Filter (US rock group from Cleveland)

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Filter is an American industrial rock group formed in 1993 in Cleveland by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. The band was formed after Patrick desired to start his own band after leaving Nine Inch Nails as their touring guitarist. Their debut album, Short Bus, was released in 1995, and ended up going platinum, selling over one million copies, largely due to the success of the band's single "Hey Man Nice Shot." After the album, the band would go through the first of many line-up changes, leaving Patrick as the only consistent member across all music releases.

After Liesegang's departure in 1997, Patrick recorded a follow up album with the Short Bus touring band members, who became full-time members thereafter. The resulting effort, Title of Record, also went platinum, off the success of the song "Take a Picture", in 1999. A third album, The Amalgamut, was released in 2002 with the same members, though sales stalled with Patrick checking into rehab after years of heavy alcohol and drug abuse just as touring for the album had began. The band went into hiatus while Patrick went to rehab, and then formed a new band, Army of Anyone, which released one self-titled album. After Army of Anyone went into hiatus, Patrick returned to Filter, releasing Anthems for the Damned in 2008, The Trouble with Angels in 2010, and The Sun Comes Out Tonight in 2013, with a revolving door of different musicians. A seventh studio album, Crazy Eyes, recorded with Patrick and another entirely new lineup, was released on April 8, 2016.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Short Bus Filter 4.75 6
1999 Title of Record Filter 4.75 4
2002 The Amalgamut Filter 4.35 2
2008 Anthems for the Damned Filter 2 3
2010 The Trouble With Angels Filter 5 3
2013 The Sun Comes Out Tonight Filter 4 3
2016 Crazy Eyes Filter 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Very Best Things: 1995-2008 Filter 3

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Remixes for the Damned Filter 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Dose Filter 2
1995 Hey Man Nice Shot Filter 3
1996 Jurassitol Filter 2
1998 One Filter 2
1999 Welcome to the Fold Filter 2
1999 Take a Picture Filter 6
2000 The Best Things Filter 2
2002 Where Do We Go From Here Filter 3
2014 The Hand That's Dealt Filter 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 (Can't You) Trip Like I Do Filter & The Crystal Method 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Title of EP Filter 1

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