New Facts Emerge

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New Facts Emerge
New Facts Emerge album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Fall
Released 28 July 2017 (2017-07-28)
Recorded 2016–2017
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:14
Label Cherry Red
Producer Keiron Melling, Mark E. Smith[1]
The Fall chronology
Wise Ol' Man
(2016)Wise Ol' Man2016
New Facts Emerge
(2017)

New Facts Emerge is the 31st and final studio album by English band The Fall, released on 28 July 2017[2] by Cherry Red Records.[3]

This is the only album since Are You Are Missing Winner not to feature keyboardist Elena Poulou, who quit The Fall the previous year after separating from Mark E. Smith, reducing the band to a quartet.

The title of the song "Victoria Train Station Massacre" caused controversy, as the album announcement came just a week after the Ariana Grande concert bombing, which occurred in a foyer connecting Manchester Arena to Manchester Victoria railway station. A representative for the band confirmed that the track's title was an unfortunate coincidence, and there was artwork sent off for manufacture "long before the terrible events in Manchester".[4]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork(6.8/10)[6]
Drowned in Sound(8/10)[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
The Quietus(9/10)[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Segue" (Mark E. Smith) – 0:30
  2. "Fol de Rol" (Dave Spurr, Keiron Melling, Smith) – 6:35
  3. "Brillo de Facto" (Spurr, Melling, Smith, Pete Greenway) – 3:49
  4. "Victoria Train Station Massacre" (Spurr, Smith) – 1:14
  5. "New Facts Emerge" (Spurr, Smith) – 4:02
  6. "Couples vs Jobless Mid 30s" (Spurr, Melling, Smith) – 8:44
  7. "Second House Now" (Spurr, Smith, Greenway) – 4:28
  8. "O! ZZTRRK Man" (Melling, Smith) – 3:50
  9. "Gibbus Gibson" (Spurr, Smith, Greenway) – 2:37
  10. "Groundsboy" (Spurr, Smith, Greenway) – 3:38
  11. "Nine Out of Ten" (Smith) – 8:48

Personnel[edit]

The Fall[3]

  • Mark E. Smith – vocals, production
  • Peter Greenway – guitar, synth, backing vocals
  • David Spurr – bass guitar, Mellotron, backing vocals
  • Keiron Melling – drums, piano, production

Additional personnel[11]

  • Christophe Bride – French voice on "New Facts Emerge"[12]
  • Mat Arnold – engineering
  • Simon "Ding" Archer – engineering
  • Andy Pearce – mastering
  • Matt Wortham – assistant mastering
  • Pamela Vander – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonner, Michael (30 May 2017). "The Fall announce details of 32nd studio album, New Facts Emerge". Uncut. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Daly, Rhian (30 May 2017). "The Fall announce new album containing song titled 'Victoria Train Station Massacre'". NME. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "New Facts Emerge – The Fall announce details of their 32nd studio album to be released on 28th July". Cherry Red Records. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Yoo, Noah; Strauss, Matthew (30 May 2017). "The Fall Announce New Album With Unfortunate Song Title "Victoria Train Station Massacre"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "New Facts Emerge - The Fall". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Ham, Robert (29 July 2017). "The Fall: New Facts Emerge Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Burrows, Marc (26 July 2017). "Album Review: The Fall - New Facts Emerge". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Aroesti, Rachel (27 July 2017). "The Fall: New Facts Emerge review – bright pop riffs lift the eerie drama". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  9. ^ Sword, Harry (8 August 2017). "Reviews: The Fall: New Facts Emerge". The Quietus. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  10. ^ Harrison, Ian (28 July 2017). "The Fall – New Facts Emerge". Mojo. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "New Facts Emerge". Cherry Red Records. 
  12. ^ "Attitude the redemption of The Fall's latest". Morning Star. 29 July 2017. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2017.