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Light User Syndrome
Light User Syndrome
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Reissue with Bonus Tracks and Sleeve Liner Notes by John Peel.


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All Artists: Fall
Title: Light User Syndrome
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jet Records
Original Release Date: 8/8/1996
Re-Release Date: 7/23/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5050159157020, 766126901224, 780304101220, 766489159423, 021823605524


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Reissue with Bonus Tracks and Sleeve Liner Notes by John Peel.

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Another Fall LP
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mark E. Smith manages to make the same album repeatedly yet each time as interesting as the last. There are some stand-out tracks on this album notably, Spinetrak and Hostile. The female harmonies are excellent throughout and this is a must have for all Fall fans."
Better than a lot of music out these days!
Mr N Forbes-warren | Newport, South Wales, UK | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Fall released this perennial classic in 1998, and is the best to date of their recent work. Brix Smith reappears here and adds some interesting backing vocals, and performs well on SPINETRAK, which contains hints of French 1970s prog-punksters METAL URBAIN(anyone remember them?). DIY MEAT is traditional Fall - Smith rants about home improvements and BBC radio to a jazzed up, one-chord onslaught similar to HEX ENDUCTION HOUR-era Fall(C. 1981). A nonsensical and off-time German spoken track is also a delight; STAY AWAY(OLD WHITE TRAIN) is a great Johnny Paycheck cover- great original as well, as is their version of LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN(a Gene Pitney number, I believe), subtitled here LAST CHANCE TO TURN AROUND. Delving into weirdness and an almost dark, European Teutonic gothic sound(most notably on OLEANA, COLISEUM and the excellent CHEETHAM HILL) it picks up the pace at the end with SECESSION MAN, a very poppy little epistle which would have made a great A-side with sampled saxophones and tiunkling glockenspiel sounds cascading around 80s discopop keyboard effects. Wonderful stuff indeed. Let's be honest, you just can't beat them! Britain's most innovative and original band have struck again!"
Strong later Fall
Mr. Mark | Canada | 01/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very strong Fall record, different from their early material, but very much worthwhile. Mark E. Smith mumbles quite a lot and there are some great turns-of-phrase (he's a handyman...)"