Fear Fun (studio album) by Father John Misty

Fear Fun
Fear Fun by Father John Misty
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-05-01
Overall rank: 1,289th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 259 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2012 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (191st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,289th)
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Father John Misty bestography

Fear Fun is ranked 3rd best out of 5 albums by Father John Misty on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Father John Misty is I Love You, Honeybear which is ranked number 273 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,252.

Father John Misty album bestography « Higher ranked (665th) This album (1,289th) Lower ranked (1,734th) »
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77/100 (from 259 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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85/100
From 06/02/2018 11:59
Some great songs in here, but overall it gets a bit boring. 7/10.
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From 05/19/2016 15:22
I saw Father John Misty perform live at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, a few months after this album came out. It was one of the most painfully awkward and arrogant live performances I've ever seen. It made me intensely dislike Josh Tillman, and it diminished my appreciation for this album. Still, I can't dent it's one of the great albums of the twenty-first century so far. The songwriting is funny, clever, impeccable, and surprisingly moving, considering it came from a person as deeply off-putting as Tillman. "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" is an amazing song about having sex in a graveyard.
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From 03/15/2016 17:18
There was Jim Morrison and now is him.
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From 02/06/2015 04:14
One of the easiest listens (in the best way possible) that I can think of. Lyrics are brilliantly entertaining. Catchy melodies all over. To top it all off, you get fantastic moments of sincerity from a guy that sings about drug use, sex, and the environmental impact of making an album. All it takes is a few listens and you'll find yourself humming Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings all the damn time. Look out for his upcoming release (in a few days).

I've heard he puts on a hell of a show as well. Seeing him in two weeks, so I'm excited to find out for myself!
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80/100
From 07/10/2013 01:37
Father John Misty is the moniker for former Fleet Foxes drummer Joshua Tillman. Knowing this helps you to understand the sound of this album better as it sounds a fair bit like a Fleet Foxes album. This album, however, does not sound like an exact copy of a Fleet Foxes album, but you can hear the similarities. The loads of reverb and the sometimes minimalistic sound. Tillman does a very good job on this album both lyrically and musically. The songs are interesting and the lyrics are engaging. It’s overall a very good indie folk rock album and I would highly recommend checking it out. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good and especially if you’re a fan of Fleet Foxes, check it out.
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From 01/24/2013 21:58
It is a great listen to chill to.
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From 12/20/2012 20:31
Great songwriting here! Something you can put on and let all of your troubles drift away. The majesty in a long line of so called simple "relaxing" albums.
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From 12/02/2012 15:46
a touch of crowded house here and there. promising
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From 12/02/2012 03:49
A fantastic "freak folk" essentially American record with excellent and crisp songwriting....
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From 10/11/2012 00:38
The first night that I got this album I listened to it repeatedly for 3 hours. It is so chill and easy to listen to, I just love it.
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