9 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Manchester's most versatile New Wave act reinvented itself once again on 1986's Brotherhood, trading in the wintry synth-pop of Low-Life for enveloping electric and acoustic guitars, a muscular drum attack, and driving bass melodies. Bernard Sumner's vocals had never sounded so hummable—or so sure-footed. The joyous "Bizarre Love Triangle" is a love letter to the dance floor written in slap-bass and Fairlight stabs, and the album's final stretch is a dreamy come-down of beats and synths capped by "Every Little Counts," a charming electronic lullaby.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Manchester's most versatile New Wave act reinvented itself once again on 1986's Brotherhood, trading in the wintry synth-pop of Low-Life for enveloping electric and acoustic guitars, a muscular drum attack, and driving bass melodies. Bernard Sumner's vocals had never sounded so hummable—or so sure-footed. The joyous "Bizarre Love Triangle" is a love letter to the dance floor written in slap-bass and Fairlight stabs, and the album's final stretch is a dreamy come-down of beats and synths capped by "Every Little Counts," a charming electronic lullaby.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Boom patrol ,

My first New Order album, and still a huge favorite

Think New Order is just a synth band? Listen to the interweaving guitars, bass, drums. I still love it after 35 years.

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