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Suspended Animation

Fantômas - Suspended Animation
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2005 Ratings: #86 / 510
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2005 Ratings: #248
Liked by 7 people
April 5, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ipecac / Label
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Mike Patton: #41

Last Fantomas album. The group had a bit of a rocky start but they've definitely improved over their 4 album discography, and this one is in my opinion their best.

So, what makes this Fantomas album the best of the group? I'd have to say its all because of the direction they took in making this very cartoonish and playful with the samples and noises used. Mike has always been a very animated and cinematic vocalists making this style definitely natural for him. A lot of ... read more


I remember hating this upon first listen. Years later I decided to give it another try. I cannot say it is plain bad, but it is certainly not for everyone. The band does not even intend to be approachable, and the album plays like some kind of a joke, which at least makes it easier to appreciate. Tempos change at a glance, and sound bits prevail over conventional music, which feels like a perpetual switching of radio channels (from atonal jazzy pieces to straight up thrash metal to spoken word ... read more


I cannot explain in words how uncomfortable this made me feel

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Track List

  1. 04/01/05 April Fools
  2. 04/02/05 International
  3. 04/03/05 Megalisia (Robot)
  4. 04/04/05 Er Tong Jie C
  5. 04/05/05 Festival of Tuesday
  6. 04/06/05 Sorry Charlie
  7. 04/07/05 Motherhood And
  8. 04/08/05 Moharram (Indian)
  9. 04/09/05 Day of the A.M.
  10. 04/10/05 Soul Sunday
  11. 04/11/05 Eight Track Eleventh Place
  12. 04/12/05 Cosmonauts Day
  13. 04/13/05 Blame Somebody
  14. 04/14/05 Youth Day (Android)
  15. 04/15/05 That Sucks Dyke
  16. 04/16/05 Rekindle Your Flame
  17. 04/17/05 National Cheesing
  18. 04/18/05 Week of the Yesterday
  19. 04/19/05 Binding Tuesday
  20. 04/20/05 Taurus the Butt
  21. 04/21/05 Kindergarten Meat
  22. 04/22/05 Feast of Ishtar
  23. 04/23/05 Çocuk Bayrami
  24. 04/24/05 National Karate
  25. 04/25/05 Cuckoo Day University
  26. 04/26/05 Flower Parade
  27. 04/27/05 National Scoop
  28. 04/28/05 Floralia Romania
  29. 04/29/05 Casse Canarie
  30. 04/30/05 National Honer

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Added on: May 26, 2013