Get Ready

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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'sThe 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
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  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. New Order have made better records than this, but not many with such an emotional charge and the expansive noise to carry it off.... Get Ready is the sound of a great band breaking free of their past before your ears. Who’d have thought it?
  4. 70
    Get Ready succeeds in feeling like a New Order record despite all its new flavors. [Sep 2001, p.86]
  5. Negotiate Steve Osborne's rather dated stadium Techno-rock production, and there's plenty to stimulate here... [#211, p.70]
  6. From a new band, Get Ready would seem like an accomplished if uneven effort.
  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
  1. CuanaD
    May 19, 2005
    10
    I'd have to rate this as highly as PC&L, and Technique - ahead of Republic, Movement, and well ahead of Brotherhood & Lowlife. there are I'd have to rate this as highly as PC&L, and Technique - ahead of Republic, Movement, and well ahead of Brotherhood & Lowlife. there are a bunch of great tracks here & I really only skip track 3 because of Billy Corgan's additional vocals. Expand
  2. StevenM.
    Nov 2, 2001
    10
    Best album they've ever done by the greatest band on the planet
  3. MacM.
    Oct 8, 2002
    10
    Back and more energeised than ever before, more focused since...before Technique, more addicitve than heroin. 24 Hour Party octagenarians!
  4. PekkaD.
    Oct 9, 2001
    9
    Mostly excellent stuff, especially notable a "Turn Away", "Primitive Notion", "60 Miles an Hour", and I also liked "Run Wild". A word of Mostly excellent stuff, especially notable a "Turn Away", "Primitive Notion", "60 Miles an Hour", and I also liked "Run Wild". A word of advise though, don't pay too much attention to the lyrics... Expand
  5. HenryH.
    May 25, 2002
    9
    As fresh as Lowlife. As assure as Lowlife. As energetic as Lowlife. but much more underrated.
  6. Mr.Dubious
    Nov 8, 2001
    9
    Very, very strong album. While it may not be to the taste of some fans who cannot overcome their nostalgia for the 80s, it should appeal to Very, very strong album. While it may not be to the taste of some fans who cannot overcome their nostalgia for the 80s, it should appeal to almost everyone who does not wish NO trapped in a timewarp. Expand
  7. PoontangJackson
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    This album sucks mongo ass.

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