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A Review of the Album Republic by British Pop Rock Band New Order

Updated on December 9, 2018
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is looking to always explore his writing opportunities.

Introduction to the Band New Order

New Order is a British pop, rock and techno band that has had such classic songs such as Regret and Young Offender. Their 1993 studio album called Republic has those two songs and it is the last album before they went on a hiatus. Sometimes you review a certain album not for the sake of providing a review but because the album represents a period of personal growth. The album lyrically focuses on love, lies, and relationships.

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Why is New Order's Music So Special?

New Order is a band whose music has the potential to save my life and the lives of others because of the messages in the songs. Whether the album Republic does save my life or the lives of others that’s something that remains to be seen. As you take this musical journey with me, this is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with a band that is very creative!

About the Song Regret

Immediately that’s what the album starts off with as the song Regret is about a man that was in a relationship with someone that wounded his heart. He would love to have a place of his own, and a conversation on the telephone. The woman that was a stranger is now his. Or is she really involved with him?

Why the Band New Order Deserves a Lot of Gratitude

THANK YOU to our Creator that gave these men of this group the skills and talents that they have used to write music that millions of people around the world can enjoy and appreciate. Appreciation especially for this kind of art form will help us lead better, happier, and richer lives.

The Significance of the Songs World and Ruined in a Day

World is a song about doing what we can to stop the hate in the world and focus on the power of love. Can we feel it in the air? Love cannot be bought even if some of us think that we can do so. I recommend doing unconditional love meditations every night to really get the feelings of love into your body and send them out into this magnificent Universe of ours! However, it is VERY difficult to love everyone, particularly those that have acted hostile towards us but human nature is very flawed. The song called Ruined in a Day is simply a song that says that while we could take a step that ruins our day, some people like to deceive us. Some people feel like they need us. Like Bernard Sumner says in the song World, we should not have passion for the hate that is in this world. If we could buy love, what price would it be at?

"Young Offender"

Why is Young Offender the Best Song in Republic?

Young Offender may be the best song in Republic! In the search for love, some people try to take advantage of others by making them their lover. Wounds cannot heal when you are dealing with your lover and there are underlying issues to resolve. The song is the best in Republic mainly because of the rhythms and instrumentation. Bernard Sumner's singing in this song is good as well!

"World"

Final Thoughts About the Album Republic

The song Liar is about a relationship that has hit a dead end because of one or both partners lying to each other. It gets to a point that we get tired of the lies and the nonsense that we end up dealing with. Times Change is another one of those outstanding songs. Lyrically the song is addressing that when times change, we feel so detached from the things that we need. And then, the greed in human beings starts to manifest itself in the outer world. Will our lives ever be the same in the 21st century? Overall, the album Republic is an outstanding album from this rock and techno band that has been active since 1980. The strongest songs in the album are many including the ones that have already been mentioned. Other notable songs on Republic that deserve consideration are World, Ruined in a Day and Liar.

"Regret"

© 2018 Ara Vahanian

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