November 20th, 2008

The joyful day!

Looking back

I tracked down the reissue of the first New Order LP a couple days ago. It has some great extra tracks, A-sides and B-sides and such.

But the album itself ... most of it just doesn't hold up well. Procession (an A-side) is still gorgeous, but most of the album sounds like the free tracks Joy Division gave away to magazines and such, half finished ideas mostly. It is not as good as I remember.

So, what is music that you went back to after some years that doesn't live up to the memory?