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    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:31:57

    Valentine's Day Playlist: Faith No More For Lovers - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    Let's face it. Nothing says "love" quite like Faith No More. We're talking real eternal love here too—not some ephemeral Tinder shit.

    As the boys get ready to release Sol Invictus on May 19, their first studio offering since 1997's criminally underrated Album of the Year, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino thought it was only appropriate to assemble a playlist of the best Faith No More songs to play for your love on Valentine's Day.

    We're not going to make you wait any longer. Without further pomp and circumstance, here it is (in no particular order)...

    Faith No More For Lovers Playlist

    "Easy"

    Faith No More's Angel Dust-era cover of Commodores' "Easy" is soulfully smooth and strangely sweet. It's a mood-setter if we've ever heard one.



    "Midnight Cowboy"

    This Angel Dust instrumental has a cinematic weight and could easily score any romance reconciliation scene in your favorite sixties or seventies drama. Play it at dinner with the one you love just before the wine.

    "From Out of Nowhere"

    The hook lyrics on The Real Thing opener could very well be referring to love at first sight—"You come from out of nowhere. My glance turns to a stare." Throw in Billy Gould's bass, Mike Bordin's propulsive bounce, and Roddy Bottum's symphonic keys, and you've got real musical romp.

    "Evidence"

    With its slinky bass line and Mike Patton's entrancing vocals, this one's meant for a slow dance.



    "Stripsearch"

    Another slow jam, this one really ignites the night. It's evocative and edgy, and it'll make your lady swoon.



    "Digging The Grave"

    A King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime classic, this one is for when the evening speeds up, and the lyrics could be interpreted as the lengths we'll go for love—or something else like that if you think hard enough on it.

    "Last Cup of Sorrow"

    This is one of Faith No More's most expansive and engaging gems. It's also strangely encouraging. You never want your lover to drink more sorrow than she has to.

    "Caffeine"

    It's good for staying up all night, which if you worked all day on Valentine's Day is helpful so you don't fall asleep with the one you love.

    "Ashes to Ashes"

    This song just fucking rules—that makes it appropriate for Valentine's Day.



    "Pristina"

    "Pristina" stands out as arguably the most beautiful song in Faith No More's catalog. Patton urges, "I'll be with you" over a staggering background of distortion and rhythms. It's one of the band's finest moments, and it's chillingly gorgeous.

    Rick Florino
    02.12.15


    What's your favorite Faith No More song?



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