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Absolutely fantastic...if only it was still 1987
on 4 September 2001
I have fond memories of working up a sweat in clubs to Blue Monday, Perfect Kiss, et al, and Get Ready brought all of those memories flooding back, but nostalgia is not what I had hoped for. Rock and pop are ephemeral things; they are about sensation and sensation depends on at least a whiff of the fresh. Every group hits a moment where they need to pack it in, and New Order passed theirs a long time ago. If there were a single new idea on this disc I would have smiled, but instead I just felt sad and old.