Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FAITH NO MORE / King For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime [1995]

After parting ways with guitarist Jim Martin and replacing him with Mr. Bungle's Trey Spruance, Faith No More mixed things up musically even more than before with the 1995 fan favorite, King For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime.
While often criticized for it's insane genre hopping, I feel it's one of the album's strengths, next to Mike Patton's wonderful vocalizations that match each song perfectly.  Unfortunately the album is mixed quite dryly and exposes the absence of Roddy Bottum's gothic keyboards in several songs.  When the songs are strong they're magnificent and when they're not...well, they're kind of plain.

3½ Spanish Nose-pickers out of 5

Songs Of Note:  EvidenceKing For A Day

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