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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. Rather than try to fill the unfillable gap left by Curtis' suicide, the band instead started anew with the appropriately named New Order. With guitarist Bernard Sumner assuming vocal duties, the group incorporated synths to their sound and upheld the dark, gloomy atmosphere they had adopted as Joy Division. Though on their first few albums Sumner seemed only a shell of Curtis, he eventually became more confident as a frontman and as an individual, and the music blossomed according ...read more

After the death of frontman Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division decided to lay the band to rest. Rather than try to fill the unfillable gap left by Curtis' suicide, the band instead started anew with the appropriately named New Order. With guitarist Bernard Sumner assuming vocal duties, the group incorporated synths to their sound and upheld the dark, gloomy atmosphere they had adopted as Joy Division. Though on their first few albums Sumner seemed only a shell of Curtis, he eventually became more confident as a frontman and as an individual, and the music blossomed accordingly. They also shifted away from strict post-punk and experimented with the dance, club and rave music that was becoming popular in the 80s. IN fact, 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, a decade in which New Order was one of the paramount groups. To this day, they are recognised as one of the highlight groups of the decade, and continue to influence countless groups to this day. Even to non-fans, 'Blue Monday' is one of the most recognisable songs put to record.

















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

Similar Bands: Joy Division, Primal Scream, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Kino (Rus)

LPs
Lost Sirens
01/14/2013

2.8
37 Votes
Waiting for the Siren's Call
2005

3
67 Votes
Get Ready
2001

3.4
90 Votes
Republic
1993

3.3
84 Votes
Technique
1989

3.8
143 Votes
Brotherhood
1986

3.7
119 Votes
Low-Life
1985

4
181 Votes
Power, Corruption and Lies
1983

4.1
319 Votes
Movement
1981

3.6
178 Votes
EPs
The Peel Sessions
1986

4.5
2 Votes
Blue Monday
1983

4.7
8 Votes
1981-1982
1982

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

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

4.2
32 Votes
Substance
1987

4.2
163 Votes

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