Low-Life was the moment New Order truly crossed over from post-punkers with the DNA of their previous incarnation Joy Division still in their bones to the innovative dance-rockers they later became. It was notable for three excellent examples of their new form with tracks like Sub Culture, The Perfect Kiss and Love Vigilantes but tracks like Elegia show that they'd lost none of their skill for transcendental atmospherics.
Vinyl LP £15.49 0825646887989
Reissue LP on Rhino.
8/10 Jack 17th January 2015
With the release of their most successful album Power, Corruption and Lies, New Order had a tough album to follow with. Making a more depressing sound helped with the creation of this album, and in 1985, Low-Life came to reality, and assisted in the growing music scene that was almost elegant, but catchy at the same time. Low Life signalled a new era in music; the eighties synth scene that dissolved in the nineties. New Order were the top at what they do, and here's an example of how brilliant they are.
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