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Power, Corruption and Lies

New Order Audio CD
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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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NEW ORDER Power Corruption & Lies (2001 UK 8-track CD issue of the 1983 album picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A New Order Classic May 3 2013
By Alex
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For new order's second studio LP they really came into their own as a band. Though traces of their previous incarnation, Joy Division, can still be heard, here their bold new sound really comes forth. This is a classic album that is beautiful to hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "A Thousand Islands in the Sea, It's a Shame." May 27 2004
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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5.0 out of 5 stars New Order's best Feb. 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
While Movement is an excellent record, the vocals and lyrics are like Joy Division watered-down. This record represents a clean break from the band's past, and more importantly, the songs are brilliant.
While the vocal ability of the singer is questionable, even with the heavy straining in Age of Consent, the songs are very appealing. I especially love The Village, Blue Monday, and Ecstasy. This record is one of the best of the 1980s. It stands head and shoulders above most other New Order records (especially Brotherhood), although Technique is pretty good.
The only sore spot on the CD is "The Beach" - which wasn't on the LP I gather. It doesn't belong on the CD - at least not without a big "empty space" between it and the true last song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect mix 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Melancholia Nov. 18 2003
By A Customer
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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