Editors’ Notes 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.

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Pure Comedy
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6:23
 
Total Entertainment Forever
2
2:53
 
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
3
4:18
 
Ballad of the Dying Man
4
4:50
 
Birdie
5
5:19
 
Leaving LA
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13:11
 
A Bigger Paper Bag
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4:41
 
When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
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4:04
 
Smoochie
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3:45
 
Two Wildly Different Perspectives
10
3:12
 
The Memo
11
5:16
 
So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
12
9:58
 
In Twenty Years or So
13
6:27
 

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