The Real Thing (studio album) by Faith No More

The Real Thing by Faith No More
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 830th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 470 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (129th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (830th)
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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 536 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,393.

Faith No More album bestography « Higher ranked (536th) This album (830th) Lower ranked (1,431st) »
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78/100 (from 470 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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80/100
From 04/21/2023 21:56
This album is instrumentally amazing and I love their playing on every song here, the main reason I can't rate it higher are vocals, because they're often over the top and cringeworthy and I don't think his rapping is very good either. But after second listening I warmed up to it a bit and I find his way of singing sometimes even enjoyable. My favorite tracks are From Out Of Nowhere with killer riff, Epic, Falling To Pieces, The Real Thing and Woodpecker From Mars which is a really ubderrated piece of instrumental.
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85/100
From 10/25/2022 15:49
Ponte entre o heavy metal clássico para o contemporâneo.
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From 10/04/2022 05:53
Not listened to this in ages and had forgotten what a "Epic" rock record it is including a great cover of War Pigs
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75/100
From 10/02/2022 20:30
A solid album that starts out with three absolutely phenomenal tracks that really kick the record off in style. Those starting songs are fuelled with energy forcing you to love the record right from the start. They are so infectious and fun to listen to that I think you could keep playing those 3 songs however much you like and you wouldn't grow tiresome of them. The record peaks at the second track though with that song being so incredible that it lifts the whole album up so much. Despite this, I really do find the flame of the album to dwindle as the time goes on. Most of the other songs feel like filler and are just making up the minutes so it makes up a decent length. There are obviously great moments still present such as brilliant vocals displays and some fantastic instrumental performances all around such as the drum work on Woodpecker From Mars but no song matches the level of the first 3. This makes the record feel very unbalanced and sometimes I do struggle to finish the album. The War Pigs cover is genius though and they really do the song justice. Overall, one of the best openings to a record ever and the rest of the album is solid but it isn't up to the same level.
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90/100
From 12/05/2019 13:04
Real very good album
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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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From 07/22/2019 15:00
Favorite Tracks:Zombie Eaters
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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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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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