Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of Rock and ‘guitar music’. This LP has also been mas¬tered from HD files.
Pitchfork cited This Nation's Saving Grace as "one of the strongest-ever Fall releases" and "perhaps the best record to emerge from the Beggars Banquet Fall era".The Guardian wrote that the album showcased the Fall "thrillingly subverting the notion of what pop music is", while Uncut wrote that it contained the band's strongest configuration, "in all their menacing, utilitarian finery."
Pitchfork listed This Nation's Saving Grace as 13th best album of the 1980s. It ranked at 46 in Spin's list of the 100 greatest albums from 1985 to 2005. Slant Magazine listed the album at number 93 in its list of the best albums of the 1980s. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2013, NME placed the album at number 400 on its list of 500 greatest albums.