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New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies


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(Post-punk) Like many who have written about this wonderful record, it's hard to avoid a mention of Joy Divsion frontman, Ian Curtis. Tragically, he’d been gone for three years by the time the band’s remaining members released this album as New Order, but, for many, the void he left is as integral to its sound as Peter Hook’s idiosyncratic bass lines. When you sit back and listen to the songwriting on the record – the counteraction of the melodic parts and the toying with new instrumentation – it sounds like the band were working with belief and a shared understanding of direction. Highlight track: 'Age of Consent'

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