11 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dance, it seems, can be a healer. New Order return to the propulsive modern electronica they pretty much invented on a spectacular tenth album that nimbly outmanoeuvres both the spectres of a tragic past and an acrimonious recent history. It’s their first record without founding member Peter Hook, but a handful of shrewd cameos (notably Iggy Pop’s rumbling monologue on the sparse, spooky “Stray Dog”) add to the feel of cathartic, communal celebration. Expect to fall hard for “Singularity”, which rolls back the years to reverberate with the urgent majesty of a packed Hacienda.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dance, it seems, can be a healer. New Order return to the propulsive modern electronica they pretty much invented on a spectacular tenth album that nimbly outmanoeuvres both the spectres of a tragic past and an acrimonious recent history. It’s their first record without founding member Peter Hook, but a handful of shrewd cameos (notably Iggy Pop’s rumbling monologue on the sparse, spooky “Stray Dog”) add to the feel of cathartic, communal celebration. Expect to fall hard for “Singularity”, which rolls back the years to reverberate with the urgent majesty of a packed Hacienda.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Jetstream1969 ,

Massive return to form

First thing to say is this album is fun. Tutti Frutti is unlike anything you've heard from the band before in a great way. Throbbing Euro disco anthems like Plastic are followed by classic guitar anthems like Academic. Stand out for me amongst some stellar tracks, is People on the high line. It's almost a homage to 90's Manchester, with elements of the past brought bang up to date.
Loved this album from beginning to end, and it really is up there with the best they've ever done !!

Devs Wake Up ,

Restless no longer

Having heard Singularity, Plastic and snippets of others, the single is finally available to listen to. Restless is an unusual New Order album opener in that it doesn’t hit you in the face as the likes of Love Vigilantes, Age of Consent, Crystal, Regret etc did - and as a result seemed disappointing on the first couple of plays.

Give it a few more listens through the headphones and you will hear WFTSC, Loveless and Dream Attack blended into one.

This bodes well for the rest of the album...

Cooperscuba ,

Phew!

After the last few NO albums I was a bit apprehensive of “Music Complete” but … YAY!

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