Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 21, 2013
    A confounding set of song sketches and hot riffs, this one belongs with 2005's Interim, 2001's Are You Are Missing Winner, and others that are considered "for hardcore fans only."
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    OK, it’s not pretty, but it’s pure Fall. And that’s what makes them a difficult band to feel disappointed with, even if the release is, like Re-Mit, something of a second-rate offering.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 17, 2013
    Some ace stuff aboard here.... But you do long for MES to turn up with a sheaf of structured writing, as per Hex Enduction, rather than a sozzled brainful of scattered grievances and in-jokes. [Jul 2013, p.86]
  4. May 13, 2013
    Throughout the entire album, you’re left wondering how Smith, who is responsible for some of the most untouchable, spontaneous punk classics of all time, could muster the audacity to purposefully sound like such a parody of his previous self.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2013
    With this 30th outing there's a troubling sense of treading water. [Jul 2013, p.103]
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    Re-Mit sounds alive, funny even, as if Smith has made peace with something--possibly his own genius.
  7. May 13, 2013
    Like all the band's recent output, Re-Mit isn't going to win over anyone who isn't already a Fall devotee.
  8. 40
    "Irish" and "Jetplane" bring a late flicker of focus to the proceedings, but the band's resolute primitivism works to their detriment.
  9. May 13, 2013
    The songs on Re-Mit, his 30th studio album with his band the Fall, resemble a row of unevenly smashed windows, or patches of broken concrete in a street--unsightly ruptures within a familiar context, potentially more shapely and interesting the closer you look, but perhaps not.
  10. May 14, 2013
    One of the first things that jumps out at the listener, and it's something which persists throughout, is the disconnectedness between Smith and Elena Poulou in the control room, arsing about with daft voices and keyboard squiggles respectively, and the big lads at the back.
  11. Jun 10, 2013
    This album is no disaster, no Moonbeams and Bluejeans, but the benign flatness here suggests the ineffable whatever that made The Fall fascinating has fallen away, and it looks very far gone.
  12. Uncut
    May 24, 2013
    Not wonderful, but certainly frightening. [Jul 2013, p.75]
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  1. May 26, 2013
    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 »