God's Favorite Customer (studio album) by Father John Misty

God's Favorite Customer by Father John Misty
Year: 2018
Release date: 2018-06-01
Overall rank: 1,635th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 355 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2018 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (262nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,635th)
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Father John Misty bestography

God's Favorite Customer is ranked 4th best out of 12 albums by Father John Misty on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Father John Misty is I Love You, Honeybear which is ranked number 287 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,148.

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80/100
From 06/27/2021 10:34
A sincere, expressive album in which Tillman goes deep into his depressive feelings at the time and the love for the person who helped him out of it.
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From 07/08/2019 15:58
80/100

Solid album for Josh!
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85/100
From 03/22/2019 07:50
Pure Comedy is much better, but this is very good in it's own right.
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From 01/23/2019 07:45
A nice follow up to Pure Comedy. If I would use stand up comedy terms to describe the two albums, I would say that Pure Comedy felt like the punchline, while God's Favorite Customer was a tag. Oftentimes, a tag will get a good reaction from the audience, which is what I felt the case was here. At times, both albums share similar tones and themes. However, God's Favorite Customer is shorter and more varied. This album was definitely less ambitious and less conceptual than its predecessor, which is not necessarily a negative thing. There are a few weaker links here and there, and since the album is not as conceptual these points can stand out a bit more. But even the weakest points aren't actually bad. What really makes this record are Father John Misty's lyrics and songwriting. I think that "Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All" is a very well constructed song, and the vocal melody on "Please Don’t Die" is beautifully put together. He also has a knack for writing guitar riffs that feel so grand and memorable, such as on "We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)." In addition, the instrumentation on "Just Dumb Enough To Try" is simply gorgeous. You might not get the bold artistic statement that you would find with his previous work, but its not necessary for every album to have that attribute. If you're craving a collection of quality songs with outstanding writing, this is the place to be.
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80/100
From 12/18/2018 21:16
Great variety while still maintaining an obvious connecting thread between all the songs on here. Not the most revolutionary thing FJM has ever produced, but I'm a big fan of it regardless. One of the best releases of the year, no doubt.
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75/100
From 11/21/2018 01:01
Even if it doesn't quite live up to the majesty and intelligence of Pure Comedy, that's not to run down Father John Misty's follow-up record. This is a concise, heartsick album that allows a little more space to breathe and enjoy than all his other releases. Some damn fine songwriting, mostly paired with impressively lush instrumentation (although the muddiness of some of the mixing detracts on occasion).
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80/100
From 08/26/2018 13:29
Better than "pure comedy"(a bore), but nothing like "I love you honeybear"(a classic). Very much Beatles-vibes on this la-la-record.
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65/100
From 06/23/2018 05:25
This is a relative return to form for ex-Fleet Fox Joshua Tillman AKA Father John Misty following 2017's bloated and ultimately boring 'Pure Comedy' & in fact this album feels bright and breezy in comparison

On this album the self loathing , deprecation and self parody are front and centre and the line between Tillman and Misty has never been so blurred with a collection of great tracks

F.J.M is back with one of the best albums in 2018

65 Out Of 100
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From 06/23/2018 04:22
Good album.

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80/100
From 06/15/2018 02:26
Much more musically varied than Pure Comedy, which to my ears is a good thing. There's less of a concept here though, which I'm also fine with. The songs are, as usual, thoughtful, intense, philosophical and hilarious. Jonathan Wilson's production is also brilliant, as always. I really want to hate him but I just can't.
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