OST - 24 Hour Party People
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  • Summary: The soundtrack to the fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Manchester's Factory Records includes, somewhat obviously, a generous helping of New Order, Joy Division, and Happy Mondays songs (including the title track by the latter), as well as cuts from A Guy Called Gerald, Durutti Column, and the Buzzcocks. This is also the only album where you'll find the newest New Order single, "Here to Stay," a collaboration with the Chemical Brothers that failed to appear on either group's latest LP. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. 100
    Any collection that encompasses A Guy Called Gerald's peerless dance anthem "Voodoo Ray" and Joy Division's exquisite "Atmosphere" is "double double good," as the Happy Mondays' drug-addled singer Shaun Ryder used to quip. [#9, p.158]
  2. This is a sheer visceral delight. [May 2002, p.124]
  3. 100
    Nearly every song here can be called seminal without the slightest flinch. [Oct 2002, p.102]
  4. If you're really into British dance music, you might actually own most of this album already, in which case you probably don't need it.
  5. The collection is both definitive and diverse.
  6. 80
    A feast of post-punk and seminal house.
  7. It works well as a very basic introduction to Factory's better-known groups: Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MacM
    May 12, 2004
    The best party album ever!... Ok, that's an obnoxious and lazy over-exaggeration. It's a bloody good party album with not one duff track.
  2. N.Batista
    Nov 24, 2002
    I already had the songs as a consequence of apreciating the Manchester music scene of the 70s and 80s. Of course, not having the Stone Roses present is a major gap that shouldn´t exist. Hacienda forever. Expand
  3. NealS.
    Apr 20, 2007
    A great sample of what Factory were putting out at that time. And guys, The Stone Roses, were not on Factory. Which is probably why they didnt get a showing. Expand
  4. JeffB.
    Aug 13, 2002
    Fine compilation of a typically overhyped and overblown period in UK rock -- the new New Order track is excellent.

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