Sunday, February 14, 2016
On the turntable this Sunday...Music Complete
Music Complete is the tenth studio album by English rock band New Order. It was released on 25 September 2015 by Mute Records, their first album on the label. The album features guest vocals from Elly Jackson of La Roux, Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers.
During the summer of 2014, New Order promoted the album through online media, at Lollapalooza Chile with two songs, "Singularity" and "Plastic", and 30-second snippets released directly onto their official YouTube account. It was announced that Gillian Gilbert was returning to the band, but with Tom Chapman taking Peter Hook's place as bassist. Two singles were released from the album directly: "Restless" as the album's lead single on 29 July, and "Tutti Frutti" on 19 October 2015. A third single, the track "Singularity", has a planned release date of 18 March 2016.
The album itself, through general media, is more electronic than its predecessors, and their first album of new material in a decade. The cover art was designed by long-time collaborator Peter Saville, which comprises a montage of lines with four colour schemes: red, yellow, green, and blue, which varies in pattern depending on the package.
Music Complete was released on CD, both clear and black vinyl LP, and digital download on 25 September 2015, with a 8LP deluxe box set released on 20 November 2015. The album received favourable reviews, and holds a Metascore of 76 on review aggregator Metacritic. A tour in support of the album is ongoing from 4 November 2015 through 20 December 2015.
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