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Power, Corruption & Lies (Collector's Edition)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2001
This album really started New Order's development of their own sound. As a direct consequence of this, it's New Order's finest album to date - "Ecstasy" and "Your Silent Face" are two of the best pieces of music released during the 1980s. It has both the bleakness of Joy Division's offerings, but also the beginnings of dance / house elements that were continued on "Low Life". This record was far ahead of it's time; the start of something very big.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Age of Consent, the opening track on this, New Order's second album, is probably the weakest song here, with Barney's poor vocals and a sound too rooted in Joy Division. However, from the sparkling 'We all Stand' onwards, this is cracker, and clearly sets out the band's 'electronica with drums and dirty guitars' template that was to serve them so well over the next two decades. Even the vocals grow in confidence as the disc progresses, and mid-album tracks 'Your Silent Face' and '586' are arguably as good as anything they ever produced. Final track 'Leave Me Alone' would fit in perfectly with the more expansive guitar-driven efforts on 1993 album 'Republic', and the whole thing grows into a resounding triumph.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2013
I had forgotten what a timeless album this was - after seeing them live in Asia last year where they played a couple of the tracks I repurchased it on CD as the original disc is marooned in an attic 1,000's of miles away.

Having listened to the vinyl throughout teenage years the CD does not fail to deliver. It still retains its melancholic beauty and charm.

A truly wonderful piece of music does not contain any superfluous filler. Each track meshes into the next with a seamless cohesion.
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on 24 April 2015
happy with everything
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2009
This is New Order at their peak in my opinion. "Movement" was pretty good despite the negative reviews and this built on the electronic elements found in that release. Lots of great melodies and memorable basslines as well as some funny and touching lyrics. After this they went downhill producing some dreadful albums and singles that sound very dated now. Barneys singing and lyrics just got worse and worse to the point of becoming painfull to listen too. Anyway enjoy this and the early singles up to "Thieves Like Us" and avoid the horrible turgid dance/rock monstrosity that they became.
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on 6 July 2014
Excellent !!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2000
New Order's first album, Movement sounded like a pale imitation of Joy Division. With PC&L's the band jump started the eighties with a combination of big beat rhythms and melancholy pop. Best tracks: Your Silent face, Ecstacy, Leave me alone and 586. Hooky's bassline's really kick on this one.
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on 17 January 2015
Excellent!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2014
It arrived on time, and the vinyl was in great condition. It's a gift for my friend but I had a listen to it before I gave it to her, just in case it was damage (cause you never know). But of course, it's perfect and she loves it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2012
A must-have for New Order fans, it reminds us why they were so well-respected. And I didn't even grow up with them!
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