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So they have some fantastic singles, but are they just a singles band? Which are the best albums?
But of their regular albums, Low-Life is probably their most consistent. That or Power, Corruption and Lies.
I fucking pressed enter instead of tab during that first post...
one of the best things i've picked up in a charity shop EVER!!
obv =classic. Movement is sorta half Joy Division, half NO, tis good. And the third one too (Low Life?) is good. After that, I dunno...lost interest.
but if we were talking about 'proper' albums, Technique is probably the one to go for.
'Get Ready' (shuffles away in embarassment)
Although there is no truly definitive answer. They are a fucking good singles band, throughout their career...but none of their albums are quite consistent enough to justify 'must-buy' status.
and I think Get Ready is a decent album. Any album with the brilliant Crystal on gets plus points in my book.
It ties with Technique for best New Order album, imo.
That's pretty damn consistant!
i reckon that really nailed it for the music of the time when it was released. It sees them really crossing the divide from JD to becoming New Order. It is raw and simple and the electronic sounds are great. I'm biased because of when I first heard it but i think it still holds up and is way better than the later stuff like true faith etc..
Low Life is definitely their peak ... I'm very fond of Brotherhood too
....pretty damn impressive and managed to get me through my O Grades (aye, thats a long time ago!)
Shit band live, though, apparently. I never saw them but apparently I never missed much!
seen them quite a few times, from Slough Fulcrum in 1985 (my first ever gig) to Primavera in 2005
of the bunch
The last 3. Though 'Get Ready' was the best of these.
If you don't buy the albums, you'll miss out on 'Love vigilantes', 'Confusion', 'Age of consent', '5 8 6', etc.
My favourites are Brotherhood, Technique, Low-life and Substance though
by a long margin, the most consistent set of songs which fit together best. worst aspect of the last 2 are the tedious 'collaborations' with the likes of scissor sisters and er... billy corgan which really should not have been permitted to happen.
Is the shizzle! They are all good though! And are probably the best manchester band ever but never really get the credit they deserve.
for Technique. <3 Love Less.
just wanted to get that off my chest.
thank you please.
Away with you young sir! Go buy Technique! Buy the remastered version!
he he, we already had this arguement on bookface :D
But annoyingly it didn't. Though it did mention Fugazi, which is always a massive 'fail' in my book.
Seriously son, you're 19? And you're into some of the stuff on that list? You are waaaaayyyy ahead of me at that age musically. I still rated what the NME liked at that point in my life...
I brought the melody maker till it sadly ended and then started reading Q lol
You must be the only person ive ever heard of who thinks theyre crap!
i am indeed 19 and like all the music i have listed.
that may be cool, but it means you have pretty much zero friends in high school, ha. But fuck it, i have friends now in the real world, albeit, usually older than me, prob down to my taste. Most people my age have shite music taste nowadays, hence why i dont really bother with em.
how can't you not like Fugazi?
whats not to love?
I love New Order, but I still get people fawning over 'Low Life', it bores the shit out of me. I'd also recommend 'Power Corruption & Lies' and 'Brotherhood'.
'Substance 1987' for the unitiated.
'Vanishing Point' is brilliant. I admit the last New Order album they made wasnt much kop. The lyrics were terrible but they have made some brillaint albums over time. NME likes alot of bands, doesnt stop me liking them. They are a music rag, they write about all kinds of bands.
by a considerable distance
vanishing point, dream attack, all the way...fantastic tunes.
after that id say: power, corruption
Well I loved the latest New Order album. They are so cool:)
are the best ones.
I'll also agree with vamos that the last 3 have had diminishing returns but Get Ready is the best of these. Not sure why but the "guest spots" on it didn't really bother me--I think Corgan did and OK job.
extremely overrated and rather too drab an affair. For me Lowlif and Technique are their only two really consistent albums. Substance is the definitive NO record for sure. I don't Get Ready is all that bad either.
simply due to the fact joy division are my favourite band, and its the one that sounds most like JD.
in terms of the best New Order album that sounds like New Order then its Technique .... easily
but as everyone else says, substance pretty much wraps up the very best bits of new order ...
1 disc of hits. 1 disc best of the rest. 1 disc of remixes and 1 live disc to use as a coaster.
Which is as it should be. Carry on.
after that it's Low Life
Brotherhood and Get Ready are worth getting also
or PC&L. Or Substance (I KNOW!)