Revenge

Gun World Porn

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The second Revenge album had better songs and clearer melodies than the first, but given the disaster that was One True Passion, that's not saying much. "Cloud Nine" is a pretty good aggressive dance track with some nice sonic textures, and "State of Shock" has some of the charm and instrumental interplay of a good New Order cut. Unfortunately, Peter Hook was so taken with the latter cut that he released three different edits of it on this album, none of which are as good as the first. There are also two versions of "Deadbeat," a song that barely warrants one appearance. Though edits and remixes were a staple for dance DJs, the uninspired versions here doom this CD for the casual listener, who will wish Hook and company had written some more decent songs instead.

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