This Nation's Saving Grace (studio album) by The Fall
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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 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.
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A very repetitive listen that does get uninteresting by the time you get to the end but there is still many things to love on here. One of those things is the sound as this is amongst the most consistent albums in the 80's in terms of atmosphere. The whole thing is dark, gloomy and feels slightly dystopian. It does a great job of really dragging you into the environment which is primarily done through the use of the heavier instrumentation. Add on top of this a monotone and deep vocal it makes for a unique experience. The music itself isn't fantastic however with there being quite a lot of filler tracks on here which aren't really of any significance to the record at all. I do feel like there could be a lot more done on the record as well with it feeling a bit light and empty in places. It is need of a spark that just isn't present on here. Overall, atmospherically this album is great but the actual musical quality is quite poor and boring.
Right now this is my favorite Fall record. I just pulled the cassette when I logged in to see this is the album of the day. Coincidentally this is a good starting point if your a new listener.
sounds like the same song repeated 11 times. punk
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.
A proper marmite record. I love marmite.
Arguably the best Fall record
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.
This has to be the most underrated album of all time. Every song is dynamite. 548th best album is absolutely criminal.
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.
According to the postman, it's like the bleeding bank of England!
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