8 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's tempting to call Movement a transitional record: The soul of Joy Division haunts its slashing guitars and chilly atmospheres. Yet the 1981 album, New Order's debut, takes several bold steps beyond the electronic experiments of the former band's final sessions. Peter Hook's bass melodies are more pronounced, while drum machines and synths push songs like "Truth" into the future. If the Joy Division-penned "Ceremony" is that group's glorious swan song, then the chugging, arpeggio-driven "Temptation" is a phoenix taking flight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's tempting to call Movement a transitional record: The soul of Joy Division haunts its slashing guitars and chilly atmospheres. Yet the 1981 album, New Order's debut, takes several bold steps beyond the electronic experiments of the former band's final sessions. Peter Hook's bass melodies are more pronounced, while drum machines and synths push songs like "Truth" into the future. If the Joy Division-penned "Ceremony" is that group's glorious swan song, then the chugging, arpeggio-driven "Temptation" is a phoenix taking flight.

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