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Talking Book's New Ambient Score for an Imagined Film Is Engaging

The new LP from the Faith No More/Gigante Sound side project, Talking Book, is an interesting collection of ambient soundscapes, but could use more narrative heft.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 4 (40 - 21)

The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.

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Nevermen: Nevermen

Mike Patton, Doseone (Adam Drucker), and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe create a weird and fun collaboration that avoids the twin supergroup traps of lazy songwriting and forcing chemistry.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 2: 80 - 61

Just imagine songs this extreme making the American Top 40, let alone the Top 10… unthinkable.

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Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues)

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

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Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow

Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.

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Faith No More Slip Into New Rhythms As They Create New Material

Today Gould insists the band wasn’t looking to satisfy fans’ nostalgia with the reunion shows. “It was more about us reconnecting with one another,” he said.

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Faith No More Lands Concussive Blows on Audiences - New York (Photos)

Eighteen years after their last album, Faith No More's Sol Invictus is on the verge of release, so the band is rewarding patient fans by punching them in the gut at shows throughout US and Europe.

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Faith No More: Sol Invictus

While it probably won't top Angel Dust or The Real Thing for most longtime fans, Sol Invictus finds Faith No More fully engaged and playing with enthusiasm. That's a whole lot better than where they left it in the late '90s.

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Zu: Cortar Todo

It roars, dilutes, squeals, shrieks, pulsates and squawks. Welcome to the world of Zu.

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Blood and Thunder: Power, Rage Unbound

This week in metal brought a much needed injection of creativity into black metal and the 30th anniversary of a classic yet underrated metal album.

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British Summer Time at Hyde Park

Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Soundgarden and more: a tale of music and Independence.

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Tomahawk: Oddfellows

Oddfellows is still plenty — and deliciously — weird, yet the previous dominance of experimentation on the band's work is more tempered in favor of concisely constructed songs, several of which, dare I say it, border on being catchy.

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The Top 10 Most Notable Career Suicide Albums

Career suicide albums fall into two camps: Those that were released ahead of their time, and those that set new standards in awful. The best thing that could be said about the later category is that these albums are oftentimes just as fascinating as an artist’s best work.

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Like a Woodpecker from Mars, 'Angel Dust' Is Unimaginably Awesome

Faith No More's Angel Dust compels us to reimagine the genre distinctions on which the processes of music production and consumption rest.

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The 10 Best Alternative Metal Singles of the 1990s

Antichrist superstars, astro-creeps, and broken machines all assemble for this look back at the ten best singles from alternative metal's golden era.

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Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.

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Best in Show: Catching Up with Mike Patton

Renaissance man Mike Patton talks to PopMatters about his recent collection of vintage Italian-pop songs, Mondo Cane, and the revival of his most famous project, Faith No More.

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'Cause Who Would Hear Me Scream? A Faith No More Mixtape for the Joker

One could almost make the case that the four Faith No More albums produced during the Mike Patton era were written for the Joker.

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