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New Order

Music Complete

Album number ten from the veteran electronic rock band is the first without Peter Hook and sees the return of Gillian Gilbert

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There's nothing resembling a duff track here (a remarkable feat in today's supposedly post-album environment)
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s the rare late era LP that blossoms with life, while also echoing the past, as Peter Saville’s minimalist cover art suggests
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  3. 9.0 |   The Music

    Frankly, this is unlike any record they've done before
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Battered but unbowed, this album lays claim to iconic status
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Impressive in scale, the layers precisely pitched. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Unlearn This Heartache stuffs you into the underbelly of electronica, a harsh, apocalyptical soundscape that only this band could make blindly danceable
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  7. 8.0 |   The List

    An essential album that plugs into the best of what New Order do
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  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s the album that New Order fans have been dreaming of for years and it will no doubt be cherished
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  9. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    By taking their time and hiring the right contributors, New Order have made their best album since 1989's Technique
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Fresh, danceable album with intriguing diversions
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  11. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The album not only preserves New Order's heritage but strides out as an ambitious, fascinating, and profoundly enjoyable record that feels like something of a fitting farewell
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  12. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The synths are back as New Order re-discover what made them so great
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  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    An unexpectedly coherent return
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  14. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    I can’t see Music Complete being anyone’s favourite New Order record, but it’s a worthy addition to their incredible back catalogue
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  15. 8.0 |   State

    An ambitious album that will appeal to both long time New Order fans and indeed any one unfamiliar with their music
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  16. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Both a throwback and a breath of fresh air
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  17. 8.0 |   NOW

    Bernard Sumner's rhymes are still a bit cutesy and obvious, but, as ever, the same old quibbles take a backseat when the pop is this solid
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  18. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Progressive, consistent and high quality
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  19. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Music Complete succeeds in introducing a new audience to New Order
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  20. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    New Order’s best album in more than 20 years, an accomplishment that sounds more impressive than it actually is
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  21. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    In many ways Music Complete is the follow up to Technique that never happened
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  22. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Music Complete certainly doesn’t do anything to diminish New Order’s formidable legacy, but it doesn’t necessarily expand upon it either. That being said, it still sounds like classic New Order
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  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dance-rock pioneers re-reinvent themselves after three decades
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  24. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Here’s the thing: New Order have made a really good album, one that easily justifies their soldiering on
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  25. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It doesn’t approach their artistic peak of 30-plus years ago, but it doesn’t have to. Music Complete is the best New Order album since 1989’s Technique
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  26. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Rediscover their disco-mojo on stellar comeback. Print edition only

  27. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The album comprises a series of scuttling bleepscapes lent individual character by unorthodox instrumental detail
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  28. 6.0 |   Clash

    The album's greatest success is that it restores the band's dignity after their two previously uninspiring LPs, but it does little to enhance their formidable legacy
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  29. 4.0 |   DIY

    Clumsy, throwaway and out of touch. ‘Music Complete’ serves to dilute New Order’s output
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