Friday, November 25, 2011
FAITH NO MORE / Angel Dust 
Following the platinum success of the The Real Thing, influential gonzo hard rockers Faith No More took a genre-colliding sharp turn into something even more twisted and disturbing than what listeners were ready for.
It starts off sounding like the powerpop of their previous album but quickly dissolves into something far weirder and unfriendly. Mike Patton's vocals take center stage as he channels a vast array of personalities from a smug "I have the power" charm to blasts of falsetto elegance to the screeches of a rabid animal.
With cheerleader choruses, masturbation & oral sex allusions and Kronos Quartet samples, Angel Dust is an definitive album of the '90's that practically runs through my blood like a drug. Another desert island disc to add to my list.
5 Midnight Cowboys out of 5
Songs Of Note: Caffeine; A Small Victory