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With the 1985 release of Low Life, New Order put forth their most commercially accessible effort to date. While some of the dark-wave drippings of their Joy Division roots are evident, high energy progressions, which would carry them for years to come, began to emerge here. Hits like "Perfect Kiss" and "Sub-Culture," with their synth hooks, club-stomping accents, and visceral lyrics, helped bridge the gap for growing synth-pop audiences who bolstered their success. Other refined techniques on the album became standard New Order conventions: sweeping analogue rolls, live and sequenced drum percussion, tight bass melodies, and edgy guitar leads. Sustained by a peerless level of emotional involvement, the vocals and lyrics further entice the listener with the obliquely nuanced style of Bernard Sumner. Standing the test of time, this release is a must-have in order to understand the origins of introspective pop-wave culture. --Lucas Hilbert
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I just wish they'd come out with a remastered CD. The original I've had since 86 pales to the UK vinyl... come on, guys. Break out the master tapes and show us what's really there. We deserve it after all these years.
It's a Great combination of Rock with Synthesizers. I think all Songs/Compositions here are Very Good with nice Melody Hooks, but if I had to pick my favorites, they would have to be the Dangerously Catchy Pop/Rock song "Love Vigilantes" and the Synth Marvel "Sub Culture"; the Synth melody in the beginning of "Sub Culture" is just Awesome, it's a True SynthPop classic!
But then again, as I said all songs here are Great, with very Memorable Melodies, and Great sound arrangements. The only problem is that there are only 8 tunes, but hey that just means you can listen to this album more times! Great Rock, Great Synth, and Great Vocals of Bernard Sumner. There is also a very Melodic Instrumental called "Elegia". It's Beautiful!
This album is a Great Addition to Any CD Collection, doesn't matter whether it's Dance, Rock, or Synth that you like... or just Quality Pop. It has so Much to offer!
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For the first time in their 8 year career (at this point) the lads released a mixed bag of success. Whenever I hear this album I am reminded of the downward spiral the band would... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by nighTdreamer-_-
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