The Fall – Ersatz G.B.

Is it even possible to write a review of a new album by The Fall without getting into figures? Well, no, so here goes: Ersatz G.B. is the band’s album #29. And to those of us who’ve been through it all with him, Mark E. Smith is still irresistible; this blind, drunk, crude force of nature that keeps flogging that undying post-punk horse and smashing everything around him in a desperate, abusive, somewhat hilarious, but wholly addictive way. Words by Alexey Provolotsky.