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Faith No More: Angel Dust (Slash 828 321-2)

Paul Elliott, Vox, July 1992

IN THE '90s, rock Is changing — or at least, public tastes are changing. Nirvana's Nevermind has topped the US album chart and is now featured alongside Michael Bolton and George Michael in mail-order music club ads. Freaky funk stylists the Red Hot Chili Peppers are all over American MTV and radio, as are Seattle rockers Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Speed metal brats Metallica are a part of the establishment. Granted, Def Leppard recently topped the US Billboard Hot 200, but lately, some pretty weird bands have burst into rock's mainstream — so many that it's become difficult to define mainstream rock. These days, a million-selling hard rock act doesn't necessarily mean Bon Jovi. It could just as easily mean Faith No More.

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