"Bizarre Love Triangle" was released as a single a month after Brotherhood's release. New Order's American label, Qwest, reissued it to promote its version of the band's (the best of) NewOrder compilation in 1995. Conversely, the 12" version of "State of the Nation"— initially a non-album single— was added on Factory Records' CD release of Brotherhood. Most later CD reissues would retain this amendment to the tracklist, with the sole exception of Qwest Records' American CD release of the album in 1988.
- "Paradise" (3:50)
- "Weirdo" (3:52)
- "As It Was When It Was" (3:46)
- "Broken Promise" (3:47)
- "Way of Life" (4:06)
- "Bizarre Love Triangle" (4:22)
- "All Day Long" (5:12)
- "Angel Dust" (3:44)
- "Every Little Counts" (4:28)
- "State of the Nation" (6:32)*
- Bernard Sumner vocals, electric guitar, synthesizers, programming
- Peter Hook bass guitar, electronic percussion, backing vocals
- Stephen Morris drums, synthesizers, programming
- Gillian Gilbert synthesizers, programming, guitars, backing vocals
"Someone like you cannot be free; just like a trope without a key":
- Abusive Parents: "All Day Long" is about this.
- Broken Record: Applied literally with the ending of "Every Little Counts", which mimics the sound of a record skipping. Stephen Morris retrospectively stated in an interview that he thought it would've been a good idea if the CD and cassette releases featured different versions of the song that mimicked the ways in which their own respective formats locked up.
- Corpsing: Bernard Sumner does this at various points in "Every Little Counts", the end result of the improvisational nature of the lyrics.
- Distinct Single Album: As stated in the main description, side one consists of pure Post-Punk songs, while side two is dance-oriented Synth-Pop.
- Epic Rocking: "State of the Nation" qualifies, clocking in at 6:32.
- Line-of-Sight Name: "Bizarre Dub Triangle" (the instrumental version of Bizarre Love Triangle) was retitled "I Don't Care" in the US.
- Lyrical Dissonance: "Bizarre Love Triangle", a peppy dance song about the narrator's infatuation devolving into obsession.
- Minimalistic Cover Art: A photograph of a titanium-zinc alloy sheet. Early LP releases of the album took the idea a step further and incorporated a metallic effect on the print work.
- Non-Appearing Title: As per the norm with New Order. Averted, however, on "State of the Nation", in which the title not only appears in the lyrics, but is also part of the chorus.
- One-Word Title: "Paradise" and "Weirdo".
- Protest Song: "State of the Nation" qualifies, though the lyrical content is fairly vague about what exactly it's protesting; the only real indicators are the title and the descriptions of "deprivation." One can infer it to be a vague Take That! at the Margaret Thatcher administration, given the sociohistorical context of its writing.
- Record Needle Scratch "Every Little Counts"—and the album—ends with one.
- Shout-Out: The ending of "Every Little Counts" is one to "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles.
- Textless Album Cover: Played with. Although a title and band name are not listed on the LP cover, serial text is present on the photographed metal sheet. This trope is more recognizably averted, however, on Qwest Records' CD release of the album, which adds in a title and band name at the top in the same manner as their CD release of Power, Corruption & Lies.