The Real Thing (album) by Faith No More

The Real Thing
The Real Thing by Faith No More
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 905th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (905th)
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The Real Thing by Faith No More (CD, 1989, Slash Records)
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FAITH NO MORE 2x LP 180g AUDIOPHILE VINYL Lot ALBUM OF THE YEAR & REAL THING New
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Faith No More bestography

The Real Thing is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by Faith No More on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Faith No More is Angel Dust which is ranked number 503 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,822.

Faith No More album bestography « Higher ranked (503rd) This album (905th) Lower ranked (1,560th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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90/100
From 12/05/2019 13:04
Real very good album
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70/100
From 09/24/2019 21:54
Really good album.

Favorites: Epic; Falling To Pieces; The Real Thing; The Morning After; Woodpecker From Mars.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:00
Favorite Tracks:Zombie Eaters
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80/100
From 05/27/2019 22:15
this is a good solid album I think its rightfully in its place on the list although this album starts off solid but does get a little dull in the middle section but redeems itself in the last section
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100/100
From 03/07/2019 03:20
This album should easily be in the top 100. Each song brings something to the table.
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85/100
From 01/21/2019 12:41
I loved the singles at the time and had a picture disc of From Out of Nowhere which I sold to the school metalhead. I also had that live album they had but never got around to getting this, even though after seeing them destroy GnR on the illusions tour, I should have been straight to the record shop. However by then, this stuff was mostly not my thing. Listening now it's good fun. Good enough for my 80s chart and the highs are the best of the tail end of the decade, even if they weren't too cool next to what was going on at the time. Reading RYM comments, someone said Patton sounds like Mansun's Draper, he does! Ever since I first heard Mansun, I always couldn't put my finger on who he sounded like ha.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 08/27/2018 05:11
Came onto the scene and was interesting enough without bringing anything mind-blowing (or epic) with it. Is undoubtedly a very good album but that's about it.
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90/100
From 04/30/2018 17:55
One of the most creative, interesting and ambitious rock albums of the entire decade, this basically sticks a middle finger up at the conventions of both glossy glam rock and mopey indie college bands that were popular at the time. It doesn't really fit in with the metal genre either, nor the grunge sound popular a few years later. This is its own beast doing its own thing; incorporating piano and synth and finding unusual sounds to weave into each song with just the right amount of restraint.

This is so much fun to listen to that I'm not even mad at it for influencing the (mostly) garbage nu metal movement that hit about a decade later. And if titles like "Zombie Eaters" and "Woodpecker from Mars" don't automatically pique your interest then sorry, we can't be friends.
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85/100
From 04/21/2018 20:22
How the hell is The Real Thing not the best rated song on the album? Probably their best song all around. And a fantastic album, nearly as good as Angel Dust
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70/100
From 11/22/2017 21:15
Solid.
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Best Albums of 1989
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2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
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