Ersatz G.B. - The Fall
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Nov 26, 2011
    10
    I am bewildered at the mixed reviews. This is without a doubt one of the strongest of the 29 studio albums they have released. (I have owned all.) They have been on an extraordinary roll (with a few exceptions) for the last 10 years. Since early the last decade, they brilliantly returned to their post punk roots after flirting (with mixed results) with various forms of techno pop since the late 80s. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    Mistah Smith - he be dirty. He be up river in a bad place. He be a tropic genius up a tree. With the monkeys. With the shade.

    P.S. I share the bewilderment on the mixed reviews. This is a amazing stuff - but perhaps a little scary for some.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    80
    Ersatz G.B. offers no easy explanations, but instead twists and excites the listener's brain with unexpected phantom bewilderments. [Dec 2011, p.100]
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    60
    There are moments of genuine wonder. [Jan 2012, p.120]
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Some might find the group's repetitive grooves too smooth a match for all Smith's spewing. But his bark infects everything around it. [Nov 2011, p.58]