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Angel Dust [CD]

Faith No More Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: LONDON RECORDS
  • ASIN: B00002DE1M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Land Of Sunshine 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Caffeine 4:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Midlife Crisis 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rv 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Smaller And Smaller 5:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Everything's Ruined 4:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Malpractice 4:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kindergarten 4:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Be Aggressive 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. A Small Victory 4:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Crack Hitler 4:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jizzlobber 6:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Midnight Cowboy 4:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Easy 3:070.99  Buy MP3 


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An amazing album, Angel Dust unfortunately 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 does Angel Dust a 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, Angel Dust is well worth picking up. --Genevieve Williams

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FAITH NO MORE Angel Dust (1999 German 14-track CD album including the singles Midlife Crisis Land Of Sunshine A Small Victory Everythings Ruined and Easy fold-out picture sleeve with lyrics)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their finest hour 11 Oct 2003
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It was a brave decision of Faith No More to make an album like this one, when it would have been an easier and more lucrative option to continue the pop catchfulness of its predecessor The Real Thing. Whilst the concept of generic heavy metal was fast becoming an anachronism, Angel Dust successfully managed to be heavy and dark without falling foul of standard metal cliches.
The opening track, Land Of Sunshine is as uplifting as it is dark. It's the kind of track that you could picture a few thousand youths jumping up and down to in time with its distinctive bass riff. The rest of the album, from Crack Hitler to the single Mid Life Crisis combines similar elements. A touch eerie and unsettling in places, but still capable of inspiring the listener to want to move.
As the thrash scene was imploding on itself and grunge was catching on quick, this album was part of neither of those movements. It sounded like Faith No More and nobody else. It was to ensure that the band never fulfilled its stadium potential, but also that they have produced an album that was at the cutting edge of their genre, without falling into a genre. And that takes some doing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 12 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
It was 1998, and at two o'clock one cold morning in Cambridge, as a particularly drunken party was coming to a close, I asked a good and trusted friend to recommend something different to listen to- I had lived on a diet of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, etc for a long time. He simply said "Angel Dust, Faith No More" and then passed out.
The next day, I went to my favoured music emporium and purchased the record. Barely a fortnight has gone by since without it getting at least one airing, which is pretty good as I own and listen to a lot of music.
I was immediately blown away by the power and energy of this band and, being a big fan of Queen, appreciated the clever lyrics and theatrical heaviness of the whole thing. There are many twists and turns on this album- it is a ride of pure rock 'n' roll joy. Get it if you haven't already done so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and time-tested 11 Mar 2012
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This album is disturbing and brilliant. Cheery doses of funky slap bass and wah-wah vamps add a kind of perverse bounce to Faith No More's sometimes ear-haemorrhaging heaviness. And I haven't heard a voice so blood-curdling and smoky-sweet in such rapid rotation as Mike Paton's on this album. That this disorienting record never allows the listener to stay in any kind of comfort zone isn't to suggest even a hint of prog-stuffiness. Where it is eclectic it is gleefully so, often to the point of parody (redneck monologue, pipe organs, and that cover of Easy to close the album). But this always adds to the twisted fun rather than detracting from it. Listening to it in its 20th year, its clear that everything that was melodically interesting and unhinged in, say, System of a Down (though punkier and more accessible), had been mastered by Faith No More years earlier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genius 2 July 2007
By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Mention three small words to bands like the Deftones, Korn, and Linkin Bizkit, and you'll see them turn pale, act like teenagers and say we're not worthy. Those words? Faith. No. More. And Angel Dust was their masterpiece.

Compared to the major rock records that preceded it, Angel Dust shows us exactly what rock music was capable of. Compared to this, Nevermind and Appetite For Destruction are just pop records with big loud guitars.

It's a thing of both extraordinary beauty and gruesome confrontation - even the cover art is oddly bipolar : a swan arising from a lake, reversed with a decapitated cows head hanging from a hook in an abattoir. Beauty and cruelty are the two driving forces in their music. And it is never more obvious than in "Malpractice" - four minutes of cacophonous riffling that suddenly but gracefully transforms into a lengthy recreation of the Kronos Quartet performing Shostakovich.

Angel Dust shows up most rock bands for the plodding visionless dinosaurs they are. It starts with a abrasive, screaming roar of guitars before following the same blueprint as the rest of the album : disparate sections of music shift tempos and styles within the same song - sounding like several different bands welded together and fighting it out at once, whilst guitars spew forth great big crunchy slabs of riffola and roaring vocals fight for your attention like screaming hyperactive children.

Vocals veer between a soft croon and guttural screaming. Lyrics range from the surreal and disjointed ("Land Of Sunshine") to paranoid evocative urban gangster fantasies ("Crack Hitler") . Guitars pick out gentle Country & Western touches on "RV" before grinding anything delicate into rubble dust on the following, colossal "Smaller And Smaller.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
In the 80s funk metal was pretty big for a short while. Like its successor nu-metal, funk-metal was based around a blending of styles from the harder rock elements and obviously a fair amount of soul and black elements too. Of course like nu-metal it was also a scene made up mostly of rubbish bands with incoherent and often patchy sounds. Faith No More and Red Hot Chilli Peppers were the two main exceptions, and while the chillis went on to progress into stadium rock giants, FNM took a very different direction in the early 90s.

To describe this album in only a few short words is near impossible, however, dark & twisted is a reasonable summary of the overall tone. This is the second album from the definitive line-up and the first where vocalist Mike Patton's somewhat perverse influence takes forefront. Musically, Angel Dust is a lot more keyboard & synth orientated than any other album they have released, not that this makes it any less heavy. Infact it is far less commercial sounding than anything previous. It does have enough accessable moments included however.

Midlife Crisis is a great first single, demonstrating their newer sound without offending anyone too much. Follow up A Small Victory is one of the slower numbers on here led by a sweet oriental sound building up to a full on rock crescendo. Everything's Ruined is a strangely happy tune about one man's success and eventual demise. Be Aggressive is probably the catchiest tune ever written about gay sex. Easy of course needs no introduction.

But this is not one of those singles albums, there is plenty more on offer here, especially for those after the heavier moments. Caffeine is one the best songs FNM ever made and acts as a template for the sound of many bands since.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST ALBUM EVER
Angel Dust is seriously the best album ever. Buy it. Now.

Every song is superb. FNM's, Rock's, Music's greatest moment.
Published 2 days ago by westdun
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
again another classic album from my teen days love it great cd, fair priced and came in excellent condition as stated.
Published 9 months ago by michelle leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars TWENTY YEARS ON IT'S STILL ESSENTIAL LISTENING
Recently the 20th anniversary of Faith No More's fourth studio album "Angel Dust" passed without much fuss from the music world, there was no lavish remastered deluxe edition with... Read more
Published 21 months ago by nin/ja77
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith No Mores finest hour
In my opinion this is the best album by FNM. It has a bit of everything. Some tracks won't be to everyones taste, Malpractice being the one that comes to mind, even though this is... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Morlock5K
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jewel in the FNM Crown.
Faith No More were always antagonistic. Angel Dust followed 1989's The Real Thing with like drunk hillbilly pig fondling neighbour gatecrashing a Royal Wedding. Read more
Published on 18 April 2011 by Champiodi
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Aggressive!
A legendary album that spawned a hundred pale imitators. Like all great musical events, there is a sound here that is hard to describe and an aura that binds the tracks together in... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2009 by Pablo K
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Better than the original CD
Angel Dust is a great album. Period. Just received the remastered version. Doesnt sound that much different to the original. Probably worth it if you're a completist (which I am). Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2008 by Bob
3.0 out of 5 stars Even better than The Real Thing..??
eeeeeeeerrrr, no. Not by a very long shot. Plenty to commend on 'Angel Dust', but increasing complexity of musical styles, and a determination not to feed the faithful, doesn't... Read more
Published on 25 July 2007 by R. L. Sexon
5.0 out of 5 stars top of the tree...
I've always wondered why most Tool fans like Deftones, and vice versa, and then one day it finally dawned on me. Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2007 by Craig Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
time is indeed the mother of all realities,what we once percived to be true can soon lead to a mistake,for example,in the year that this was released grunge was taking off big... Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2007 by sean paul mccann
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