This Nation's Saving Grace

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
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Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #5 / 84
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Based on 79 ratings
1985 Ratings: #7
September 23, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Beggars Banquet / Label
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eliiiiiiii
100
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
PorciniCramps
85
What. You. Need.
MasterCrackfox
69
I wish this hooked me more. It has a strong vibe that seems like something that would be up my alley, and it has a strange and different sound from other albums coming out in the 1980s; a mixture of southern rock, post-punk, so on and so forth. The songs are generally well-crafted and I never felt disappointed with a song as it was playing. I just don't think I would ever come back and listen to this album again. It was fine for what it was in the moment, and it had some strong moments, it just ... read more
MWaoty
NR
A surprise around every corner, starting with the funereal ghost march of 'Mansion' Mark Smith launches into 'Bombast' a straight up Fall type song that lulls the listener into a false sense of security - but this is just a toe tapping blast that gives way to the thrilling 'Barmey', a foretaste of the true weirdness that is to follow...
Top highlights on this album:
L.A. - a killer guitar track that most rock bands would give their eye teeth to have written
Couldn't Get Ahead - Mark punches ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
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