Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Today's Brew | New Order Retrospect Part 2

We started yesterday with a look back at some of the sights and sounds of New Order.

Growing up in the 80s, I didn't really embrace or appreciate the music of New Order until much later in my life. Perhaps the only songs that really stuck out to me by them were the songs that really made them who they were. Such as "Blue Monday", "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "The Perfect Kiss".
But its around the late 90s, that I started to revisit their music, and began to appreciate the transitional journey they took from Joy Division to New Order.

I forgot to mention their very first album.
When New Order first released, Movement (1981), it was perhaps the closest you'd get to the hybridization and transition from the signature sound of Joy Division (minus Ian Curtis) and what was to be the beginnings of the New Order sound.

Here's a quick look at the albums that followed, marking New Order as one of the prominent bands of the 1980s.

1985 Low-Life

"...succeeds brilliantly, the work of a band at the very top of its game." (All Music)
mp3: New Order- "The Perfect Kiss"

1986 Brotherhood

mp3: New Order- "Bizarre Love Triangle"

1989 Technique

"The first post-acid house masterpiece of British pop..." (All Music)
mp3: New Order- "Round N Round"
(YouSend: for a limited time only)

YouTube: New Order- "The Perfect Kiss (10 minute version)"

To buy any of the New Order albums, go ovah here.


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