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No World Order Lite
Todd Rundgren
No World Order Lite
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Todd Rundgren
Title: No World Order Lite
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 6/7/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Power Pop, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227174422, 081227174446

CD Reviews

Separate songs, shorter length - It's a good thing!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The word "Lite" in the title implies something less, perhaps less bass or gentler drumming, but that's not the case. The source material for No World Order (NWO) and No World Order Lite (NWOL) is the same. The difference is that whereas the original NWO was long, with repeating theme chunks (Worldwide Epiphany, Time Stood Still, etc) appearing in varying lengths throughout a long album format, NWOL presents the music as 10 discrete songs, with distinct breaks between the tracks. I actually prefer this format, as the running length is a more tolerable 40 minutes. It also makes it easier to drop one track onto a compilation disc. The only downside is that some of the song endings are a little abrupt. They could have done a little more fading to make the editing a little less obvious. But they are still better edits than me hitting the "stop" button on my CD player!"
Exhilarating techno sounds
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The theme is merciless criticism of the banal level of existence we all accept in this society. Mr. Rundgren says a lot on this album. His voice is clear, fast and crisp over alternating techno, funk and pop rhythms. He covers several genres in each song, injecting each with a very innovative, wry sound. A multi-tiered, unique sonic treat."