Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1983 Ratings: #26 / 146
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1983 Ratings: #6
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

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.

Houdanny
74

Yeah this is good, mainly because Age of Consent is just THAT good, but also because it’s the arguably the best demonstration of their sound as a whole.

Standout: Age of Consent
Favs: Your Silent Face, Ecstasy, Ultraviolence, The Village

Least fav: We all stand

RakkSmells
80

[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

breedingflowers
100

Absolutely perfect synth pop album with the best album cover ever with the best combination of rock and electronic instrumentation. I'll forever be obsessed with this record.

Yoshers
86

Extremely fun Synthpop, all songs kinda remind me of Blue Monday which is pretty funny too, very interesting topics as well for 83

zanesoucie
84

1. Age of Consent (5:15) 5/5
2. We All Stand (5:14) 3/5
3. The Village (4:37) 5/5
4. 5-8-6 (7:30) 4/5
5. Your Silent Face (6:00) 5/5
6. Ultraviolence (4:51) 4/5
7. Ecstasy (4:26) 4/5
8. Leave Me Alone (4:42) 4/5

Sage13
66

it definitely feels ahead of its time, still it wasn't enough to hook me in that well.

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Track List

1Age of Consent
5:15
97
2We All Stand
5:13
84
3The Village
4:37
87
45-8-6
7:29
89
5Your Silent Face
5:59
90
6Ultraviolence
4:51
84
7Ecstasy
4:25
85
8Leave Me Alone
4:41
93
Total Length: 42 minutes
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Added on: January 10, 2013