Wow, Code: Selfish is GREAT! I always liked this album, but never held it among the Fall's best work. Coming back it to it now has shed light on its brilliance and it's the first time going through all these albums again that I've been surprised I didn't realise sooner.
It's a major step forward from the terrible Shift-Work. Perhaps being joined by a new keyboard player for this album helped bring some interesting ideas to the table, there are certainly much more electronic elements on this one. Really everything just sounds more focused. The grooves are great, the lyrics are funny, with just one or two clunkers.
This was one of the very first Fall albums I managed to get on vinyl, I remember finding it in a record store in Valencia at the very last minute before leaving town. It was almost ten years ago now, yikes!
Favourite track: The Birmingham School of Business School
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