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  • Summary: The Mark E. Smith-led band's 26th studio album (give or take) features yet another new lineup of musicians (who also play in Los Angeles outfit Darker My Sweet), as the previous set mutinied on tour last year.
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  1. The Fall are the best new band in Britain.
  2. The way Reformation fights importance with such enthusiasm and muscle is what makes it such a fascinating album.
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    An energised splicing of riff, declamation and technology that sounds like a thrilling synthesis of 2003's The Real New Fall LP and 2005's Fall Heads Roll, delivered with the highest levels of vigour for some time. [Feb 2007, p.92]
  4. For newcomers to Smith's wonderful and frightening world it's a good introduction. [Mar 2007, p.111]
  5. Clocking in at an hour, there's ample opportunity for missteps and toss-offs, but also first rate, two-chord grinds that stand up to the best material the Fall has ever recorded.
  6. A dispirited, half-baked record. [Jun 2007, p.156]
  7. Largely, Reformation: Post TLC is the sound of a band striving for the level of menace and achieving the level of annoyance. [#17, p.91]

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  1. PaulJ
    Mar 27, 2007
    Another solid album from The Fall. Great to see them getting some recognition after almost 30 albums over the years. Perhaps the bass line intro used in the Nissan (?) car commercial has reviatlized their career or at least given them some mainstream exposure. If you are familiar with The Fall, you should find this latest release very rewarding and worth multiple listenings. Enjoy! Expand
  2. J.Temperance
    Apr 6, 2007
    As a diehard Fall fan, I can't help but be disappointed by this. At least Fall Heads Roll had Blindness