- Artist: Father John Misty
- Album: God’s Favorite Customer (2018)
- Purchased at: Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO) for $20
Father John Misty was crowned king of the hipsters a few years ago, ceremonies aren’t cool so he never had one. Instead hipster music fans will just continue to adore him and act like everyone just “doesn’t get it.” Okay, this didn’t “officially” happen but it seems true. The fact is that no matter the image or fanbase good music is hard to ignore and Father John Misty is strangely compelling. His new album has the intoxicating “Mr. Tillman” about getting blitzed in a nice hotel room and connecting the dots the next day. There’s a very interesting self inspection with “The Songwriter” as well that has some interesting twists on the superfan mentality. It’s the same old Father John Misty but is still very intriguing and filled with good songs.
So this is the “loser edition” of God’s Favorite Customer,” this means it has those cool blue chrome tears on the cover and an exclusive purple splatter vinyl pressing. The actual record is made to look like a test pressing too which is actually pretty cool and fooled me at first. The inner jacket that you can’t even see has a nice paisley-esqe pattern too, the artwork is really top notch here.
Verdict: It’s a litmus test, you’ll like it or hate it most likely. As much as my instincts tell me not to like this record I can’t help but be pulled in by it.