God's Favorite Customer
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 81 ratings
2018 Ratings: #6
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Consequence of Sound

The end result sees Misty at his most desperate, heartbroken state, making a solid comedown record from I Love You, Honeybear and Pure Comedy that doesn’t quite hit the profound highs of its predecessors, but gets carried quite a long way on the backs of its honest songwriting.

The Line of Best Fit

For all this fuss, it’s disappointing ... that much of God’s Favorite Customer doesn’t pack anywhere near the sonic punch that gives life to his first three records.

Slant Magazine

Josh Tillman too often feels hopelessly lost inside his own head on God's Favorite Customer.

Apr 18, 2018*
A self reflective and honest approach to the struggles of an ageing man who is aware of his own mortal transgressions. This is the most personal Tillman has ever been, singing the woes of his life in a way that is near Dylan-esque. God's Favourite Customer is a reminder of our imperfections and doubts, and to allow yourself to not take things so seriously.

Sonically, it is similar to Honeybear in the way that the production is very light and aesthetically pleasing, relying heavily on catchy ... read more
Apr 18, 2018
I love Mouth Moods!!
Apr 19, 2018
Much less grand, much less overdone, much less concerned with his image, Josh Tillman's God's Favorite Customer is much easier to swallow.

His change in production is very refreshing, mostly choosing to no longer rip off Elton John and instead scaling down to a smaller setup, successfully matching the more personal lyrics. His lyrics are still not my cup of tea, as the cute 'Pacific Northwest self-loathing cleverness' has never even remotely impressed me. However, the fact that the opposition ... read more
Apr 25, 2018
Much prefer this approach for FJM, the decision to make nearly every song on Pure Comedy a bloated, hugely ambitious ballad about existentialism really turned me off, it seriously lacked an interesting character and the large track lengths combined with FJM's dull vocal tone a lot of the time made it an overblown & indulgent slog for me. With GFC, I think the stronger focus on just simply writing quality, straight forward songs here makes it a lot more entertaining, and in my opinion this ... read more
Apr 18, 2018
Father John Misty will spare none of you peasants.
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Track List
  1. Hangout at the Gallows
  2. Mr. Tillman
  3. Just Dumb Enough to Try
  4. Date Night
  5. Please Don’t Die
  6. The Palace
  7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
  8. God’s Favorite Customer
  9. The Songwriter
  10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)
Contributions By
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Added on: April 17, 2018