User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. leeg
    Aug 8, 2004
    10
    the US version kicks major ass. way better then the import. the sound is better and the remixed version of Sparta is nothing short of brilliant. Mark E Smith is Genius, long live the king
  2. samjob
    Dec 31, 2003
    8
    their best album since the mid-90's " middle class revolt" i would rate it: 8.5 , if it was possible.
  3. sgtserenity
    Jan 14, 2004
    10
    under the new regime, dislike of fall albums will be punishable by death.
  4. DavidG
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    Their best in over a decade, at least -- a rejuvenated band hitting another prime.
  5. PeteW
    Jan 6, 2004
    9
    I just can't stop playing MES latest offering. Many may disagree, but I think he becomes more coherent with age. A man with much to say, and cracking tunes to boot. Radiohead take note.
  6. LG
    Jan 22, 2005
    10
    If The Fall fell out of favor with you because of their dubious output in the last decade+, this album will restore your faith! I hope MES has more in him like this one.
  7. MarkR.
    Mar 14, 2004
    9
    I have ALWAYS loved the Fall... in large part because of the reactions over the years from the people in my life when I first play them the Fall. "Utter dismay" might be a good way to characterize the response. I have grown used to many fair-to-middling releases surfacing from the band, occasionally interspersed with a F***K*N brilliant record. THE REAL NEW FALL LP is one of those shining I have ALWAYS loved the Fall... in large part because of the reactions over the years from the people in my life when I first play them the Fall. "Utter dismay" might be a good way to characterize the response. I have grown used to many fair-to-middling releases surfacing from the band, occasionally interspersed with a F***K*N brilliant record. THE REAL NEW FALL LP is one of those shining moments. I guess it's time to invite over the friends and family! Expand
  8. matts
    Sep 27, 2004
    10
    words can't do justice to the greatness of this album credit. i shall paint it.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The Real New Fall LP is as solid and interesting as anything the group has released in the last ten years.
  2. as brittle, volatile and consistently riveting as any band out there, and even though no one could possibly take Smith seriously anymore, it insinuates that there's still enough justification here to warrant following The Fall's devious discography into one more decade.
  3. Spin
    91
    An atavistic orgy of recycled riffs and lifelong obsessions. [Sep 2004, p.120]