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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Fall
Title: Levitate
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Artful Records
Original Release Date: 6/9/1998
Release Date: 6/9/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 650113101226, 5018524144310, 5018524144327, 5018524144426

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Nothing much like this
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a wonderful melange of rock and various electronica - jungle, dub, ambient mixed in such a way that I can't say there's much comparable to it stylistically. True, a bit of it is simply because of MES's vocal style but they also match guitar or bass lines in parts of songs other rock-gone-electronic (or vice-versa) bands wouldn't dare. On the other hand the straight-up "I'm a Mummy" is nowhere near a throwaway... much more of a bizarre surf-music sci-fi parable that Frankie and Annette would get down to. It rocks. If you can find it, buy the double disc set which also includes a christmas-ish song with a line from "Deck The Halls" played through a megaphone. Wacky stuff."
The Fall are a music class all their own, irreverant, gutsy. | RI, USA | 09/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, if you don't know the Fall, you don't know Rock music. The Fall have well over 30 albums in print - they release an average of two a year, and they seldom repeat much in the way of material. Yes they are a recognizable style. Mark E. Smith's vocals are not much in the way of singing, in fact, he's been said to be tone deaf, but his word barrage is unique. This is not a soundtrack for your life, this is music that demands your attention and in its rather blasphemous way it can twist your thoughts. The Fall, have always smirked at high production, and opt usually for a very low tech sound quality. When you hear the fall, you really hear a band, not a studio overdub of what some producer hopes you'll buy. They have never sold out!"
Ambitious, Remarkable
Scott McFarland | Manassas, VA United States | 11/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record came after the remarkable "Light User Syndrome", which has to qualify as a career highlight. The band moves further into processed sound here; their playing is chopped and pressed into unique form by a production team of young, ambitious engineers under the direction of Mark E. Smith.The music varies and in fact the sound levels jump from track to track. The highlights are inimitable - the highly rhythmic processed drone-noise of "Hurricane Edward"; the prototypically Fall-like funk of "Masquerade"; the scarifying (is that a mellotron in there?) "Old Gang"; the horrifyingly brutal "4 1/2 Inch"; the minimalist jangle-pop of "Levitate"; the house music-meets fall-abstraction experiment of "10 Houses of Eve".It doesn't all work, but the majority of it does and it sounds like nothing else contemporary. Three cheers for The Fall."