This Nation's Saving Grace (studio album) by The Fall

This Nation's Saving Grace
This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 835th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 365 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (124th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (835th)
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THE FALL - THIS NATION'S SAVING GRACE CD - VERY GOOD CONDITION - 16 TRACKS 1988
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This Nation's Saving Grace is ranked as the best album by The Fall.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 81 (62 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 83 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 365 votes)
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11/11/2020 11:27 garethsimms  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4087/100
 
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10/26/2020 10:34 Fertu  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,06283/100
 
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10/23/2020 10:47 Red0510  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,69266/100
 
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10/18/2020 23:49 Kuusineo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 97285/100
 
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10/07/2020 04:09 wordnat  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 72876/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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80/100
From 05/11/2019 17:19
couldn't agree more with the comment which says this has been singled out as the great fall album by some critics for no obvious reason. this is a good fall album but it's nowhere near their best of the '80s.
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80/100
From 02/13/2018 19:00
A proper marmite record. I love marmite.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 08/23/2017 17:37
Arguably the best Fall record
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95/100
From 06/22/2016 10:37
The most highly regarded album by the Fall on this particular site, and this album does still have much to shout about, it is better for example than the further trio of Brix albums that followed it. However, in my opinion it cannot compete with the likes of Grotesque, Hex or Perverted By Language, the songs aren't quite as good.

As an album it is quite consistent but it doesn't have that one truly exceptional Fall track on it, it has about five tracks that are very good which is almost enough really.
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100/100
From 01/20/2016 17:28
This has to be the most underrated album of all time. Every song is dynamite. 548th best album is absolutely criminal.
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85/100
From 06/06/2015 16:22
It's not an easy thing to listen to, but it has a lasting resonance that I can't quite describe. This is a properly fleshed out Post-Punk work, and it shows with wonderful moodniess. If you can give it the time to appreciate it, it quickly becomes an excellent album.
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95/100
From 08/17/2014 18:17
According to the postman, it's like the bleeding bank of England!
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From 09/27/2013 15:42
love the production and the sound and atmosphere it creates. songs are catchy too. my only problem is the lyrics. they're kind of toothless and even stupid at times. but it's part of its charm i guess. still i actually can see this growing on me even more.

Edit: yep. it's growing!
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90/100
From 12/17/2012 14:15
You'll either love this or hate it. I love it and think that Mark E. was at his peak in the mid eighties!
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