Substance (compilation album) by New Order
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Substance is ranked 3rd 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 249 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,349.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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First disc is incredibly good stuff, we start with Cremony released in 1981, so it seems more like a Joy Division track with new flavour and works incredibly well as starting point for the band, also In A Lonely Place a B-side to this single was one of tge better ones on the second disc, alongside with Procession also released in 1981. Everything's Gone Green is good track, but after it we have their greatest tracks - Temptation and Blue Monday that sound way ahead of its time (1983), Cries and Whispers is also great B-side. Thieves Like Us is synth-pop banger as well as The Perfect Kiss (with awesome B-sides - Lonesome Tonight, Kiss Of Death) and Sub-culture here sounds better than on Low-Life. Shellshock and State Of A Nation are quite good, but Bizzare Love Triangle blew my mind and True Faith ended first disc on high note. The tracks I did not already mention from second disc weren't very outstanding for me (not bad, but on album of this length they're excess), the only exception is 1963 which is amazing track released first time on this album, that sounds like Depeche Mode for me. Overall first disc is superior to second but great compilation, it could be called New Order Essentials.
All of the classic 12 inch singles are here. The real treat is disc 2, a collection of B sides, remixes plus one new single, that could have been released as a stand alone album and still would have been one of the band's best.
Só acertos, poucas bandas podem dizer isso!
One of only a few 'greatest hits' albums that is really important within the context of an artist's career, since it was released at their peak, collecting all those seminal 12" singles as they evolved their sound and pushed musically boundaries. Disc 2 that other comments refer to is all the B-sides from those singles. These are not on the original vinyl release which just has the A-sides, only on the CD release. For the cassette it was optional - you could either buy it with or without the B-sides!
First disc has banger after banger after banger
This was enormous during the 80’s. had on cassette and was overplayed in my Walkman
Great compilation. Like someone below said, this band was well ahead of the curve.
“Blue Monday” was so ahead of its time, it’s not even fair.
One of the best compilation album ever
Disc 1 is fantastic, not a bad song. Disc 2 is a little annoying with all of the instrumentals, which are not all bad, and the remixes, which are also all not bad, but with the actual songs in Disc 2 like Procession and In a Lonely Place, it is annoying to have to listen to the remixes and instrumentals.
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