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New Order

After the death of frontman Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division decided to lay the band to rest. Ratherthantryto fill the unfillable gap left by Curtis' suicide, the band instead started anew with the appropriately named NewOrder.Withguitarist Bernard Sumner assuming vocal duties, the group incorporated synths to their sound and upheld thedark,gloomyatmosphere they had adopted as Joy Division. Though on their first few albums Sumner seemed only a shell ofCurtis,heeventually became more confident as a frontman and as an individual, and the music blossomed accordingly. Theyalsoshif ...read more

After the death of frontman Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division decided to lay the band to rest. Ratherthantryto fill the unfillable gap left by Curtis' suicide, the band instead started anew with the appropriately named NewOrder.Withguitarist Bernard Sumner assuming vocal duties, the group incorporated synths to their sound and upheld thedark,gloomyatmosphere they had adopted as Joy Division. Though on their first few albums Sumner seemed only a shell ofCurtis,heeventually became more confident as a frontman and as an individual, and the music blossomed accordingly. Theyalsoshiftedaway from strict post-punk and experimented with the dance, club and rave music that was becoming popular inthe80s. INfact, New Order helped popularise it and bring it into the mainstream.

































































































































Power, Corruption and Lies, Brotherhood and Low-Life are among the best albums of the 80s, adecadeinwhich New Order was one of the paramount groups. To this day, they are recognised as one of the highlight groupsofthedecade, and continue to influence countless groups to this day. Even to non-fans, 'Blue Monday' is one ofthemostrecognisable songs put to record.

































































































































Though the group continues to record and all of their albums are cherised by hardcore fans, for average listenersandcriticstheir post-80s releases are far from spectacular. The most recent release, 2005's Waiting for the Siren's Callwasnotoverly successful either commercially or critically, though it was not ravaged either. « hide

Similar Bands: Joy Division, Primal Scream, LCD Soundsystem, The Cure, Depeche Mode

LPs
Lost Sirens
01/14/2013

2.7
45 Votes
Waiting for the Siren's Call
2005

2.9
74 Votes
Get Ready
2001

3.4
97 Votes
Republic
1993

3.3
90 Votes
Technique
1989

3.8
154 Votes
Brotherhood
1986

3.7
127 Votes
Low-Life
1985

4.1
195 Votes
Power, Corruption and Lies
1983

4.1
357 Votes
Movement
1981

3.6
193 Votes
EPs
The Peel Sessions
1986

4.2
3 Votes
Blue Monday
1983

4.6
22 Votes
1981-1982
1982

4
13 Votes
Live Albums
BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert: New Order
1992

3.7
7 Votes
Compilations
(the best of) New Order
1994

4.1
35 Votes
Substance
1987

4.3
177 Votes

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