Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Order - Low-Life (30th anniversary)

Tomorrow (May 13th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Low-Life, the third studio album from New Order. It spent a total of twenty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 94.

For more on this album, click here.

If you want more New Order, you can find it here.


HERC said...

I envy you for being able to hear this album for the first time (like you did for your original review in 2011.)

Purchased my copy of the album on vinyl on May 19, 1985.

Still listen to it regularly though I sometimes listen to the 2008 Collector's Edition when I want an extra dose of New Order goodness including the full-length version of "Elegia".

I noticed in your original review that you creditied 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die as the catalyst for checking out the album. Are you still following the book's suggestions?

Martin Maenza said...

Herc,I never really read the book. Someone I was following on Twitter was using that as a basis for her blog. That sort of inspired me to do my own blogging about albums. I definitely decided not to follow the book because a lot of the choices in it seemed very "arbitrary". Basically it seemed like a compilation of the authors' favs in a lot of instances.