Grotesque (After the Gramme)

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
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1980 Ratings: #16
November 17, 1980 / Release Date
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eliiiiiiii
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Grotesque is one of The Fall's most conceptual albums, this time the band decides to explore different musical territories as well as they bring one of their most dense lyrical works, satirizing the most grotesque aspects of British society, something like Blur's Parklife but 10 times more crude. MES presents a more dramatic and cryptic approach to his lyrics this time, without losing his classic acid and humorous chants, as well as the band work their influences more clearly and powerfully ... read more
Humbug
80
Here's a somewhat progression of what 'Live at the Witch Trials' built foundations towards, and that 'Dragnet' proposed. It features a middleground of Mark's charisma over infectious melodies, grooving gritiness and their unique manner of working around various musical territories. Some bands manage it then stay old but The Fall nail mostly what you'd expect from 'em here. In reference to the title, Mark find a newer more relatable character within cultural relations and a focus on 'grotesque' ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
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