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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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Someone Like You
This can't be real My heart is burning How does it feel Well let's say I'm learning It had to come The ship has landed It's time to run The crew are... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. 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. Mixer
    70
    Get Ready succeeds in feeling like a New Order record despite all its new flavors. [Sep 2001, p.86]
  5. The Wire
    70
    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. Mojo
    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: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  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. DavidS.
    Nov 1, 2001
    10
    well done
  3. Dr.Hackenstein
    Nov 18, 2001
    10
    A legendary entity releases the fire from its belly! Rock the shack!!
  4. TheModcon
    Oct 23, 2001
    9
    Great stuff! Chills will be flying up and down your spine!
  5. HenryH.
    May 25, 2002
    9
    As fresh as Lowlife. As assure as Lowlife. As energetic as Lowlife. but much more underrated.
  6. ArnoldK.
    Jan 17, 2002
    8
    Joy Division hung himself, and Bernard's on prosaic, so lets forget about the lyrics, functional though they are. This is a very good Joy Division hung himself, and Bernard's on prosaic, so lets forget about the lyrics, functional though they are. This is a very good pop album, with some great tracks (turn my way, crystal and the slow run wild spring to mind). Not being a NO cult member, I was suprised by how fresh and intersting this record sounded. Something borrowed, something new.. Expand
  7. PoontangJackson
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    This album sucks mongo ass.

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