Low-Life (album) by New Order

Low-Life
Low-Life by New Order (1985)
Overall rank: 655th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 342 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (655th)
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NEW ORDER LOW LIFE 1985 AUSTRALIA CBS VINYL LP analog 1984 joy division EX
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Low-Life - New Order (2000 Germany)
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New Order bestography

Low-Life is ranked 3rd best out of 28 albums by New Order on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by New Order is Power, Corruption And Lies which is ranked number 270 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,261.

New Order album bestography « Higher ranked (568th) This album (655th) Lower ranked (735th) »
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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 342 votes)
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12/22/2019 19:25 byuzak  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,66279/100
 
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10/23/2019 01:56 Glitterboiii  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,41088/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From leniad 08/22/2019 17:01
100/100

Best New Order Album? yes
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Rating:  
75/100
From santropez 03/09/2019 15:41
Favourite track: "Elegia"
Least-liked track: "Face Up"
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65/100
From nocturnaldelight 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 antaiospiano 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 nitomano 08/01/2016 23:07
Favoritas: Love Vigilantes, Elegia
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50/100
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From KGB 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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From F1Aaron 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 Kuzh69 10/08/2014 06:10
My favorite new order album.... Perfect to dance, party, or just listen.
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From timtooky 04/24/2014 20:58
this is somber and wistful electronic music, which has an early-cure-like hypnotic touch (sunrise!) and imho a glimpse of "gentle ebm". i needed more than one attempt to like it but it grew better and better.
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