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Technique

New Order

1989

Technique

Album Summary

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.

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Rating

3.24

Votes

5438

Genres

  • New Wave
  • Electronica
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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

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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Thu Dec 03 2020
2

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
1

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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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

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

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

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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Thu Feb 18 2021
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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Mon May 17 2021
5

Happiness and sadness sweating on an Ibizan dance floor

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Wed Sep 01 2021
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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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

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

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

i love new order and this album

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

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

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

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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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

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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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

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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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

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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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Listen while boozing

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

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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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

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

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Sun Jan 23 2022
2

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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Fri Mar 19 2021
1

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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Fri Apr 02 2021
1

I already told you I don’t like New Order

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Tue Apr 13 2021
1

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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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

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

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Wed May 26 2021
5

Fantastic - better than I remembered.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

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

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Solid.tunes. awesome

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Sat Feb 20 2021
5

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

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Loved it!

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

I'm a sucker for new order

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

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

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

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

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

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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Sat Nov 06 2021
5

love every song except the intro. absolutely excellent project

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

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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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

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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Mon Jan 31 2022
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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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

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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Mon Feb 07 2022
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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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

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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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

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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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

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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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

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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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

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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Sun Apr 24 2022
5

always loved

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Wed Jun 08 2022
5

One of their best albums, good mix of bangers and emotional moody tracks

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Yes. New Order.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
5

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

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

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.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
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.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

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

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

Really like New Order, especially the bass lines 💛

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

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.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

the only problem was john denver

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

A truly nostalgic listen which takes me straight back to sixth form. Still fantastic.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

I love this record with all my heart

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

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

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

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

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Tue Oct 13 2020
4

Super super vibey.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Very good Manchester

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

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

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

Découverte de New Order et quelques très bonnes chansons.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

Extremely catchy, great hooks, amazing bass guitar.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Sounds great

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Muy relajante

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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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Fri May 21 2021
4

Great stuff. Need to delve more into their back cat

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Fri May 21 2021
4

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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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

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

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

false

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Great

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

Quite enjoyed, short but enjoyable

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

8/10 classic 😎

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

pretty groovy stuff.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

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

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Great!

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

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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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

-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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Tue May 18 2021
4

Yeah white boy play that synth

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Tue May 25 2021
4

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

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Thu May 13 2021
4

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

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Fri May 07 2021
4

- 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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Tue May 11 2021
4

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

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Sat May 22 2021
4

80s mate

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

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

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Tue May 11 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

"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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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

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

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

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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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

LIked it! Will listen again.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

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

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

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

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

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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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

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

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Sat Oct 23 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

Fun

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

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

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

80's classic synth

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Classic New Order - excellent album

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

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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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

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

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

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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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Not bad.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

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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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Dance/techno/pop, liked it.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

I should not have slept on this band

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Sat Dec 18 2021
4

Goed eighties synth

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Not quite Substance, but still a good listen

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

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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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

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

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

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

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Pang pAng!!

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Really good

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

This is the type of New Order I like!

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Thu Feb 03 2022
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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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

surprised me too

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

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

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

entraînant pour partir au travail👍

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Juste envie de clubber en fait.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Rien de particulier, mais on est là quoi.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

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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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

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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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Superb road trip vibes.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

goodshit plata

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Great. Smooth tunes.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

Great

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Steht New Order drauf und das ist auch drin.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

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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Sat Apr 16 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

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

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Tue May 03 2022
4

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

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Wed May 04 2022
4

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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Fri May 27 2022
4

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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Fri May 27 2022
4

Awesome beeps and boops

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

listen

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Always nice to listen to New Order. Barney Sumner's voice is just flat and crap and beautiful.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

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.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
4

Fun

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Sun Jul 03 2022
4

Cet album m'a permis de réaliser que je suis fan de synthpop.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Not big into the synth stuff, but this was alright

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

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

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

Pues muy guay

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

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.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Strong 4 stars. Liked this much better than Joy Division. 80s fueled beats and synth tones.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

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.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Lots of fun

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

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.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

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.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

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!

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

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.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Prefs: All The Way, Round & Round, Guilty Partner, Run, Vanishing Point, Dream Attack Moins pref: Love Less

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

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

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

7/10. Largely pleasant, some kinda cool bits too

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Very good as background music to almost everything I would say. I liked it.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

08/30/2022 It’s New Order. Immediately four stars. — Casual day, nothing big happened. Just waiting for the weekend…

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

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

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

Made me remember why I liked new order after a very disappointing live gig.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

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.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

I liked it

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

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.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Do prefer Joy Division but that was something Ian Curtis made so good. As good as it gets without Ian Curtis though

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Pretty baller man. Felt the groove of the late 80s pulsing through my veins.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Njihov najklupskiji album

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Super. New Order going all in on dance electronica

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

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.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

This one was very very fun. I enjoyed the mix of house music and straight up rock and roll more than I anticipated.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

New Division.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
4

Entretenido

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Tue Nov 08 2022
4

En 1989 nacio taylor Esta bueno, muy ochentoso

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

didn’t like at first but actually alright

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

Frescura pop de principio a fin, muy disfrutable

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Fri Oct 16 2020
3

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

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Eh. 6.5/10 FT: Guilty Partner

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Mon Sep 21 2020
3

Some good songs in there

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Not my usual thang but p solid

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

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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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

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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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

hits remain hits, good to hear the rest

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Enjoyed it

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Sun Jul 11 2021
3

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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Sat May 29 2021
3

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

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

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

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Sounds like a precursor to trance

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

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

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

This is the 80s stuff that is familiar

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

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

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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

very enjoyable 80s album

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

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

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

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

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

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

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