Mike Patton's Mr. Bungle release a cover of the Exploited's "Fuck the USA". But what does it mean beyond its general timeliness?
tētēma's Necroscape has some highlights and some interesting ambiance, but ultimately it's a catalog of misses for Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras.
These reissues cover the original end of the band. The overstuffed King for a Day and the (unfairly?) maligned Album of the Year make for interesting revisits with equally interesting bonus discs.
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.
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.
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.
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.