Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

NEW ORDER / Movement (1981)

This is a very transitional album.  Released just 1 year after Joy Division ended it has the ghost of that band drifting in and out of every song.  The production is often criticized for having a mournful sound but it’s those moments I enjoy most.  I can ignore the bits I don’t like and be left with the sound of post-punk in a state of flux.  The bits I ignore introduce the dance friendly pop that would become the soundtrack to many a pill-heads Saturday night in later years.  Bernard Sumner took vocal duties only because no one else wanted to.  He did okay this time.

Songs of Note: Truth; ICB

4 senses in denial out of 5

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