Since the turn of the century, the Fall
's output has been as predictable as Rush
's old "three studio albums, then a live one" way of doing things. For the Fall
, it's "one cracking, great album, then one that's shoddily put together." Compilations from outside sources -- which have been generally very good since 2000 -- muddle up the sequence a bit, but we're talking band-approved releases, which the live/rehearsals/leftovers Interim
is. With some exciting new tracks, Interim
-- a similar collection from 2002 -- by a mile, but noisy audience recordings, odd tape edits, and chaotic rambling make this a better hardcore fan album than an introduction to the band.