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Famously described by John Peel as being "always different, always the same", The Fall were formed in Manchester, England in 1976 during the era although their style quickly evolved into something more idiosyncratic. The one permanent fixture amidst the Fall's ever-changing line-up is Mark E. Smith. Smith's lyrics are free, unboxed and unpredictable, touching on an extremely wide range of subjects and places, and caring little for being tied down to easily digestible messages.

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  • It is a good album, as are virtually all they've released.
  • All you fuckers should stop listening to the old stuff and buy the new album! It's called Sub-Lingual Tablet if you want to know and it's totally fucking wicked!
  • Timeless music !
  • the fall=chuck berry with better lyrics?
  • roll some dubs
  • C-rap KINGS
  • sunhead hit the nail on the (sun)head
  • It's more of a cult following than a "huge" one: The Fall are more famous (to music lovers, anyway) than they are popular, due to the idiosyncratic and difficult nature of the music. And the fame is in part due to Peel playing them constantly on his radio show and also longevity.
  • I'm obsessed with these guys right now. They're so distinctive and idiosyncratic that I can't believe they have such a huge following. Awesome stuff.

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