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Brad Wete
April 27, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Fall

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
116 minutes
seasons
2
Limited Release Date
05/09/08
performer
Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace
director
Tarsem Singh
author
Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

The fervor that made 2010’s Plastic Beach worthwhile is largely absent on The Fall, a follow-up recorded on frontman Damon Albarn’s iPad 1 during the band’s recent tour. The vocals are hollow and the musicality limited and lethargic; Albarn would’ve benefited greatly from the next-gen iPad’s GarageBand app. There are a few moments of brilliance, like Bobby Womack’s spirited crooning on ”Bobby in Phoenix.” Hopefully that energy will spill into their next effort — in a studio. B?

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Arizona-praising Bobby in Phoenix at Last.fm
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