I'm Not the Kind That Needs to Tell You Just What I Want to Do: New Order, "Power, Corruption and Lies" Poll

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i'm still of the opinion that New Order never really topped this record. some of y'all may disagree -- but please vote anyway!

Poll Results

Age of Consent 22
Your Silent Face 8
Leave Me Alone 7
Blue Monday 6
5-8-6 3
Ultraviolence 2
The Village 0
We All Stand 0
Ecstasy 0
The Beach0

Eisbaer, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I say tut tut for including the Blue Monday / The Beach 12" but then, you must have the cassette or something.

Mark G, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I voted for "Age of Consent" because if you hear it, you are most probably going to hear the "Power, Corruption and Lies" album!

Mark G, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

age of consent, w/o really thinking about it much.

Mark Clemente, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Age of Consent" is better than almost everything else from the entire decade. Love love love that song.

Z S, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You've caught me at a bad time / so why don't you piss off?

Nubbelverbrennung, Friday, 21 September 2007 20:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Voted for the track that doesn't belong on the album.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 21 September 2007 21:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what, The Beach?

Mark G, Friday, 21 September 2007 21:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"5-8-6" is the sleeper, but "Leave Me Alone" is the stunner.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 21 September 2007 22:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Blue Monday because I am broing

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 21 September 2007 22:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Argh I call shenanigans for including Blue Monday :(

But really I only bought this album because of Age Of Consent.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 22 September 2007 00:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Age of Consent. Would have been a more difficult decision had I noticed Blue Monday, but Age of Consent would have won anyway.

milo z, Saturday, 22 September 2007 00:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I probably would have voted for "5-8-6" if not for BM

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 22 September 2007 00:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I much prefer listening to 5-8-6 than Blue Monday. Over-familiarity really does dull my senses. It's like a cheat way of hearing Blue Monday afresh.

Kind of torn between old favourite Leave Me Alone and the irresistible pulse of Your Silent Face.

Alba, Saturday, 22 September 2007 00:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Allow me to join the chorus of "Blue Monday"/"The Beach" bitchers.

But "Leave Me Alone" easy. Somewhere up in heaven, Great Garbo is smiling.

P.S. Greatest album cover of all-time (althought there should be no print on it).

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 22 September 2007 00:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

your silent face over age of consent by a whisker

electricsound, Saturday, 22 September 2007 01:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Leave Me Alone". I love the Chappaquadick Skyline cover about as much as the original, but both are tremendous. I'm not sure I know what the lyric is about, but I have my ideas.

Euler, Saturday, 22 September 2007 01:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Didn't read the thread and voted for "Your Silent Face" in a gut-level moment of spontaneity. Actually, I love this album and if I'd taken a moment to think about it, I probably couldn't have brought myself to single out any one song at the expense of any other. Memories of a cheap Walkman turned to distorted levels and sad market towns viewed through writhing raindrops on the window of a National Express bus somewhere in the East Midlands.

Lostandfound, Saturday, 22 September 2007 02:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"P.S. Greatest album cover of all-time (althought there should be no print on it)."

that would be the u.s. cd version up top, right? we iz morans.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 September 2007 03:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

we iz morans.

Or, more accurately, "they" think you is morans. ;)

Lostandfound, Saturday, 22 September 2007 04:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This poll is long overdue. An impossible choice of tracks, and yet my gut still says "Leave Me Alone" for some odd reason. "5-8-6" would have won for many years, methinks. But where is the love for "The Village"?

I'm delighted that Kevin mentions Garbo, though I don't see the connection.

Bimble, Saturday, 22 September 2007 04:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Garbo famously said "I want to be alone." Although she really didn't say quite that (something more like "I want to be left alone"). Given her post-film life, she got her wish. And she would've loved "Leave Me Alone."

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 22 September 2007 05:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, yes she did say that!! SHIT! I get it now!!!

Bimble, Saturday, 22 September 2007 05:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

:) :) :) :)

Bimble, Saturday, 22 September 2007 05:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Sunday, 23 September 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

1) "leave me alone" because it's absolutely exquisite

2) which is saying something considering "age of consent" and "your silent face" are almost equally exquisite

3) what the FUCK are "blue monday" and "the beach" doing in there?

grimly fiendish, Monday, 24 September 2007 07:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Your Silent Face. The rest are equal second except for the two songs that aren't on the album.

SeekAltRoute, Monday, 24 September 2007 08:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'age of consent', but only after 10 minutes of deciding that it might be better than 'your silent face'.

stirmonster, Monday, 24 September 2007 08:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

KW1 for me - just marginally ahead of AOC. The Village is underrated, I think.

Dr.C, Monday, 24 September 2007 09:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

ILX System, Monday, 24 September 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I missed this! But I would have voted for winner anyway.

roxymuzak, Monday, 24 September 2007 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Aw, I want someone to defend "We All Stand"!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 24 September 2007 23:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

okay, can we now redistribute the "blue monday" votes to SONGS THAT ARE ACTUALLY ON THE ALBUM?

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 06:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I might have voted for "Age Of Consent" too, had not "Blue Monday" been wrongfully included in the poll. :)

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 08:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

well, you didn't have to vote for the 'wrong' entry you know!

Mark G, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 08:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and dang i would have voted for 'leave me alone.' because the bass line sounds like someone just hung up on you. also:

from my head to my toes through my teeth through my nose you get these words wrong

strgn, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 10:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

... i just smile ...

jesus, i love that song.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 14:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Oh god, people.
Oh god.
I mean how could anyone argue with "Your Silent Face"?
I mean how the hell could anyone not love that goddamn shit?
I only found out recently though that they stole the riff from

first song on Trans Europe Express.

And yes I know before they gave it a proper name, New Order called it "KW1"
or whatever it was because it was influenced by Kraftwerk.
But Kraftwerk were never that godly.
Never that holy.



MUSIC DOES NOT GET any better than this.

Bimble, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 07:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

No it does NOT get any better than this.

Bimble, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 07:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, sometimes

Lostandfound, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 08:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

altho rarely

Lostandfound, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 08:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Love Vigilantes VS. Age of Consent

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 08:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime

You're not the kind to tell me about the birds & the bees
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Lost you
lost you I've lost you

They are the best band in the world, and I'll fight anyone who disagrees with me on this.

Gross Chapel British Grenadiers (Bimble), Monday, 9 February 2009 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Age of Consent is my ringtone.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey, mine is Ceremony. Just lately I've really been into Ecstasy from PCL. It's always been overshadowed by the opener and closer, and some other tracks, but it's wonderful.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 22:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

"Ecstasy" is my fave (I didn't vote here)

Paul, Thursday, 2 July 2009 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember many years ago a WHFS dj playing "Your Silent Face", then saying: "I hear they've changed their minds about that."

Three Word Username, Thursday, 2 July 2009 08:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Some thoughts on a thirtieth anniversary:


Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 June 2013 13:12 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

the 2008 remaster instrumental blue monday is a helluva jam

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 19:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

Very surprised 'The Village' didn't get a vote here - but I seem to remember it doing fairly well in the artist poll we had on here.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 20:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Age of consent" towers above the rest for me. Really great album though. Second favorite is "your silent face", kraftwerk ascending an escalator to heaven

brimstead, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Just chiming in to marvel that The Village scored zero!

christopher.ivan, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

lonesome tonight is a gift of a song, love the drawn out blissful outro

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

One of their best outros

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

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