Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1983 Ratings: #5 / 131
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Based on 718 ratings
1983 Ratings: #1
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It's a spiky take on synth-pop, with some of the group's giddiest music.


A great leap forward from their funereal debut album, Power, Corruption & Lies cemented New Order's place as the most exciting dance-rock hybrid in music.

[Genre: Dance Rock]

Huh, that was a surprise! Yeah, I prefer this over Low-life by a huge amount. It's just a fantastic new wave / synthpop album. The synths are beautiful and the songs are so much more interesting and worth coming back to. While the last 3 tracks this time were less interesting, they're still a lot better than the tracks on Low-life. I liked that album though. Congratulations New Order, I'm glad I chose you to fill space for a Dance Rock album. Is that even a real ... read more
EDIT: I don't know what I was doing by giving this a 100; caught up in awe I guess. terrific album, but far from perfect.
80's pop at it's finest. the instrumentation and production was near perfect and it created such an incredibly aesthetically pleasing vibe. the lyrics were pretty nice and creative as well. probably had some of the best synthesizer work of all time. the cover matches the sounds; theyre both beautiful. power, corruption & lies is the best combination of rock and ... read more
Age of Consent from New Order 🤝 Atrocity Exhibition from Joy Division

being the best album openings
A beautiful synthpop album. This has probably been said many times but my god Age of Consent has got to be one of the greatest openers of all time. I love this album but honestly, nothing here comes close to the brilliance of that track.

Best Track: Age of Consent
Worst Track: Ultraviolence
After listening to this album I can say that New Order is simply more interesting Joy Division thanks to better vocals and slightly more interesting instrumentation. Unfortunately, the album apart from the first and last song is quite boring.

Edit* Oh dear, how wrong i was🤭 this album is fantastic and Age of Consent might be one of the best songs ever made.
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Track List

  1. Age of Consent
  2. We All Stand
  3. The Village
  4. 5 8 6
  5. Your Silent Face
  6. Ultraviolence
  7. Ecstasy
  8. Leave Me Alone
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Added on: January 10, 2013