best last song on a new order album

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"closer" one might say

Poll Results

OptionVotes
leave me alone 18
dream attack 14
face up 6
every little counts 4
denial 2
avalanche 1
superheated 0
turn 0
run wild 0
i told you so 0


reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 5 October 2018 15:05 (two months ago) Permalink

dream attack

nxd, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Leave Me Alone just edges out Dream Attack for me

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:17 (two months ago) Permalink

perfect melancholic guitar interplay

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:17 (two months ago) Permalink

"Leave Me Alone" but "Dream Attack" isn't far behind. I greatly admire the cheek of "Every Little Counts" too.

dorsalstop, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:18 (two months ago) Permalink

"Leave Me Alone" by some distance

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Friday, 5 October 2018 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Dream Attack, just wish it was another couple of minutes longer.

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean Leave Me Alone's fantastic but I love the end of Dream Attack.

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Dream Attack will win this in a walk but Leave Me Alone is perfection and gets my vote. Superheated is v. underrated.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 5 October 2018 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Yep, dream attack

i know kore-eda (or something), Friday, 5 October 2018 21:35 (two months ago) Permalink

leave me alone!

montoya (Ross), Friday, 5 October 2018 23:57 (two months ago) Permalink

good poll. I'm the "face up" vote.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:23 (two months ago) Permalink

it's gotta be leave me alone, what a perfect comedown track

austinb, Saturday, 6 October 2018 05:58 (two months ago) Permalink

“Every Little Counts”, with the needle scratch at the end.

Pesto Mindset (Eazy), Saturday, 6 October 2018 06:42 (two months ago) Permalink

This is genuinely hard, through to Republic anyway. Even "Avalanche' is one of my favourites from its corresponding LP.

But I see "Leave Me Alone" was top 5 for me for the big NO poll. I'm not going to argue with science.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 6 October 2018 07:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Face Up!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 6 October 2018 14:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 7 October 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Nothing in this world
Can touch the music that I heard

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 October 2018 04:48 (two months ago) Permalink

It's not my favourite New Order record, but PC&L has the best opener AND the best closer of any NO LP. "Leave Me Alone" is awesome.

lingereffect (Kent Burt), Sunday, 7 October 2018 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Dream Attack for sentimental reasons. Leave Me Alone very close though.

Lemon Kitten (Dan.S.), Sunday, 7 October 2018 20:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Denial is mad underrated, though.

(Voted Dream Attack)

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Sunday, 7 October 2018 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Denial is mad underrated, though.

(Voted Dream Attack)

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Sunday, 7 October 2018 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Hmm, should I go for the hat trick?

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Sunday, 7 October 2018 23:44 (two months ago) Permalink

"Avalanche" is lovely.

"Dream Attack" gives the impression of being stitched together in the studio yet working anyway. I especially love how Sumner and his vague threat ("I won't change the way that I am") and his guitar solo pull the rug from the dreamy afterglow.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 7 October 2018 23:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 8 October 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

"Dream Attack" is a good song but I would absolutely have voted for "Face Up" if I had noticed this poll.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 8 October 2018 01:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry, I meant "Leave Me Alone" is a good song. I don't like "Dream Attack." My non-vote still goes to "Face Up." Though funnily enough, I was just talking to someone last week who insisted New Order would have been a much better band had they pursued the sound of "Denial" rather than embracing dance music.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 8 October 2018 01:36 (two months ago) Permalink

i voted “denial” — curious who the other vote was.

unperson’s friend ofm

budo jeru, Monday, 8 October 2018 02:02 (two months ago) Permalink

otm *

fuckin phones

budo jeru, Monday, 8 October 2018 02:02 (two months ago) Permalink

isn't "working overtime" the last song on "waiting for the sirens call"?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 8 October 2018 12:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't vote but I actually love "Leave Me Alone", even though I mostly dislike this band, especially post-PCL. I didn't know it was so well-liked by New Order fans; kind of nice to see.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Monday, 8 October 2018 14:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Part of what makes Dream Attack so moving is Barneys bluntness: Technique, the Electronic album and Republic being his vocal and lyrical peak. It's not that he doesn't want you to go it's that he "can't see the sense" in it. Which is a very Northern English (and Scottish) thing. It's romance through pragmatism. Do you really have to go? You're just being silly.

Then there's the sighing, dreamy way he sings it all and that spiralling keyboard run before the guitar solo.

Lemon Kitten (Dan.S.), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Dream Attack is my favorite song of all time. It is not the best song, but it is my favorite. Great summary of what makes it great, Dan. Many more things too, but those things you mentioned are things I love about it too. I also agree that 89-93 was the lyrical peak for Sumner.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:54 (two months ago) Permalink

crap, I missed this.
I would have voted for Dream Attack obviously. Leave Me Alone is equally good as a song but Dream Attack just works so beautifully as a closer. After the victory lap of Vanishing Point, it feels like waking up on a new day, full of hope (getting a bit the same vibe from Kate Bush "Morning Fog").

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:20 (two months ago) Permalink

'Dream Attack', of course.

Technique, the Electronic album and Republic being his vocal and lyrical peak

Yeah, I'll agree with this. Even though I don't rate Republic highly outside of a couple of songs, his voice is great on it.

What was the turning point for Sumner's voice going from being the reason why autotune was invented to being relatively smooth and pleasant to listen to? 'True Faith'?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:22 (two months ago) Permalink

if comps had been allowed then my answer would have been "spooky (magimix)", however within the parameters defined, I totally agree re the outcome of this poll.

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

"True Faith"

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You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 October 2018 20:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I looked at the thread title and thought "how could it be anything other than 'Dream Attack?'"

Then I remember I've never actually heard PC&L and "Age of Consent" is the only song I know from it

Just one of those blind spots I need to fix one of these days

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 11 October 2018 20:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the 'True Faith' sessions just to see what Stephen Hague did and how he did it, as apparently - and I can truly beliebe this - he was a bit of a hard taskmaster in the studio. Erasure reportedly didn't enjoy working with him on The Innocents, Andy McCluskey has implied pretty much the same thing from when he worked with OMD. Then there was the time he worked R.E.M. into the ground trying to record 'Catapult' before they got rid of him.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 11 October 2018 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink


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