Substance (compilation album) by New Order

Substance
Substance by New Order
(Compilation album)
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 628th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 398 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (92nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (628th)
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JOY DIVISION SUBSTANCE NEW ORDER ORIGINAL FACTORY 1988 FACT 250 VINYL RECORD EX
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New Order - Substance (1990) - 2 x CD
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NEW ORDER - SUBSTANCE 1987 - RARE POST PUNK CASSETTE - JOY DIVISION- BLUE MONDAY
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New Order bestography

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

The best album by New Order is Power, Corruption & Lies which is ranked number 268 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,469.

New Order album bestography « Higher ranked (614th) This album (628th) Lower ranked (725th) »
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Substance track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 398 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.1/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 09/22/2020 08:58
This was enormous during the 80’s. had on cassette and was overplayed in my Walkman
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From 01/22/2019 21:50
Great compilation. Like someone below said, this band was well ahead of the curve.
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From 09/03/2018 22:36
“Blue Monday” was so ahead of its time, it’s not even fair.
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From 07/22/2018 13:05
One of the best compilation album ever
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From 03/18/2018 22:03
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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From 11/26/2017 09:48
just picked this up from a record fair. Been playing this all night. Had forgotten how good it is. A must for fans of post-punk dance music.
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From 09/04/2017 21:47
Disc 1 is certainly better than disc 2 but wow, overall what a great compilation, one of the GoT for sure.
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From 06/17/2017 14:14
Agree with most of the other comments, the first disc of Substance (up through True Faith) is unbelievable, better than any New Order studio album imo, the tracks are in chronological order and this gives the listener a great sense of the band's progression throughout the 80s.
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From 04/27/2017 08:19
This perfect score is for DISC 1.
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From 03/27/2017 19:31
Ceremony is incredible.
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1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
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