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Released: May 1985

Rating: 4.205 (average of 10 ratings)

Genre: dance/ electronica

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Album Tracks:

  1. Love Vigilantes
  2. The Perfect Kiss
  3. This Time of Night
  4. Sunrise
  5. Elegia [instrumental]
  6. Sooner Than You Think
  7. Sub-Culture
  8. Face Up


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 94
peak on U.K. album chart 7

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • The Perfect Kiss (5/25/85) #46 UK
  • Sub-Culture (11/9/85) #63 UK

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Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Spin Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums Spin magazine – album of the year

New Order
“New Order’s evolution from post-punk survivors to state of the art electronic unit became complete with the superb Low-Life, the first of their albums to receive a proper American release. Tracks like Sub-Culture and The Perfect Kiss represent dance-pop at its very finest – propulsive, smart, and edgy, they combine lush synth patterns and programmed beats with a level of emotional investment seemingly at odds with its environs, creating a tension which keeps the music fresh and involving where other club hits from the era now seem dated and vacuous. In spite of their new technological mastery, the group remains as eccentric and unpredictable as ever – Elegia is a delicate instrumental piece, while the opening Love Vigilantes is quite nearly a folk song, complete with a squawking harmonica intro, and is utterly unlike anything else in the New Order catalog; still, it succeeds brilliantly, the work of a band at the very top of its game.” JA

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Last updated March 15, 2010.