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Technique

New Order

1989

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Technique

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3.27

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Ooooooh mama. I once met Peter Hook in the bathroom of a strip club. He had a very powerful stream which made me feel like less of a man, as my useless penis could only spray out a few pale yellow drops of disappointment. As a result of that blow to my psyche, I went back out there and picked out the most coked up stripper I could find. She took me into the back and in a rage I thumped her round her temple, knocking her to the ground. As the blood trickled from her nose, I knew I had become a new, powerful alpha male. I laughed heartily. She died.

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"What? Harmless? Is that all it's got to say? Harmless! One word!" Ford shrugged.

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5

Power Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood and then this. What a run of albums.

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Wonderful album! In my TOP 3 New Order's albums joined by "Power, Corruption and Lies" and "Brotherhood". Top Tracks; "All The Way", "Vanishing Point" , "Round & Round" and "Dream Attack" *****

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Hideous 80s synth tones--check. Ugly ass programmed drums--check. At least the rhythms are layered. There's also a welcome overlay of funk on the first track. Why was there such a sickening emphasis on the backbeat in 80s music? I'll give New Order this: they're big on interlocking instrumental parts, which gives their music interest it would otherwise not have. Another thing in the album's favor is that there is a fair degree of variety in the songs. Some of it's synth-heavy, some of it's more conventional guitar-based pop. Unfortunately, the melodies, harmonic content, and lyrics are bland and hackneyed, especially in the more conventional songs. This is not terrible for 80s pop, which ain't saying much. Three songs before the end of the album, I was dying for it to end. One and a half stars out of 5.

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5

Really great album. I've never heard any of these New Order songs before. There were synthesizer sounds on this album that I've legit never heard before.

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5

Happiness and sadness sweating on an Ibizan dance floor

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5

This is phenomenal! The drums and beats sound so damn huge - the amount of attention put into them, and effects layered over them... It's almost like a lead instrument for a lot of the album. The same goes for all of the programming though. The glitchy, saturated synths sound fantastic, and all of the effects are used in a way that's not just imaginative for that one instrument, but that integrates stupidly well into what everything else is doing. And thats saying nothing of the bass and guitars used on the album which are all thoughtfully used... These tracks just suck you in and make you groove.

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5

There's never not a good time to listen to New Order.

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Wow. Another shocker for me. I was *vaguely* familiar with New Order, but I thought they were some sort of generic 80s/90s hard rock group. This album cover is also not great. Combined, I thought I was in for a bad time. This was excellent! I don't listen to a ton of "Dance Rock", but maybe I should. I loved the rhythms, melodies, and vocals. This album at once sounded quintessentially 80s while also sounding like something completely new. Gotta add New Order to my rotation.

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Way ahead of its time. Some great disco stuff in the second half and just a nice boppin album

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Cool dance/house album sounds. I am big into the sound and feel after the first two tracks. Run is a great track to get lost to. Man what a great album to ride through. will have to give it another spin at some point

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I enjoyed this. I'm going to look more into New Order, but I am interested in their development after Joy Division. I might go back to the beginning.

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Some good tunes, starting with "Fine Time" which immediately brings in some synth drums and keyboard sounds that feel very dated now, especially the drum sounds which evoke a very 80s and early 90s house vibe. "All the Way" has a much more conventional 80s rock sound, carrying the cheesy synth drums but with a feeling that reminds me of bands like The Eagles, The Smiths and even Smashing Pumpkins. Other notable tracks are "Round & Round" which sounds much better in the 12" mix, and "Guilty Partner" which has a catchy minor bass ostinato and plaintive vocals, probably my favourite on the album so far. The second half of the song includes a short guitar solo that has almost a Spanish guitar feel which really adds to the song. "Run" comes next with a nice beat, but the simplistic chord progression gets a bit stale (seems like a I-IV plagal cadence with an occasional V sus chord... so three chords: C, F and G major). "Mr. Disco" gives us a bit of 80s dance flavour, although again due to the sampled instruments and FM synths used, it sounds a bit like Beverley Hills Cop or some other buddy cop show from the time. Some cool panning and volume modulation effects are used in the latter part of the song which makes things more interesting. The album also includes "Best & Marsh" which includes some nicely arranged instrumentals that keep the tune moving. There's even a synth cowbell, probably from the Roland TR-808, so that's a thumbs up from me. Overall a great album, although it feels a little dated due to the aforementioned FM synths and synth drums that often sound like the kind of music you'd hear on an Amiga tracker module.

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I reviewed each song but had to be done. Fine Time: On hearing this I was like oh no another synthpop nightmare like The Human League (I didn't like them). As the song went on, I realised this song was incredibly varied and interesting - they had immense control over their synthesisers, and explored so many ideas in one song. And then they threw a sheep sound effect in there and I was sold. There was also a cool guitar riff at the end and I realised this song is just a unique and intriguing introduction to a very good album. All The Way - Really good! I find New Order's music really moving, while simultaneously keeping constant energy with the melodic bassline. Sounds good with the strings and various synth effects. I couldn't decide if this was "new wave" coz it was all dancey emo synthpop, but those melodic basslines reminded me of Joy Division's "post-punk" basslines. According to Wiki it's synthpop, dance, post-punk and new wave so whatever. Wiki also says this band is the reformed Joy Division after the death of Ian Curtis. WOW! Love Less - Also found this really moving. Acoustic guitar in synthy-pop is a really interesting choice, I'm into it. You've got multiple melodies here at once so that's real cool, with the guitars bass and vocals all in counterpoint at times. More realistic sounding cymbals than I normally expect from this genre but I like it. Round and Round - This one is ominous, and has constants parts playing at all times giving it a lot of energy. But here's where the vocals start to hold things back a little, coz the vocals don't match harmonically that well. It's hard to tell if it's intentional or whether the new singer just isn't that good, but his voice still sounds quite pleasant to be honest so I dunno. He's probably just in the wrong register for his voice but I'm not so knowledgeable on that. Guilty Partner - Melodic parts are a little more restrained and in the background here, so this song is a slight change of pace, and the vocals are kind of moving freely and not matching the music much. Run - This song stands out for me, it's pretty beutiful and moving. My favourite on here. I like how New Orders songs are actually a little longer than most pop songs, going past four minutes on most songs. Takes you on a bit more of a journey. Mr Disco - I kind of hate the vocals on this one, but luckily they're lower in the mix so it's okay. Everything else is good though. Vanishing Point - more ominous stuff, quite like this one. Run out of stuff to say, but I like all the synth bell stuff which breaks up the pace, and then comes back in with snare roll. Dream Attack - back with the acoustic guitar, sounds great! Backup vocals save the vocals here. In conclusion, some excellent stuff that I'm quite in to, and am curious to listen to more, as apparently their other albums were very commercially successful. Nearly 5 star but gotta be 4 star coz some of the vocals hold it back, and needs more change of pace, the energy here is very high and doesn't come down for very long at a time.

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Man, this was an awesome album to listen to. I've heard some New Order before, but not this project. The first track is very electronic, dance music but a lot of the songs on here fit more into a new wave/alternative category. Especially the second track, which is nearly identical to "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure (one of my favorite songs of all time). I liked bouncing between those styles. All told there were only two songs on here that I didn't dig, which makes for an insane hit ratio. I could see this one becoming a five star album with more time. Favorite tracks: All the Way, Love Less, Run, Dream Attack, Vanishing Point. Album art: LOVE this one, and I've never even seen it before. All the colors here are phenomenal. Honestly shocking this was made in the '80s, this seems like something a vaporwave band from the last decade would have dreamed up. I'll never forget this one. 4.5/5

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Listen while boozing

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Like all New Order, this sounds primitive, primordial, like music in its most essential form. An effect achieved through chuka-chuka-chuka rhythms, paint-stripped vocals, repetitiveness bordering on ritualistic and every element being treated with equal regard (i.e. no hero worship of the guitar or singer). Weird thing is, their primitivism isn't compromised by the fact they're working with modern sounds and styles, synthesising disco with post-punk, ggbd with programmed sounds. When a sound from outside their usual palette comes in - say, the Spanish guitar on Dream Attack - it stands in beautiful relief to the hewed stone of the rest of the music, like an ornate vase in the middle of stone henge. As Sumner says at the start of that song, "Nothing in this world / Can touch the music that I heard / When I woke up this morning." Too early to say if they've managed to recreate that music here but the signs are good.

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not my thing. I give it two flopping fish of doom

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I wonder what Joy Division member Ian Curtis would think if he were alive to hear what his post punk group had morphed into? I was actually a big fan of early New Order and I think they made some of the best dance music in the early 80s. Blue Monday and their earlier albums like Movement, Substance, Low Life, Power Corruption and Lies etc were on heavy rotation for me back in the day. I really hope some of their earlier material appear on this list because I really lost interest in the band when this album came out. It seems that they completely lost their bearings after spending 4 months partying on Ibiza. Hell they even got caught stealing from John Denver’s Leaving on a Jetplane. Apart from Round & Round this album doesn’t appeal to me as it deviates too far from their post punk synth sound to appeal to a very commercial radio listener

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Hey, we just bought an emulator. What do we do with it? I dunno, just press one of the demo buttons and we'll record it

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I already told you I don’t like New Order

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I like new order, they have some albums i really like, but this album is just utterly hillarious 1989 electro nonsense. this is what happens when the music teacher at school was late and the whole classroom is sat at a casio going mental with the most annoying sounds they can find. probably well ground breaking at the time, but in hindsight not the best bit of ground to be breaking.

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FACT-275! Brilliant. Fun fact: none of the song titles are mentioned in the lyrics.

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Fantastic - better than I remembered.

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One of the best albums from one of the best bands.

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Solid.tunes. awesome

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5

Great album, no filler, their best in my opinion. I even like Fine Time! Highlight is Dream Attack.

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5

Loved it!

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I'm a sucker for new order

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5

The funkiest, danciest, most layered electropop albums I've ever heard. Bops front to back.

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5

Good album. The incorporation of acid house and dance beats definitely leads into the 90's club scene

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Super interesting especially given their history as a band that arise from the ashes of Joy Division. The band is embracing electronic sounds influenced by club music yet can’t shake their new wave roots and the result is wonderfully moody and danceable music. This album has a great sense of space and doesn’t feel too cluttered; every layer is able to be heard clearly

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5

love every song except the intro. absolutely excellent project

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Standout - Dream Attack I liked this album a lot, and I knew that I like New Order before this I was driving for most of it so I don't know the song names that well, which is why I only have one standout Cool bass sounds, synths, vocals and drums

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An album I know very very well, my favourite album from my favourite band. Bernard Sumner’s vocals are at their Summery breezy best here, made in Ibiza it’s like this album picks up on that magic isle. It’s the perfect sunny day album, managing to be both upbeat but relaxing. Probably their most melodic album. Fine Time is unique, out on its own but works. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this album, it works really well as a whole. Highlights would be all songs but if I had to pick it would be Run, Mr Disco & Vanishing Point. New Order’s performance of Fine Time on TOTP is quite something too if you get a chance to watch.

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5

This was a fantastic listen. Didnt know how it would go as it had no real singles that were successful.....didnt need them 5 stars

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Jag älskar New Order man. det finns något i ljuden de använder och hur borta sångaren låter som får tankarna att gå...

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5

Doesn't have the top top hits but in my opinion is one of their best overall albums. Catchy at every turn and easy to repeat listen. The beats are a lot more intense on this one and harkens to Pet Shop Boys.

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This New Order album was new to me. I started making a list of my favorite tracks and ended up with Fine Time, Love Less, Round & Round, Run, Mr. Disco, Vanishing Point and Dream Attack. That leaves out only two songs. Listening again I realized it was absurd to leave out All The Way and Guilty Partner. Every song on this album is frickin' great! Attempts to determine my favorite track was an exercise in futility. I ended up playing Love Less, Vanishing Point and Dream Attack over and over as candidates for my favorite, so probably it is one of those. But I really love and could make a case for every song on the album. Technique is a phenomenal album! It is filled with cool synths, guitars, bass and drums. I’m constantly hearing some cool little flourish or twist in the music that makes me want to hear it again. This is dance music on a higher level. Every song is a delight - absolutely brilliant!

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When this album popped up, my first thought was "Oh, I know this one." Turns out that I do not. Even after three listens, I would swear that it is the first time that I am hearing some of the tracks. I don't know what that means, but I really liked the album and plan to listen to it again (for the first time, I guess) and again.

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This was one of the first CDs I ever bought back in the day. "Fine Time" was (and is, honestly) a favorite party tune. This is some fine music and nostalgia as well.

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since I’ve already heard Low-Life, I thought I’d listen to Brotherhood before this album and Brotherhood was really good, definitely a 10/10, the singer kinda sounded like Pink Guy when he sang but overall awesome album Technique was kind of a surprise tho, a lot more of the electronic, discotheque stuff still super good tho, just hits different 10/10

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I absolutely loved the moody romanticism of this album. Especially in that it also held an underlying positivity. I did start to wonder if it’s actually the music or if the music just fits my personality, but at the end of the day, I don’t care.

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always loved

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6/14 Disco balls & strobe lights. Standout Tracks: Love Less, Round & Round, Guilty Partner, Vanishing Point

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Really liked this one! I don’t remember any specific songs actually but I remember really vibing LOL

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Super super vibey.

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Very good Manchester

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I liked it but my friends thought it was lame :(

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Ensin ajattelin että plääh, miksi juuri tämä levy loistavalta bändiltä. Ennakko-olettamukset kuitenkin pyyhittiin pois parin ekan kuuntelun aikana - tämähän onkin ihan yhtä laadukasta kamaa kuin vanhemmat New Orderin homodiscoanthem-levyt. Muutama vähän heikompi tekele on mahtunut mukaan mutta pääasiallisesti äärimmäisen kovaa kasarijytkettä.

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Découverte de New Order et quelques très bonnes chansons.

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Extremely catchy, great hooks, amazing bass guitar.

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Sounds great

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Muy relajante

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Ok, Szenario: was macht man, wenn man mit zuerst mit seiner alten Band den perfekten Popsong in die Ewigkeit geschrieben hat, dann mit der neuen Postpunk und Dancefloor fusioniert und zum Welterfolg gemacht, und dann alles Geld in die geilste aber auch pleiteste Disco der Welt gesteckt hat, was aber egal ist weil nach der Revolution kommt das eh alles weg? Klar, da braucht man doch mal Urlaub! Da fährt man nach Ibiza! Und lässt es krachen! Und dann nimmt man, mit dem ganzen Ibiza im Kopf, ein paar Songs und macht einfach weiter mit den Fusionen - aber diesmal halt mit Sound und Feeling und dem guten E der Insel im Kopf, statt mit der Paradise Garage. Das Ergebnis hören wir hier: da, wo sie am modernsten klingen wollen, klingen sie leider inzwischen bisschen alt, und die stärksten Momente sind immer die, wo Hooky den Kampf gegen die Sequencer doch noch gewonnen hat. Und wenn mich dann bitte jemand jetzt zurück nach 89 bringen würde?

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Eigentlich alles drauf, was New Order in ihrer Gesamtheit so gut macht, von daher schade, dass ich das Album bisher so selten bis gar nicht durchgehört habe. Sollte ich mir jetzt öfter mal anhören. Mindestens 4+

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4

Great stuff. Need to delve more into their back cat

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Not a huge New Order fan, but on the whole I enjoyed this. A bit samey, but after the last few albums this probably gets an extra 0.5. 3.5/5

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Älskar new order men har inte hört detta innan. All the time är bra i think

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false

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Great

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Quite enjoyed, short but enjoyable

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8/10 classic 😎

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pretty groovy stuff.

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me está embolando, apenas voy en al segunda canción pero vergas está cm. está cm la vdd

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Great!

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While I am familiar with New Order, this is definitely not the sound I’m used to. I actually double checked the name of the band when I played the first song. Overall, New Order never disappointed me lyrically or melodically, yes, the instrumentals might’ve been too much for me at different points of the album, but isn’t that what the 80’s were all about? I liked 6 tracks of that, my favorites are: All The Way, Love Less, Run, Mr Disco, Vanishing Point, and Dream Attack. Dream Attack and Run were the absolute highlights of the album, in my opinion.

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-Honestly a pretty weak 4, but this was better than quite a few of the 3's. Generally palatable electronic dance stuff with a bit of a rock vibe

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Yeah white boy play that synth

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really liked it, some of the music repeats itself but otherwise a great, fun, easy album to listen to.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Fine time, All the way, Guilty partner, Dtram attack

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- Fine time - dated mixing, odd opening track for album, sheep outro? 3/10 - All the way - hooky melody, solid mixing, coherant synths 7/10 - love less - emotive vocals 6/10 nice accoustic guitars - round and round - stab synths.. how original. interesting outro. 5/10 - guilty partner - nice vibes, not my vibes though. 4/10 - run - not bringing anything new in second half but authentic, dist guitars pop 8/10 (got a like) - mr disco - love song. eh? were the drums a big deal at the time? 5/10 - vanishing point - vocals wtf. distinctive vibes 6/10 - dream attack - raw piano nice. standout for effort? overstay's welcome. overall: 6.5/10, retrospectively generic, likely defined it's genre. Genre - ick overall thoughts: vanilla clubby poppy synth with a hint of drugs addled mixing. Kids these days dont appreciate the greats because everyone ended up sounding like them? sounds like a time in the world.. you had to be there?

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Liked their earlier work a lot more, but there is still a lot of JD’s original sound left here.

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80s mate

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Cool stuff. Didn't know what was coming next. I owe this album more listens

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This was an odd one to me. How they bounce back and forth from electronic to Brit pop makes it not a cohesive album for me. I prefer the Brit pop songs over the electronic.

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"Parasites and literasites They'd burn me if they can" (All the way) "The picture you see is no portrait of me It's too real to be shown to someone I don't know And it's driving me wild It makes me act like a child" (Round n round) "Ibiza, Majorca, and Benidorm too I've searched all these places but never found you." (Mr Disco) "Nothing in this world can touch the music that I've heard When I woke up this morning" (Dram Attack) bisexual rights

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This is the first album with an "acid house" label that I've actually enjoyed. Best track: Run

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Ritmes balears de finals dels 80, noves idees per la banda que els hi senten genial. Un disc molt de l'època però que curiosament encara sona fresc. 'Round & Round' és un dels seus millors temes

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LIked it! Will listen again.

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I liked the sound. Good background music. Pretty chill.

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A typical late 80's Dance album by Manchester's finest

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this was fun. interesting to hear them holding on to the 80s sound as the 90s so rapidly approached. 1989 was, as i recall, a tough year for pop music. things were about to change, but hadn't yet...and in that time of waiting, almost everything just sounded kinda tired and bored. this album doesn't suffer from that nearly so much as others of the same age, but you can just hear the need for something - anything - to break loose.

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Some pretty solid synth pop! I think if I listened to this when I was like 14, I really would have loved it, but as it is, I just liked it. Very good, though. I'll keep it in my mind next time I'm in an 80s synth pop mood.

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yeah pretty good, a few on there i knew that i never realised where new order

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Oh, this is great. I'm realizing that somehow, I managed not to hear this whole album over the years. I say this as someone who voraciously consumed New Order's earlier albums when they came out, as someone who has seen them live. I think it's a matter of timing really. By 1989 I had probably moved on to other things and I wasn't particularly aware of this one. Boy, do I feel dumb now. I still hold Power, Corruption and Lies as New Order's greatest album, a personal favorite. But let's be real, this is album is really close, among their best. The band is actually better at this point than they were when PC&L came out. They really mastered the technical aspects of their sound and pulled together a cohesive, compelling collection of songs. I've been reading Peter Hook's book and let me tell you, the band was not in good shape at this point. You really can't tell from listening that they were not playing together as a band and were heading in the direct of a split. That signature sound is there, that perfect melding of the acoustic with the electronic. No one does that as well as New Order. Practically every song is a winner. Well, I've got 32 years’ worth of catch up listening to do this one, so off I go. Fave Songs: All the Way, Love Less, Round and Round, Run, Mr. Disco

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Fun

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I am a sucker for new wave so I loved it, had multiple relistens.

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A fusion of rock and house music that was obviously well ahead of its time. The entire album is lively and energetic. There are pure dance music tracks on this album, acid-house tracks and dynamics, and alternative pop tracks as well. Favorite tracks: Fine Time, Love Less, Round & Round, Mr. Disco, Dream Attack

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80's classic synth

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Classic New Order - excellent album

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Enjoyed more than I thought I would, especially after the first track, which was the lowlight for me. I do not know who did the song Dream Attack and thought, these guys remind me a ton of those guys. Turns out they are the same guys.

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This is pretty great! Haven't heard this album before. I'm hit or miss on whether I like New Wave stuff. I did like this one. Was this before or after Blue Monday? I don't know.

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First of all New Order runs circles around Joy Division, and they give The Smiths a run for their money in terms of moody Brit new wave. This is a solid record with good beats, melodic songs, and a good dance rock album. Definitely not my genre of choice, but I like the sound of this one!

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Loved it. a tight, high energy 80s pop record where synth collides with guitar.

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Leuke pop-muziek. Het leukste zijn de elektronische geluidjes en de leuke melodie van sommige nummers. Voor mij dat typische 80's band gevoel met de eerste dance geluidjes uit de jaren '90. Favorieten zijn "Round & Round", "Mr Disco" en "Dream Attack". ****

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4

Not bad.

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Really good this. I always thought it was impressive how different they sound to Joy Division but never really gave them a chance as an album band

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Dance/techno/pop, liked it.

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I should not have slept on this band

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Goed eighties synth

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4

Not quite Substance, but still a good listen

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Never been much of a New Order fan outside a few singles. They've never been that good when seen them live either. Picked this up in an op shop on CD for $1. Loved it. Subsequently bought it on vinyl. Their best album.

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4

Really liked this album and the way they introduced sound into music. That whole genre is great.

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Enjoyable synthy indie. Some cool sounds in there, and a sheep

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Pang pAng!!

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4

Really good

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This is the type of New Order I like!

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4

This is fun and danceable but overall not my cup of tea. God, make me wanna go to Ibiza and party to tunes like these.

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4

Way better than I expected (only knew their singles). Some real standout tracks (Love Less, Round & Round, Guilty Partner)

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surprised me too

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4

Very very good stuff, as is to be expected from New Order in the 1980s

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entraînant pour partir au travail👍

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4

Juste envie de clubber en fait.

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4

Rien de particulier, mais on est là quoi.

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I heard the first track, Fine Time, which sounds like a Stock, Aitken, Waterman instrumental. Throw some Kylie vocals over the top and it's 1986. No thank you. Then comes, "All The Way," which threw me back to The Cure doing Inbetween Days. The rest of the album has me in a happy '80s place, hearing echoes of The Go-Betweens, Depeche Mode, and smidgens of The Smiths. I've always thought of New Order as innovators, now I'm hearing them as musical Bower Birds: collecting shiny things that turn into something that is very attractive.

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Glad to say I enjoyed this one much more than the previous New Order album (Low-Life). This one had a clearer point of view. Still had a hard time telling one song from another but liked it anyway.

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Superb road trip vibes.

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goodshit plata

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Great. Smooth tunes.

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Great

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Steht New Order drauf und das ist auch drin.

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That uplifting New Order sound is in full effect here - an electronic band who play their instruments with a relaxed Sumner vocal. I really enjoyed the soundscape - you could float away to it. Summer vibes abound. Run and Vanishing Point the highlights.

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An excellent collection of dance tracks, jangle rock, melancholy meditations, and a variety of synth and instrument music. It feels like it has a symbiotic relationship with other bands of the era, like the Cure, Duran Duran, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Talking Heads. The non-single tracks are as good or better than their counterparts.

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They have transferred a velvety, romantic style into the techno era. Simply nice (7/10) FT: Round & Round, Vanishing Point

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Was good, not sure what I was listening to though.

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Love New Order. This album doesn't have the hits you usually hear on New Wave radio. That make it even better.

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Sorry, but I’m raising the average on this one. I liked it! Even listened to it twice! It doesn’t contain my favorite New Order songs, but still… I’m here for the new wave this year. I don’t know what’s happening to me.

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It is fine, but I didn't enjoy it as much as some other new wave stuff I have heard.

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Eh. 6.5/10 FT: Guilty Partner

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Some good songs in there

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Not my usual thang but p solid

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I liked it. It gave me some The Strokes vibes and of the surrounding genre (which I don't know the name of). I'd listen to it again, and I probably would.

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Really enjoy New Order. It's crazy that this band is Joy Division, aside from the deceased Ian Curtis, and the the sound is so unique and driving.

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Really enjoyed the different sounds this one came out with. Techno, synthy, some typical 80s alt rock. Good album

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hits remain hits, good to hear the rest

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Enjoyed it

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Not a huge fan of this but want to dive into the Joy Division/New Order universe further as I know they've got a bit of a cult going on. Also love 24 Hour Party People which got pretty deep into the Manchester scene at the time, especially The Hacienda's influence on club life and partying. This one's not for me but am keen to here earlier stuff.

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I wouldn't say that this was from 90's.

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Average. Standard late 80’s/ early 90s New Order

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Sounds like a precursor to trance

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Not a huge impression of this one. Was fun. If it were 1986 again this would be in my rotation.

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This is the 80s stuff that is familiar

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Kind of neat, a different new agey/technoish type vibe, but got old after a bit

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very enjoyable 80s album

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No saves but not bad, probably won’t revisit 2.8

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Like an electro version of The Cure. Probably the most I could like an electro dance leaning album like this.

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reminds me of my dad. Very 80s, similar to Depeche Mode.

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Some really fun acid house tracks mixed in with 80s new wave pop songs (almost sound like the cure). generally a little flat, missing their usual intensity.

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good but not my gig, don't like those synth arragements

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Me han gustado las canciones más acústicas y analógicas. Las electrónicas para mí han envejecido mal en tanto que más gente ha tenido acceso a esa tecnología y se pierde el efecto novedad. La mejor para mi gusto "All the way".

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No standout great song but overall good

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I only know and like one New Order album (blue Monday), this one I enjoyed listening to, and I liked it, but it is not as good as blue Monday.

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Was soll man zu drei Sterne-Alben sagen, die man ganz okay findet, aber immer so bisschen underwhelming findet? Dieser alte Sound macht es mir doch häufiger als gedacht schwer, das richtig gut zu finden. Dieses Album im Speziellen kann ich mir aber auch vom Songwriting her nicht so recht erschließen. Was will das sein? Dockt nicht wirklich an – ist aber auch nicht verkehrt.

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Decent

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I like bits and pieces of New Order and I rate them for being pioneering in terms of the electronic elements, but I didn't find this album particularly interesting or memorable. It was a nice listen, but ultimately I found the songs a bit too meandering and the music a little bland. 7/10

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Kasarimusiikin kyllä aina tunnistaa. :D Sanoisin että aika tyypillistä sen aikakauden musaa. Minulle ei uppoa tämä genre kovin hyvin, mutta ei tämä sen kummemmin ärsyttänytkään.

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I don't really get New Order, sorry... I understand Joy Division was a pioneering band, but it feels to me like New Order then kept doing the same thing for 3 decades. It's just 80's synth pop with some cool beats = fine, but I'm not into it.

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Fun

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Valtakunta mahdollisuudesta antaa puolikkaita arvosanoja. Liian helposti tyytyy heittämään kolkkia musiikille, mikä on sellaista perushyvää mutta ei saa aikaan suuria tunteita. En muista aiemmin kuunneelleni New Orderia. Levy arvosteluskaalassa keskivertoa parempi, mutta ei kuitenkin riitä neloseen asti. Meinasin jättää kertakuunteluun, mutta jammailin töiden taustamusiikkina levyn toisenkin kerran läpi.

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Pilled up New Order. They finally started to smile. Best Tracks: All the Way, Round & Round, Run

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Fine, wouldn't seek it out.

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I surprised myself by liking this. Not my usual cup of tea, but this seems like a good gateway to acid house. Doubt I'll go much further down the rabbit hole, but Im glad that I listened to this album.

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Ok but not amazing

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not too bad.

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Um álbum com algumas músicas interessantes, contudo o estilo não me agradou, tinham uma vibe de pop em vários momentos é um álbum muito neutro na minha lista. Nota :5/10

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Слушабельно. Но не цепляет. Продукт своего времени, вероятно. Wolfenstein: New Order многим более зашёл. Да и вообще чувствуется, что участники коллектива так и остались блеклыми тенями Иэна Кёртиса. Ладно, в душе не ебу за Joy Division. Как и за New Order. Не худшее из того, что слушали, так что меньше тройбана не поставлю.

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Average, probably the worst of New Orders 80's records.

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5/10 Decent album, consistent all throughout. Nothing that stands out however. Favs: Dream Attack

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very 80s pop, beginning sounds more indie. synths and nice drums. good length. ROUND & ROUND

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Run, All the Way and Love Less are great songs and might tip it to a 4star. If I could give it 3.5 I would but I've got to be harsh, 4 stars are for great albums and I did enjoy this but I know I'll put ones I love on 4.so it's 3.

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- A few good songs mixed with a whole bunch of bad songs. - Vocals are fine, production is not my thing at all... - Guilty Partner is pretty awesome damn. - Second half production is very good like it a lot - The whole second half in general is good

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Not their finest in my opinion, but still a great album

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Wow! What can I say, New Order is and was a huge inspiration for many Techno/EDM artists and lovers. Good album! Personally I'm more into the Techno sounding songs over the ballads; but to each their own.

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Not my favourite New Order album by any means, but Round and Round and Fine Time are excellent tracks.

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Nice disco vibes

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Not their best but still new order...

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At first I found it repetitive and boring, but some parts were a bit interesting. Not usually into the 80's synth sound, but that was the most interesting part of this album for me.

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Rätt bra ändå. Bästa låtar: All the Way Round and Round Dream Attack

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First song...meh. the three that follow are quite strong. Always good to hear Peter Hook's familiar sound. I'm trying to get over the fact that they are NOT Joy Division. Their style not one I listen to a lot. Still as I near the end I find myself really enjoying this album. Tempted to give it a 4, but a string 3 🌟 is what I'm giving.

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Fun album, glad I listened but probably won’t listen to again.

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Super 80s but with hints of Joy Division for sure

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Better than I expected, but I consider it more of a fun listen than a great album. Whenever I heard the cheesy deep voice near the end of "Fine Time," I couldn't help thinking of Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords.

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New wave and industrial is pretty good mashes together on this album. All the musicianship is excellent and the songs are all well written and catchy, but not exactly memorable.

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3 1/2

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Decent album…kinda what I expected

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ok

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Un album electro correct, mais pas plupa, pourtant j’apprecie le genre 3

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Pop electrónico. Sosegado. Bien ambientado

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very nice! Some slower pop but made sense for late 80's. Nothing to write home about or have any reason to be on this list but enjoyable none the less.

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It was the most distinctly 80s thing I have heard

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Enjoyed!

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Some great moments and the sound of a band embracing club culture and doing it well - hasn’t necessarily dated great but still enjoyable although far from their best work

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Before they became the New Order I love.

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An album that just kind of ticks along without ever really exciting the listener or delivering anything memorable

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Techno music is not my preference anyway this album is not bad

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New Order, but without the classics

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Was a fairly solid album overall. There were a few standout songs like All The Way and Vanishing Point, but most of it sounded pretty much the same. 3/5 stars.

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Was ok, didn't stand out

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Música dance ochentera. A veces recuerda a Depeche Mode. Esto según tú. Igual es un DISCAZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO y no sabes apreciarlo

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Quite samey throughout, alright though 3*

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Maybe -an extra half for some of Hooky’s bass

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I was looking forward to this one as I had given our previous New Order album (Low-Life) 5 stars, favorably noting comparisons to The Cure and The Smiths. This album is much more like a darkish dance-pop album however. It's not bad by any means and quite pleasant in the background. But it's a far cry from Low-Life.

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80's disco, but some of the songs have bizarre and misogynistic lyrics. Pretty standard 80's beats and melodies.

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Nice drum machines. Pretty cool, but not as good as I'm used to hearing from New Order, I think this is their later stuff?

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I love the in your face synths. Reminds me of The Cure a bit I like New Order but this is definitely not my favorite of theirs, feels kinda uneven

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Started out exciting. Quickly became repetitive.

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Hit me as a blend of pop and dance/electronica that just didn’t do a whole lot for me.

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A step down from their first four albums but still pretty decent pop. 6/10

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This album was on my list for a long time, and I'm happy to finally check it off. The music is a bit too subtle for first impressions to be accurate, but it stands up well against similar, later currents.

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The first track had me intrigued - this album came out in the same year as Pretty Hate Machine, which I love. However, the album sank back into 80's synth instead of getting harder.

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A lot better than I had expected. A welcome surprise.

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It's like new wave but dancier. Can't say it's my favourite thing ever but it's a short album and there was nothing downright bad about it. 3/5.

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Which New Order album should I hear next?

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"Spin magazine's 1995 Alternative Record Guide cited Technique as New Order's best album because it represented the perfect synthesis of the band's abilities as a punk-influenced rock band and as synthpop pioneers." 3.25/5

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Vooruit dan maar.

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Die eerste weirde track zet je een beetje op het verkeerde been, maar wat er daarna kwam ga ik echt eens beter luisteren. Want dat klonk eigenlijk best lekker.

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I like New Order and have heard several songs and at least two other albums from the band. The only track that sounded familiar was "Round & Round", but the whole album sounded like New Order so I'm not sure if I've heard anything from Technique or not. "Love Less", with a calm yet hook-filled melody, got my highest rating for an individual track. The beginning of "All the Way" sounded like it had elements lifted directly from "Just Like Heaven" from the Cure. "Run" reminded me of Lemon Jelly. Overall, the album was good. I'm not sure if I will make it back to a full re-listen of the entire album.

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New order The beats are super memorable love em All the way feels more like my style The beats and thr Tempo variations are sooo fun. Will probably revisit this Album kinda fizzles out (doesn't feel like it has that amazing energy (also more weird beats) anymore) Vanishing point has good vibes tho Dream attack is sooo up my alley. Tempo is perfect, kinda cool lyrics, nice instruments

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i like the album art, i thought i was in for some vaporwave. opening tune music is not as doomer as i knew new order to be. it is fun but it kinda sounds like someone whos figuring out their casio keyboard for the first time. I liked the 'vanishing point' track but i wouldnt listen to the other songs recreationally. u can really tell these guys are from the uk btw.

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3.1 - A bit like Depeche Mode. Decent listening, but nothing stood out.

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It is an 80s album. I was not familiar with the album or any of its songs. I do not believe I was familiar with the group either.

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It's interesting that they would consider this up there among NO's best. Yes, they are transitioning to more electronic dance music sound, but if you were to compare this to what was happening on that scene in 1989, it would be pretty average.

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I kinda like New Order but this album isn't the NO stuff that interests me. After the album ended Spotifiy segued to their song Shellshock which is more my New Order sweet spot.

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Funky music, makes me wanna do the shroomsss 3/5

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Funky fresh 😎. Loved it!

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Would listen it again

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Once again, propa synth chunes. This album seems to change every time I listen to it, this time there were more outdated synth sounds than I remember

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New Order's "Low Life" surprised me a few months back in terms of how much I liked it - really made me re-evaluate my preconceived notions; great record. So today when I saw this come up I wondered if it'd be the same... Who can tell with this band? The opening track "Fine Time" was probably exactly what I'd thought they'd sound like overall - it seems a very dull/unimaginative synth dance tune and not much of a song. So my initial instinct was that that wasn't starting out so well... but then "All The Way" and "Love Less" are great tunes - lovely melodies, good pop construction. ...which are followed by "Round & Round" which is back to the sequencers and electronic formula that seem so meta-New Order....but I like this one? Are they just indoctrinating me? What's happening here? This is a weird album obviously - did New Order just not know what kind of a band they wanted to be? And if so is there anything wrong with that at all? (Of some note: so many of their non-sequencer songs sound very much like The Cure) Not really sure how to rank this one; I still think I like Still Life better but this is growing on me. 6/10 3 stars

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it wasn’t boring but it also kinda was..? i feel like i’ve heard a lot of music lately that’s just completely meh and this is one of those. nothing to really comment about it

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Interesting 80’s synth.

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3.9 - Compared to other UK dance-rock acts of the era (e.g. Depeche Mode), it seems that New Order didn't get as much exposure across the pond. It's a shame because this is a powerful pop sound melding so many great sounds. I love the bass sound, hollow and plodding. Also great are the interplay of acoustic and electric guitar, along with electronic rhythm elements. Bernard Sumner's vocals sound slack and cool, with an almost conversational cadence and tone. It works best ("Love Less", "Round & Round") when they're able to corral all of these elements into a focused and layered sound. But a couple of tracks ("Mr Disco", "Vanishing Point") struggle under the weight of all these elements. From what I can gather, "Technique" marks the tail-end of a string of great New Order records. I definitely look forward to exploring their catalog further.

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Not my thing, not that interesting, but fine

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Simplemente pop

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Back to their former glory on this album. Electro pop anthems with their famous pulsing kick drum .

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Relativ generisches New Order Album, was bedeutet dass es immer noch super unterhaltsam ist und jederzeit angehört werden könnte ohne dass man wirklich was daran aussetzen kann, aber dass es gleichzeitig auch nicht an die Höhen anderer Alben heran kommt. Hier ist für mich einfach kein Highlight dabei, was es insgesamt etwas zu Hintergrundmusik macht. Trotzdem wie gesagt absolut kompetent.

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nichts besonderes... von new order erwartet man mehr

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Not my jam, music largely devoid of emotion, with lyrics that sound rushed and uninspired. Not the worst Mancunian band of the 80s (that is the smiths) but disappointing and unimpressive.

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Suprisingly decent electronic album because, except for the first song, all the songs have vocals and its not as experimental as some of the 90s electronic. In essence, this reminds very much of the early 80s synth pop, so actually fairly decent, easy listening

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I can see the influence, though it gets lost in a sea of the many new wave and post punk artists on this 1001 list. To me, it’s a bit bland and lacks something in the song writing to really engage me.

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Nothing super special, but I enjoyed it. Favorite songs were All the Way, Run, and Love Less. 3.5

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som agradável, sintetizador epa

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Coming right after Duran Duran's Rio, I initially wasn't excited to listen to another 80s electronic pop. However, the first track "Fine Time" came in hard, and it wasn't what I expected. Mainly unfamiliar with the band, didn't know the sound I was on the look out for, and the prog dance track was something I didn't even know I wanted. But once it fully got me ready for a full album of prog dance music, it suddenly starts into soft 80s pop. What happened? Shouldn't at least instrumental experimental tracks come at the end, if that's the only one?

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A decent mix of synths and songs but generally “good” or “fine” and never “great”. The whole album I was waiting for something to kick into True Faith or even Inbetween Days but it never quite delivered. I did get some sunny, last day of school vibs but not enough to elevate above 3 stars.

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Cool 80s party , a worthwhile listen

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Okay, a few standout tracks but the rest were a bit flat

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Suck vad man ändå gillar new wave!! även fast det inte är lika bra som det andra albumet.

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Painfully 80s, but good to bop around to.

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the indie sleaze girls would have loved this

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First song is techno like. The rest is more new wave. A few good songs.

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As a kid, I always loved New Order's design and I had no idea what they sounded like. My older sibling just wasn't into it, I guess. I'm very glad it sounds like this, though. Nothing that fully grabbed me, but I welcomed the background.

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det här soundet kan jag inte stå bakom.

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Complete mehs-ville. A generic 80's pop album with no real redeeming qualities.

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Goat based techNo.

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Amazingly Underwhelming

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Everything about 80's music I don't love, plus some weird sound effects (literally goats). A few decent techno/electronic parts but not enough.

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Miscellaneous 80s techno. Listenable, but not crazy good.

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Yeah, not for me.

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I found the synthesizers lifeless, the lyrics banal, and the vocal performances to be uninspiring. The songs felt super empty. Maybe this is just a bias I have against dance music, but I can’t imagine being in a place where I really want to listen to this music. “Round and Round” is really the worst offender on this album, I don’t know if I can make it all the way through without distracting myself from the music somehow. It just sounds awful, from the truly terrible lyrics, the strange off-kilter and off-beat way he's singing, the clashing synthesizers that aren’t mixed well, the odd echoes on the lead’s voice, the strange sounds just tossed into the composition. This is the bane of my existence as a musical listener. There are some highlights on the album (although, not that many). “All the Way” and “Dream Attack” are pretty good. But so much of the album really sounds like the soundtrack of an 80’s movie in the very worst way possible. 3/10.

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Teknojumputtelua.

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An ok album. I’m not really a fan of New Order and this album hasn’t changed that. Find them a bit middle of the road.

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Sounds like Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, Thompson Twins... anything in that era. Catchy electrice dance tunes.

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Emo techno. Not great.

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It's fine, but it's hardly "OH MY GOD HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEW NEW ORDER RECORD", is it?

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Very specific sound. Was bored after 10 minutes.

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Not really into synth pop, but this was very boring.

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Not bad, it all kind of blended together though, nothing stood out.

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Not my jam, but again I can see how it influence tons of artist that I love. So much chorus on guitar lines. I like the doubled vocals.

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Just crap

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Sounds like it’s pure 80s dance with the synth pop sounds. Not really my style as it’s slightly too poppy and too dance/electronic. I can see how people like it as the style and instrumentals are pretty decent. 5.3/10

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Vanishing point is a bop. Otherwise it's kinda uninteresting, just washed over me without anything else really staying with me

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It's very strange for me how "New Order"'s albums could be so different among them. They have some great albums and things like this one that does not deserve so much comment. By the ability to do so different things I'll give 2 stars, but this album is 1 star for sure.

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Not a big fan of electronic albums… Seems like they use more computers than they did musical instruments

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Lots of energy here, pretty different from the New Order stuff I know. So well produced. Slick. Not keen on the drums. Unmoved. Unimpressed.

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I knew there was a reason why I stopped listening to New Order after Movement...

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The parts I liked, I liked because they were rock-ish. But even those parts kinda bored me.

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First Listen. This band has some great songs but I have never heard any of these songs before. I like their sound and look forward to getting to know this one better. Standouts: Round & Round, Run. 2/5

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Just blah 80s type music but it's not bad nor good. Really as average as it comes, lifeless but hey at least they're trying. 5/10.

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Местами прикольно

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Bit of a come-down from the last two albums.

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80s ridiculousness

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This was fine. I won't listen to it again on purpose.

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Bruce is Bruce

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I always struggle to believe that the band that can produce stunning guitar+synth-driven powerhouses like 'Age of Consent' can revert to such dull, one-note tracks. While some of the melodic lines here are catchy, there's not nearly enough variation to hold interest for the 4-5 minute runtimes most tracks occupy.

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Chyba pierwszy raz sytuacja zeby banda miala dwa albumy z rzedu na liscie, tym razem jest to piaty krazek w dyskografii zespolu, obie plyty dziela cztery lata, a zmiana brzmienia jest dosc mocno zauwazana, zwlaszcza jesli slucha sie plyty z dnia na dzien i ma sie poprzednia swiezo przed uszami, banda skupila sie na pojsciu w synthowe brzmienia inspirowane dodatkowo kultura ibizy, na tej wlasnie wysepce byl album nagrywany, wiec gatunkiem ktory byl influencja tego krazka byl ibizowy house, odmiana acidowego housa, wiec niestety pojawiaja sie umcy umcy, lubu dubu i szybsze tempo, lirycznie rowniez brzmi to bardziej densingowo, co sie nie zmienilo to zdecydowanie obecnosc pana Sumnera na wokalu i kawalki prowadzone basem, jak all the way, ktory jest dla mnie jednym z hajlajtow krazka, kolejnym bedzie run, nie sa to tak taneczne kawalki, a brzmia bardziej rokowo, jako podsumowanie albumu swietnie pasuje wypowiedz basisty Petera Hooka na temat tej plyty, ze byla to walka czlowieka z sekwencerami, gdzie pan Hook staral sie zeby zostawic troche trakow bez nich dla rokowego feelingu zespolu, cale szczescie, ze udalo mu sie obronic przed tym atakiem technologii i muzyki bez swojego brzmienia, teraz juz nie jestem taki pewien czy chce sprawdzac reszte tworczosci zespolu, jesli w kolejnych albumach dalej brna w kierunku sceny tanecznej, ale tego moze dowiem sie jutro lub za XXX pickow

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gg

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Ik heb er nooit echt iets mee gekund met die wat latere New Order.

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I remember this band from the 80s. I wasn't interested in them too much -- I think they had one or two songs I can remember -- and listening to this album now, well, it's still not my thing. Some decent sounds here and there, mostly when I can hear a non-digital instrument someone is playing, but just too dance-club sounding for me.

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Perfect transition from the 80s to the 90s

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Meh

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This didn't move me. I've never appreciated overly-sequenced dance music.

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not for me, too electro-80s for my liking

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I honestly never gave New Order much of chance back in the 80s. I was more on the punk side and there was plenty to listen to. I find their overreliance on drum machines(?) to be a little dull. However some of the tunes like Guilty Partner and Run are a little closer to The Cure and are kind of interesting.

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Not great. Sounded like play school lyrics.

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Sounded like late 80s/early 90s generic synth. Although it was probably trailblazing in it’s day, this album didn’t really stand out for me. Meh.

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Interesting to hear cutting edge music from the '80s. Those poor drum machines...

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Meh

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Kasarilla ei taidettu tehdä mitään muuta musaa? Nyt lähes 40v myöhemmin kasari pop on kuin korealaiset, kaikki ihan samanlaisia.

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I know New Order are supposed to be canon and all that, but does anyone else find them boring? They have neither the mordant wit of Kraftwerk, or the excitement and raw energy of Chicago footwork, so end up disappointingly less than the sum of their influences. Bernard Sumner's voice is so weedy and innefectual. A vocalist could make this group so much more exciting. It's not terrible. It's just very unexciting. Very okay. Like most Manchester bands, it's importance has been well overstated out of desperation to look better than Liverpool or Birmingham. Bless the little Mancs. You've got the big but unloved football teams, why not enjoy that?

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Meh. I didn't even notice it was playing until Spotify 'album radio based on' started playing Cowgirl by Underworld.

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This album began the end of my love affair of New Order.

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How peculiar. Technique starts off with some pungent electro in the form of 'First Time', and later on 'Vanishing Point' picks up the baton...but in between it's a whole load of anaemic indie-ish synthrock. Sung, I should add, in the most characterless voice imaginable. A band whose appeal I've never truly understood, and this album hasn't really helped me. The filler-to-killer ratio is worse than Iron Maiden's - and this is one of their better albums? Give me a break.

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i just don't click with new order at all - couple of ok songs. i think it's sumners vocals. who knows. A bit soulless.

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Faz força pra ser ruim

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не, ну это совсем какое-то говнище. никогда мне ваш ню ордер не нравился, но такого уровня падения качества я не ожидал. даже (даже!) если мы отбросим первую песню, которая звучит как максимально кринжовый клубный репрезент с лоу-питченным разговорным вокалом — мы никогда не сможем отделаться от мысли, что это абсолютно безвкусная пародия на пет шоп бойз. я не сильно знаком с электронной сценой того времени, может быть это был трейдмарк-саунд и сводить его к одним ПШБ глупо, но блять. Песня Mr. Disco звучит буквально как демка с альбома Actually, выброшенная из-за недостаточности музыкального разнообразия. Вокал на ней копирует манеру Теннанта с удивительной точностью. По иронии это делает песню самой слушабельной с альбома, ибо остальной материал настолько унылый, банальный и аматорский, что 40 минут длительности чувствуются как 40 лет хождения по пустыне. Но зато в конце путешествия вас ждёт сюрприз — песня Dream Attack, которая точно так же звучит как вокальный рипофф с ПШБ, но при этом под инструментал группы Кино (по крайней мере во вступлении). Худшего сочетания я в жизни не слышал. Не знаю, может в клубах под это отрываться и нормально, но вдумчивое прослушивание обеспечит вам испорченное настроение на весь день. 2/10

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I couldn't get through jt

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80s new wave, not great, maybe one song for playlist. Love Less, the only song that sounds like actual instruments

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Not for me.

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It's the emperor's new album. The sound of a a band indulgently reveling in past glories, with a halo effect of too many nights in Ibizan dance clubs giving it an accidental glow of summery dance-ability, polished off with some expensive production at Real World studios. There are only really two songs on this record (out of three singles), and they aren't that memorable. Ho hum.

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Listening to this makes me think old mate from Joy Division was on to something.

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NO. MORE. EIGHTIES. PLEASE. istg 80's music is meant for 2000's coming of age movies and that moment at a party when no one even cares anymore. nothing more. look. some of these aren't that bad, actually. i think it's cuz it's 1989 and we were getting somewhere. the synths are still annoying tho lmao. oh... i can't stress enough how much i hate round and round idk how to feel, i'm actually really torn on this opinion. on one hand, i might be biased because i usually dislike songs from the eighties. but also some of these are kind of good?? but then again they're not- and they miss.... personality. they give me the cure and the smiths vibes only... with no personality. just the depressing vocals and linear melodies. also the lyrics are preeeeetty bland. and never have i heard a guitar so boring as the one in this album. not even that funky to dance. ugh. EVERY SONG IS EXACTLY THE SAME HELP. skipped a bunch of songs at the 30 s mark,,, i just coudn't. wanna put two stars but there wasn't ONE song that is worth remembering. bye.

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