? There are some songs that are better than others, but the whole thing is good (although I do skip RV about half the time). This is definitely a classic."

RV rules, but sometimes I skip it too.

It's hard to explain, I do mostly love the individual songs here. There is an awkward balance throughout for me though that just doesn't feel right, thematically its all over the place and well, as remarkable as FNM pull off whatever they were trying to aim for stylistically here the feel of the album is an acquired taste to say the least.

"KFAD is way more uneven, and less inspired than this"

To me it feels much more uniform than this. I don't know how one can measure "inspired" on a value scale that really means anything, but if you are claiming KFAD doesn't seem to draw from as many different influences as Angel Dust I would probably agree with you. I don't see why this a bad thing though, it just feels like a more consistent work to me from start to finish and I really dig the group without Jim Martin's influence.

cinaedus
04.03.10
I love Angel Dust, haven't listened to it in forever though. The production is crap, which kinda annoys me, other than that its in my top 10 albums for sure.

Lambda
04.03.10
Love this album.

porch
04.03.10
The production on Angel Dust isn't crap

cinaedus
04.04.10
Yeah it is.. but of course, your taste is probably more kvlt than mine, so you would know what crap production is.

cinaedus
04.04.10
everything sounds so muffled to me.. shoulda got the remaster

kingsoby1
04.04.10
would sputnik have guessed that kingsoby1 is a Patton-phile?!

i get a boner anytime he comes out with something new tbh.

Inveigh
04.05.10
production on the remaster is wayyyyy worse than the original in my opinion. I have no qualms with the production on this. Also, it's definitely in my top 5 albums ever.

porch
04.06.10
"Yeah it is.. but of course, your taste is probably more kvlt than mine, so you would know what crap production is"

The production is better than most modern rock albums, which are overcompressed and sound like shit. Considering it was released in 1992 it still sounds really good. Too much bad music has damaged your perception of what good production is

Urinetrouble
04.06.10
angel dust'
the real thing
kinf for a day
introduce yourself
we care a lot
album of the year

fnm ranked

amazing band

Willie
04.06.10
Amazing band. I really thought the guy talking about the bad production on Angel Dust had to be a troll… maybe not?

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