Ceremony (track) by New Order

Ceremony by New Order
Year: 1987
From the album Substance (track #1)
Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 126 votes)
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Ceremony appears on the following album(s) by New Order:

Product Details

New Order ‎– Ceremony 1981 UK 7" NEW WAVE Damont Pressing
Condition: Used
Time left: 10h 48m 12s
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New Order ‎– Ceremony/Lonely Place 12" Single (NEW 2019 Vinyl 180g) joy division
Condition: New
Time left: 12h 8m 20s
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New Order, Ceremony 7" vinyl in embossed sleeve, 1981
Condition: Used
Time left: 1d 5h 1m 56s
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91/100 (from 126 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 90.6/100, a mean average of 91.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.7/100. The standard deviation for this track is 10.6.

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From 08/16/2017 23:45
R.I.P. Joy Division and hello New Order!
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From 01/24/2017 14:42
Potent, melancholic discontent underlines Ceremony's lonely and searching lyrics, complimented by an excellent mix of both rounded and distorted guitar playing that only extends the emotional content of the song.

It's packed with longing, tinged with sadness and balanced with bright notes and that excellent, uneven drum beat. Songs this well crafted very rarely come about, which contributes to this song's most important factor: it's truly something special.

Quite simply one of the best singles ever released, and a staple of the New Order discography.
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