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  • The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
  • LP:
    A1. Mansion
    A2. Bombast
    A3. Barmy
    A4. What You Need
    A5. Spoilt Victorian Child
    A6. L.A.

    B1. Gut Of The Quantifier
    B2. My New House
    B3. Paintwork
    B4. I Am Damo Suzuki
    B5. To Nkroachment: Yarbles

    1. Mansion
    2. Bombast
    3. Barmy
    4. What You Need
    5. Spoilt Victorian Child
    6. L.A.
    7. Vixen
    8. Couldn't Get Ahead
    9. Gut Of The Quantifier
    10. My New House
    11. Paint Work
    12. I Am Damo Suzuki
    13. To NK Roachment: Yarbles
    14. Petty (Thief) Lout
    15. Rollin' Dany
    16. Cruisers Creek

The Fall

This Nation's Saving Grace

Beggars Banquet
Released 23 September 1985
BBQLP 2134, BBL-67

Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of Rock and ‘guitar music’. This LP has also been mas¬tered from HD files.

Pitchfork cited This Nation's Saving Grace as "one of the strongest-ever Fall releases" and "perhaps the best record to emerge from the Beggars Banquet Fall era".The Guardian wrote that the album showcased the Fall "thrillingly subverting the notion of what pop music is", while Uncut wrote that it contained the band's strongest configuration, "in all their menacing, utilitarian finery."

Pitchfork listed This Nation's Saving Grace as 13th best album of the 1980s. It ranked at 46 in Spin's list of the 100 greatest albums from 1985 to 2005. Slant Magazine listed the album at number 93 in its list of the best albums of the 1980s. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2013, NME placed the album at number 400 on its list of 500 greatest albums.