Low-Life (studio album) by New Order

Low-Life by New Order
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 611th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 453 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (94th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (611th)
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New Order bestography

Low-Life is ranked 2nd best out of 30 albums by New Order on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by New Order is Power, Corruption & Lies which is ranked number 257 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,257.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 453 votes)
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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 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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70/100
From 01/16/2023 02:19
Not the groups best collection of songs with this being quite an inconsistent listen. To begin with the positives I do believe there are 3 fantastic songs on here in Love Vigilantes, The Perfect Kiss and Elegia. All of these songs are amongst the best the group have ever made and I play them outside the album quite frequently. However, the other tracks do seem weak in comparison to these songs. The quality of song writing isn't as good and the music just doesn't get into your head as effectively. At times the sound feels a bit empty and I just can't connect with the music being played. Overall, there is some elite level moments on here but it isn't maintained and there are definitely better albums by New Order out there.
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85/100
From 11/28/2022 22:28
This is a great album, I love first 5 tracks. Lyrics on Love Vigilantes are excellently written and touching, I really love The Perfect Kiss and This Time Of Night. Sunrise is a perfectly-executed fusion of synth music with alt rock and Elegia is great synth progressive piece merged with rock (reminds me a bit of Tubular Bells). I quite like Sooner Than You Think and Sub-culture altough they show that vocals are not the strongest part on the record. Last track is definitely the weakest one.
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75/100
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
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Best New Order Album? yes
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From 03/09/2019 15:41
Favourite track: "Elegia"
Least-liked track: "Face Up"
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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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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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