Saturday, April 10, 2010
This is a perfect album. New Order's Substance 1987 never leaves my playlist because there just isn't a bad song on this compilation. The album is a collection of 12" inch versions of the band's singles and B-sides. I believe "True Faith" was the only original track that was recorded for this release.
Substance basically served as the soundtrack to my early high school years and sits atop the list of my favorite albums of all time. I still own the cassette I first bought, and I own the vinyl and CD versions. Suffice it to say, I really like this album.
If you were to hold a gun to my head to give you my favorite track...
...by way of Joy Division
Today, it's the best song of all time.
Bonus: Radiohead agrees.