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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best compilations money can buy, 14 May 2008
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This review is from: 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong: 39 Golden Greats (Audio CD)
If you've had just a passing interest in music over the last 30 years or so, and bought the occasional magazine, chances are you have come across the Fall; chances are, equally, you could not sing or even name a single record here. No matter, it would still be worthwhile laying down the required green and taking a chance on this compilation. If you don't like what you hear then it's no great loss, but it's more than likely that you'll enjoy a good number of these tracks. If you like most of this album then you are just about to fall in love with this band and if you are going to get gooey over a group there's few better candidates.
The Fall have released a studio album every year or so for the last 30 years and don't appear to be about to let up now. More importantly this is not a band whose latter music is held in less regard than earlier, more youthful, output. There are fans of the Fall who hold records released in the last 5 years as highly as those released 20-30 years ago. The new Fall fan has a back catalogue to trawl through, recent releases to enjoy and the knowledge that there's probably more of this to come. That's a rare old thing to find in a band: a past, a present and a future to get excited by. What's more, although there is a definite Fall-like quality to all their records, they are, at times, extremely varied in style so there's little sense of treading old ground. They are not a band likely to bore you.
The Fall aren't the most popular of groups but with their cryptic lyrics, huge output and stylistic changes they have developed a devotional fanbase. Buy this and you may just see what the fuss has been about all these years.
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