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Father John Misty ‎
Fear Fun

Sub Pop

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On his eighth solo LP, his first as Father John Misty, ex-Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman has shaken his lonesome, somber tone in favor of something more gregarious, engaging, even funny.


If there's a criticism to be made about the music, it's that it sounds a bit too composed and too contained to really sell the drug-fueled anarchy and municipal depravity. The arrangements entertain a rhythmic stiffness that sticks strictly to the beat, without any syncopation to suggest the messy experiences Tillman's lyrics evoke. He really only cuts loose on the rambling "I'm Writing a Novel" and the psych-absurdist "Tee Pees 1-12", which are the album's clear highlights. He's never sounded looser, weirder, or funnier than when he's recovering from a bad, pantsless trip or when he's reading Richard Brautigan to impress a woman. "If I make it out alive from Hollywood and Vine/ I'll build a cabin up in the Northwest," he sings on "Tee Pees 1-12", but hopefully it's an empty threat: By relocating to the land of Kardashians and Orange Housewives, Tillman has discovered his truest subject. - Pitchfork

Label: Sub Pop ‎– SP 970

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released: 01 May 2012

Genre: Rock

Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Indie Rock, Pop Rock