This Nation's Saving Grace

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #7 / 92
User Score
Based on 117 ratings
1985 Ratings: #8
Liked by 3 people
September 23, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Beggars Banquet / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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The Fall's most celebrated record is certainly one of their better, most cohesive, infectious and memorable works. On such a long a discography it's pretty hard to pick where to start or what albums recommend to a beginner, The Fall is a band that went through lots of different eras and they have given lots of different approaches to their characteristic sound, but on This Nation's Saving Grace, the band managed to create a full-length piece that founds a balanced standpoint between their most ... read more
The sound's foundation is post-punk, but there is little sense of tenseness or decadence, and I can enjoy and listen to it with a free-spirited tension and arrangement.
It is very convincing that it affects the Pavement and LCD sound system.
One of The Fall's most iconic bodies of work and one which I found really hard to click but when it does god damn is this thing so catchy and memorable. To this day some of the lyrics make so little sense to me but I can't help but engulf myself into the weird and bizarre world of this record and of Marc E. Smith and his scruffy drunk like vocals.

Track Review

Mansion 9/10
Bombast 8.5/10.
Barmy 9.5/10
What You Need 9/10
Spoilt Victorian Child 9.5/10
L.A. 9/10
Gut of the Quantifier 8/10
My ... read more
11. Gut of the Quantifier
10. L.A.
9. To Nkroachment: Yarbles
8. Spoilt Victorian Child
7. Mansion
6. I Am Damo Suzuki
5. My New House
4. Paint Work
3. What You Need
2. Barmy
1. Bombast
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Added on: April 5, 2013