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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Paradise
1
3:51
 
Weirdo
2
3:53
 
As It Is When it Was
3
3:46
 
Broken Promise
4
3:47
 
Way of Life
5
4:06
 
Bizarre Love Triangle
6
4:21
 
All Day Long
7
5:13
 
Angel Dust
8
3:43
 
Every Little Counts
9
4:28
 

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