Fantastic Planet is the third studio album by the Americanalternative 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 course through the album's lyrics, as well as various indirect references to drug addiction, drug-related experiences, and prostitution. 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.
A music video was produced for the single "Stuck on You" which closely resembles the opening credits of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (included on the DVD portion of the 2004 Failure compilation Golden). Other songs, such as "Saturday Saviour" and "Pitiful", were released as radio singles, but no music videos were made for them.
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen joined Failure around the time of this album's release.