Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
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1983 Ratings: #1
May 2, 1983 / Release Date
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mick973
100
Best album ever
SoundAura
94
Who would have thought that after the death of Ian Curtis that the surviving band could be a success and even perhaps greater than they were once before. There is much more of an upbeat appeal to this album than any of Joy Division’s records and the arrangements here are much more tight, making it easily one of the best pop-rock records of any era.
MySoftBulletin
95
Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order's magnum opus, is a sublime experience packed with simplistic yet unforgettable melodies. The upbeat production and heavy use of synths creates the illusion that this is a light and easy going album, but the more intently you listen, it because apparent that this is quite the opposite, expressing themes of loss and isolation throughout. This is the album where New Order because something unique and separate from Joy Division, starting their legacy as one ... read more
exception
89
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
MarkCooper
86
So free
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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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