Creative consolidation or aesthetic dead end?
To coincide with the release of Faith No More’s reunion album, Sol Invictus, we decided to revisit their original swansong, Album Of The Year, which came out in 1997 during the great decline period for alternative rock. As a direct consequence, Faith No More found themselves stranded in no man’s land, caught between the old alternative sound and the emerging nu-metal movement which they helped influence. In this episode we will discuss the album’s songs, its critical and commercial reception, and its place within Faith No More’s discography.
Originally released: June 3, 1997.
(Listen to the songs we talk about on this episode’s Spotify playlist HERE)