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Album Of The Year

3 Jun. 1997 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 3 Jun. 1997
  • Release Date: 3 Jun. 1997
  • Label: WM UK
  • Copyright: 1997 Slash Records
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  • Total Length: 43:07
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  • ASIN: B003FPHBTK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,574 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Byrne on 29 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is an album that has fallen violently as a victim of harsh professional reviews, as a result Album of the Year was the Last Faith no More album (post Mosley) to be added to my collection. Not expecting too much, I was wholly impressed by it. The explosive opener and aptly titled track "Collision" showed that Patton & Co still hadn't lost their knack for producing killer metal tracks. Contrasting greatly with "Collision", the second track, "Stripsearch" possibly the most spaced and chilled song FNM produced, sharp keyboards, a strong bass line and of course Patton's atmospheric vocals make it a classic. From here this get even better, the single "Last Cup of Sorrow' features Patton singing through a telefunken tube mic, it shows the bands incredible ingenuity to combine the most obscure elements of the music world with mainstream rock. Grinding guitar work winds it way through the Angel Dust-esque "Naked in Front of the Computer", while the tempo is altered again by the emotional "Helpless", when compared with the rest of the album its a drawn out affair with nothing much happening, however Patton saves the day with delectable vocals, harmonies and even the odd whistle. Track six brings us into the world of Mr. Bungles "Ars Moriendi" and "Desert Search for Techno Allah",sporting a middle eastern vibe, perhaps its not my favourite track but it adds a new dimension to the album. "Ashes to Ashes" is the albums centerpiece, its awesome riff provided by new guitarist Jon Hudson combined with its heavy atmosphere, saves the embarrassment caused by the not so like FNM `She Loves me Not", ok its provides a lounge music laid back feel to the album, with the slightest sense of irony, but it is a filler.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
There were too few real big bands that cropped up in the 90's that you could rely on for a slice of genius with each new release, exceptions being Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Kyuss. Faith No More were another whose new albums had a real sense of excitement on their release. The Album Of The Year it maybe wasn't but it was certainly one of them and it was another progression for a band who have influenced so many of the acts on the music scene today. Faith No More always managed to advance just enough to remain relevant to each particular era and they would surely teach todays pretenders what integrity means if they were still around now. The atmospherics on this release are truly inspiring and songs like Stripsearch, Last Cup Of Sorrow and Helpless are a match for any of their earlier material. Naked In Front Of The Computer and Got That Feeling are as punchy and fresh sounding now as they were on their release and I don't think there's a weak moment on this which I can't personally say about their previous efforts, outstanding as they are. Ashes To Ashes is the 'Epic' or 'Midlife Crisis' of this album and should have made this band huge again. It's a real shame looking back on this to think what might have been but at least FNM fans can take comfort in the fact that they departed with their heads held high and left this glorious epitaph. Maybe some things just aren't supposed to be. Faith No More no more. R.I.P.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Sept. 2000
Format: Audio CD
A long-time fan of Faith No More, I put off the purchase of this, their final album, after the slightly disappointing mish-mash of 'King for a day..' (sorely missing Big Jim Martin's trademark guitar)
But, after my first listen, I can safely say that the bands demise is a great tragedy. Having found a full-time guitarist to compliment their style, they have let loose with an excellent collection of songs, as varied and skilfull as anything they have ever done (except maybe 'The Real Thing').
Stand-out tracks Stripsearch, Last Cup Of Sorrow, and Ashes To Ashes all lean to the mellower side of FNM, but there's plenty of variety here to keep their fans happy.
A fine album to bow out with (and a great, cheeky title), now all we can hope is that Mike Patton can continue to develop Mr Bungle into something equally special.
FNM - RIP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nin/ja77 on 13 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Currently Faith No More's last studio release the wonderfully titled Album Of The Year was a fitting swansong. Its packed full of quality tracks and showed a band that despite the cracks that had developed over the years between the members could still deliver a quality album.

By calling your album 'Album of the Year' you could be setting yourself up for a critical battering so it says a lot that it was generally well received if a little underrated as the years have gone on. It starts with the brilliant Collision which continues the trend of Faith No More as starting their albums with a cracking quality tune and sets up the album. Other standouts are Stripsearch, Last cup of Sorrow, Helpless and the brilliant Ashes to ashes. It also feature a song called Naked in front of the Computer which probably applies a lot more now than it did then! But that's Faith No More always that bit ahead.

It also feature John Hudson on guitar for the first time and while he will never replace Jim Martin hes well able to hold his own. Also returning is keyboardist Roddy Bottum who missed most of the last release (king for a day fool for a lifetime) with some well documented problems.

So while nothing will ever top Angel Dust, Album Of The Year was a good way to go out.
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