Archive | Sep 05, 2018

Certain Songs #1311: New Order – “Age of Consent”

Album: Power, Corruption and Lies
Year: 1983

At some point in 1983, I wrote that “Age of Consent” was the greatest song that any of these musicians had yet come up with — better than “Love Will Tear Us Apart” or “Atmosphere” or “Ceremony” or “Temptation” — and 35 years later, I’m not sure that I was wrong, because it’s a complete and total banger start to finish.

Power Corruption & Lies was where I got on the New Order bandwagon for good, at least album-wise, and it all stemmed from this amazing song.