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Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)

New Order
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Post-punk, New Wave, Techno, Alternative dance, Synthpop

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Power, Corruption & Lies is the second studio album by New Order, released in May 1983 on Factory Recordings. It is more electronic-based than their previous album Movement, with heavier use of synthesizers. The album was included by Rolling Stone magazine on its list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.
In 2008 the album was re-released in a Collector's Edition with a bonus disc.
The title of the album was chosen by Bernard Sumner from a 1981 conceptual art exhibition in Cologne, Germany. On the opening night of the exhibition the artist Gerhard Richter vandalized the exterior of the Kunsthalle by spray painting the text, "Power, Corruption, and Lies".
Peter Saville's design for the album had a colour-based code to represent the band's name and the title of the album, but they were not actually written on the sleeve itself (they were, however, present on the North American sleeve). The decoder for the code was featured prominently on the back cover of the album and can also be used for the "Blue Monday" and "Confusion" singles. Saville also used it on Section 25's album From the Hip, which is in many ways aligned stylistically with Power, Corruption & Lies and produced partly

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