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Edited May 25, 2017, 21:27
Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 20:41
thesweetcheat wrote:
Hex Enduction Hour is probably peak Fall. Also Slates, Grotesque, Perverted by Language.

I really like most of the 70/80s ones. If you're not sure try 458489A and especially 458489B for the Brix era and Extricate for the immediate post-Brix fallout.

There are some dips in standard later, Real New etc that you have already is a cracker though. I liked The Unutterable a lot. In more recent years there are usually a couple of quality tracks on each but I don't think he sustains it over an LP these days.

Agreed. That pretty much sums up my opinion too. I think there was a sharp dropoff in consistency after "The Infotainment Scan", although " The unutterable" and "The Real New Fall LP" are indeed returns to form. You could probanly make up a killer compilation by cherry-picking the best tracks from the subsequent albums, but individually they're a bit of a minefield. Almost every album up until 1993 or so is worth owning, though.
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