The Fall (English post-punk group founded by Mark E. Smith)

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The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. The Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith with an ever-changing lineup; he has said that "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's The Fall." First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band's music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's lineup. Nonetheless, the Fall's music is typically characterised by repetition, tense rhythms, an abrasive guitar-driven sound and always underpinned by Smith's typically cryptic lyrics, described by Simon Reynolds as "a kind of Northern English magic realism that mixed industrial grime with the unearthly and uncanny, voiced through a unique, one-note delivery somewhere between amphetamine-spiked rant and alcohol-addled yarn."

The Fall have been called "the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement." They have released thirty-one studio albums as of 2015, and more than three times that number when live albums and compilations (often released against Smith's wishes) are taken into account. While the Fall have never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s, they have maintained a strong cult following. They were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and described them as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Rowche Rumble / In My Area The Fall 1
1980 Fiery Jack The Fall 2
1980 How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' The Fall 1
1980 Totally Wired The Fall 1
1981 Lie Dream of a Casino Soul The Fall 3
1982 Look, Know / I'm Into C.B. The Fall 1
1982 Marquis Cha-Cha The Fall 1
1983 The Man Whose Head Expanded The Fall 1
1983 Kicker Conspiracy The Fall 1
1984 Oh! Brother The Fall 1
1984 C.R.E.E.P. / Pat-Trip Dispenser The Fall 1
1984 No Bulbs The Fall 1
1985 Couldn't Get Ahead The Fall 1
1985 Cruiser's Creek The Fall 1
1986 Living Too Late The Fall 1
1986 Mr. Pharmacist The Fall 5 2
1986 Hey! Luciani The Fall 1
1987 There's a Ghost in My House The Fall 4
1987 Hit the North The Fall 5 2
1987 Rehearsal Early '77, Volume 1 The Fall 1
1988 Victoria The Fall 2
1988 Double Compact Disc Single The Fall 2
1989 Cab It Up The Fall 1
1990 Telephone Thing The Fall 1
1990 High Tension Line The Fall 1
1990 Popcorn Double Feature The Fall 3 1
1990 White Lightning The Fall 1
1992 Free Range The Fall 3
1992 Ed's Babe The Fall 1
1993 Kimble The Fall 1
1994 15 Ways The Fall 1
1996 The Chiselers The Fall 1
1998 Masquerade The Fall 2
1999 Touch Sensitive The Fall 1
2000 Fistful of Credits / Skin Deep Mildmanjan & The Fall / My Mate Mark 1
2001 Rude (All the Time) / I Wake Up in the City The Fall 1
2003 (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas The Fall 1
2004 Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 The Fall 1
2007 Reformation! The Fall 1
2009 Slippy Floor The Fall 1
2010 Bury! The Fall 1
2011 Laptop Dog The Fall 1
2012 Night of the Humerons The Fall 1
2013 Sir William Wray The Fall 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Slates The Fall 3
1984 Call for Escape Route The Fall 1
1989 Sniffin Rock #9 The Fall / The Shamen / Silver Chapter 1
1990 The Dredger EP The Fall 1
1993 Why Are People Grudgeful? The Fall 3
1993 Behind the Counter E.P. The Fall 2
2002 The Fall vs. 2003 The Fall 1
2005 Rude (All the Time) The Fall 1
2013 The Remainderer The Fall 1
2016 Wise Ol’ Man The Fall 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 The Peel Sessions The Fall 2
2002 2G+2 The Fall 1

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