Re-Mit

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 23, 2013
    80
    As with nearly all of the Fall, this album does what it wants to do, forcing the listener to submit to its terms.
  2. May 16, 2013
    68
    It’s messy and menacing in equal measure, a bar fight that ends in broken glass and slippery floors, but not before landing a few killer strikes.
  3. May 16, 2013
    80
    On the whole, it matches Smith’s cheerier mood. A couple of abstract jam splodges aside, the album is punchier and less dirgy than last time.
  4. 70
    Far from being terrifying, it sounds like Smith is actually having fun.
  5. Jul 2, 2013
    73
    Nothing about this album makes a lick of sense. If you’re a longtime obsessive fan of the group (and really there is no other kind), though, you don’t really care if it does. Like fellow prolific weirdo Jandek, it’s enough that Smith is still out there spouting off against all odds.
  6. 70
    It’s an unsettling, incomparable racket of The Fall at their wonderful, frightening best.
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    68
    Re-Mit, while able to hold its own in some quarters, is not the best of The Fall by any stretch. However, some of the strange humour and twisted narratives, sorely lacking from their last release Ersatz G.B., are back.
  8. The Wire
    Jun 5, 2013
    80
    Measurable, replicable perfection has never been Smith's raison d'etre and Re-Mit--their 30th studio album in 37 years--possesses all the eccentricity of the group in their early pomp. [Jun 2013, p.49]
  9. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 26, 2013
    80
    The fact that The Fall are still going is remarkable enough; the fact that they're still making extraordinary records is even more so. [Jul 2013, p.92]
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  1. May 26, 2013
    9
    Like the relentless repetition that is their signature, The Fall have been making the same album for almost 35 years. But what an album! TheyLike the relentless repetition that is their signature, The Fall have been making the same album for almost 35 years. But what an album! They keep getting better. They are keeping it fresh. Since they shuttled their dabbling in syth-pop about 12 years ago, they have been on a roll. This may not be their best album, but it is nevertheless excellent. Full Review »