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
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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. 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
  1. CuanaD
    May 19, 2005
    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. Collapse
  2. StevenM.
    Nov 2, 2001
    Best album they've ever done by the greatest band on the planet
  3. MacM.
    Oct 8, 2002
    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
    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
    As fresh as Lowlife. As assure as Lowlife. As energetic as Lowlife. but much more underrated.
  6. Mr.Dubious
    Nov 8, 2001
    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
    This album sucks mongo ass.

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