Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
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Based on 4 reviews
1983 Ratings: #4 / 128
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Based on 580 ratings
1983 Ratings: #1
Liked by 14 people
May 2, 1983 / Release Date
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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
Best album ever
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
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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