Bend Sinister (studio album) by The Fall

Bend Sinister by The Fall
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 4,344th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 81 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (58th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (645th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,344th)
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The Fall bestography

Bend Sinister is ranked 8th best out of 53 albums by The Fall on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Fall is This Nation's Saving Grace which is ranked number 941 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,906.

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Bend Sinister track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 81 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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90/100
From 08/16/2019 16:36
My favourite Fall album. It's certainly one of their most accessible records but it's also one of the best. The new cd remaster is excellent and it makes the lp even more timeless, it sounds like it was released last week. Great album.
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From 08/04/2019 10:48
Tackling the huge Fall catalogue can be an intimidating prospect but 'Bend Sinister' is a great place to begin , IMHO its their best album . So many great tracks to enjoy: "Shoulder Pads 1 and 2" , the cover of "Mr Pharmacist" , "Bournmouth Runner" and "US 80's-90's" are personal favourites

This album is kinda commercial feeling on the one hand but weird and quirky on the other and just only just misses out on my all time top 100 albums

Mark E Smith at his absolute finest
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95/100
From 06/22/2016 10:38
In a similar vein to This Nations Saving Grace, Bend Sinister is probably their most commercial album, it is high on melody and has an indie-pop feeling to it.

Still plenty of lyrical gems can be found and things still venture off the beaten path as you would expect.

Included here is Mr Pharmacist which has been played live probably more than any other Fall track, but of course it isn't really a Fall track as it's a cover version.
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From 08/17/2014 18:17
DARK GROSS CHAPEL.
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From 12/17/2012 14:18
This is my favourite album by The Fall. For me, it contains their two best tracks ever U.S.80s-90s and Mr.Pharmacist. Top album!
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