The Fall are, of course, the best band in the world. Formed in 1976, they have released anywhere from 25 - 35 albums (depending on who's counting), and none of them sound like anything else around.
The band has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years (there have been about 27 different line-ups so far), and at present consist of New Musical Express Godlike Genious Award for Services to Music winner Mark E. Smith, Julia Nagle on keyboards, Neville Wilding on guitar, Adam Halal on bass, Tom Head on drums, and Your Granny on bongos.
The Fall have many imitators but no equals. If you're just learning about this band, you've found the perfect place on the web to conduct some serious research. There's an incredible wealth of material on the Fall at your fingertips. You might want to begin with this introduction to the band brought to you by Rough Guide.