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Quick question: what's your favorite New Order album and single?
Single: True Faith
Single: Temptation, followed by The Perfect Kiss, Blue Monday, True Faith, Everything's Gone Green
temptation, everythings gone green, blue monday, ceremony, true faith and crystal
one of my top 5 singles of all time by anyone and should have been my number one. We like the same ones because we're both old.
I've been brooding over this question for years.
Single: Bizarre Love Triangle (Perfect Kiss a close second)
mm, probably Technique, and Regret (that fuckig coda is absolutely magical)
Single: True Faith
But my favorite single has always been Round & Round because Best and Marsh is an awesome b-side.
Is objectively the correct answer for best single.
In a parallel world where Bizarre Love Triangle never existed.
It the thinking persons answer and they are both fantastic, important records. I can't get away from thinking that Blue Monday is the bands true masterpiece though. Also when Low Life came out it was like, Wow!
... peaked with In God We Trust, New Order peaked between PCAL and Low Life. Low Life is a better album but PCAL had a moodier feel that would have benefitted Low Life even more.
PCL wins by a nose ahead of Technique for me, and Ceremony is my favourite song of all time.
Bizarre Love Triangle
As I only recently bought a new copy to replace my worn out cassette and it's been getting some serious play.
Single has to be Temptation.
...up to and including Technique. Then, forget it.
The Perfect Kiss
Agree with midnightpunk but there are a few post-Technique gems, such as Regret, Ruined in a Day, Crystal, Turn My Way, WFTSC and Turn.
Only classic studio albums
New Order have always been a singles band. Witness the fact that their (arguably) greatest single, Blue Monday, never appeared on its parent 'classic studio album'.
Substance is 'objectively' their best album by some considerable distance - firstly by virtue of its unparalleled track listing which, entirely by accident, manages to document the evolution of a certain kind of dance music throughout the 1980s and secondly by obstinately insisting on including not only the 12" mix of every song but also a second disc of variously strange and delightful B-sides - both incredibly New Order'esque things to do.
On top of that, you have the fact that almost all of their albums fall into one of the 'flawed', 'must try harder' or 'couldn't be arsed' categories. Even Technique, their most consistent long-player, falls down in including Finetime which is possibly their weakest ever single.
(Almost went for Ceremony)
It is called 'Ceremony'. It was written whilst they were called 'Joy Division'.
And, no I'm not a Joy Division nut.
I'm going to stick my head above the trenches and say that it's a wee bit overrated.
Your Silent Face is my favourite New Order song.
Temptation is the greatest sing-a-long disco tune ever.
Regret is the best pop song ever.
Blue Monday is Blue Monday, still one of the most incredible moments ever put to vinyl.
Ceremony is kind of a remix of a Joy Division song, no?
Choice between Power Corruption Lies and Technique? Just about prefer the songs on PCL but the production and pioneering feel of Technique just about tips it. Without Technique my life would have taken a different route musically.
Your Silent Face is fantastic.
best delivery of a line ever
Album - Low Life
Single - The Perfect Kiss
Dream Attack. Tough choice though!
Not a single, but Leave Me Alone is my fav NO song.