Technique (studio album) by New Order
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The best album by New Order is Power, Corruption & Lies which is ranked number 249 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,030.
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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 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.
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I actually really like this album, it's not mind-blowing artistically, but it's catchy alternative dance record with pop hooks and sometimes great lyrics. My favorite tracks are Vanishing Point and Dream Attack.
I got this album a few years back as I worked through this sites top rated albums. I like Joy Division but had a recall of New Order at the time that wasn't particularly favourable. But tastes change over time. When I got the album a few years back it felt ok. Nothing great - first track probably the best with leanings to EDM. I just gave it a re-listen today and again first track - Fine Time - is a nice set up. But I ended up drifting from the album as it was rather dull - especially the vocal. And when I finished I was somewhat disappointed and not wanting to ever hear this again. Still I have put in on for a re-listen in a short while to see if I still feel the same.
A very good collection of songs from New Order that are both catchy and experimental. The group really stand out compared to other artists who were making similar music to them and that is mainly due to the quality and consistency of their records. This album backs this theory up very well with it being 40 minutes of pure fun that you can't get bored of. The songs infect you so well and I find myself humming the tunes hour after I have listened to the music. Overall, its always a pleasure to revisit this album and if your looking for an enjoyable experience then this is definitely worth your time.
Album Rating: 81.33
1.Fine Time. 81
2.All The Way. 77
3.Love Less. 79
4.Round & Round. 83
5.Guilty Partner. 86
7.Mr. Disco. 77
8.Vanishing Point. 87
9.Dream Attack. 81
Another New Order album, another excellent collection of catchy songs and their excellent, unique production. I love slight acid techno influences that are bubbling under the surface. Wonderful stuff
I have never heard anything by new order except for whats on the radio and singles I loved this album it was so upbeat the music sounded fresh still today
My favorite New Order studio album. While there are no individual tracks that come close to matching their singles, every song on this album nonetheless is at the least quality, and more importantly, they all contribute to building the mood of the album, which is really its strongest point. Inspired by the Ibiza scene, acid house, and the ecstasy craze in clubs, this is a very druggy album that moves effortlessly between synth-dominated and three-piece guitar/bass/drums format songs.
While the songs are danceable, personally my preferred atmosphere for listening to this album is parked somewhere just looking at the stars. Dream Attack is a standout on Technique, and is an excellent closer, continuing the comedown from the first half of Vanishing Point (another standout). However, it will have the most power when heard in its proper place in the track list. As such, I must recommend this album as a whole for anyone looking to get the most out of it. In the right state of mind, I think it will be worth it.
(Also, "All the Way" sounds exactly like "Just Like Heaven" haha.)
Favourite track: "Dream Attack"
Least-liked track: "Guilty Partner"
Woah, this is actually fucking great dance music. Not something I had expected from a new wave band.
I remember when this came out. I was 16, in a school trip in Italy, and my roomate made me listen to this in his yellow Sony sport: a dance 80's sound that had just came out of fashion in 89, and a very weak singer, sometimes off key. I thought waouh, that's so snob, ironic, and yet great in a way!
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