8 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This is where New Order truly came into its own. Dance rhythms and innovative synth textures give 1985's Low-Life a springy step not found in Joy Division, nor in New Order's debut; they wear happiness well. The doom and gloom of previous records is tempered by a hopeful sense of yearning, and the harmonica-led (no, really) anti-war ballad "Love Vigilantes" branches into tragicomedy. The club hit "The Perfect Kiss" is as good for karaoke as it is for dancing, and the stately "Elegia" is a masterfully ambivalent mood piece.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

This is where New Order truly came into its own. Dance rhythms and innovative synth textures give 1985's Low-Life a springy step not found in Joy Division, nor in New Order's debut; they wear happiness well. The doom and gloom of previous records is tempered by a hopeful sense of yearning, and the harmonica-led (no, really) anti-war ballad "Love Vigilantes" branches into tragicomedy. The club hit "The Perfect Kiss" is as good for karaoke as it is for dancing, and the stately "Elegia" is a masterfully ambivalent mood piece.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Yeehaw Neubauten ,

Classic

probably one of the finest albums to emerge out of the synthpop/new wave scene of the 1980's. the album features some of the most recognizable New Order singles, and it's a must have for any fan of Joy Division, New Order, or synthpop in general.

baggy1970 ,

Top 10

This is on my top 10 list of greatest records of all time. So many different, amazing sounds. Play this record really loud and listen to the all the different layers and sound quality. New Order do it best.

Gatekeepersfo ,

Simply The Best!!!

Doesn't get better then this...

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