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The Fall Go Transatlantic with 'Reformation! Post-TLC'

The Fall's Reformation! Post-TLC, originally released in 2007, teams Mark E. Smith with an almost all-American band, who he subsequently fired after a few months, leaving just one record and a few questions behind.

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The Fall: Singles 1978 - 2016 (album review)

Does the world really need another Fall anthology? Yes, absolutely, and this is it.

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Motorways, Bank Robbers, and Other Delights: A Conversation with Martin Bramah of Blue Orchids

John Peel and Nico loved his band and Mark E. Smith fired him. Martin Bramah marched through history with a band he can never seem to escape. After decades of trying not to, he's finally learned to embrace life in Blue Orchids.

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Blue Orchids: Awefull / The Once and Future Thing

Blue Orchids comes roaring back with new songs and a collection of early '80s Rough Trade sides.

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The Fall: Wise Ol' Man

The Fall have summoned another EP that will please the faithful while baffling everyone else.

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How Artificial Intelligence Views Humans in 'The Fall'

We are faulty, we must be appeased, we are destructive, and ultimately we are self-destructive.

Games

Moving Pixels Podcast: 'The Fall' Explores Artificial Intelligence and Identity

The Fall raises questions about the self and personal identity by considering how an artificial intelligence governs itself.

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The Fall: Sub-Lingual Tablet

Long in the tooth but not without vitality, Mark E. Smith and the Fall are predictable, but satisfactory, on their new album

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Luke Haines: Adventures in Dementia

A "micro opera" involving a Mark E Smith impersonator, caravan holidays, and British fascist punks upholds Haines's reputation as a singular songwriter.

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The Fall: Live UUROP VIII-XII Places in Sun & Winter, Son

The Fall appear to be enjoying themselves now. But what about the rest of us?

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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.

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The Fall

The story Roy tells reflects both their desires, revealed throughout The Fall in brilliantly colored images.

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The Fall

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.

Ian Mathers
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The Fall: Reformation Post T.L.C

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.

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The Fall: Fall Heads Roll

Punk's last lone standing band of any repute returns with an infectious record that secures their certain doom.

Josh Berquist
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The Fall: Hex Enduction Hour: Expanded Deluxe Edition

The lavish reissue of the seminal 1982 album by The Fall sounds just as potent today, or perhaps even more so.

Adrien Begrand
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Banged Up But Still Unbreakable: Comes With the Fall

PopMatters Music Critic Michael Christopher uncovers the drive that keeps Comes With the Fall going -- DIY style.

Michael Christopher
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The Fall by Simon Mawer

Has little to do with mountain climbing and a lot to do with the general situation of humankind.

Celia S. McClinton

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