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Power, Corruption and Lies


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 15 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: London Records
  • ASIN: B000042O1O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,655 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Age Of Consent
2. We All Stand
3. The Village
4. 586
5. Your Silent Face
6. Ultraviolence
7. Ecstacy
8. Leave Me Alone

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New Order took the gothic overtones and deadpan synthesisers from their previous incarnation as Joy Division and updated them via the New York club scene. To a nation of dour, angst-ridden, raincoat wearers, this album gave them their daily bread with a buttering of disco. In retrospect, it was a brave idea; in reality, Power, Corruption & Lies' success is the reward of artistic endeavour, of maverick musicians pushing forward and creating a sublime work. These songs are hypnotic dance tracks that vary the pace enough to intrigue bedroom-pop listeners and satisfy the club cognoscenti. They combine despair and celebration with a subtle melodic grace that has all the guile of a pocket-sized orchestra. It's streets ahead of its time and is one the best examples of why New Order are one of the most important and essential bands of their time. --Ben Clancy

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Format: Audio CD
this is one of my favorite albums of all time. (look in my "so you want to..." lists to see what accompanies it if you want to). I'll tell you what about 1/2 of the other reviews already have, and that is that the original album didn't include "blue monday" or "the beach". it's true that the album does flow together more smoothly without them, but they aren't entirely unwelcome (though the last song really SHOULD be "leave me alone"; it's like adding something on after "some girls are bigger than others", know what i mean?) this is very moving music that never, ever feels smarmy. it's cold and detached while being warm and involving. i know that sounds impossable, but it's true. ok, yeah, as previously indicated, "age of consent", "the village", "your silent face", and "leave me alone" really are the best songs on the album, but the others aren't bad songs at all, it's just that these songs are so superb. these songs are all etheral stunners, and this album was the first masterpiece of the new genre.
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By Philippe Landry on Nov. 19 2003
Format: Audio CD
Whenever someone complains that electronic music is totally void of warmth or realism, I just point to this album. New Order play electronic music with the urgent and manic shifts of rock. Bernards vocals are earnest yet detatched, with guitar work that is jagged, random and sparse; Gillian and Stephen's percussion and synth sequences are both lively and rigid, an up-beat/down-march; Peter's basslines are fluid yet kinetic. This is a work of ironic friction. The warmth and humanity flow thru the restrained and urgent detatchment. The whole album sounds like a friend that wants to say something but can't, hiding it behind his/her eyes.
I would consider Power, Corruption & Lies an artistic/pop masterpiece in the true sense. The electronic and post-punk meanderings are only the charms that envelope the wonderfully angular pop sense that Bernard brings to his lyrics. Everything is so vague and pretty; it's like the album cover...just a random slice of still-life, full of colour and restraint. Tracks like 'Your Silent Face' or '5-8-6' explode with edgy, manic shades of light, sorta like impressionism via expressionism.
You won't be let down by this album. With the band themselves producing it, it's a natural workout of rock and electronics, perfectly blended together to make a classic.
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By A Customer on Nov. 18 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good album, especially for those of us who came of age listening to Joy Division. In particular, it's an album that evokes a strange and almost sublime sense of nostalgia. Power Corruption and Lies achieves something quite rare in rock/pop music: sustained melancholia that it is never tacky, kitsch or heavy-handed. It's a subtle album best played when alone or with someone very close. The lyrics are interesting in a Da-Da sort of way, and the production is first-rate. Good bass rifts complete the package.
Part of what makes the album work is the use of minor keys. "Age of Consent" and "Leave Me Alone" are composed in minor, giving them that wistful, fleeting sense of lose that seems to be the best way to evoke melancholia in music.
Since this album was initially released on vinyl, it's no surprise the cover artwork is often mentioned. For those who have eyes to see it, the cover design tells you this is an album that takes its cues as much from art as from pop. It holds up remarkable well as a testament to the different - and higher - directions music took before the complete collapse of the industry into mindless irrelevance.
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By A Customer on Nov. 18 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good album, especially for those of us who came of age listening to Joy Division. In particular, it's an album that evokes a strange and almost sublime sense of nostalgia. Power Corruption and Lies achieves something quite rare in rock/pop music: sustained melancholia that it is never tacky, kitsch or heavy-handed. It's a subtle album best played when alone or with someone very close. The lyrics are mature and intelligent, and the production is first-rate. Good bass rifts complete the package.
Part of what makes the album work is the use of minor keys. "Age of Consent" and "Leave Me Alone" are composed in minor, giving them that wistful, fleeting sense of lose that seems to be the best way to evoke melancholia in music.
Since this album was initially released on vinyl, it's no surprise the cover artwork is often mentioned. For those who have eyes to see it, the cover design tells you this is an album that takes its cues as much from art as from pop. It holds up remarkable well as a testament to the different - and higher - directions music took before the complete collapse of the industry into mindless irrelevance.
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By A Customer on Oct. 19 2003
Format: Audio CD
Let me just clear something up: New Order are not, nor have they ever been, a new wave synth-pop band. Their music inspired a lot of it, yes, and their most famous songs ('Bizarre Love Triangle', 'Blue Monday') were synth pop but the timelessness, power, emotion and innovation of their music has them being recognized now as easily one of the most respected, influential and popular bands of all time. Too much to be lumped in with some trendy garbage of the era. Their albums are modern classics.
It's too bad the sleeve for this album lost its magic in translation to cd format. The vinyl version of this album is stunning.
The music catches them wanting to ditch the heavy, stylized gloom of their Joy Division work and 'Movement'. Yet, they hadn't fully committed to making flat-out pop music like on every subsequent release. So every song bubbles with the sound of a psychedelic post-punk band with subtle programming echoing the New York City hip-hop and electro at the time. The lyrics are borderline incomprehensible, but they work because against the odds they evoke strong emotions, more so then on any other New Order album. The music is still overwhelmingly sad and joyous at the same time, a New Order trademark.
There are two very different versions of this album. The U.S. Warner release includes 'Blue Monday' and 'The Beach'. My problem with this version is that after the song 'Leave Me Alone' the album should just end, it's a natural and beautiful ending for the album, instead it jumps into a bouncy 7-minute electro workout 'The Beach'. It's just wrong!
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