Top Ten of 2012 – Number 5. Father John Misty – Fear Fun


Number five goes to the Uncut album of the year ‘Fear Fun’ by Father John Misty.  Long time followers of The Steinberg Principle will know of my love for J Tillman.  Albums such as ‘A Year in the Kingdom’ are just mind blowing.  I stumbled upon this – his new alter ego – in the Sunday Times and was immediately off to the shops looking for the record.  And it does not disappoint.  A complete departure from his past work this is more flamboyant.  More theatrical.  More upbeat and adventurous.  But, no less brilliant.  I don’t want this to be the end of the J Tillman of old, but I certainly look forward with great eagerness to future Father John Misty records based on this offering.  You can read my review of this record here.