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Mine has to be 'Low Life'.
I don't think they ever made a truly great studio album, but that one comes closest.
Vanishing Point is an amazing song.
low-life sounds a bit dated.
'Technique' sounds dated too, but it points to 90's rave which is not something I tend to get a rush of nostalgia for like I do with 80s electro-pop.
but thats what i like about it. Low Life is ace too seems the more obvious choice i guess in many folks eyes. Both lps are ace.
on technique. i don't hear it that much,i just hear a great pop album, i think it sounds pretty timeless
Still very Joy Divisiony but beats all that shite they did later on, some cracking songs on there.
I really love Get Ready.
Technique would be my second fave, though.
the odd filler tracks on it though. I havn't got movement but I don't think they topped either of the joy diivison albums. My favourite NO stuff is probably the singles collection, that's pretty consistant :) lol but that doesn't count on this one.
for which it gets a lot of bonus points
I have to agree with what was said above about NO not being an albums band. I just reckon that Get Ready is the album that contains the highest ratio of crackers to fizzers, especially when considering that Crystal is one hell of a cracker.
is they put an emasculated version of perfect kiss on it. i know that's kind of new order's thing, but its still annoying
The single version is something you have to get over to see that.
Just after it came out, I took this with me on a visit to an oil camp in the Niger Delta near Port Harcourt. For five weeks after 9pm I was locked in my bolted room with steel shutters and only my Walkman and New Order, and a few beers.
But there was a table lamp, and I put this in the corner of the room and projected my image onto the wall as I danced over and over to Perfect Kiss.
I used to have to sleep with the granking AC five feet from my head. One way or another i got myself so tired that ended up with the most incredibly deep and drammatic dreams.
In one dream I travelled back in time to Liverpool in the 50's when I was a child. It was all as vivid as a real experience. I have since discovered that some of the places I visited do actually exist - my mind must have based this dream on pictures I had seen in a book.
One could say that I love New Order's Low Life, but that would be an understatement. I have lived and dreamed this record.
followed by Technique and then Lowlife