In a season packed with many hotly anticipated album releases, it’s saying something to be among the hottest of the hotly anticipated. So it is with Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy, a record bearing pressure to not only live up to 2015’s romantic opus I Love You, Honeybear but also pressure to not become a joke under the weight of Father John Misty himself – a.k.a. Josh Tillman – and his ever-quotable, kind of ridiculous, teetering-on-annoying-but-narrowly-missing-it persona. Well now the moment of truth has arrived: Pure Comedy is streamable for your listening pleasure, below. Find out if you hate or love it, honeybear.
Father John Misty. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The New Yorker