8 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Only Damien Rice's third studio album, 2014’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy took eight years to follow up the Irish singer/songwriter’s previous studio release, 9. It proves worth the wait. Though just eight songs, it wastes nothing. Rice smartly paired up with coproducer Rick Rubin, who added his own subtle Zen touches. The spare, emotional drive of the nine-minute-plus “It Takes a Lot to Know a Man,” the stringed intimacy of “The Greatest Bastard,” and the heart-wrenching “I Don’t Want to Change You” are peerless performances. Sessions ran from Los Angeles to Iceland, with Rice baring his private soul to the universe. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Only Damien Rice's third studio album, 2014’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy took eight years to follow up the Irish singer/songwriter’s previous studio release, 9. It proves worth the wait. Though just eight songs, it wastes nothing. Rice smartly paired up with coproducer Rick Rubin, who added his own subtle Zen touches. The spare, emotional drive of the nine-minute-plus “It Takes a Lot to Know a Man,” the stringed intimacy of “The Greatest Bastard,” and the heart-wrenching “I Don’t Want to Change You” are peerless performances. Sessions ran from Los Angeles to Iceland, with Rice baring his private soul to the universe. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

Patrick_Kane ,

My Favourite Faded Fantasy is hauntingly beautiful.

Damien Rice will find the part of your heart that you thought had sealed up years ago, tear it out and feed it hope. Like every great long lost love, it's exciting to see them again until the crushing lovesickness returns. MFFF is no different. So loosen your heartstrings because Damien is sure to yank the hell out of them. Welcome back, old friend.

DKW22 ,

Thank You

I was living in Europe when O came out. It shook my life. I still put in that album in from time to time and it still gives me chills. That period was one of the best times in my life! It reminds me of great friends and wonderful travel. Damien's O and Ryan Adams Heartbreaker were the soundtrack to my life during my last few years of
my teens into my twenties. I'm so thankful for his music and now I'm sure I will look back on this album 10 years from now and it will remind me of all the great moments in my 30's. Thanks for your music.

TXmusgrl ,

My Favourite Faded Fantasy!!! Is amazing

Eight years of waiting and the first song released is awesome! Missed being amazed by his music, thank God he is back.

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