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Pure Comedy (album) by Father John Misty

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Pure Comedy
Pure Comedy by Father John Misty (2017)
Release date: 2017-04-07
Overall rank: 1,051st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 468 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2017 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (114th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,051st)

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Father John Misty bestography

Pure Comedy is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by Father John Misty on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Father John Misty is I Love You, Honeybear which is ranked number 393 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,812.

Father John Misty album bestography « Higher ranked (393rd) This album (1,051st) Lower ranked (1,347th) »
I Love You, HoneybearPure ComedyFear Fun

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77/100 (from 468 votes)
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90/100
I don't want to be mean, but if you call the writing on this album bad you might need your head checked. Political commentary hasn't been this good since TPAB.

It's funny, cutting, self-aware, and postmodern. What more could you want from FJM?

Pretentious seems like a based criticism, but he's always self-aware, negating that argument.

Smoochie and Two Wildly Different Perspectives don't belong here, but the rest is a high water mark in 2010's folk ambition and execution.

This'll be a stone-cold classic in about 15 years.
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90/100
When a 70+ minute album doesn't get you bored/tired/anxious, it means the artist did a great job. Congrats, Padre Juan Brumoso. 8/10.
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60/100
Well written cynicism mixes with standard piano play to make a strange combination of interesting and dull.
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60/100
I'm a big fan of Father John Misty and I Love You, Honeybear is one of my favourite albums from the 2010s. The issue with this album is its inconsistency: the title track is great, as is Total Entertainment Forever (along with a few others), but there are so many songs which are uninteresting and boring to me. I'm really interested to hear what FJM has to say next though, he is a very talented musician.
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75/100
I came back to this album recently after initially being incredibly turned off by the last three-quarters of it. The first four tracks are all great, prime FJM. But god do I hate Birdie and Leaving LA. I think it's the combination of the soft, drawn-out feel of the songs and FJM's always-wailing vocal delivery that really grinds me. However, the tracks after that are all alright. The lyrics are pretty good (insightful and pretentious), and the music is pleasant enough.

Best Tracks: Ballad Of The Dying Man, Total Entertainment Forever, Pure Comedy
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90/100
Came for the melodies, stayed for the surprisingly self-aware social commentary. 9/10
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70/100
All of the tracks are at least good, but there are only a few tracks I would go out of my way to listen to.

Favorite tracks: Pure Comedy, Total Entertainment Forever, Ballad of the Dying Man, Leaving LA

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Update to my previous post
“ Total Entertainment Forever “ is an amazing track & easily my favourite for 2017 . IMO it’s worth checking out this album for this track alone
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90/100
My first few listens I was bored.
Then I was like this is amazing.
Then I was like this is amazing but would be even better at 10 tracks (like top 100 material). Some tracks fall flat, even after multiple listens over a few months. I think had he put just 30% more effort into the arrangements, it'd be a masterpiece. He relied a bit too much on the lyrics, as great as they are.

I want to put this album on the same level as Beck or Paul Simon, but idk... it's just not there yet. Still roughly a 87.3 (I may have rounded a track or two up higher than deserved).
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