"My Favourite Faded Fantasy" Released: 8 September 2014
"I Don't Want to Change You" Released: 24 September 2014
"The Greatest Bastard" Released: 30 October 2014
My Favourite Faded Fantasy is the third studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and producer Damien Rice. The album was released in Ireland on 31 October 2014 and subsequently in other territories on 3 November and then released on vinyl on 7 November 2014, almost eight years since the release of his previous album, 9. The album was produced by Rick Rubin.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 76, indicating "generally favorable", based on 15 reviews. Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kistobak of The Huffington Post included the album on their list of 2014's best releases, declaring the album "a devastating reminder that love leaves you crumbling and fantasies are just fiction". Goodman complimented Rice's "delicate vocals" as "sinister and familiar".