Wednesday, May 22 2013
Mark E. Smith's production reveals a band determined to explore its denser, edgy, introverted character. The songs burrow down and hunker close. You approach them; they do not reach out to you. As with nearly all of the Fall, this album does what it wants to do, forcing the listener to submit to its terms.
Monday, June 7 2010
Thursday, May 6 2010
Whether it's a return to form or the last hurrah, Your Future Our Clutter is the best Fall album in over two decades.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Wednesday, May 14 2008
The story Roy tells reflects both their desires, revealed throughout The Fall in brilliantly colored images.
Thursday, April 24 2008
The frightening, wonderful world of Mark E. Smith and the Fall offers decades of music and dozens of albums to sift through for the one that best represents what they are all about.
Tuesday, March 27 2007
Mark E. Smith has previously thrived on conflict and controversy, but this time the fallout from yet another dramatic line-up change has resulted in one of the Fall's more disappointing releases.
Tuesday, November 29 2005
Punk's last lone standing band of any repute returns with an infectious record that secures their certain doom.
Monday, September 19 2005
The lavish reissue of the seminal 1982 album by The Fall sounds just as potent today, or perhaps even more so.