23 September 2020
The Guardian wrote: “As vital as any of the Fall’s 29 studio albums, 1985’s ‘This Nation’s
Saving Grace’ finds them operating just on the edge of the mainstream and at the peak of
their accessibility and yet strangeness. One of the great Fall lineups (Brix Smith and classically trained Simon Rogers augment the holy Hanley/Scanlon/Burns triumvirate) rampage through pop to avant garde to electronica to rockabilly to krautrock, often simultaneously. The band
are so tightly drilled that not a second or sound is wasted, or innovation missed.” Score: 5/5.
Mark E. Smith: “When I was 18, the vision was to make music that
didn’t exist, because everything else was so unsatisfactory.”
THE FALL: Facebook