The Fall

The ABCs of 1979 from Bob Dylan to Peter Frampton

By Steve Crawford | August 11, 2023

a garage rock band fronted by a beat poet

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-12-23 – 5-18-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2023

all of them should’ve been on the album

The Fall’s Legendary Leader Mark E. Smith, Dead At 60 Years Of Age

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2018

There was no reason to think that Mark E. Smith couldn’t keep on making great albums forever.

Jam Today: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2017

all we big time Fall fans couldn’t be more upset.

Best Of 2017: Albums Through July

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2017

Mark E. Smith growls

Be Here Early: New Album Releases Reviewed 7-28-17 – 8-3-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2017

“I crave drama”

10 Songs: Saturday, July 25th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2015

Stepping Out – The Fall – One of Mark’s greatest moments, a scarily explicit hit job on truth and lies and media and what it means to be in a rock band but one of our greatest and lick to die for, never been a band like these guys plus he was a sweetheart when I interviewed him: that’s all – A

Mark E. Smith Says He hates Metallica -Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2014

Who decided it was time to start liking her again? I never even liked her the first time round. It’s like all these radio DJs have been raiding their mam’s and dad’s record collections and decided that Kate Bush is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.”

10 Songs, Saturday, May 10th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2014

Fancy – Iggy Azalea – Addictive edm rap mash up with a strong rap and the always charming Charli XCX, when you’re hot your hot – A-

Songs Are Ghosts Out Of Time

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2014

That’s what Mark E. Smith was getting at in “Psykick Dancehall” –that the voices are like ghosts from the past calling to us, but also, psychically like the chains of time on sound we respond through yours, eras lifetimes, where time and style can’t step on sound. Where nothing matters but the song