Power, Corruption and Lies by New Order

New Order’s second full-length achieves a fine balance between electronic and guitar-based music. While the preceding Movement LP was the work of a band who couldn’t quite shake off the weight of their past as Joy Division, Power, Corruption and Lies and the contemporary Blue Monday 12” saw them define a singular identity. We All Stand and Leave Me Alone still have the guitar-driven angst of old, but the Blue Monday variation 5 8 6 and Ecstasy were ground-breaking forays into a Hi-NRG-influenced sequencer-driven style, enhanced by the unmistakable lead basslines of Peter Hook. Also Barney got over his reticence and became a proper lead singer.

Housed in a high-concept, die-cut Peter Saville sleeve, it’s still an utter joy today. 

Vinyl LP £15.73 0825646888054

Reissue LP on Rhino.

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Power, Corruption and Lies by New Order
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