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Josh Tillman’s third album as Father John Misty is a wry and passionate complaint against nearly everything under the sun: Politics, religion, entertainment, war—even Father John Misty can’t escape Father John Misty’s gimlet eye. But even the wordiest, most cynically self-aware songs here (“Leaving L.A.”, “When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay”) are executed with angelic beauty, a contrast that puts Tillman in a league with spiritual predecessors like Randy Newman or Harry Nilsson. A performer as savvy as Tillman knows you can’t sell the apocalypse without making it sound pretty.

Customer Reviews

2017 shaping up as a good music year

I really like the four songs already available, and I loved his last album but I must admit I'm a little scared by songs being 9.58 & over 13 minutes long...


liked his first album better, a few good songs, but wont be buying it.

Instant Classic!!!

For me this is the best album so far this year,a absolute masterclass of singer songwriting from beginning to end,A 75 minute journey of pure bliss.


Born: 03 May 1981 in Rockville, MD

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Singer/songwriter J. Tillman's music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. In his spare time, however, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O'Connor, as...
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