8 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few albums are more emblematic of the '80s than New Order's triumphant Power, Corruption & Lies. They emerged from Joy Division's ashes a bolder, more inventive band, balancing the last vestiges of post-punk gloom with pulsing synths and drum machines that signaled the dawning of a new era. The band's melodic sensibility was never sharper than it is here, and their mix of emotions was never more exquisitely bittersweet. The worldwide club hit "Blue Monday," meanwhile, sealed their reputation as dance-music visionaries.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few albums are more emblematic of the '80s than New Order's triumphant Power, Corruption & Lies. They emerged from Joy Division's ashes a bolder, more inventive band, balancing the last vestiges of post-punk gloom with pulsing synths and drum machines that signaled the dawning of a new era. The band's melodic sensibility was never sharper than it is here, and their mix of emotions was never more exquisitely bittersweet. The worldwide club hit "Blue Monday," meanwhile, sealed their reputation as dance-music visionaries.

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