Faith No More
Album of the Year
What happened to Faith No More? Sure, over the band's twelve-year history,
they've released their fair share of crap, including half of their 1985
debut We Care A Lot and not to mention 90% of 1987's Introduce Yourself.
Then, for three straight albums, they could do no wrong. The Real Thing and
Angel Dust rank among the best albums released in their respective years,
and King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime was just plain awesome.
But going through four guitarists in as many years is tough, and neither
Trey Spruance nor Jon Hudson could hope to match Jim Martin.
Vocalist Mike Patton and bassist Billy Gould try to keep it together, but with
Roddy Bottum busy with his side project, Imperial Teen, and Mike Bordin
on tour drumming for Black Sabbath, they aren't able to add anything to the
Album Of The Year leaves one feeling like waking up and
finding last night's used condom -- sure, the ride was fun while it
lasted, but what remains is just plain icky. And you definitely don't
want it in your CD player.