Faust (album) by Faust

Faust
Faust by Faust (1971)
Overall rank: 817th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 274 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1971 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (195th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (817th)
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Faust is ranked as the best album by Faust.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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70/100
From titansaurs28 01/05/2018 22:21
A weird drifty art piece of an album that is strangely pleasant.
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From 11/28/2016 18:54
By turns haunting and hilarious, this debut album is nothing short of pioneering. As one reviewer stated, it is utterly world-building; this isn't just aimless experimental noise. One of the most thoroughly unique sonic statements of the decade.
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From RoundTheBend 03/15/2016 00:05
Impressive sounds/studio work for the time. I'm not a fan,(as in I wouldn't choose to listen to this often)but it definitely tickles my brain and is worth the listen.
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90/100
From bestdressed 11/14/2014 10:35
Great album. If you told me this album was made by an extraterrestrial life form I might believe it.
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80/100
From Aruji 04/30/2014 16:01
Miss Fortune is a great track. Why Don't You Eat Carrots is also great. Even though the sax sounds sometimes a bit off. Meadow Meal is too unfocused for me. It has beautiful parts as well but parts that seem completely out of place. This album showed that Faust had great ideas and gladly they developed them over Faust So Far and The Faust Tapes to release what I think is their best album. Faust IV. Nonetheless Faust (album) is great and an essential album of it's genre.
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80/100
From ProfessorSquid 04/08/2013 13:37
This was a good listen while I was getting ready to leave this morning. Eating my Marshmallow Maties, drinking coffee and brushing my teeth all went well with Faust.
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85/100
From meccalecca 03/14/2013 16:48
Listening to Faust is an experience. Rather than simply existing in a space, it builds its own for the listener. As with most avant-garde music, its greatest value is inside the doors it opens.
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From 10/07/2012 12:20
Three songs are enough to understand what this band was able to produce in 1971. Thanks to bands like this Germany will ever be credited as one of the most innovatory and influential country in the history of modern music. In fact Germany is the homeland of the kraut-rock movement, which includes bands like Faust, Can, Neu and Amon Dull, the very first ones in terms of electronic experimentation and fusion between rock and artificial sounds.
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From hairymarx1 01/22/2012 04:18
Wazz, I agree with you. Of all the so-called 'Krautrock' bands, Faust are my favourite. I was lucky enough to have seen them play live last summer and it was one of the greatest musical 'events' I've ever witnessed. That's how I perceive the music of Faust - an 'organic' 'event' or work of art in progress, continually moving, never standing still.

There is something really honest and sincere in their approach to their music which is best experienced live. As with 'Trout Mask Replica', 'Faust' touches something very deep within the human psyche in a way that is profound. I think the kind of spontaneity and honesty found in Faust has been lost in contemporary music.
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1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
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