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Fantastic Planet

Release Date 13 Aug 1996
Released23 years, 3 months ago
Performer Failure

About Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Failure, released on August 13, 1996. It was the last album released on Slash Records as distributed by Warner Bros. Records. The album failed to chart on Billboard 's Top 200 albums, but did produce a charting single with "Stuck on You", which reached #23 on Billboard 's Alternative Songs Chart. The album was produced by Failure themselves in a process that took longer than their previous two albums, with one song being recorded and produced soon after being written, and repeating this process. Space-rock themes are present in the lyrics, as well as various indirect references to drug addiction, drug-related experiences, and prostitution. The artwork is based on the cover of the L. Ron Hubbard novel Return to Tomorrow. Seven of the album's songs were also included on Failure's Essentials, a best-of collection from 2006. In 2009, JustPressPlay named Fantastic Planet the third-best album of the 1990s. They also ranked the song "The Nurse Who Loved Me" at #10 in its list of the Top 100 Songs of the 1990s. On March 24, 2015 it was announced the album was to be reissued on 180g clear and 120g black vinyl via the band's own PledgeMusic page.

Extra Info

Record label Slash Records
Follows Magnified
Followed by Golden