Grotesque (After The Gramme) (studio album) by The Fall

Grotesque (After The Gramme)
Grotesque (After The Gramme) by The Fall
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 2,465th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 96 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (388th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,465th)
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The Fall bestography

Grotesque (After The Gramme) is ranked 3rd best out of 49 albums by The Fall on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Fall is This Nation's Saving Grace which is ranked number 853 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,217.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 96 votes)
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08/10/2020 19:15 TonyF12345  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,10076/100
 
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06/01/2020 09:21 Dingerbell  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,21362/100

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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 76.4/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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From 05/11/2019 17:27
i think it's notable that this is the funniest fall album.
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From 06/15/2016 10:30
A precurser to Hex from 1980, track for track it more or less equals anything in the Fall's cannon, except for the inevitable token out-there experimental track of WMC Blob 59 which doesn't really serve much purpose. There's wonderful wordplay in English Scheme and New Face In Hell, tales of Hitler on speed in Gramme Friday and very dark subject matter in Impression Of J Temperance which make this...well, just your typical Fall album I suppose, but one of their best.
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From 08/19/2014 07:03
I'm happy to see Grotesque rated so highly here. This captured an early peak for the band that's as compelling to me as Hex Enduction Hour. Even the misteps are idiosyncratic (tape noise, long jams over a riff) and put the last pieces of the quote unquote "Fall Sound" into place.

This is the first truely classic Fall album. One of the five starting points I recommend to the curious.
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From 08/17/2014 18:27
No greater collection of songs I've ever heard in my life. The Fall of this time are the greatest musical group ever assembled.
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