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Best album of the year,
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The Fall, under the guidance and leadership of Mark E Smith, have now made records for more than three decades. And rightly so! John Peel's favourite band of all time and one the most groundbreaking and experimental groups of their age. Technically in the ' post-punk ' genre, they have defied any real label throughout their career.
This album is excellent. I would say that is a return to form, but they have not really lost their form very often at all in their career. Indeed, the variety of recordings that they have made makes it almost impossible to site a poor Fall album.
However, this is truly one of their better records, even in such a biased opinion as my own. Throughout the LP, there is risk after riff of brilliance and some surely excellent, if often rather bizarre lyrics. they are in inimitable best style, true to form.
OFYC showcase begins a truly remarkable recording. With its incessant and hypnotic riff and MES shouting and ranting in his inimitable style over the great groove. Bury (parts one and three) is, perhaps, even more infectious and
gives great insight into the lives out of the group, as compared with their brilliant studios sound. Smith's wife, Elini Poulou, that's an excellent keyboard bashing and wonderful backing vocals on this particular track.
Then, we are treated to a variety author catchy post-punk numbers,including ' Cowboy George ' and the wonderful ' Weather Report '. All in all, well worth buying.