Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! Next up is The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, a relatively ‘mainstream’ (gasp!) Fall album, full of hooks. One of the first Fall albums to feature premium action from Brix too. Remastered LP or cheap CD.
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9/10 Jack Customer review, 27th May 2015
This is one of The Fall's best works period. It's rather strange hearing Mark E. Smith's familiar snarl in the context of a pop song like "Oh Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P." but it works surprisingly well. But the best song in the album may very well be the opening track "Lay of the Land" which starts off with some strange chanting and builds up to classic Fall punk rock. "God-Box", "Elves", and "No Bulbs" are excellent songs too. In short, this album is the perfect blend of artsy post punk and pop music.
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