The Fall – Sub-Lingual Tablet
Jesse E. Mullen
This album definitely resembles the Beggar's era of the group (1984-1988), but also brings The Fall in an exciting, and tightly refined new direction. Whether it's looking back via "Snazzy" (a funky distant cousin to "Slang King,") and the Brix-ish "First One Today," or to the future via the churning post-punk of "Dedication," and the extended jam "Auto Chip 2014-2016," it is an unqualified success. Mark E. Smith and company have brought out one of the best albums from any era of the group.