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  • Summary: The latest studio release for the British post-punk band led by Mark E. Smith was produced by Kieron Melling and Smith.
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  1. Aug 8, 2017
    90
    A superb record--sharp and absolutely dangerous.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 1, 2017
    80
    This one's a colorful addition to Smith's rambling canon. [Sep 2017, p.109]
  3. Magnet
    Aug 15, 2017
    80
    If New Facts Emerge reminds the listener of any post-millennial Fall album, I'd have to go with 2003's The Real New Fall LP. [No. 145, p.55]
  4. Aug 7, 2017
    70
    [A] restless, edgy album.
  5. Jul 31, 2017
    68
    Theirs is a meaty, swollen approach to garage rock that leaves ample room for diversions into exploratory psych and shredded rockabilly, and these moments turn out to be the best on Emerge.
  6. Jul 31, 2017
    60
    The best tracks (Fol De Rol, Gibbus Gibson, Groundsboy) flirt with disaster yet retain their discipline but, as is so often the case with the Fall, the music is less interesting than the song titles.
  7. Jul 27, 2017
    42
    It’s not bad--it’s certainly not an Ersatz GB, or Are You Are Missing Winner (though its half-assed cover art certainly comes close). But now that I’ve written it up, off it will go into the pile, never to be played.

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