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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter

Another year, another Fall album and this time it’s 2010’s non too shabby offering ‘Your Future Our Clutter.’ Don’t worry, there’s nearly thirty to go at and I’m not even at half way.

This is the Fall in straightforward rock mode. It appeals to the Fall fan’s lowest common denominator and harks back to the simpler pleasures of the late eighties. Mark E Smith is his usual ranty self with some lovely lyrical touches thrown in for good measure and surely he must be immortal? He must have found the fountain of youth, or at least middle age, as he seems to be stuck in a  perpetual half life somewhere between teenage attitude and old aged pensioner bodywork.

The pick of the tracks are the pounding opener of ‘O.F.Y.C. Showcase’, the twangy insistence of ‘Cowboy George’ and the jolly singalong of ‘Funnel of Love’. Best of all is the two part rock out of ‘Bury’ which has got to be part of the all time Fall top ten. It’s the perfect example of clashing guitars meeting ambiguous northern lyrics and delivery.

If you didn’t have a sneaky admiration for the Fall before, this is not going to change your mind. But if you used to enjoy a bit of Mark E Smith and lost the habit, then this is as good a place to jump back on the horse as any.

1 comment:

  1. It's strange to say, but I actually quite like this...