Once exceptional, New Order have seemingly spent the latter part of their career trying to undo the work of the first bit. Get Ready was their 2000 era comeback album and saw the band return to a tougher guitar-led sound with Peter Hook's bass turned back up again following its disappearance on Republic. Possibly lacking the invention and panache of their golden years, it now sounds a lot better having heard what would happen on subsequent albums.
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8/10 Jack 5th September 2016
I must admit although New Order are one of my favourite bands, I almost gave up on them when they released that awful song about British football that came from the so-so Republic album (what?? ed) . But when I heard "Crystal", the single from this album I was instantly grabbed by the resurgence of New Order's hook-laden sound, deceptively so simple, yet so uniquely theirs that no-one can really copy it! Get Ready is a good mix of harder rocking songs and technoish and melodic numbers. New Order have not been radical for a long time but they can still write a nice tune
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