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5.0 out of 5 stars
The most astonishing rock album of the last 10 years, 6 Jan 2002
New Order? They were Joy Division, right? That peculiar outfit backed only by the likes of John Peel. Not worth bothering with? Outdated has-beens? WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
This is one of the most finely crafted rock albums I have EVER heard. The opening track, Crystal, starts with weird-woman wailing, and no hint of the powerful driving beat that is going to hit you in a few bars. The effect is quite literally, stunning.
When they try the same trick on the next track, 60 Miles an Hour, you fall for it all over again. This is the track that you will find yourself whistling as you go off to work in the morning.
You get a respite for the next 2 slower, more introspective tracks, then its back to the fierce driving rhythm for the rest of the album, except for the gentle love song that is the last track.
This band would be the child of a union between U2 and The Cure (feel U2 in track 4, and The Cure in 5)and has upstaged both its parents. Dont overlook the lyrics, either. Trite, they are NOT.
BUY IT! You will not regret it for a moment.I cant get enough of this!