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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. Reformation Post TLC may lack a tune as monumental as, say, the unforgettable ‘Hip Priest’ from Hex Enduction Hour, but 30 years into his career, Smith is still making music with the kind of vitality and imagination that shame most musicians half his age.
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    Smith sounds revitalised (and often very amused), delivering his most emphatic vocals in years. [Mar 2007, p.76]
  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. There are moments of clarity when the band sounds fantastic, but they're not enough to save the record from landing in the band's forget pile.

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  1. PaulJ
    Mar 27, 2007
    8
    Another solid album from The Fall. Great to see them getting some recognition after almost 30 albums over the years. Perhaps the bass line 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
    3
    As a diehard Fall fan, I can't help but be disappointed by this. At least Fall Heads Roll had Blindness