Low-Life (studio album) by New Order

Low-Life by New Order
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 608th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 419 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (93rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (608th)
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New Order bestography

Low-Life is ranked 2nd best out of 29 albums by New Order on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by New Order is Power, Corruption & Lies which is ranked number 260 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,539.

New Order album bestography « Higher ranked (260th) This album (608th) Lower ranked (625th) »
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Low-Life track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 419 votes)
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01/20/2022 11:58 doombringer  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,02079/100
 
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12/06/2021 02:36 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,61182/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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85/100
From 05/12/2021 00:18
The first side is pretty forgettable and boring. The songwriting is not as good as the preceding album. The second side is where it's at, however. The finale is awesome!
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From 08/22/2019 17:01
100/100

Best New Order Album? yes
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75/100
From 03/09/2019 15:41
Favourite track: "Elegia"
Least-liked track: "Face Up"
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Rating:  
65/100
From 09/06/2018 01:22
This album offers great guitar play but bad vocals. There are not many really good songs like "The Perfect Kiss" or "Elegia" but even the weaker material always shows glimpses of greatness and the guitar sound of New Order ist very unique. Note that there's also a 12 Inch Mix of "The Perfect Kiss" and a 17 minute version of "Elegia" on the 2008 Collector's Edition of "Low-Life".
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70/100
From 09/03/2018 22:47
It’s difficult to hate them. Even if they sing completely off-key and use the same song structure again and again, they always know to give it a certain spin and throw in a new instrument in to keep your interest.
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From 08/01/2016 23:07
Favoritas: Love Vigilantes, Elegia
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50/100
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85/100
From 06/19/2015 15:44
Solid album from top to bottom. The one-two punch of "This Time of Night" and "Sunrise" (deliberate back-to-back placement?) is what I keep coming back to.
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100/100
From 12/10/2014 01:14
Great album, New Order continues their brilliancy here with tracks such as Love Vigilantes, The Perfect Kiss, Sunrise, Elegia, and Sooner Than You Think. One of their best albums and my personal favorite New Order album
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90/100
From 10/08/2014 06:10
My favorite new order album.... Perfect to dance, party, or just listen.
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