Technique is the fifth studio album by English electronic rock band New Order. Released on 30 January 1989 by Factory Records, the album was partly recorded on the island of Ibiza, and incorporates Balearic beat and acid house influences into the group's dance-rock sound. The album was influenced by the then growing acid scene, and Sumner's experiences at Shoom in London. It was also New Order's final studio album to be released under Factory Records (though not their final Factory release, that being the following year's "World in Motion"); the label would declare bankruptcy in 1992 following a severe financial downturn caused primarily by the significant commercial failure of Happy Mondays' Yes Please!. Technique was the first New Order album to reach number one on the UK charts, and "Fine Time", the first single from the album, reached number 11. Remixed versions of "Round & Round" and "Run" were also released as singles.Wikipedia
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.
"What? Harmless? Is that all it's got to say? Harmless! One word!" Ford shrugged.
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.
Power Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood and then this. What a run of albums.
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" *****
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.
Happiness and sadness sweating on an Ibizan dance floor
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.
There's never not a good time to listen to New Order.
i love new order and this album
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.
Way ahead of its time. Some great disco stuff in the second half and just a nice boppin album
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Listen while boozing
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.
not my thing. I give it two flopping fish of doom
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
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
I already told you I don’t like New Order
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.
FACT-275! Brilliant. Fun fact: none of the song titles are mentioned in the lyrics.
Fantastic - better than I remembered.
One of the best albums from one of the best bands.
Great album, no filler, their best in my opinion. I even like Fine Time! Highlight is Dream Attack.
I'm a sucker for new order
The funkiest, danciest, most layered electropop albums I've ever heard. Bops front to back.
Good album. The incorporation of acid house and dance beats definitely leads into the 90's club scene
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
love every song except the intro. absolutely excellent project
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
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.
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
Jag älskar New Order man. det finns något i ljuden de använder och hur borta sångaren låter som får tankarna att gå...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
One of their best albums, good mix of bangers and emotional moody tracks
Yes. New Order.
This was playing in a New York record shop near Columbia in 2004 and I was immediately in love. I knew New Order and knew their parent Joy Division but this album was soothing, familiar, catchy and fresh. Fresh even in 2004 and again in 2022
I love New Order. Yeah, maybe some of it is a bit dated sounding, but I don't care. There's so many great songs here. Round and Round and Dream Attack being my personal favorites. Round and Round is perfection if you ask me. Not their best work, but still really good and it is a no brainer 5.
Yes probably the most consistent of their albums and fully deserving of five stars, though its reputation as their'rave' album is overstated. Fine Time is a club banger, but the rest is 100% classic NO 80s sound.
Ah rakastan tätä yhtyettä! Tää on ehdottomasti kärkipäässä näiden julkaisuja, muttei paras. Menee kunnon tanssi/rock/synatykittelyn kärkikastiin heittämällä. 4,5/5 eli pyöristynee ylös
Really like New Order, especially the bass lines 💛
I liked it. I like their sound. The lyrical bass lines combined with the melody singing guitar parts. And they really do make lovely melodies.
the only problem was john denver
A truly nostalgic listen which takes me straight back to sixth form. Still fantastic.
I love this record with all my heart
I can't even say why I love New Order, there's just something about the understated vocals and the electronic sounds that seems like it shouldn't work, but it does
6/14 Disco balls & strobe lights. Standout Tracks: Love Less, Round & Round, Guilty Partner, Vanishing Point
Really liked this one! I don’t remember any specific songs actually but I remember really vibing LOL
Super super vibey.
Very good Manchester
I liked it but my friends thought it was lame :(
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.
Découverte de New Order et quelques très bonnes chansons.
Extremely catchy, great hooks, amazing bass guitar.
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?
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+
Great stuff. Need to delve more into their back cat
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
Älskar new order men har inte hört detta innan. All the time är bra i think
Quite enjoyed, short but enjoyable
8/10 classic 😎
pretty groovy stuff.
me está embolando, apenas voy en al segunda canción pero vergas está cm. está cm la vdd
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.
-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
Yeah white boy play that synth
really liked it, some of the music repeats itself but otherwise a great, fun, easy album to listen to.
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Fine time, All the way, Guilty partner, Dtram attack
- 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?
Liked their earlier work a lot more, but there is still a lot of JD’s original sound left here.
Cool stuff. Didn't know what was coming next. I owe this album more listens
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.
"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
This is the first album with an "acid house" label that I've actually enjoyed. Best track: Run
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
LIked it! Will listen again.
I liked the sound. Good background music. Pretty chill.
A typical late 80's Dance album by Manchester's finest
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.
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.
yeah pretty good, a few on there i knew that i never realised where new order
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
I am a sucker for new wave so I loved it, had multiple relistens.
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
80's classic synth
Classic New Order - excellent album
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.
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.
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!
Loved it. a tight, high energy 80s pop record where synth collides with guitar.
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". ****
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
Dance/techno/pop, liked it.
I should not have slept on this band
Goed eighties synth
Not quite Substance, but still a good listen
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.
Really liked this album and the way they introduced sound into music. That whole genre is great.
Enjoyable synthy indie. Some cool sounds in there, and a sheep
This is the type of New Order I like!
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.
Way better than I expected (only knew their singles). Some real standout tracks (Love Less, Round & Round, Guilty Partner)
surprised me too
Very very good stuff, as is to be expected from New Order in the 1980s
entraînant pour partir au travail👍
Juste envie de clubber en fait.
Rien de particulier, mais on est là quoi.
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.
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.
Superb road trip vibes.
Great. Smooth tunes.
Steht New Order drauf und das ist auch drin.
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.
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.
They have transferred a velvety, romantic style into the techno era. Simply nice (7/10) FT: Round & Round, Vanishing Point
Was good, not sure what I was listening to though.
Love New Order. This album doesn't have the hits you usually hear on New Wave radio. That make it even better.
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.
Awesome beeps and boops
Always nice to listen to New Order. Barney Sumner's voice is just flat and crap and beautiful.
I love New Order! But I had not payed too much attention to Technique. I listened it twice I really liked it. It sounds authentic for the end of the 80s. A perfect mix of synthesizers with delicious melodies.
Cet album m'a permis de réaliser que je suis fan de synthpop.
Not big into the synth stuff, but this was alright
This is an album of two distinct sounds. Light indie-style guitar-led songs, and then songs full of synths, samples and programmed beats. It’s like catching New Order in the middle transitioning from one style to another. This makes the album all the more interesting to listen to, as you are surprised when the style changes so suddenly. The singer has a very pleasant voice full of character and very nicely produced. There’s a few samples that sounds a bit raw and dated, but in the end, a very nice album. 7/10
Pues muy guay
Technique is the fifth album by English electronic rock band New Order. This album was influenced by acid house and the band incorporated this into their dance rock sound. It has that electronic synth sound from the 80's paired with a rock band that gives this album an interesting vibe. I do like the summery sound that the album gives off. This has been rated one of the best New Order albums and is considered a classic in the dance rock genre. The quality of synchrony between rock and electronic dance on this album is something I did not expect. It's so well done that this album could've been produced today and it would still perform well. There's a lot to love about this album, and not much to hate.
Strong 4 stars. Liked this much better than Joy Division. 80s fueled beats and synth tones.
A great New Order album. It's got some great singles and that unforgettable 80s sound that you can't mistake. I mostly prefer Brotherhood overall but I love how punchy this one sounds.
Lots of fun
I mean. This is great right? It's dancey and alternative. Can't get enough. It's the more eclectic, more electronic, child of Joy Division. It works. It just works. - "But it sounds kitchy sometimes, Mr. Disco has literal pew pew sounds!" - "well that's just what the future sounded like in the 80s!" My favorite New Order song will always be Age of Consent.
I like new order. I like their album artwork for this. This is a nice listen so far, I like the vibe of love less. Feels very nostalgic, like this could be playing over my memories. overall this was good, love less is my favorite one from this, I got distracted with work so I wasn't as in depth listening but I already knew I enjoyed new order. I'll listen to the singles again since they didn't leave an impression on me. This is their dance album.
I’d forgotten how much this album at times screams Ibiza! Quite often it sounds like a band struggling to realize wether they are a dance or rock-band. I mean - going from “Love Less” to “Round & Round” is a surreal move. But at the same time it never fails to keep me engaged entertained. Maybe Hook’s melodic bass-lines are making me feel generous!
New Order doing New Order things. At their best when the drum machine is kicking and the production is filled with tons of samples. Individual tracks go in just a bit too many directions which makes the record lose a bit of focus.
Prefs: All The Way, Round & Round, Guilty Partner, Run, Vanishing Point, Dream Attack Moins pref: Love Less
Very sweet album. Deep m, heavy house beats and good instrumentation to surround them. Only complaint is the vocals are kinda whack and awkward. 7/10
7/10. Largely pleasant, some kinda cool bits too
Very good as background music to almost everything I would say. I liked it.
08/30/2022 It’s New Order. Immediately four stars. — Casual day, nothing big happened. Just waiting for the weekend…
It is fucking baffling to me that this band began the decade as the dour post-punk band Joy Division and ended it with this album, which starts out like a fucking acid house album and then settles down into a very solid early alternative rock album. It's good that they continued on after Ian Curtis's death and the end of Joy Division, because having a band with punk rock bona fides helping to pioneer the origins of electronic music. It's a very strange experience hearing an album that fits pretty well into the alternative rock of the late 80s but has little bursts of electronic dance music embedded in it. It's something that has the potential to be very cheesy, but the band executes it well. It's a really cool album that merges two genres that were on very different trajectories in the late 80s, but that were both about to come to the forefront in the 90s 4/5
Made me remember why I liked new order after a very disappointing live gig.
We've been told for years to respect New Order because they were a band created from the ashes of Joy Division, and I've resisted only to thumb my nose at a music press trying to tell me what to do with my life. So it turns out...I like New Order now? This thing is filled with bangers clocking in at a nice clip, just under 40 minutes. I still regret nothing, but now there's a big party of me that believes 20 year old would have landed some nice pussy if only I had been into New Order. But it's never too late. Time to go work a little skirt. I'm sure my wife will understand. I'll play this album for her.
I liked it
4 stars. This was significantly better and more listenable than I thought it would be. Most of the other beat/ house music on this list has been…. Not great. definitely enjoyed this though.
Do prefer Joy Division but that was something Ian Curtis made so good. As good as it gets without Ian Curtis though
Pretty baller man. Felt the groove of the late 80s pulsing through my veins.
Njihov najklupskiji album
Super. New Order going all in on dance electronica
I really enjoyed this and will likely listen to more of them. Jesus and Mary Chain has been the group I’ve listened to most since hearing it here. This will probably end up number two. Feel like it’s missing that one killer song.
This one was very very fun. I enjoyed the mix of house music and straight up rock and roll more than I anticipated.
En 1989 nacio taylor Esta bueno, muy ochentoso
didn’t like at first but actually alright
Frescura pop de principio a fin, muy disfrutable
It is fine, but I didn't enjoy it as much as some other new wave stuff I have heard.
Eh. 6.5/10 FT: Guilty Partner
Some good songs in there
Not my usual thang but p solid
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.
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.
Really enjoyed the different sounds this one came out with. Techno, synthy, some typical 80s alt rock. Good album
hits remain hits, good to hear the rest
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.
I wouldn't say that this was from 90's.
Average. Standard late 80’s/ early 90s New Order
Sounds like a precursor to trance
Not a huge impression of this one. Was fun. If it were 1986 again this would be in my rotation.
This is the 80s stuff that is familiar
Kind of neat, a different new agey/technoish type vibe, but got old after a bit
very enjoyable 80s album
No saves but not bad, probably won’t revisit 2.8
Like an electro version of The Cure. Probably the most I could like an electro dance leaning album like this.
reminds me of my dad. Very 80s, similar to Depeche Mode.