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The Quietus' Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year List: 14 to One
The Quietus , December 9th, 2008 08:22

The Quietus finishes our countdown of the very best albums of 2008. Who will make the top?


3: The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
"It's astonishing - you couldn't show me a single one of those rock-career bastards who ever made an album, 30 years in, that was really worth listening to, never mind better than their damn debut. If a fistful of shiny-haired kids strode out of Prestwich with this record tomorrow, we'd never hear the last of it - even as they listened to flattery, nodded at the wrong moment, said “hi” to Peaches Geldof and pissed themselves away in 18 months. Fact is, Imperial Wax Solvent, the best record of the year so far, is the latest product from a grizzled 50-plus who never winked nor flinched, and who's seen everything your daddy saw and more - and from The Fall, who are still, despite it all, The Fall. And believe me, it's not good, it's great." Taylor Parkes

Read the full Quietus review of The Fall's Imperial Wax Solvent