Friday, March 28, 2008

New Order - End of an Era

New Order-Technique (1988)
New Order- Fine Time (1988) Single

1988's Technique was New Order's post-acid house masterpiece of British pop. Technique presents New Order doing what they'd done best for close to a decade — writing brilliant left-field pop songs and consistently blurring the line between electronic dance and alternative pop. From the driving singles "Fine Time," "Run," and "Round & Round," it would appear that Technique was the band's most dance-slanted record yet, though rockier album tracks like "Love Less" and "All the Way" reveal the band having it both ways.

New Order - Republic(1993)
Pulling back slightly from the raw, dance-oriented Technique, New Order took a break for four years and then crafted another slice of prime guitar pop. In keeping with previous work, Republic simply borrows elements of contemporary innovations in club music to frame a set of effortlessly enjoyable alternative pop songs. As on Technique, the singles ("World," "Spooky") are the most danceable on the record, while lyrical concerns are among the most direct of the group's career, including "Ruined in a Day" and "Times Change," sure signs of the demise of Factory Records.

Both Albums Lots and Lots of
Razormaid Collection
New Order - The Best Of
New Order - Singles
New Order - International: Best of New Order
New Order - 12" by 12" and Best Remixes

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