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Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
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Based on 4 reviews
1983 Ratings: #4 / 126
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Based on 444 ratings
1983 Ratings: #2
May 2, 1983 / Release Date
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Before I start this review, can we just note how perfect ‘Age of Consent’ is as an album opener? It’s how I view a lot of records should kick off. Not being super hyper and aggressive, but making a strong first impression, and that’s definitely what PC&L did. Not only with its opener, but the record most certainly followed suit.

Anywho, to be blunt. This record (as most foreign to it even know) is synthpop to it’s core. Utilizing synths and constantly ... read more
[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
Best album ever
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
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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