Depending on how you count, they will tell you it’s The Fall’s studio album number 30, but that is a disputable point: after all, it means you throw Slates into… Read More →
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- by Nick Seagrave
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.