Get Ready - New Order
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  • Summary: The band's first album together since 1993's 'Republic' finds the group moving away from electronica and back to guitar rock. The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan duets with Bernard Sumner on "Turn My Way" (and has been touring with the band as an additional guitarist), and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Innes contribute vocals and guitar to "Rock The Shack." Steve Osborne produced the 10-track album. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Obviously it's not perky enough, funky enough either, but their best (and third) album in 15 years (and probably last ever) sounds an awful lot like what kids today call pop.
  2. The best tracks--"Crystal" and "Turn My Way"--sound like they were recorded in 1987.
  3. Even for fans not needing much convincing, Get Ready is a "grower," an album whose focus on sublime songcraft and introverted delivery reveals its secrets slowly and after many listens.
  4. A catchy, beautiful album that looks to the past but refuses to be burdened by it.
  5. True, only "60 Miles an Hour" sounds like a candidate for New Order's pantheon of hallowed singles; still, Get Ready might be the group's most consistent album from top to bottom.
  6. 60
    Think 1993's hit "Regret," but with tougher guitars, rockier grooves and a more up vibe. [Oct/Nov 2001, p.113]
  7. 30
    Much of Get Ready is less a call to arms than the sound of an old man wheezing out of a creaky armchair. [Sep 2001, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25