Get Ready (New Order album)

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Get Ready
Get-Ready-cover.png
Studio album by New Order
Released 27 August 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre
Length 50:58
Label London
Producer
New Order chronology
Republic
(1993)
Get Ready
(2001)
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
(2005)
Singles from Get Ready
  1. "Crystal"
    Released: 13 August 2001
  2. "60 Miles an Hour"
    Released: 19 November 2001
  3. "Someone Like You"
    Released: 6 December 2001

Get Ready is the seventh studio album by English rock band New Order. Recorded between 2000 and 2001 and released on 27 August 2001 by record label London, Get Ready was the group's first album in eight years, following 1993's Republic. This was the last New Order album featuring the classic lineup.

Background[edit]

Peter Hook said of the album's title "The title of the album is Get Ready so it could mean anything or nothing. I thought it was just nice; New Order, Get Ready; 'cause we are, we're getting ready for the next phase of our musical lives both physically and mentally, so it's quite a simple thing but it's very pertinent."[6]

The album was dedicated to Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order, who died in 1999.[6]

Album cover[edit]

The album features cover art directed by Peter Saville and designed by Howard Wakefield, who have also designed covers for other New Order and Joy Division albums. The cover model is German actress Nicolette Krebitz.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[8]
Blender 3/5 stars[9]
Entertainment Weekly A−[10]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[11]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[12]
NME 8/10[13]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10[14]
Q 4/5 stars[15]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[16]
The Village Voice A−[17]

Get Ready has been generally well received by critics. The album currently holds an approval rating of 72/100 on review aggregator website Metacritic.[7] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly opined that New Order have "never sounded stronger or more vigorous", calling the album "A stunning and confident return to form".[10] John Bush of AllMusic wrote "their first work in 15 years that's focused on songwriting and performance rather than grafted dance techniques".[8] Q wrote "New Order have made better records than this, but not many with such an emotional charge and the expansive noise to carry it off... [...] Get Ready is the sound of a great band breaking free of their past before your ears."[7]

Accolades[edit]

Q listed Get Ready as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by New Order (Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner). 

No. Title Length
1. "Crystal"   6:51
2. "60 Miles an Hour"   4:34
3. "Turn My Way" (featuring Billy Corgan) 5:05
4. "Vicious Streak"   5:40
5. "Primitive Notion"   5:43
6. "Slow Jam"   4:53
7. "Rock the Shack" (featuring Bobby Gillespie) 4:12
8. "Someone Like You"   5:42
9. "Close Range"   4:13
10. "Run Wild"   3:57

Personnel[edit]

New Order[edit]

Musician credits for New Order are not listed in the liner notes of the album's personnel. Below are the instruments that the group typically plays.

Production[edit]

The actual liner notes list the album's personnel as follows:

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[19] 7
Austrian Albums Chart[20] 15
Canadian Albums Chart
Dutch Mega Album Top 100[21] 61
French SNEP Albums Chart[22] 21
German Media Control Albums Chart[23][24] 7
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[25] 17
Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Chart[26] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[27] 24
UK Albums Chart[28] 6
U.S. Billboard 200[29] 41
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 13
Singles – Billboard (North America)
Single Territory/Chart (2001/2) Peak
position
"Crystal" Canadian Singles Chart 3
"Crystal" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
"Crystal" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3
"Someone Like You" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gwillim, Keith (16 June 2002). "New Order: Shot Right Through With a Bolt of Blue". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Lariviere, Aaron (25 January 2013). "The 10 Best New Order Songs". Stereogum. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Reed, Mark (7 September 2001). "New order - Get Ready". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Prince, David J. (December 2001). "New World Order". Spin. 17 (12): 68. 
  5. ^ Grow, Kory (23 September 2015). "Inside New Order's Triumphant Return to Dance-Rock". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "New Order Online – A New Order / Joy Division Web Site". New Order Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Reviews for Get Ready by New Order". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Bush, John. "Get Ready – New Order". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Leonard, Michael (October–November 2001). "New Order: Get Ready". Blender (3): 113. Archived from the original on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Browne, David (19 October 2001). "Get Ready". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "An evening of magic". The Guardian. 24 August 2001. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Cromelin, Richard (14 October 2001). "Lit Expands the Retro Grooves of Its Party Pop". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Wirth, Jim (12 September 2005). "New Order : Get Ready". NME. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Tangari, Joe (18 November 2001). "New Order: Get Ready". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Harrison, Andrew (August 2001). "New Order: Get Ready". Q (180): 118. 
  16. ^ Strauss, Neil (8 November 2001). "New Order: Get Ready". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  17. ^ Christgau, Robert (20 November 2001). "Consumer Guide: Salaam". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q: 60–65. December 2001. 
  19. ^ "Discography New Order". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  20. ^ "Discographie New Order". AustrianCharts.at. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  21. ^ "Discografie New Order". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  22. ^ "Discographie New Order". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  23. ^ "German chart positions". Charts-Surfer.de. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  Note: User must define 'Quicksearch' search parameter as "New Order".
  24. ^ "Chartverfolgung / New Order / Longplay". MusicLine.de. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  25. ^ "Discography New Order". Charts.ord.nz. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  26. ^ "Discography New Order". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  27. ^ "Discography New Order". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  28. ^ "Chart Stats: New Order". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  29. ^ "New Order > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

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