By Ryan Dombal
Updated May 26, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Peeping Tom, the latest project from former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton finds the mercurial oddball laying claim to a strange, largely unsatisfying strain of hip-hop-tinged metal. Each of the album’s 11 tracks features a different collaborator, including Massive Attack, Kool Keith, and Norah Jones, who hisses, ”What makes you think you’re my only lover?/The truth kinda hurts don’t it, motherf—er!,” on the clumsy freak-funk duet ”Sucker.” But once you get past the shock tactics, Peeping Tom is little more than a pile of dated Linkin Park-style sludge.

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