And you thought Pitchfork was bad.
This Spin review just doesn’t get Faith No More. It follows the standard formula of bad Sol Invictus reviews – potted band history taking 2/3,of review, digress on how weird Patton is, lyrics taken out if context, no analysis of record, question relevance to modern music scene – and is written by a rabid Patton hater:
“It’s it / What is it?” FNM once demanded on their best-known song. We’re supposed to admire the fact that 30 years after their debut album, they haven’t moved an inch closer to definability. But with weirder, funnier, more skillful, even pleasurable bands bearing Faith No More’s influence having cropped up since, the question of “What is it?” comes with a sadder follow-up: “Who is it for?”