The Fall - Gorillaz
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36

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  1. Apr 23, 2011
    4
    As a huge Gorillaz fan, I highly anticipated another release from Albarn under the Gorillaz brand. However this release was a massive disappointment and it kills me to say it. Every album released previously under the Gorillaz brand had a story behind it. You were never just listening to music, it was more like following an Anime show through sound right from the self title album with the introduction of the concept of Kong Studios; Demon Days with Feel good inc being a centre point for th action, which is seen through the music videos of 'Feel Good Inc' and 'El Manana'; in Plastic Beach we find that Kong has burned down and that the Gorillaz are on the run which can be seen in the 'Stylo' music video and they set up shop on plastic beach which is also a political reference to the ever growing mass of the plastic island in the middle of the ocean (don't believe me? google it), and so the story continues. The Fall, had nothing, no hype; no excitement; no mood; and most of all no story! this was, I felt Albarn using a serious successful brand to release his experiment under. well all artists sell out eventualy. But musically, I give Albarn his dues for producing this on an Ipad, however as far as the tunes go, they are pretty porno, and a serious let down to the previous Gorillaz releases. Expand
  2. j30
    Dec 9, 2011
    2
    The Fall doesn't belong anywhere in Gorillaz's already strong discography. The LP (if you want to call it that) feels more like an afterthought rather than a carefully well made release that we've come to expect from Damon and Co.
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    0
    The album was made on an iPad, and what can you say other than it sounds like it was made on an iPad.
    It came out of nowhere as a complete surprise and yet you felt incredibly disappointed.
    I liked one track on the album, but it really doesn't justify the fact that this has "Gorillaz" marked on it.
  4. May 9, 2011
    0
    IMO I thought this album was a waste of time. I LOVE the Gorillaz but they're straying FAR from their roots and don't even sound anything like they used to. Plastic Beach was a new step but The Fall was a far cry from any of their more original tunes. For example lots of their songs told "stories" that were a tad bit confusing but open for interpretation, now on The Fall, you hear songs like Plastic Bags and Revolving Door...that are just what the titles say. If anything, it sounded like an Elevator Music artist "breaking out". Over all, what I'm trying to say is that this was a GOD AWFUL album. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    60
    The Fall winds up a little ephemeral, its pleasures as fleeting as the scenery passing outside the windows of a tour bus.
  2. May 23, 2011
    50
    The sluggish vibe on The Fall was obviously part of Albarn's intention in creating a meandering sonic travelogue, but you end up wishing he'd pressed the gas pedal a little harder.
  3. May 3, 2011
    60
    In form as well as content, The Fall is more like a pet project than a full-fledged release.