New Order - Brotherhood
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Based on 4 reviews
1986 Ratings: #19 / 85
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Based on 205 ratings
1986 Ratings: #10
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tl;dr: i love it!

Brotherhood is not the most unique or important New Order release, but it may just make up for that by being the most immediate thing they ever put out. It’s a densely layered pop album that loses some of the variety and instead goes for the jugular with its massive hooks and overwhelming energy for the first 25 minutes. When it does slow down for a moment, it’s like coming home to a dark and empty house after a wild night and just soaking everything in. ... read more
I personally don't think this one is any where near the quality of the previous two albums. Paradise and Bizarre Love Triangle are great though.
This was a pleasant surprise.
I expected nothing and came to find a very cohesive, colourful, catchy and well produced album.
I kind of wish it was a tiny bit more risky, but it's ok. I'm curious about other releases by them.

FAV TRACKS: Weirdo, As It Is When It Was, Bizarre Love Triangle, All Day Long, Every Little Counts
It's a great album though I feel it gets carried by most of the better songs at points. Songs like "Bizarre Love Triangle" are a cut above the rest.
Brotherhood was a shift in the New Order sound as they added more rock elements and pushed the boundaries of Bernard Sumner's vocals. Its an album that does get forgotten in their discography but does have some great tracks. Listen to: Bizarre Love Triangle, Paradise, Broken Promise, As It Is When It Was.
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Track List

  1. Paradise
  2. Weirdo
  3. As It Is When It Was
  4. Broken Promise
  5. Way of Life
  6. Bizarre Love Triangle
  7. All Day Long
  8. Angel Dust
  9. Every Little Counts
  10. State of the Nation
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Added on: April 20, 2013