Sunday, July 25, 2004

Songs from The Real New Fall LP that could have made Mark E. Smith And Your Granny Playing Bongos: 20th Century Fall if they weren't from the 21st:

1) Theme From Sparta F.C.
2) Mad Mock Goth
3) Mountain Energei

It's definitely the best Fall album since The Marshall Suite, if not I Am Kurious Oranj (OK, here's where I admit I've never owned a copy of Shift-Work). It's peppy and better structured than usual (side 2 has some filler). While MES is a slurring shadow of his former self, he's still pretty charming at points (dig his growls on "Mad Mock Goth"). There's at least ten albums (plus my comp) that I'd recommend over this as an intro, though.

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