Contest: Win all 5 of New Order’s classic ’80s albums on vinyl from Rhino Records

To celebrate next week’s release of New Order’s Lost Sirens mini-album — which will be issued digitally here in the U.S. beginning Tuesday — the good folks at Rhino Records have gone analog, hooking us up with a set of all five of the band’s classic ’80s albums on vinyl to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

The winner, who must reside in the U.S. (sorry, that’s Rhino’s rule), will get vinyl copies of:

As for Lost Sirens (which you can now stream in its entirety), the eight-track set of material left over from the Waiting for the Sirens’ Call sessions in 2005 — and likely the last “new” New Order release to feature departed bassist Peter Hook — will be released digitally in the U.S. and as both standalone CD and CD/vinyl combo editions in the U.K.

TO ENTER: Simply drop a comment at the bottom of this post naming your favorite absolute New Order album, and give us a few words on why you think it’s such a great record.

RULES: This contest is open to U.S. residents only and we’ll take entries until 12 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 18. After that point, we’ll select one winner at random and contact him or her via e-mail — so please remember to use legit addresses when you enter. And if the winner doesn’t respond after one full week, we’ll select a new one. One entry per person, please.

 

UPDATE 1/18/13: The contest is now closed, and the winner will be contacted via e-mail. Thank you everybody for entering, and sharing your thoughts and memories about New Order.

 

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  • Power, Corruption & Lies – just a solid album from end to end

     
  • Rick Marino

    Brotherhood. 3 words-All Day Long.

     
  • Julie Busha

    Low Life. I have lots of great memories associated with it, plain and simple.

     
  • Even though it’s a compilation album, I would say my favorite record by them is “Substance”.

     
  • Lowlife, it pretty much defined my youth, very cool dancy tracks. and it has the best version of The Perfect Kiss. One of the all time best albums of the 80s.

     
  • Michael

    PC&L….shaped my teenage years. Timeless stuff on that record.

     
  • Peter Hilton

    Low life. It just brings me back to so many times in my life.

     
  • Thom O"Barsky

    Brotherhood. They hit thier stride on all fronts. Such a clean sounding album.

     
  • Edwin

    Low Life – really has the band at its peak of its power. Never tire of listening to it.

     
  • l.solanki

    Technique by New order, It is a classic from start to finish, Amazing melodies and synths, summer in Ibiza. New Order, what a great band, what a great life.

     
  • Joe Brown

    Brotherhood is my absolute fave! New Order’s most cohesive album from start to finish. It creates its on atmosphere.

     
  • Melissa Morris

    Brotherhood. Fanfukintastic.

     
  • Stein

    N.O. over all favorite & most played by ME = TECHNIGUE perfect flow from start to end along with some of their best b-sides & mixes!

     
  • Pedro Cao

    Lowlife, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Vigilante” are two of my Favorite N.O tracks ever

     
  • Stacy

    Brotherhood was the first New Order album I owned, so I have a soft spot for that one.

     
  • Nathan Mattimoe

    Lowlife. Love Vigilantes gets me every time.

     
  • Jeffrey Chapman

    Power, Corruption & Lies – a perfect masterpiece that contains the absolute gem that is “Age Of Consent”. Utter brilliance.

     
  • mark sanders

    Too hard to choose(like picking which kid you love the best) alas- Power, Corruption & Lies

     
  • Robert

    Brotherhood — because all through college I never made a mixtape for a girl that didn’t have “Bizarre Love Triangle” on it.

     
  • DaveMadden

    Movement, because it captures the squiggly postmortem after Joy Division that isn’t quite the band finding their new voice, not yet able to let go of the past few years with Ian.

     
  • I love all of these records, so I’m going with Power, Corruption & Lies for the amazing cover image.

     
  • Maria Vianna

    Low-Life is my favorite New Order album. Reminds me of my college days. Great dance tracks.

     
  • ed Roberts

    LOW-LIFE.

     
  • Keith Malloy

    Power, Corruption & Lies, because of Blue Monday making me want to dance.

     
  • Cheryl

    Low-life. I was given a cassette copy of this by a friend’s very cool older sister, and it just changed everything I thought I knew about music.

     
  • Troy Bogdan

    “Power, Corruption & Lies”
    It is my favorite New Order album, because it contains my favorite New Order song, “586!”

     
  • Erick

    Lowlife: Because of Elegia and Perfect Kiss, what else do I need?

     
  • Nat Ladd

    Low Life – Love Vigilantes was always in constant rotation.

     
  • Brotherhood. The tape was in my walkman (remember those?) for most of ’86 and ’87. Brilliant album from start to finish.

     
  • Chris polly

    Has to be brotherhood. Used that album as one of my staples to get through high school.

     
  • Chris

    Movement – If any other group but it out, it would be their masterpiece. It bridges the past and the future of the band. Plus, the cover is amazing!

     
  • Brinda Wood

    I think Brotherhood would be my favourite because I listened to it everyday and night and it became the soundtrack to my teen years……right music, right feelings, right time.

     
  • Low-Life. It’s the soundtrack to one summer.

     
  • Sean Hall

    Lowlife, although Power, Corruption and Lies, is a close second. Love Vigilantes…

     
  • Stephen

    Power, Corruption & Lies – because its very nice when Bernard says “piss off” on Your Silent Face.

     
  • Jim Brady

    Low-Life is the sound of New Order firing on all cylinders.

     
  • Barry

    Lowlife brings back some awesome memories!

     
  • Ellen

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Age of Consent, Blue Monday, great album.

     
  • Low-Life. My first New Order album holds a special place in my journey into the electronic music genre.

     
  • Emily

    Power, Corruption & Lies. It was the album that truly made me fall in love with New Order and post-punk in general.

     
  • I first fell in love with New Order in 1987 when Substance was released and “True Faith” was getting so much airplay. And though I still love that collection, the one record I still go back to over and over again is “Movement”. It might be their only record that shows no age; a true timeless classic.

     
  • Kevin

    Brotherhood. This is when I got into New Order.

     
  • Roger

    Movement: The album title and the music set the stage for the transition of what was into what will be.

     
  • Carla

    Power Corruption and Lies. It is ageless, sounds as hood now as it did when I heard it for the first time.

     
  • “Power, Corruption, and Lies” by far the best. No first Album ( Post Ian) jitters. Much more open and explorative, gotta love the underlying political lines.

     
  • Keith

    Low-Life…. it was my intro to New Order. Brings back great memories of “back in the day” and still sounds timeless today.

     
  • Jim T.

    Substance. Just a great collection of songs and representation of NEW ORDER !

     
  • Low-Life! The most varied album and solid start to finish – just think how different Love Vigilantes, Perfect Kiss, Elegia, all sound! Can’t forget the angst of Sunrise or Sub-culture either. First album I got after hearing Substance, I still play it constantly (the CD is pretty much permanently in my car) All 5 albums on vinyl would be a heck of a birthday present too as today’s my birthday. :) I have lots of New Order on vinyl but it’s mostly the singles.

     
  • Robert

    Low-life was side A on a cassette given to me by a friend in 1985 or so to introduce me to some new music. (The Cure’s The Head On The Door was the flip). It may not have been my absolute musical ground zero, but everything changed nonetheless…

     
  • Rob B.

    Power, corruption and lies.
    I’ve introduced my five-year-old daughter to New Order by way of Blue Monday.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. Still one of my Top Ten Desert Island Albums.

     
  • jackson

    Power, Corruption & Lies, Blue Monday! New Order found its sound on this one!

     
  • Low life.
    I hear spring summer fall and winter.

     
  • i’d have to say power, corruption and lies… i realize just how great it is every time i hear someone else cover a song from it (joe pernice, velocity girl, destroyer, and masters of the hemisphere come to mind immediately).

     
  • Technique….lots of awesome 7th grade memories!!!!

     
  • Ashley

    Technique! They’re all so good but that one really gets my full attention when it’s on.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. ‘Your Silent Face’ gives word and rhythm to emotions ineffable.

     
  • Low-life, since it was the first one I owned.

     
  • Craig

    Power, Corruption and Lies.. because from there I worked backwards and found Joy Division

     
  • ‘Power Corruption & Lies’ (1983) The epitome of early 80′s nightclubbing!

     
  • Rachel

    Substance-The perfect combination of songs for whatever mood you are in.

     
  • Brotherhood for sure. The title of this album is exactly what was made for me in high school. With Paradise, Weirdo, and Bizarre Love Triangle .. these songs are what I play to remind me of the days when times with friends was awesome.

     
  • Stephen Gersztoff

    Brotherhood is New Order’s most consistent and confident record.

     
  • It’s a tough call, but I’m going to say Movement. It echoes their time in Joy Division with the band finding its voice in the emotional ride that followed. It’s an interesting transitional record that demonstrates the group’s desire to push onward while finding inspiration from the past. It is definitely one of my favorite records from the 80′s.

     
  • Scott Price

    Power, Corruption & Lies, though i love them all!

     
  • Chris Guevara

    Low-Life. Every track was performed live and forged in front of their fans lucky enough ti see them play from the winter of 1983 (Sooner Than You Think ) to January 1985. Bernard’s vocals really came to life. Musically they were on top of their game.

     
  • Low-Life. Great album from start to finish. Love Vigilantes and This Time of Night are two very underrated New Order songs, and I’ve always been fascinated with the sampling/effects used in The Perfect Kiss. I can honestly say it’s my favorite song that samples ribbiting frogs. I would have loved to been in the room when someone suggested it during the recording — “hey this song is good, but you know what would make it even better? Frogs.” Genius.

     
  • Sasha V

    Low-Life: It has everything on it, that made them great!

     
  • Low-Life – because it has Face Up!!

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies. Age of Consent. What more can one say?

     
  • Frank

    Low Life although I expect to be the only one… Their poppiest effort!

     
  • Substance – it covers the best of all their styles. You can eat then evolve from Joy Division to New Order right before your ears…

    It’s a perfect auditory snapshot of one of the greatest bands in history.

     
  • I like all of them for different reasons but I probably have the most memories of listening to Brotherhood while I’d deliver newspapers. Everything seemed perfect in the world as I listened to it on my early cassette WalkMan.

     
  • David O

    Brotherhood. That’s when it all came together!!

     
  • Daniel Matthews

    Low Life. It’s the first New Order album i bought, & my future wife loved Perfect Kiss.

     
  • John Capati

    Technique – great vibe and cover art.

     
  • Tim Smith

    Brotherhood! some how they got even better after lowlife…

     
  • Brotherhood. It’s got the most guitars, and really, having to pick just one is ludicrous, but today I like guitars, and so today my pick is Brotherhood!

     
  • Mathew

    Power, Corruption, and Lies. First record that I’ve ever heard by New Order. I’ll always have a soft spot.

     
  • Virginia Rutter

    Power Corruption Lies…every emotion I have ever felt

     
  • Although Substance is my favorite release, Power, Corruption, & Lies is my favorite true album. Bridges the gap between the past and the future quite nicely. The cover art of PC&L is fantastic, as well.

     
  • Tom V

    Power, Corruption & Lies: Love the hodgepodge of emotions that musically develops throughout the album…

     
  • Chris Clark

    Any NO album, any time. But this morning, I need a little Low-Life. Except replace the album version with the live video by Jonathan Demmee.

     
  • Cindy D

    New Order Substance, only because it has the best versions of all the singles. Substance is the first New Order record to list Ceremony, which is my favorite song by the band. The guitar builds slowly, and the drums kick in, and then the bass line… the perfect bass line, becomes an anthem of loss and despair. Also on this album we find an instrumental version of Thieves like us. The song begins with a door knock and Bernard saying simply, “come in.” It’s within this song that I am reminded of my youth and of afternoons of watching the movie Pretty in Pink, which used this sample in their movie. Molly Ringlwald’s character is making her dress for the prom, and I’ve always thought that if it wasn’t for New Order playing in the background, she never would have found her courage to move forward. There are many songs that I love on this album, another would be bizarre love triangle with a nearly 2 minute introduction… and it needs to be a 2 minute intro because the song is magical. Towards the end of the song we hear what New Order is truly best at: joyful melancholy. The lyrics on their own could drive you to tears, but thank God there is a synthesizer and a drum beat keeping us on our feet.

     
  • Lowlife. It is classic throughout. But all the early new order lp’s are amazing.

     
  • Shelley

    Low-Life was the soundtrack to my freshman year in college. New Order was a benchmark of cool at the time, and Low-Life was danceable, too. I met friends, discovered freedom, and experienced much joy to that album. I still spin vinyl and would love to replace my cassette tapes!

     
  • Chris

    Technique, that perfect blend of guitars and electronics!

     
  • Tom McNamara

    Technique. The band tension, Ibiza, and guitars made it it brilliant…

     
  • Mac Stewart

    Movement – this has to be the most influential album of the early 80s, as well as for me. Overcoming the loss of Ian, they carried on and became musical legends. I would place Movement in the Top 5 of my favorite albums of all time.

     
  • Sarah Lane

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Great album from start to finish. Can listen to it over and over!!

     
  • Movement! Discovering that sound when I was a kid was like an epiphany. It led me to search for better music than what was being fed to me on the radio. That’s a huge thing for any music fan, if you think about it. Plus, the album cover remains one of my all-time favorites.

     
  • Tony Vitale

    Low-Life has a special place in my heart. I was 15 when it came out and it was the first New Order album I purchased. It’s one of those albums that transports you to a special time and place.

     
  • the best new order record is missing from the above list and comments.
    it is factus 8,
    reason? martin hannett

     
  • Nate Collins

    Power, Corruption & Lies – From beginning to end, it is unbelievable and it sounds so far ahead of its time. Amazing album cover, too.

     
  • Technique – perfect from start to finish and perfect for the time

     
  • Low Life really convinced me that New Order would survive the Joy Division changeover, but Brotherhook is my favorite. (Every second counts….).

    The fun part: I have three of the 5 on vinyl already, but boy are they worn down!

     
  • Thomas

    Power, Corruption & Lies. That one was a staple of my teen years.

     
  • Jason Borkowski

    Lowlife. I discovered New Order when the Substance collection was released and fell in love. I immediately wanted more and decided to start backwards, in order. Due to the fact that my local record store didn’t have a copy of Brotherhood, I landed on Lowlife and it is still one of my all time favorite albums, hands down

     
  • Bertrand

    Low Life, because it is simply the best!

     
  • For me, it’s Power, Corruption, and Lies. I remember spending just about an entire weekend in college listening to it on repeat.

     
  • Randall Brown

    Low-Life. Easily my favorite New Order album. It’s the one I was introduced to the band through, and it captures the move from post-punk to a dancier sound in an all inclusive manner. Love Vigilantes will always be my favorite song of theirs. All hail Low-Life!

     
  • Don McIntosh

    Movement is my favorite. I don’t know that I’d say its better than the others, but it is the first one I heard and it struck a particular chord in me. It was different from EVERYTHING else I was listening to at the time. I listened to it ceaselessly for weeks. It became part of my musical DNA.

     
  • Nicola

    Movement, because it’s the try to continue made music after Curtis’s suicide.

     
  • Rob Blankenship

    Low-Life. Really just an end to end great record. Saw them move away from the Joy Division sound and really push forward their dance music aspirations

     
  • Mark Wilson

    Low-life. Hands down. It had everything that Power, Corruption & Lies had – rock (Sunrise), proto indie-pop (Love Vigilantes), stellar dance tracks (Perfect Kiss, Sub-Culture)- but done more confidently. The sound was sleek, experimental and surprisingly accessible at the same time. The The made an even bigger step with their Infected album the next year but New Order got there first with “Sub-culture.” All that aside, Low-life was a great example of the tension between pop and underground sounds that resulted in so much great mid-Eighties music, especially in the U.K. Only the Talking Heads were operating at this level from the U.S. at that time.

     
  • Keith A

    Low-life has great range of styles. Love playing “Sunrise” for those who mistakenly think this was just some synth-y dance band (but this album has that stuff too)

     
  • K Burns

    Brotherhood — ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ is the PURRFECT song for ANY occasion!

     
  • brotherhood, though all of their 80s work is terrific. time will out that new order were at least as important as pixies, sonic youth, replacements, the cure or any other band of that era. brotherhood is grand from start to finish, and the whole thing snaps together from the thwack at the start to the run-off scratching at the end. g-d save new order.

     
  • Low life
    Every track is a winner.

     
  • David Theis

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Obviously. Your Silent Face….

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. Seems like they started to figure who they were and what they can do with that album. Some of their most influential material came out around that time.

     
  • Nathan C

    Power, Corruption, & Lies. Soundtrack to my formative years.

     
  • Movement, just such a classic album, has hints of Joy Division, and to listen to Bernard and Hooky on vocals, still gives me chills to listen to this album

     
  • Juan David Barragan

    Power, Corruption & Lies, best album ever!

     
  • Brotherhood – still and always relevant

     
  • chadwick

    low-life- regia is one of the saddest tracks i’ve ever heard

     
  • Christophe J

    Power, Corruption & Lies: you caught me at a bad time, so why don’t you just piss off…

     
  • Larry Mac

    Technique for me. I listened to it on my Walkman endlessly.

     
  • George

    Low-life. It was the first album I heard by them thanks to my cool older brother and it kicked off a life time love of their music. But tell me this- was I the only one who thought Stephen Morris was the lead singer because it was his picture on the cover?

     
  • Keith Hoelscher

    Brotherhood…so good!!!

     
  • Movement- I “moved” from the Joy Division realm with some trepidity wondering how the band would continue after 1980′s events. This LP has a sense of falling into a dream. Electronics bleeps and pangs float in space. And it’s an unlit space, at that. Sumner’s voice is like listening to the storyteller while coming out of anesthesia. I don’t think anyone has made an album remotely like this one, and they certainly moved away from it quickly into more danceable fair. But I’ll never loose the strange quality it had when I dropped it on the turntable back in 1981. It’s one of my desert island records. Plus the quality of the coverstock, graphics and B-Music label all increased the sense of something very different. It’s transitional, to be sure, and contrasts greatly from everything that happened to them after Blue Monday came out.

     
  • Low-Life. Love Vigilantes and The Perfect Kiss. Their two greatest songs, back to back.

     
  • Brian

    Low-Life. For the frogs in Perfect Kiss.

     
  • Colin

    Very difficult task to pick one as an outright favorite. But, if you twist my arm, I would have to say Power, Corruption & Lies. What a leap forward for the band.(However, Ask me again in 5 minutes and I’ll most likely say Low-life or Technique…)

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies!

     
  • Eric C

    Movement – Was probably on my turntable for 5 straight years

     
  • Suresh

    Movement – fantastic tracks where you hear the evolution of Joy Division to New Order with synths. Darwin would be proud…

     
  • I agree with Gary who posted somewhere above………..

    Power, Corruption and Lies. Age of Consent. What more can one say?

     
  • My vote is for “Republic”. I remember hearing “Regret” for the first time, it was almost life-changing. Not sure why but I wasn’t into New Order before hearing that record. So on that day I made a discovery for myself, and ended up getting New Order’s entire catalog along with many singles and becoming a huge fan.

     
  • Power Corruption & Lies. Such a haunting and heavy and yet spare and beautiful album all at once. The material featured prominently in their recent US tour and felt as fresh as anything out there today. Your Silent Face is such a gorgeous piece.

     
  • Low-Life! Love Vigilantes, Perfect Kiss are two of my favorite tracks and first introduced me to New Order.

     
  • Ralph Barrientos

    Substance-everything you need in 1 package

     
  • Will have to say Brotherhood although Lowlife is right there as well. Both of these are on my all time desert island top 10.

     
  • Tom g

    My favorite New Order album would have to be Brotherhood from 1986. I absolutely love Bizzare Love Triangle. It’s one of my favorite tracks from the decade of the 80′s.

     
  • Chuck

    Low-Life. Love Vigilantes…one of my all time favorite New Order tracks.

     
  • Harris

    Oh my, so many GREAT New Orders albums! NO continue to be a great act and I love everything they have put out. My favorite is Technique. Love that CD but it’s really hard to choose one. Would love to win the contest.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies.

     
  • Andrew De La Garza

    Favorite: Power, Corruption & Lies

    Reason: For the two songs, Ultraviolence & Age Of Consent

     
  • LOW LIFE! Because I can remember the entire day when I first heard it almost 25 years ago. Sub-culture an all time fav! Great memories

     
  • David Anderson

    Power, Corruption and Lies. It marked a major turning point from Joy Division to their own sound. And they defined the sound incredibly well.

     
  • Stevie B

    Technique. It came out during my music discovery years.

     
  • IanMcNish

    Republic

     
  • My fave New Order album is Substance 1987 as it is brings together many of my fave New Order songs of the eighties in one collection. 1987 was the year I ran a bus tour to see New Order, Echo and The Bunnymen and Gene Loves Jezebel at an outdoor amphitheater near Detroit.

     
  • Christopher

    Lowlife because of Jonathan Demme’s Love Vigilantes video, Peter Saville’s sleeve (with that beautiful paper wrap, which was the only place that revealed the band’s name), and, of course, because of New Order’s incredible music.

     
  • Ken C.

    Low-Life is my favorite. From the opening of “Love Vigilantes”, you knew you were in for a great experience. “The Perfect Kiss” is among their best tracks of all time as well. It’s such a solid album from start to finish. An absolute classic!

     
  • I got to go with Substance even though it was a compilation album, with the exception of “truth faith” which is one of my favorite’s songs of the 80′s.

     
  • Technique — drugs are rubbish without it.

     
  • Low life…high school!

     
  • Marty

    PC&L – DJ’d some in the mid to late 80′s – wish I had a dollar for every time I played Blue Monday.

     
  • Jacob Harris

    Power, Corruption & Lies – An amazing, milestone album. Age Of Consent is one of my fav tracks ever.

     
  • Jonathan Chen

    Hooky’s bass line were just sublime on Low Life.

     
  • Harley Chadly

    Substance – That double CD was always being played through my college years and it had every club song and more.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies.

    A. It is a great album, from start to finish.
    B. I like almost all of the albums equally, but I never win anything, so I’ll pick this one.

     
  • Low…..infectious, classic, influential, songwriting….album cover…

     
  • Substance. Just love every song! Great album.

     
  • Low Life – I wore this record out.

     
  • Jeff Merryman

    Power corruption and lies. Their most consistent album start to finish with some of their best songs. One of the best album covers of all time as well.

     
  • Power Corruption and Lies. Makes me think of College

     
  • This is like picking my favorite child… But, I would have to say “Power, Corruption & Lies.” Favorite Band, Favorite Record.

     
  • Tommy R

    For me, it’s a tie between Substance Power, Corruption and Lies. Substance (though not an original album) for the great 12″ versions and edits, plus “True Faith” – one of my absolute favorite songs, ever.
    Power, Corruption and Lies is with “Age of Consent”, “The Village” and “586″…”Your Silent Face”…it’s just a great record – with great artwork, in my opinion.

     
  • KJ Turner

    Technique is my all time fave

     
  • I can’t help but be drawn to Movement, bridging the 2 sounds. I have always liked most band’s sophomoric efforts, when the exploration is still palpable. I imagine it must be the most difficult album for the band to revisit.

     
  • Kile Thomas

    Substance 1987. Solid compilation with all the great singles.

     
  • Mary C

    Low Life. College days…

     
  • Alex carrasco

    Lowlife has to be my favorite album of all time. Its the first album I had purchased of new order I would listen to this album practical all the time. the sounds were embedded in my mind constantly playing in my head. From start to finish it is a masterpiece. I was hooked and I had to get the rest of their albums.

     
  • Gotta be Low Life for me, because of “The Perfect Kiss” and the really nice sleeve.

     
  • Technique – solid from beginning to end, absolute perfection of their craft.

     
  • Paul Crowell

    Technique is my favorite ALBUM. The others all have great singles, but for killer songs start to finish, I’ll go with Technique. All the Way always a fave.

     
  • Brotherhood. Perfect transition from obscure origins to global stardom.

     
  • I would have to say substance, it shows the transition from the old to the new through the singles

     
  • Brian

    Another vote for “Power Corruption & Lies.” Best songs, best combo of their guitar-y past and their electronic future.

     
  • Low-Life. The Perfect Kiss? Elegia? These songs are pure perfection. Not much else even gets close to the brilliance seen on this album.

     
  • J crawford

    Technique…The apex of New Order’s perfect collision of keyboards and guitars and the soundtrack to my first love at the beach age 16

     
  • Alex carrasco

    Low life as to be my favorite album of all time. Its the first album I had purchased of new order I would listen to this album practical all the time. the sounds were embedded in my mind constantly playing in my head. From start to finish it is a masterpiece. I was hooked and I had to get the rest of their albums.

     
  • Eric N.

    Power, Corruption & Lies – this was an introduction to a new style of music for me. I did not get it at first and it took a long time for me to come around to it, but this is where it began.

     
  • “Movement”, without a doubt, is New Order’s greatest album. They started to create their new sound while still maintaining a hint of Joy Division’s genius. Plus, the album artwork is amazing. Also, to hear Peter Hook sing on”Dreams Never End” is just beautiful.

     
  • Heather

    Power, Corruption And Lies! Proof that New Order had arrived at an identity all their own. The mix of pop moments and bleakness is nothing short of a masterpiece.

     
  • Low Life – It was the first New Order album that I ever heard and it made me fall in love with their music.

     
  • Todd Burchard

    Technique. Well blended, great riffs, slightly crazy, and most importantly fun.

     
  • Darin

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Age of Consent was the song that really turned me on to New Order. Listened to that song before every soccer game. Played it in every band I was in. The whole album played a pivotal role in my appreciation of music. Absolute classic.

     
  • Low-Life. by far, the most consistant album they released. full of classics.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. “Your Silent Face” need I say more!

     
  • Substance 1987. All the good stuff in one (or double) album. It was my first intro the New Order, as probably with many others.

     
  • wizwitout

    low-life
    front-to-back brilliant.

     
  • Bleddyn Williams

    Brotherhood – my first New Order CD, and I played it to death.

     
  • Michael

    Low-Life.”Elegia” is perfect.

     
  • Brotherhood. The A side is amazing — Paradise, Weirdo, As
    It Is When It Was, Broken Promise, Way of Life. That sixth track is
    something special too.

     
  • I first fell in love with the flexi disc of Joy Division
    and when the band became New Order- I was ready for it. I got many
    LPs and had a college radio show that played the LPs. Brotherhood
    has been the LP I played the most and side two with All Night Long
    and the classic Bizarre Love Triangle was played the most. New
    Order has influenced so many artists since then – One of my
    favorites was Divine who actually took ( ripped off) Blue Monday
    and turned it into the song Love Reaction. Many of my old vinyl LPs
    has gone aways– old loves stealing them as they left. Would love
    for this collection to rekindle my memories.

     
  • Emily M.

    Power, Corruption & Lies. I was hooked from the
    opening notes of “Age of Consent”!

     
  • Mikey

    Low-Life, for the same reason as this guy…

    Michael
    January 11, 2013 at 9:32 am
    Low-Life.”Elegia” is perfect.

     
  • Michael E. Rice

    How can you choose just ONE? — Can I please have at least
    a tie vote? (1.) ‘Power, Corruption, and Lies’, which could win
    with its fantastic title and artwork alone! The icing on the cake
    for the American versions of the cassette/CD editions and the
    Collector’s Edition later, would be the inclusion of the historic
    tracks “Blue Monday” and “The Beach”! — (2.) But I would then have
    to consider all the music contained on ‘Lowlife’, which could have
    easily been the soundtrack for my life in the 80′s and early
    90′s!

     
  • My favorite New Order album is definitely Technique, which
    I bought when it came out when I was fourteen years old. It’s a
    solid album start to finish and has some of their best songs. It’s
    the album I come back to the most!

     
  • Jason

    Brotherhood – pure genius. I originally owned it on
    cassette, then eventually had to pick the CD on import.

     
  • Terry B

    Low-Life. By then, they’ve perfected their sound.

     
  • Kevin

    PCL. It’s just an insanely great album.

     
  • Brian

    I always loved Low-Life. Love Vigilantes sets the mood of the entire album.

     
  • Richard

    Power, corruption and lies is my all time favorite New
    Order release due to the combination of brilliant artwork, title,
    tracks and year of release. It was the summer of my 17th year when
    this creative blast from NO dropped.

     
  • Power Corruption and Lies. Phenomenal album ~ holds up
    amazingly to this day. Framed poster in my den…

     
  • Power, Corruption, & lies

     
  • Sandy Alonso

    I’ve always been partial to Lowlife. Perhaps because I associate it with a particular time in my life.

     
  • Brotherhood is the one I can play from beginning to end without my attention ever flagging once.

     
  • Brotherhood. I remember how excited I was just open it. I bought it on cassette and I remember it even a scent to it. I am sure that I played it so much I vaporized the actual tape.

     
  • mike martinez

    Technique is my all time favorite NO record. In fact, it is
    the greatest album. Period.

     
  • Chase B.

    Substance – I believe it has the most roots with joy
    division =] and also a great album with a solid listen
    through.

     
  • Shawn Harkins

    Substance. Because everything after that wasn’t as good. I
    always have Substance on my iPhone.

     
  • Amanda J.

    Power, Corruption & Lies because…Age of
    Consent!

     
  • Brotherhood. I love Peter’s bass work on BLT and SOTN. Fantastic record!

     
  • Low Life. I am instantly transported to somewhere and sometime else in the opening notes of ‘Love Vigilantes’.

     
  • Low life. I played so many times it’s now
    transparent…

     
  • Leo Santos

    Brotherhood. Not only was it the album that finally opened
    me me up to electronic music, but it ties Joy Division’s Unknown
    Pleasures for the best album cover of all time.

     
  • Best album – Movement

    This was their transitional album. They kept their punk and added the electornic beats which would later help define New Order.

     
  • Summer

    Power, Corruption & Lies-So many great songs that ended up defining the NO sound as they transitioned from Joy Division. “Leave Me Alone” and “Your Silent Face” are still classic and timeless.

     
  • Low-Life; it’s the perfect balance of early and later New
    Order sounds. Sunrise is just earth shatteringly good. :)

     
  • Power, Corruption And Lies – as a whole, it dated better
    than the other 4. It sounds as great in 2013 as it did 30 years
    ago.

     
  • Surprised by how many people chose Brotherhood, but add me
    to the list. It was the first album I bought from them, and it
    changed the way I viewed music

     
  • Michael Louie

    Technique because it’s a brilliant album from beginning to
    end and brings back such happy memories of high school.

     
  • randY

    Technique, because even robert smith could dance to that record, oh and the forgotten children (b-sides) are great

     
  • Keith

    Low-Life. The thing about Low Life for me is that I feel it’s the first record that New Order finally shed all of it’s Joy Division roots and became their own band. Both Movement and Power, Corruption and Lies still had elements of Joy Division running through it. Low Life was all about New Order…

     
  • Power Corruption & Lies. The first album where they
    really found the sound they were looking for after the exorcism on
    Movement.

     
  • Amanda

    Brotherhood-Bizarre Love Triangle and just an overall nice
    representation of two genres

     
  • Shaun Nelson

    Technique. The tour around that time was the only time I recall New Order coming to Utah. Lots of good memories.

     
  • Harry

    Power, Corruption & Lies describes my life to a
    “T”

     
  • Deinitely Low-Life.

     
  • Fred DoDrop

    Power, Corruption & Lies – This cassette tape
    (which had Blue Monday and The Beach on it) was my first NO album
    and seemed to always be in my car when I was younger and will
    always have a special place in my life.

     
  • Jared

    low life – trying to learn to play Elegia on crappy Casio
    keyboard as an alone and awkward teenager

     
  • Dylan

    I have to go with Movement. It’s got a wide range of
    styles, from the bright poppy opener, into the deeper darker middle
    of the album. Fantastic all around.

     
  • Timothy Treat

    Tough choice – but got to give the nod to “Power,
    Corruption, & Lies”. “Age of Consent” , “Your Silent Face”,
    “Leave Me Alone” – beautiful songs. My cassette tape of this even
    had “Blue Monday”. Classic!

     
  • Edward

    Low-Life, which features my absolute favorite New Order
    song, Elegia. Thank you for putting this contest on, thank you to
    Rhino for making the LPs available, and thank you a second time for
    reminding me I haven’t listened to New Order in a while. Putting on
    Low-Life now…

     
  • Jennifer Hardt

    Hi. My favorite is Republic. I remember going to the each
    with my friends while listening to this album. So many great
    memories. Every song brings back some warm memory. Great
    album.

     
  • Waiting For the Sirens Call. I think they just keep getting better.

     
    • Ryan Maloney

      Awesome Ken, I love that album too. One of my favorites. Funny it hardly gets a mention from other fans.

       
  • Todd Burchard

    My favorite is Technique. Well blended, great hooks, and most importantly sheep. Brings back some great college memories. Made it through my freshman year enjoying this one. It’s fun and just great.

     
  • Michael

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Still extraordinary and
    powerful 30 years after its release. Each element in perfect
    balance.

     
  • My favorite New Order album is Factus 8 because it contains
    five of the best songs the band ever recorded in their entire
    career all on one handy dandy EP.

     
  • Technique – the synthetic sheep slay me every
    time.

     
  • Low Life – Love Vigilantes is a killer track.

     
  • ernie

    Technique is my vote. Although not the best they offered for me this was the one i started with. It so sounded so fresh at the time with the mix of classic new order, pop new order and new wave sound.

     
  • If we’re talking proper albums, Power Corruption and Lies wins by a mile; but if compilations are in the running, Substance wins by a few more.

     
  • Jason

    I love, love, love Power , Corruption & LIes. It’s when they starting getting more electronic but not too commercial. It’s accessible and experimental at the same time. The cover’s lovely too.

     
  • Matt D.

    Lowlife, any album with “The Perfect Kiss” and “Vigilante”
    (two of my favorite tracks ever), although I have a special place
    in my heart for “Shellshock” even tho it was never on a New Order
    album per se – but the first time I heard it in “Pretty in Pink” in
    1986, it was all over. Such an amazing band!

     
  • Rich brown

    I got yer Technique ri’ chere!

     
  • Mike F.

    Power, Corruption and Lies. The sound of their previous
    album Movement still remained under shadow of Joy Division. PCL is
    where they let go the ghost of Ian Curtis and really became New
    Order. An album that I have listened to consistently since high
    school – in the mid 80s :)

     
  • Jonathan Knowles

    Technique is my favorite New Order LP. As a whole, I find it the most solid and I have endless memories associated with it.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies is my favorite. “Blue Monday”
    changed my life, and that record captures New Order during an
    inventive, transformative time. The right balance of post-Joy
    Division gloom and their future disco-rock. Incredibly
    influential.

     
  • David

    Power, Corruption & Lies. From start to finish an absolute masterpiece. The quintessential 80′s album that reminds me of my clubbing days.

     
  • Chris

    Power, Corruption & Lies – Blue Monday!

     
  • it would have to be power, corruption, and lies

     
  • Galeb Numa

    The 1st time I heard New Order was their EP Factus-8
    (1981-1982). It has my favorite version of “Everything’s Gone
    Green”. It also marks the band’s new sound after Joy
    Division.

     
  • Ellen

    Low Life – Good ol’ high school days – I’d listen to it
    over and over and sing every word.

     
  • 1985′s LOW-LIFE for sure. Released the year I graduated
    from high school, I instantly fell in love with this album. From
    “Love Vigilantes” (an incredible song about war and loss) to
    outstanding dance songs like “The Perfect Kiss” and “Sub-Culture”
    to what may be the most brilliant instrumental of all-time
    (“Eligia”). I’ll always love this record.

     
  • David

    Technique!!
    The soundtrack to my High School senior year! Amazing!!!!

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies (non-US version). Every song a
    winner. Truly marked the start of New Order for me.

     
  • Chad Binge

    They are all my favorite, hence my desire in this contest.
    ;) But if I had to choose, I’d go with Power, Corruption &
    Lies. For me, it was the first New Order album, perhaps because it
    was my first New Order album?

     
  • Hands down, Power, Corruption & Lies with Low-Life
    a close second.

     
  • Ruben

    Substance. The first NO album I ever bought, just before I went to see them at Irvine Meadows Sept 87. My first concert ever, and they played Substance in order. The planets were aligned. Love NO.

     
  • Andrew M.

    Technique. It’s start to finish a great listen, and Dream
    Attack is amazing.

     
    • I didn’t put Technique, but I couldn’t agree more that Dream Attack is an amazing song. Such sweet music on that one.

       
  • Blureu

    Brotherhood – as it introduced me to the band.

     
  • karm sediner

    Power Corruption & Lies

     
  • Low-Life. Simply on balance, it has the greatest number of my favorite songs than any other New Order album. Which is not to say that there aren’t New Order songs i like more than those on Low-Life, just that Low-Life is almost all killer. And I’m not even counting the dubious Perfect Kiss edit!

     
  • Technique is my favorite. A great mix of their styles.

     
  • Tim J.

    Brotherhood. From that classic period where all of the bands on here released some of their best albums, and the mood of that album captures what I think of when I think of New Order.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies. Your Silent Face, “You caught me at a bad time, so why don’t you piss off.” Great line. Great song.

     
  • Power, Corruption, and Lies – what a fantastic record.

     
  • Kris Hoffler

    Power, Corruption, and Lies. Personally, many good memories go with it , plus it is just a mature, solid album all around.

     
  • Ricardo

    Low-life: Love Vigilantes, Perfect Kiss, Sub-culture, Elegia…

     
  • Tiffany Lewey

    I love Power, Corruption, and Lies. I think it was so ground breaking. It changed the group from Joy Division to Neworder. Love those guys.

     
  • Technique. Best mix of synth and acoustic instrumentation. Vanishing Point, Mr. Disco and Guilty Partner are my all time faves. Drums on the break of Run amazing as well.

     
  • Natalie Lorin

    Technique. Or should I say La Technique with heavy breathing? :).. HA. Gotta love that album. So dance and so Neworder.

     
  • Steve Nichols

    Low-life: the soundtrack to my college life

     
  • Brotherhood – Fantastic from start to finish.

     
  • RJ Sweat

    I have No Regret… Republic. All the way the best. Love it. One song to the next.

     
  • Mark Jerome

    “Movement” remains the sentimental favorite. Takes me back to a time when we were still mourning Ian who committed suicide just weeks before we’d be able to see Joy Division in person. Seeing New Order tour for this record was a bit of a memorial.

     
  • Eric Buldan

    Power, Corruption & Lies.

    Tough choice to be sure, but this one gets my vote because it was my first introduction to the band. It perfectly encapsulates everything that music meant to me when I was young: An escape to a different life, hope, and a promise that there was something else beyond my dreary existence. It contains 3 of my favorite NO tracks: Age of Consent, The Village, and Your Silent Face. And the cover is as absolutely gorgeous as the music.

     
  • Kyle G.

    Definitely Substance – tons of road trip memories attached!

     
  • Wayne

    lowlife for me. 1985 had so many wonderful albums, and this one of the years best. Lyrically-rich but absolutely danceable.

     
  • Technique! My love for this one has grown over the years. Technique and I didn’t bond immediately, but we have become the best of friends.

     
  • Ryan Maloney

    I’m so torn. I love them all. Jeez. I’d have to say low life. It has truly great memories attached to it and the songs are haunting and incredible. The Perfect Kiss is one of the greatest tracks of all time. Unlike many others, I really do love their last studio release Waiting for the Sirens Call. New Order always have and always will be my favorite artists of all time.

     
  • Hayden

    Low-Life: it’s a good soundtrack for being 16, and driving around in the relative freedom of teenage summer.

     
  • Travis C

    Power, Corruption & Lies…not only did I lose my virginity to it, it’s great front to back. Age of consent, your silent face, 586, and of course the beautifully tragic leave me alone…

     
  • Harold Grey

    Power, Corruption and Lies: any album that has a vocoder on it wins in my book. I also saw them perform much of this album at the Paradise Garage in NYC in the early ’80s…

     
  • Scott

    Power, Corruption and Lies. Love the music and the artwork.

     
  • bratteklev

    Low-Life. First New Order album I ever bought and heard all the way through. You never forget your first love, right? Even after all these years (decades!) it still sends a chill down my spine. :)

     
  • Lucho

    Low Life – Soundtrack to my early HS years.

     
  • vodka ed

    Low-Life. It’s the first album I had of theirs and still love it from start to finish.

     
  • Thomas

    Movement, sounds as good today, as it did when it was released.

     
  • Technique. Despite its outdated sonic effects, it stood the test of time. The melodies, lyrics, the whole mood of the record – all are still there and still evoke emotions. Yes, it’s a long way from Movement (my 2nd favorite album), but this is why I love that band.

     
  • Any of those middle three are masterpieces.

     
  • scott a

    Low-Life….because Love Vigilantes is on it!

     
  • Sarah

    The first New Order album I ever bought was Substance, and it has the long version of “Thieves Like Us,” but of the five I love Power, Corruption and Lies for the gorgeous cover and quirky poetry:

    our love is like the flowers
    the rain
    the sea
    and the hours…

    It would be a joy to have all five of those albums in my collection.

     
  • Sam Owen

    Movement.

     
  • Erik Void

    low-life because it’s perfect end to end.

     
  • Low-Life

     
  • Byrnes

    Power Corruption and Lies – as the result of some resemblance of Joy Division with the outbreak of an emerging New Order. Plus the LP artwork/cover basically correlates completely perfect with the music.

     
  • Jay Kern

    Technique – I have many memories of this album having been the soundtrack on a concert road-trip.

     
  • “Substance” was my first so even though it’s a bit of a cheat, it’s still my favourite. 12″ singles rule!

     
  • John Oyler

    I would have to say Power, Corruption & Lies. It was the first N.O. album I owned. Brings back memories.

     
  • Stella

    Technique, captures the great sound of the late 80′s, it never fails to amuse me, it contains so many great dance songs like Fine Time, Round and Round, Vanishing Point and more.

     
  • Brotherhood. I go back and forth between this album and Technique, but Paradise, Weirdo, and As It Is When It Was rank high in my list of favorite New Order tracks. The end of the album is perfect, too.. *SCRRRRAAAAAAAAAATCH* *SKIP* DONE!

     
  • Leana

    Lowlife is my favorite.. it’s a perfect album from start to finish. And of course it has my favorite New Order song on it.. The Perfect Kiss.

     
  • Definitely Power, Corruption & Lies. Such an amazing record with a new New Order edge that was not quite developed on Brotherhood, and fully developed by the time Low Life came out. Additionally, the live shows from that era were equally amazing.

     
  • chris

    Technique: This album was released a year before I graduated high school and brings back so many memories from 89-92. Actually one of my favorite albums of all time.

     
  • Michael Zigmund

    Substance – truth faith, bizarre love triangle, perfect kiss, shellshock… That’s all.

     
  • Charles

    Power, Corruption & Lies was the gateway album for me when I was 12 or so. To this day it is still my favorite. Perfect album from start to finish.

     
  • Jason Adams

    My vote is for Low Life. 13 year old me used to listen to Sub-Culture over and over and over again. For some reason, the lyrics (ex: “I like walking in the park when it gets late at night”) somehow became my moody teenage mantra.

     
  • Travis

    Technique — its one of the few records that I bought multipule times. I wore out the cassette 2x before I bought a cd, then last year bought the re issue. So many timeless songs on there. Vanishing Point still sees my work out rotations.

     
  • Steven Joyce

    I like the Brotherhood Album

     
  • Movement is an amazing work of art.

     
  • The Other Keith

    PC&L – spoke to the generation and converted others.

     
  • The cop-out: Substance. I do like Republic an awful lot also

     
  • My favorite New Order album is, by far, Movement! It is such a window of a time period that revealed the band at a crossroads. Not any band, and not even “New Order” per se… but Joy Division. The raw emotion was not only captured in the music and lyrics, but in the space between. Each voice put to tape had it’s own space and time. The mix was perfect. It stands up there with Unknown Pleasures. Revealing that in the darkness, lies beauty… literally.
    Cheers!

     
  • favorite New Order album?… it’s tough to choose. I like them all, but I have to say my favorite is the severely underrated and often ignored Get Ready. It’s guitar-based and a good solid record through and through, unlike the other albums which are a bit patchy.

     
  • Mike C

    It’s hard to pick my fav, but I guess I’d go w/Power, Corruption & Lies since Blue Monday introduced me to New Order and the rest of the album made me a devoted NO fan.

     
  • Dominic Bucci

    Power, Corruption & Lies … great album beginning to end!

     
  • evil Kelly chan

    Power, Corruption, & Lies. it is an amazing album and it was my introduction to New Order.

     
  • Cynthia M

    Power, corruption and lies: Nice album cover. It has “Blue Monday” on it.

     
  • Low-Life. It was the soundtrack to my last-minute studying for college exams. I stupidly gave away my original Factory Records copy when I moved from Ireland to the US.

     
  • camille

    low-life. love vigilantes just a top tune in my book, takes me back in the tunes tunnel every time.

     
  • Matt Abell

    Substance – what a sick compilation of amazing singles. Who among us didn’t wear that cassette (and later CD) out? Yes – it doesn’t really count as a true album, but if you were headed to Mars and could only take one NO album with, don’t kid yourself – it would be this one.

     
  • Mike C.

    Republic. It was my first exposure to the band, and contains Everyone, Everywhere which is my favorite track of all time. Man, these would look good in my man cave! :)

     
  • Craig Small

    Low-Life, because it’s the perfect mix of rock and dance. And because Sunrise is the greatest song New Order ever recorded.

     
  • Matt M

    Big fan of everything New Order ever did, but if I’d have to name a favorite it would be Power, Corruption, and Lies–mostly because “leave me alone” is one of the best things recorded by anyone, ever.

     
  • Rich F

    Power Curruption & Lies – The first vision and truw blossoming of the true NO that we would all come to know and love. Streaching from 500 mile hour, full throttle anthem of Age of Consent to the stark, shimmery beauty of Leave me Alone and Your Silent Face and the beautiful cover art by Peter Saville. And all that’s not even including the B-sides, 12 inch singles and EPs that came out of this same era (Confusion, Blue Monday, Thieves Like US)!!!

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies……for sure. “Blue Monday” was an exceptional club song. Also, it gave me the opportunity to make life long friends who have allowed me to work together with them in the Rock’n Roll merchandising business. And we proudly represent New Order Now….for merchandise on-line as well as tour with them on their last US Tour. Great music and fabulous people!!!!!

     
  • Kristen

    All 5! All amazaing, love love love New Order! :)

     
  • Travis

    Technique. First tour I got to see them live and reminds me of a great summer with a friend who is no longer us.

     
  • Steve

    Low-Life…It was the centerpiece of my high school years! Brilliant, moody, dancy, nothing else like it at the time. Oh and I still love it today. Great artwork too :)

     
  • Michael P.

    Low-life, because it’s unexpected and holds the charm of sounding more so like a live recording, you could almost see the smirk on Barney’s face recording the vocals, and as Craig Small said, theres Sunrise

     
  • Low-Life. I was really into Joy Division during the early eighties and was really sad and dissapointed when Ian had commited sucide just before their U.S. Tour. Wasn’t really sure about Bernie taking the reigns on what would become New Order as of yet. I heard their song “Perfect Kiss” off Low-Life on the radio and something about that song called to me. Coincidently, when I went to purchase the 12″ single for “Perfect Kiss”, there were some printings that had the word “Alex” on the bottom of the sleeve. Not sure what that meant but thought it was a calling for me to give the band a shot. Loved them ever since.

     
  • Low-Life: I knew right from seeing the overlapping text of new Order on the cover that this was going to be something different and fantastic. 28 years later it still is.

     
  • Richard

    Low life for the joy that is Face Up!

     
  • For me it was Brotherhood because when they came to my campus to tour after it was released, I got to be a volunteer roadie for the show. Unforgettable experience.

     
  • steve wattz

    Power, Corruption & Lies is by far my favorite project.

     
  • rob a

    Power Corruption & Lies. So much energy and passion. Makes me dance on the inside.

     
  • All the albums are great but Movement stands out for me for some reason.

     
  • John Neely

    Power Corruption $ Lies

     
  • Manuel

    Low-life became the background music of a very important time in my life … it reminds me of my youth, my curiosity in the unknown, and my desire to do the complete opposite of what my parents wanted me to do. :)

     
  • Chris A.

    As good as some of the other albums are, Movement is still my go-to New Order album.

     
  • power corruption and lies, sums up life…..

     
  • john browne

    movement because dreams never end …

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. Just perfect.

     
  • Substance. I know it is a compilation.. but it was my first exposure to New Order. At the time I was into hair-metal bands (and other stuff that has long since come and gone). I heard a few New Order songs from a friend and I was hooked. It was a new musical journey for me, and I still listen to Substance from start to finish on a regular basis today. Brings back many fond memories from many eras of my life!

     
  • Dougie Fresh

    Power, Corruption & Lies – from the cover to the track list to the music, it’s a perfectly crafted album. It’s the Platonic Ideal New Order Album. Perfect in every way.

     
  • Richard

    Technique : Why?

    The perfect record to smile and shed tears on the dance floor

     
  • Donnie

    Technique – first time I saw New Order live was Technique tour in FL – great music and good times

     
  • Johnny Gee

    Low-life and Technique bookended my high school years…I have to go with Low-life.

     
  • Brian

    Technique. There’s a certain tone to this album that I really love. The band seems to have matured at this point; the songs have more depth and flavor.

     
  • Seamus

    movment – my uncle who was close in age to me when i was younger got me into joy division and new order.

    after he was violently killed i used movement to help escape the pain of his passing. to this day it is still and album i pop on whenever i am feeling down and it always saves me again and again.

     
  • Michael Link

    Technique!

     
  • Low-Life because of
    “Perfect Kiss” and “Sub-Culture”

     
  • Movement, it really broke the ground for getting me out of terrible metal music and into all the great indie music I listen to today.

     
  • Corrie

    Movement, because they kept making music ….and it really bridges the transition from Joy Division to New Order. It’s beautiful.

     
  • Well, Power, Corruption & Lies, of course.
    Because it’s Power, Corruption & Lies, of course.
    It just can’t get any better than that, now can it.

     
  • Kimberly Evering

    Brotherhood because the music was electrifying! We would crank it up in the common area of our dorm room to get ready to go to the clubs.

     
  • David

    Power, Corruption and Lies, followed closely by Low-Life and Technique. Just how they were able to pull it off embodies the NO ethos at its finest – no Martin Hannett for the first time, Bernard pushed forward, not yet attempting to write pop songs just for the sake of it, and unafraid to experiment.

     
  • Lew B.

    Gosh, an impossible question, yeah? I really love the new recordings too, Siren. Old school probably Technique actually . Hope to an (obviously).

     
  • Kevin

    All 5 are brilliant albums so it’s hard to pick one. But if I was going to be sent to a deserted island and could only take one with me, it would probably be Brotherhood. All five would hold up well to repeated plays but Brotherhood has the widest range of the five. But there’s not a bad album in the bunch!

     
  • David Young

    Really a tough call! I love each of them for different reasons but in the end I have to go with Power Corruption and Lies. This is the sound of New Order coming into their own. They’d moved past the tragedy of Ian Curtis’ death and mourned it with Movement – when Age of Consent kicks in it’s like nothing else. I had been impressed with the singles leading up to it’s release but p.c.a.l. was pure magic.

     
  • Although I love each album, including Get Ready and Waiting for the Sirens Call, Technique is my all time favorite. Decades worth of memories tied up in it and hearing any of the tracks instantly and vividly transports me back to a significant moment in my life that was soundtracked by the 9 perfect tracks on the LP.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies is my favorite New Order album. One of the many things that make it great is how distinctive and catchy every instrument is on every song. You might find yourself, without effort, for any of the songs, humming the bass line while tapping out the drums while singing the lyrics, guitar, and keys in your head (or trying to do them all at once out loud)–because every element of every song sticks with you. The album is that infectious.

     
  • Mike DePaz

    Low Life was and is everything that made me love New Order.

     
  • Low-life – It’s the first New Order album I ever heard as a teen and when I hear it now, I am transported to a dark highway in Michigan, driving away from Detroit after a night at Shelter.

     
  • Loren

    Power, Corruption and Lies….so why don’t you piss off?

     
  • jdgaumer

    Man, what at a tough call on this one! PCL spent a lot of time on my turntable, Brotherhood was so very anticipated when i had my first record store job, we couldn’t wait to get it in and blare it in the store. But Movement, there was so much to it that was brought with it from the time of Joy Division. To carry on after such a tragedy, and feel like Ian Curtis was standing over them, urging them to continue. The spirit permeated the record. The sense of darkness, but the feeling of hope. Bernard stepping up to take over the vocals. The bigger presence of the keyboards without losing the heavy bass lines. I don’t think many bands have had a run of album after album of such great material.

     
  • Hayhook

    Tough call. I would say movement because its so close in sound to joy division. But I have to go with Technique. High school nostalgia coupled with lyrics that are resonating so much through a breakup after 10 years together.

     
  • Technique – the band deftly keyed into the acid house music scene that was all the rage on several songs, especially raging single “Fine Time.”

     
  • Nolan

    Brotherhood – Although all the albums are great, I have a special connection with Brotherhood. It’s the album that made me fall in love with New Order and was one of my most played albums throughout my college years!

     
  • ch1rp

    PCL — It’s the rare album where I skip past no songs on every listen. Admittedly I can’t say that for every other NO album.

     
  • Rodrigo

    Power, Corruption, and Lies – This was the first album I ever heard of New Order, and everytime I listen to it, it still gives me that strange sensation of uniqueness that I felt when I first listened to it, which is why this album is so special for me.

     
  • Steven T

    Definitely Low Life. Fond high school memories.

     
  • Eric F. M.

    Movement – [I]an [C]urtis [B]uried.

     
  • Alex Riese

    Low-Life as it has the best song construction of any of their albums.

     
  • Lloyd Braun

    Technique! I met my first serious girlfriend while it was playing at a party. We both already loved the album. Later, when we both had too much to drink, we were bowing to stereo in awe.

     
  • Devin B

    Low-Life. Amazing album, perfect soundtrack to the 80′s.

     
  • Mark LostWater

    Brotherhood is the best NO album of all time. Just the opening kills it. And Shellshock is the best song. NO made the largest departure from the sound of Joy Division with Brotherhood

     
  • Jim McCabe

    Low Life was a great period in my life.

     
  • Jeff Kumfer

    Love all their albums, but Technique hit me at he right time. It’s the soundtrack of my high school days. Lots of great memories of listening to that record with my friends and seeing New Order live in concert for the first time.

     
  • I think think Low-life is my personal favorite. It has a certain atmosphere, and the perfect balance of guitar and synth that they always seemed to be looking for.

     
  • Low-Life. A classic album that makes me think of which side of the tape to put on in the car.

     
  • franka

    Brotherhood is my personal favorite. Everyone has that one album that pinpoints a time in our lives that we will remember forever. Brotherhood is that album for me. Great times, Great memories, and great friends. The Pinnacle!

     
  • Low Life – lots of great tracks, espcially ‘this time of night’. Also love the fact that cover art is of drummer.

     
  • Marc Church

    Very tough choice. Power, Corruption and Lies. Still has the moodiness of Joy Division yet shows glimpses of the dance floor progression they would have with Blue Monday. Plus it has “Your Silent Face”, my all-time fav New Order track. :D

     
  • Todd Ram

    Technique was their pinnacle album at the close of the 80′s. It is very polished and a great listen from start to finish. They were at their commercial and artistic peak at this time. I remember seeing them on this tour at Red Rocks in summer 89.

     
  • Mark Ferrer

    Power, Corruption & Lies. It defined their sound going forward and “Age of Consent” is one of my favorites.

     
  • Tom Batdorf

    Low Life : just too many really great songs. They played 3 from this one in Chicago.

     
  • David Abarr

    Brotherhood. Underrated and Way of Life us my all time favorite track. Hardcore fan and will always be. They’ve been with me since I was very young and I am old as they are:)

     
  • Kyle Herman

    Power, Corruption & Lies. “Age of Consent” is an amazing opening track.

     
  • darren

    Would have to be Low-Life. First record I owned by them, it was such a new sound and represents a very specific part of my life for me.

     
  • Technique. Because it’s perfect.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies is a slim winner over Waiting for the Sirens’ call! But of course all New Order albums are wonderful.

     
  • Technique. With Low Life as a close 2nd. Technique is excellent start to finish. Singles on side 1 and and a very strong side 2.

     
  • Thefxc

    Technique–’cause, most of all, its got love technique

     
  • Technique – just incredible fond memories of the mock nightclub in my high school friend’s basement tied to that one.

     
  • Bridget

    I can’t help but love Low-life because it was my first!

     
  • jeffrey k.

    Power, Corruption & Lies ~ “Leave Me Alone” both breaks my heart and has always pulled me in.

     
  • Gary Eckerson

    “Power, Corruption & Lies”

    They wouldn’t produce something this cutting edge ever again. It still sounds exciting and fresh today. “Technique” would be a second choice because it’s full of solid songwriting.

     
  • Rebecca M.

    Technique–Great album art work–great songs that even in 2013 don’t sound dated-and the flow of the record is spot on!

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies… I loved ” your silent face” when I finally saw (most of them) live this year.

     
  • Richard

    Love them all, they all stand the test of time, but I pick Technique because I was listening to it the other day and it was the first to pop into my mind.

     
  • Brian S

    Low Life 1985 From Blue Meannie Records in El Cajon Ca. THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • power corruption & lies. it has the best cover.

     
  • ian christensen

    “Brotherhood” has always been my favourite. It always seemed to comprise all the great New Order sounds.

     
  • So hard to choose, but as of past few years I have to say ‘Power, Corruption, and Lies’. ‘Leave Me Alone’ has become my favorite N.O. song, the bass line on ‘Age of Consent’ still kills and the oceanic keyboards on ‘Your Silent Face’ still sounds contemporary. They were amazing on their recent tour!

     
  • Tinywhite

    Power, Corruption & Lies – need i say more?

     
  • ejival

    My fave album is Power, Corruption & Lies. It’s such an innovative album in many fronts. It’s the first album where New Order consolidates their own voice and leave behind their Joy Division shadow. The artwork is still amazing to this day. And the title says it all, all about the ones who rule over us all.

     
  • I adore Technique simply because it has a good mix of guitar and techno numbers. Dream Attack, Vanishing Point, both favorites. I still put on Round & Round in the car, one of my favorite thumper/ stompers to get me in a good mood!

     
  • Low Life and Brotherhood are probably my two favorite New Order albums.

     
  • Low-Life – This is such a tough call, but mainly because this album was the soundtrack to my teen years, especially the song Sub-culture. This, I believe, best represents New Order when they were at their artistic peak.

     
  • Stephen K

    Technique – a solid bet through and through, with every song well-written. Some strong dance numbers, much melancholy, and the spirit of the times.

     
  • PC&L, no, Low Life! Wait, PC&L! AHHHHhhhh you pick! Either one remains an all time favorite and both were high school staples.

     
  • PCL – Peter Hook at his best.

     
  • Dan'l the Span'l

    Brotherhood does it for me. I remember listening to the cassette on my crappy boom box while in 8th grade. Good times.

     
  • Merlin H.

    Technique – because it was the first New Order LP that grabbed me, and because it was 1989, the same year so many of my favorite albums arrived (plenty of them could be on this website!). It’s just my favorite New Order combination of wild electronic pop with some bass guitar. It never matters how many times I listened to this LP in my life, and especially the track “Fine Time”… I think “Fine Time” is one of the single best electronic pop tracks ever. There, I said it.

     
  • Donnie

    Technique: best album, best cover, and so many amazing psychedelic songs.

     
  • Power Corruption and Lies – Their defining moment / era – nothing they have done since has come close – good but not this good.

     
  • Brett K

    Brotherhood – Aside from the overexposure associated with “Bizzare Love Triangle”, there’s just something about the guitar-jangle magic of this album. “Every Little Counts” folks!!!

     
  • Derek S

    Such a tough call but I’d say Power, Corruption and Lies. I’ve worn that album out on vinyl, cassette and CD but still brilliant 30 years on. Played it all the time on WDCR…Can’t wait to hear New Order material this week. Hook me up Rhino and we’ll have a listening party on my new turntable ;)

     
  • Josh L.

    Power, Corruption and Lies: Age of Consent, Leave Me Alone, Your Silent Face – greatest New Order songs!

     
  • David Parent

    Brotherhood……

     
  • Dick B

    PCL…it has every NO component, from start to finish. One of their most solid offerings. Goes the whole spectrum: happy, sad, angry, joyful. The Best.

     
  • Brotherhood. My first exposure to the band, my “gateway drug.” The floodgates opened wide after that!

     
  • DJ Mezmer

    Just the idea of winning/owning these records give me a boner.

     
  • ebbhead

    Power, Corruption & Lies – Everything about it is iconic. Set the mood for the decade ahead.

     
  • deadsouls

    Movement, You can really hear a band struggling to find a path forward while paying respects to their past. A difficult time for them surely, but it resulted in a stunning album.

     
  • Andyandy

    Power, Corruption & Lies , It was great summertime album in my convertable.

     
  • Brennan Pettie

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!
    What’s not to love about this??!!!

     
    • Brennan Pettie

      Brotherhood is alway’s gonna have a special place in my ear heart!
      ((((((BROTHERHOOD)))))

       
  • Low-Life. One of the soundtracks to my junior year abroad in England in ’85-’86.

     
  • Sterling cote

    Simply Low-life. Simply Elegia.

     
  • Sean Priest

    Power Corruption and Lies helped shape me as a musician…and that shaping has lasted to this day. Simply brilliant layering, movement, lyrics…. It still get’s played frequently in my house!

     
  • Get Ready – for EPIC song “Crystal”.

     
  • Jesse Bartmess

    Power, Corruption and Lies…It’s when New Order found they’re sound, its perfect!

     
  • Ray Garcia

    There is something to love about all of New Order’s albums. I keep returning to Technique the most. Round and Round is great. Fine Time is mysterious and dark, yet oddly accessible. The goat sounds at the end are haunting. The song’s video perfectly matches the song. Every song is a winner and the driving beats never stop. Vanishing Point is magnificent. The whole band were at the top of their game, and Bernard finally sounds comfortable with his singing voice. Grade = A.

     
  • Lanark McVie

    Their best album has to be “Power, Corruption and Lies”. It took me months to de-code the colour blocks on the sleeve and match it with the Blue Monday sleeve coding. Plus in the song “Your Silent Face” Barney sings “You caught me at a bad time… so why don’t you piss off.” Priceless.

     
  • Michael Ellis

    I love everything by New Order, but Low Life is definitely my favorite album. The whole album is just perfect from start to finish. To me, Low Life was the album that really brought everything together; it’s flawless. The album has a certain level of diversity, with very unique tracks (Love Vigilantes, Perfect Kiss, & Elegia) that are still very cohesive within the album as a whole. I LOVE it. :-)

     
  • Wetzel

    Movement: the end of JD and the beginning of NO

     
  • Holly

    Power, Corruption, and Lies is not only my favorite New Order album, but one of my top 5 favorite EVER. Dance songs, gloomy melodies, and the ghost of Ian all reside on this album.

     
  • Augie G

    Movement. The perfect mix of New Order with fleeting traces of Joy Division as they slowly evolved into a more pop sounding group. Everything afterward was excellent but not as dark as their merging years.

     
  • Kevin Barton

    Technique: It’s an underdog, sure, but the band moved in a more electronic direction, if only for a while. I was just getting into the electronic sound at the time, and this album was a perfect fit.

     
  • Ronnie B

    Movement, it’s a great mix of the post-punk sound of Joy Division and a sneak peak of the synth sound New Order was going to adapt. Not to mention the two tracks written as Joy Division, but appear here as New Order are amazing.

     
  • Steven

    Technique – listening to this reminds me of great memories.
    I was always curious about the song titles having nothing to do with the songs. I’ve got it playing right now ;)

     
  • Jennifer Hernandez

    Power, Corruption & Lies is my favorite. I love all New Order albums but this one never fails me. It never gets old or tiresome and encapsulates a signature sound that can be imitated but never duplicated.

     
  • Tim421

    low life – a friend of mine bought the cassette and hated it and gave it to me. That tape did not leave my tape player for weeks. Low life reminds me of So Cal and 91X.

     
  • Mike Huff

    Lowlife. Love Vigilantes is one of my favorite songs.

     
  • Movement. The first New Order record I ever bought and it’s the perfect bridge between Joy Division and New Order. I never get tired of this record or the ep’s from this time.

     
  • Schnellpress

    Power, Corruption and Lies. Cold and human, fragile and mighty all at the same time.

     
  • BROTHERHOOD. I’ve always loved bands that mixed guitars/bass/drums with keyboards/synths (e.g. the Cure, NIN, the Faint). On Brotherhood, N.O. actually split the album into a guitar side (side A) and a synth side (side B), showing their talent and versatility with both types of these sounds. It’s like they were saying, “Yeah, we can do both of these sounds. Separately. Really well.” You have to respect that.

     
  • Lowlife is my fave, even though for some crazy reason its not on my ipod & all of their other albums are(scratches head). Why is it great? “This Time of Night”, “Elegia” and of course “The Perfect Kiss.” But I’d love to have Movement on vinyl! Did I mention I have 3 working turntables… although only 2 are hooked up.

     
  • Vespathekid

    Perfect Kiss 12″
    The soundtrack for the times. Need I say more.

     
  • Low-Life
    I fell hard for a girl who listened to it constantly

     
  • Another vote for PCL – it’s always struck me as less of an “album” and more of a “suite”, for whatever reason

     
  • Lowlife – Because I’m a real “up” person.

     
  • Low-Life: takes me back to college.

     
  • Kevin ZMX

    Technique : because of the fancy, old-fashioned house-music New Order used to make. Listen to “Mr. Disco”, just incredible….

     
  • I love “Republic” simply for the songs “Regret” and “Ruined in a Day”. Those songs were really great when I was a teenager. Can’t wait to buy this new album too!

     
  • scott

    substance.. covers the bases.

     
  • Marc Hemrick

    without a doubt, my favorite is Technique, this was the culmination of thier effort throughtout the 1980′s, and thier high point, from start to finish it is a perfect record,

    would also note that lowlife is amazing, with, this time of night and the Elegia (both short and better long version

     
  • Lowlife. Moody, cool, and although it doesn’t have Blue Monday or All Day Long, it is the best album front to back.

     
  • Brian

    Technique. Great dance music!

     
  • Chuck Smith

    Every second counts when I am with you…

     
  • jazzmaster

    Brotherhood – the most under rated of the 1980′s releases.

     
  • Richard M

    “brotherhood.” as it is when it was.

     
  • Robert

    LOW-LIFE… first experienced on vinyl from my older sister’s record collection.

     
  • Brotherhood! Bizarre Love Triangle is brilliant and takes me back to when I used to purchase all albums on vinyl! I’m collecting again and would LOVE to own New Order complete set above on vinyl for my collection!

     
  • Derek

    So hard to choose. I think as an album, Technique has always worked best for me. It was also the only tour I got a chance to see them on, so it’s the one I play the most I’d say.

     
  • Tyler

    Low-Life, a great album from front to back. Sub-culture and Face Up are among my favourite NO tracks.

     
  • Blake Kay

    Power, Corruption, & Lies. Why? Three words: Your Silent Face.

     
  • Helene G

    Low Life- Perfect Kiss. My first New Order album

     
  • power, corruption and lies. it’s stark yet guarded. minimal yet lush. a study of wonderful contradictions.

     
  • Eric Risch

    Technique. It was the high point of the band’s recorded output at that time (and even now). Just look at all the copycats it spawned.

     
  • Maybe not the best but Technique holds a special place in my collection. Also a great tour.

     
  • Bradley

    Low Life. You never forget your first…

     
  • Low Life. From the unconventional sound (for New Order) of Love Vigilantes, to the perfection that is the 12″ of The Perfect Kiss, to the absolute haunting beauty of Elegia, it’s just an amazing album all the way through.

     
  • Because I AM a Love Vigilante…

     
  • Jeff Papele

    Music that captures an emotion and enters your soul.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. Introduced me to New Order’s killer music from the first track “Age Of Consent”. The bonus tracks on the collector’s CD edition have more to love, especially the 12″ single version of Blue Monday!

     
  • I see danger danger danger …. Power, Corruption & Lies. Because it’s just about flawless from start to finish. It has a very synthetic sound and yet conveys such emotion, and is filled with brilliant songwriting that doesn’t quite resemble anything that came before and nothing since. And it contains Blue Monday, Age of Consent, and Your Silent Face.

     
  • Bryan

    Technique. Dream Attack

     
  • Well…it’s like asking, which extremity of my body I prefer…I like them all! ;-) But if my life depended on it and I was stranded on an Island with and LP player…I would choose Technique. Why? Well, I was 18 years of age and beginning life with such optimism and remembering buying that Cassette and immersing myself in listening to those melodies in my 1971 Dodge Colt and in my bedroom Hi-Fi…well, that was life at it’s best! :-)

     
  • Thomas

    I’ll never get tired of Brotherhood. Can listen to it every day. Usually do.

     
  • Christopher

    My favourite New Order album has to be Brotherhood. Maybe it’s cliche, but I listened to Bizarre Love Triangle & 1963 almost nightly as a kid. The somber lyrics combined with the dancer beats and hooky’s bass did it for me unlike any song before. It really made an impact in my life, probably the biggest, aside from my parents. It is the reason why I am into music as much as I am, it is the reason why I want to make music, it’s the reason why I spend nights and nights trying to contemplate music and for that I am forever indebted to New Order and Ian for shaping me to be who I am today…Even if I am really just another miserable meatbag.

     
  • Christopher A Cruz

    For me it’s Brotherhood. It’s a bit cliché but Bizarre Love Triangle & 1963 kept me dancing nightly as a kid. The dancey beats combined with somber lyrics and Hooky’s basslines really did it for me. It really made an impact on my life, probably the biggest (aside from my parents of course). It’s the reason why I’m into music as much as I am. It’s the reason why I want to make music, it’s the reason why I spend nights trying to consume as much music as I can, it’s the reason why Inhave headaches trying to contemplate songmeanings. And for that it’s the reason why I’m forever indebted to New Order and Ian for shaping me to be who I am today…Even if all I am is just another miserable meatbag. Happy Tuesday!

     
  • Charlie Dunham

    Power Corruption and Lies – How do you explain something that just moves you from the first note.

     
  • Joshua

    Republic- just because at the time when “Regret” came out, it was playing a lot on the radio and ironically it was New Order when I found out who wrote the song. It became an everlasting relationship with the band and the rest is history!

     
  • tmthydunne

    Movement. i’ve always been a big fan of transitional records. plus, Denial is just amazing.

     
  • Enigmatic

    Brotherhood = Soundtrack to my early childhood. Amazing.

     
  • Jack Pepper

    Low-Life. My first exposure and just sank in.

     
  • Low-Life- Perfect Kiss makes the all-time desert island mix. The whole album showcases the understated range of the band, the incredible guitar crunch of Sunrise folllowed gorgeously by Elegia–plus it got me through some rough times in life

     
  • My first reaction is Low Life because it was my introduction and is a brilliant record. But, more than 20 years later I keep coming back to Technique. I was “meh” about it when it came out, but it is a solid beautiful album.

     
  • Sergio Gonzalez

    My favorite New Order album is ‘Movement’. It has some of the Joy Division post punk feel but also indicates on what direction the band would be moving in the future.

     
  • Power, Corruption and Lies- gets me moving! Though, the aid in the others will help this comparison

     
  • Technique – The album hit me at just the right moment. Solid from beginning to end.

     
  • Technique, because it’s the first one I purchased with my own money.

     
  • Movement is the first album I purchased and absolutely love it. Big fan of their music.

     
  • Maureen

    PC&L….shaped my teenage years. Timeless stuff on that record

     
  • Chris L.

    Brotherhood- All Day Long is the greatest song.

     
  • Jones Foyer

    “Power, Corruption & Lies” was the album that separated New Order from the Joy Division past and defined the future path. It’s solid from start to finish. The classic Saville sleeve with the color coding drew you in with the mystery and the digital appearance over the Fantin LaTour painting referenced the digital and analog mix to the band as they began to incorporate sequencing and more broad use of synth. “Leave Me Alone” is great classic, simple songwriting with a great hook and balance. “Ultraviolence…” just thinking about this album now I have to go listen to it again for the millionth time!

     
  • Craig Parsons

    “Brotherhood” would have to be my fave. It’s just an amazing sounding record, so soulful and sad at times. It just defines my youth with sound.

     
  • Scott Cessac

    Movement is my favorite!

     
  • BomberBooey

    Power, Corruption & Lies was the soundtrack to my first year away at college. Playing it always brings me back to that time and puts a big smile on my face.

     
  • Lud Guarino

    Movement – The year was 1981 – 80′s rock!

     
  • Adam R

    Low Life got me through my parents divorce. This Time of Night was my savior.

     
  • DrWorm

    Substance – Yeah, it’s a singles collection, but it was the second (and third) CD I ever bought. Holds a lot of sentimental value. I still keep the long box cover of it.

     
  • Movement. Such a great record!

     
  • Brian Barker

    Technique is my favorite, first actual New Order album purchase. (Despite already owning Substance.) It was just a great listening experience….

     
  • James Crim

    Substance – it opened my eyes. To two groups. One to go on and make some of the greatest pop records ever. And one to go down in history.

     
  • Power Corruption and Lies
    Still irked some girl in high school never returned it and Brotherhood to me.

     
  • Sergio Carnivele

    Low Life is my fortress of solitude!

     
  • Power Corruption Lies-As it’s been said, this is the first true NO album that set the stage for years and years of great music.

     
  • Jack McFadden

    Technique is my favorite. It’s the one New Order record that sounds truly unique and has the ‘glue’ that makes it sound more like a record than a collection of singles…. Ahead of it’s time and holds up incredibly well.

     
  • Movement – the first album I bought myself instead of listening to my sisters cassettes. Will always be my favorite

     
  • Tim Anderson

    Not gonna lie: Substance. Yes, I know, it’s a collection of 12 inch cuts. But these are arguably the best 12 inch dance records released from the post punk movement. It’s also how I really got into the band.

     
  • JOE WINK

    SUBSTANCE because it is the best of the best New Order. A close second would be Power, Corruption and Lies! HMU

     
  • Harry Manganaro

    Substance…basically was my personal soundtrack for a good year and a half.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies – groundbreaking…

     
  • Sheila V

    Power, Corruption & Lies is my personal favorite – such a great collection of amazing songs ad stands up to the passage of time.

     
  • Don sheluga

    Pcl is their best. Hits the soul

     
  • They are all so good, but if I had to pick just one, it would be Power, Corruption & Lies. Just a great record!

     
  • Robert

    Technique – one of my first
    “real” album purchases. I bought it on cassette & wore that sucker out.

     
  • Power, Corruption, & Lies remains the high water mark for New Order. It represents the moment when they fully shook off the ghost of Ian Curtis & Joy Division and did so in a way that simply felt like a natural progression. The repercussions of their music making at that time are still being felt in both the Indie and dance worlds. They’d invented the future without really knowing it.

     
  • Power Corruption and Lies. Amazing record with some intense songwriting. If I had a “hypothetical” future ex-wife…this is the record that I would spin in the final divorce hearing.

     
  • Warren Quan

    Power, Corruption & Lies – Because it just is.

     
  • Such a difficult choice, but it has to be “Low Life”. So lucky to have seen them in New York last year.

     
  • Alex R

    My favorite album was always LowLife.

     
  • My favorite is definately “Movement”! It is every bit as epic as “Power Corruption and Lies” yet is the more underrated of the two. It has the best intro track “Dreams never end” which is sung by PETER HOOK. Peter Hook does a very good Ian Curtis impersonation. The Album ends with the epic tribal drumming of Stephen Morris on “Denial”. New Order came very close to the sound they made on Joy Division’s closer but add their own touches like Bernards soft voice. Hooks’ singing would not have been out of places in a Joy Division album.

     
  • Carol Dahmen

    Low-Life pulled me further into new wave movement and away from hairbands! It is a stunning album. I would wake up in LA every morning hoping Richard Blade would play it! Cheers!

     
  • francesdanger

    Substance because it was the soundtrack to my junior high years. /isold

     
  • Adrian

    Power, Corruption and Lies, because it was simply groundbreaking!!

     
  • Joshua

    Technique! I was so stoked that the band got their inspiration for the LP from visits to Ibiza right when house was exploding in my world. It’s like the band was right on my wavelength.

     
  • Trashy

    Low-Life

    I remember a high school girlfriend superglued the smashed pieces of that LP to her wall. The record was accidentally stepped on when her parents arrived home early and I had to hide.

     
  • Roseann

    Substance. Having all the B-sides on one disc.

     
  • Daniel Fonorow

    Power, Corruption & Lies….I always felt that is was the record that truly found the band finding their true identity. Strong songs and flow really well into each other. It also redefined the way I saw music from then on.

     
  • Rob Waters

    Movement. It’s still the raw edge from losing Ian and a band trying to get back on their game. Not quite the post punk sound of Joy Divison, but not yet the electronic sound that would define New Order. It’s that album where they had the moment to pause and say “WTF now?”

    Plus, it’s Hannett falling apart towards the end of his time as “the producer” at Factory.

     
  • Technique. it was the album that introduced me to New Order and quickly allowed them to become an all time favorite band.

     
  • So incredibly hard to pick. I would pick Low-Life but admit I played Substance endlessly – a truly great singles collection.

     
  • Jason Frost

    My fav record from new order would be hard to quantify… all of them are so good. I will just say technique was the soundtrack of my life immediately after I got out of high school… formative years!

     
  • Movement. Now THAT’S bass to test your speakers with. Also one of the moodiest LPs ever cut, bar none

     
  • Michelle K.

    Brotherhood – listening to this cassette, on endless repeat, provided the soundtrack for a particular point in my life.

     
  • Eric Staton

    Power, Corruption and Lies. Just a great album!

     
  • Craig

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Age of Consent.

     
  • Low-life. Because my head exploded the first time I heard “The Perfect Kiss” on the radio. Bought the album. For the first week I had it, I only listened to the first side. It was that awesome.

     
  • Low-Life – it just reminds me of so many good times. That record has had many spins in my lifetime.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies….”Blue Monday”!!! Need I say more????

     
  • Kevin

    Low-life. It was such an amazing follow-up to PC&L. Unexpected.

     
  • SMeyer

    Definitely Movement. A great record from beginning to end.

     
  • Ariana

    Power, Corruption & Lies- It’s a beautiful, pure album that combines aching and tenderness to produce a kind of dark innocence. It’s simply magnificent.

     
  • Movement. The sound of a band forced to reinvent itself.

     
  • Angie

    Low-Life…..but I really wish Temptation had been on an album other than a compilation. It is my favorite song.

     
  • stephen

    “LOW-LIFE”…perfect transitional album.still has elements of the darker times,but a stride towards the future…and “Sunrise”,come on.

     
  • Movement, because it was the perfect blend of what made both bands(Joy Division and New Order) great.

     
  • I think Low-Life edges out Brotherhood for me–I love every track on this album!

     
  • Power, Corruption, and Lies!

     
  • Stephen

    Power, Corruption, and Lies. Found it in the bargain bin at the sadly missed Rough Trade shop in San Francisco, but it should’ve been up on the wall. The album where New Order finally and definitively stepped out from under the shadow of Joy Division as a great band in their own right.

     
  • Sarah Wolfgram

    Power Corruption & Lies, hands down. Every song makes you feel like you’re in a movie, shaking it in this shadowy, smoke-filled seedy club covered in other people’s sweat and it feels AWESOME.

     
  • Movement, because every song is phenomenal. And today I taught myself to play “ICB” on my guitar (by ear), which was hugely gratifying.

     
  • Definitely Low-Life.

     
  • Richard Soliz

    “Low-Life”. Succinct, minimal, perfect. Unlike anything else at that time.

     
  • Brotherhood.

     
  • David Lindquist

    Technique is my favorite, probably because it came out when I was a freshman in college and I played that cassette non stop! It still resonates with me deeply to this day.

     
  • Brotherhood Changed my out look on music great lp!!

     
  • There’s no clear cut answer to this question, but I’ll go with “Power Corruption & Lies”. That opening hook of “Age Of Consent”… the gorgeous “Your Silent Face”… and traces of “Movement” in “Ultraviolence”… great LP.

     
  • so let’s see… this is a tough one. my answer would be Technique. it was my first ever listen to this band, as til 1990 we didn’t have MTV, and there weren’t any radio stations playing that sort of thing where i was… they just slipped through the cracks! i picked it on a whim from one of those 10 CDs for a penny mail order companies as i was getting some Depeche and Cure i didn’t already have.
    how to knock out some of the other albums from the race..?
    well, i’d have to say that while half of the songs on P,C & L is brilliant, the other half are lacking… i also own the version without Blue Monday, so that doesn’t help out the track list. love love love Leave Me Alone, Your Silent Face, The Village, and Age of Consent though.
    i do like Brotherhood a lot. Paradise, Bizarre Love Triangle, All Day Long and Every Little Counts are among N.O.’s best. however, a lot of the CD still sounds half finished, sloppy, muddy & muddled. the guitar tracks tend to get over-layered, something about the production just didn’t come together well for me there. also the lyrics and songs seem a bit less engaging than some of their others. so despite not having any awful songs, it’s abundance of semi-weak ones outweigh the gems.
    Lowlife… oh Lowlife… i could argue that this album has some of their best work for sure. Love Vigilantes, This Time of Night, Sunrise and Elegia are perfect. i love how they are darker than even the Martin Hannet smothered first album. Sonner Than You Think is cute too. Face Up.. should have been re-worked. it’s really not worthy of the rest of the CD. the music on Subculture is great, but Bernard’s vocals totally suck compared to the version on Substance (which has not so great music, unfortunately.) The Perfect Kiss is amazing… in its entirety. the fade out version here is totally annoying, unless you’ve never heard the epicness of any other version of it! so that brings me to:

    Technique. so getting the CD deaf and blind to the band, the cover was no help. no lyrics, no picture, nothing. so Fine Time comes on. what the heck is this?? if i hadn’t been a fan of the Art of Noise i wouldn’t have gotten through it, but their weirdness kept my ears open. the guitar pop songs on here are flawless- perfectly balanced between all the elements the band possess. All the Way, Love Less, Guilty Partner, and oh yes, Run. lyrically earnest, maybe the last of their albums you’d want to just sit and read all the lyrics to. great great guitar work on top of golden basslines. the simple keyboards fill in all the edges til the tracks are seamless. flipping the coin, Round and Round and Mr. Disco are amazing techno-dance tracks. in true N.O. tradition, they still manage to have a weight to them, and Peter Hook’s bass adds just that perfect touch (kiss?) of humanity to both. Vanishing Point is one of their best arranged tracks ever, the programming of drums and keyboards is superb. i race past that song to get to why Technique stays so high on the list. Dream Attack. this song is a great example of how the band were able to take their guitar songs and their electronic songs and bring them closer to each other, until you have one that is so grounded in both fields it’s hard to place it. this was also the last album where you got to hear Bernie cut loose on the guitar and really rock out. the ending guitar solo could not ever be long enough for me…

    here’s the sad part. i wrote all that, just to think about the albums and magic they contain, and i don’t even want the vinyl, as i’d never get a chance to play it. :-) it would be a shame to win it and just look at the great art when someone else could be enjoying them. so good luck! Viva New Order!

     
  • Scott Zumberg

    Lowlife – the band at the peak of their talents and their sound

     
  • Movement -Their most coherent and underappreciated record! You can hear the “ghost” of a lost mate. Just Awesome!

     
  • ha- and i love the song Regret, but that album was pretty bad. i wish they’d continued producing their own stuff and not going outside the band so much!
    and yes, Get Ready is also a good album, just because it rocks, and has Crystal on it. :-) but we seem to just be talking about the first few anyways, so whatever!

     
  • Low-Life. It really marked a progression from a sort of minimalism into more lush and sweeping music. I love it.

     
  • Power, Corruption, and Lies
    It blew away the old JD sound while moving progressively forward into new and uncharted territory. Also, killer songs!

     
  • Matthew Morey

    I’d actually go with Republic…

     
  • Jennifer

    Power, Corruption & Lies it was the soundtrack to my youth. And as soon as I hear the guitar on a song like Age Of Consent it transports me right back to some of the best times in my life.

     
  • Peter Twiss

    Movement

     
  • ward crittendon

    Power, Corruption, And Lies.

    Why? Honestly? The album art.

     
  • Hans Buehlmann

    Low-life was my soundtrack to college

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies: It was a soundtrack to my youth and still has the power to transport me back to that electric time.

     
  • Mark Kittrell

    Low-Life: first New Order cuts I heard were Love Vigilantes and Subculture. Those songs turned me on to New Order and to the “modern music” that accompanied these tunes on my SLC radio dial. My fondness for these songs and the memories of discovering this whole new world of music through them makes Low-Life my favorite album.

     
  • makino

    Power, Corruption & Lies. Because “Age of Consent” & “Leave Me Alone”.

     
  • james david

    PCL: i already have it on vinyl and definitely the one i spin most when im djing! age of consent was always a big joke for us when it would come at clubs when we were underage!

     
  • Roger Rojas

    new order and Vinyl lover would love a new copy of three of these and the other two for the first time .

     
  • Lowlife but I like all their albums pretty much.

     
  • Low life is one of my favorite albums. I love the upbeat sound of the album despite the dissonance with the darker lyrics.

     
  • Art Wray

    Movement . It was something new !

     
  • Ryan Reisert

    Brotherhood
    It’s the most “Punk” New Order album, with tons of energy, ideas and melodies. Also, “All Day Long” has the coolest synthesizer part ever. I <3 you Gillian Gilbert! Anyone who believes that they weren't making "albums" before Technique should listen to Brotherhood.

     
  • Candy Meadows

    SUBSTANCE. The day of it’s release, I Ditched 9th Grade and stood outside The Wherehouse in Huntington Beach and waited for it to open to buy the album, I still have it and play it all the time, skips and all. Although, besides my personal reasons behind Substance, a close second is Power, Corruption & Lies is musically beautiful! Still and always be my favorite band.

     
  • Christiano Prado

    My favorite New Order album is Brotherhood since it was the first New Order album I ever listen and ma me a fan forever – i borrowed the vinyl from a friend and had to buy another one for him since I almost worn his copy out.

     
  • javene decker

    Substance; I mean hellooooo, best-of?

     
  • Jeff Latzko

    Movement is still my favorite, probably because it still sounds more like Joy Division than any album that followed. P,C,L is second.

     
  • Jefton Wood

    Power, Corruption & lies Just a really good solid album!

     
  • Yanexy

    It’s a very hard decision but I would say Technique. It’s an all-over-the-place yet solid album and 2 of my most favorite songs are on there, “Mr. Disco” and “Vanishing Point”. And I love the cover art so much that one day I will get it permanently on me, if I can stand it! Lots of detail on that cherub. ;-)

     
  • Elizabeth sol

    Fac 50 Movement. As a big fan of everything on factory Benelux, movement just fit right in perfectly on time. Now it’s my daughters jam, as I know many other fans have shared with their children!

     
  • Jon Owsley

    Low-life!! Love this album because it is great from beginning to end! I danced my ass off at the clubs to this in the 80′s!!

     
  • Technique. Because it is perfect for living.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies. The best.

     
  • “Power, Corruption and Lies”. It’s got everything. The moodiness of JD, hints of electronic music, but still plenty of guitars, dancable, great to sing along to… Even the packaging is great – the classic photo with a modern twist. It’s perfect.

     
  • Jennifer Kilzer

    Power,Corruption and Lies is my favorite because of ‘The Village’. It swirls like any great ’80s song should!

     
  • matt ballman

    Movement. It captured & delivered a feeling that lives with me always. A sense of doubt is what they called it.

     
  • Movement. Perfect transition from Joy Division to what became the New Order sound. And is there a better feeling sad song than In a Lonely Place?

     
  • depends on the day, but I’ll w/ Movement. A nice in between. wish Hooky did more vocals.

     
  • lossless

    Low-life. The first New Order LP I was able to hear way back when in Manila, off a bootleg cassette with no cover and badly typewritten tracklisting. After getting my first taste off a friend’s 12″ for The Perfect Kiss, this was heavenly. I’m getting goosebumps recalling how it was to listen to the whole thing all the way thru for the first time.

     
  • Jason Johnston

    20 year long fan. Finally saw them in Chicago a few months ago. Great energy. Best show in years.

     
  • Jet oglesby

    Low life, because it was the soundtrack to a great time in life.

     
  • Brian Martin

    Movement. One of the few albums I latched onto in my teens in the late 80′s that still affects me as strongly as it did then. Even though many argue that it’s the “least New Order New Order album”, sonically it’s the most interesting to me – despite the fact that they were just trying to figure out what to do next.

     
  • Andy Schatner

    Technique. This was the first “new” New Order album I bought my freshman year in college. I was being exposed to so much interesting music and New Order was one of those bands that I knew of, knew a few songs but wasn’t really up to speed on. My roommates exposed me to all their older music and I was hooked! I felt like I became part of a secret club of “cool”! Every time I listen to this album I’m transported back to those younger days when everything was fresh, everything was new and the future was full of endless possibilities.

     
  • Antonio Sirna

    Low Life. Love the deep, dark vibe….endless listens to this one over the years. The entire album envelopes you in it’s mood.

     
  • Jason

    Brotherhood – It’s great fun from end to end with a mix of their best classic sounds. Plus, how cute is Every Little Counts?

     
  • Mike DePaz

    Low Life is the soundtrack to my life even to this day

     
  • Robert Cota

    Waiting for the Sirens Call: Not just for the title song, but because the tour that went along with it finally got them to play Joy Division songs on a regular basis again!

     
  • Ryan Hansen

    Power, Corruption and Lies is my favorite. It is a completely solid piece of musical art from start to finish. I have the 180 gram reissue and listen to it regularly with joy in my heart.

     
  • Frank E

    Power, Corruption & Lies without a doubt.

     
  • Emanuele G.

    “Technique” is probably my favorite New Order album, although picking one is not an easy task. In terms of songwriting it’s probably the most accomplished, with each and every song being close to absolute perfection. Sonically, it was the juiciest combo of indie rock and acid house.

     
  • Mateo

    Technique – came out during very formative years for me and it seemed every lyric resonated, not to mention the music was pure bliss. The album was one song in many ways. Stream of conscience.

     
  • Steven

    Power, Corruption & Lies. And Movement. The group’s first adventures away from Joy Division. Awesome.

     
  • Kristin

    Low Life- reminds me of all the good and bad of highschool. Face up- still favorite New Order song

     
  • Matthew Rohring

    Much like committing to a favorite beer, there are just too many variables at play to choose a favorite New Order album. If I must choose one, I’d say Power, Corruption & Lies. You’ll never see this album rotting away on a thrift store shelf (sorry Herb Albert and Edgar Winters, not a jab at you)!

     
  • Emily Coyner

    technique from the cover to the dance

     
  • Andrew Nowakowski

    Power, Corruption, and Lies- one of the best albums of all time. I could listen to “Your Silent Face” on infinite loop. Such a powerful song.

    Sound formed in a vaccum may seem a waste of time. It’s always been just the same. No hearing or breathing, no movement, no lyrics….just nothing.

    Just, wow.

     
  • Gloria Bradley

    Lowlife — great sound! This would be a fantastic addition to our vinyl collection!

     
  • Alejandro Chavira

    Power, Corruption & Lies…The tracks on this album are Timeless!

     
  • Forrest Clingerman

    Easy: Power, Corruption and Lies, simply because of the song “Your Silent Face.”

     
  • Low-Life. Everything about it -the perfect sleeve, the perfect songs, The Perfect Kiss, the perfect video. Perfection.

     
  • Michelle Breier

    Not an easy question. And it’s been fun reading so many great answers from passionate fellow fans. After much internal debate and digging up memories, I am choosing “Low-Life.” It was “Low-Life” that launched my lifelong love of New Order. I was a freshman in high school, a new friend brought me a cassette, and on one side was “Low-Life,” the other side had a Cure album (the one with “Let’s Go To Bed”). Both sides of that cassette were life-changing, but it was “Low-Life” that stood out and hooked me. It’s a very vivid memory. I can still picture the writing on the cassette. And, of course, “Low-Life” has “Love Vigilantes,” “Elegia,” and “The Perfect Kiss.” I love the album for the amazing songs and memories.

     
  • All right, contest is now closed. Thanks everybody for sharing their thoughts on this great band. Winner will be notified via e-mail.

     
  • Sheri Fucinari

    Power, Corruption & Lies ( best ever)

     
  • Power, Corruption, and Lies

     
  • Movement- its transition for a band that lost an idenity

     
  • Jason N.

    Low Life. Great music and memories from when I was in High School.

     
  • Power, Corruption & Lies

     
  • Brian

    Power, Corruption, & Lies because “Your Silent Face” is the greatest song ever written.

     
 

 

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