“It doesn’t take a genius to tell me what I am.” This is the lyric uttered in the dance-pop song, “All the Way” from Technique, the band’s most dance-infused album to date. With catchy hooks from Bernard Sumner, keyboards from Gillian Gilbert, basslines from Peter Hook to Tom Chapman, and everyone else, New Order rose from the ashes of what was once Joy Division. Of course, neither of the bands are directed towards fascism.
With one of their best-selling 12" single for them and the best-selling 12" single of all time, Blue Monday fuses techno with dance, and justified one of dance’s most splendid artists. With Movement, their debut album, they give tribute to Ian Curtis and their previous incarnation, Joy Division. With Power, Corruption, & Lies, they prove that they deliver catchy hooks, as well as synthesis. Low-Life’s coming-of-age backstory gives way to one of their most recognized singles, “The Perfect Kiss”. Late-night clubs can host Brotherhood, one of New Order’s darkest albums centering on substances, teenagers, nights out, and more. If you like to liven things up a bit, Fine Time as well as Technique can give you the fun side of things, and 80’s techno merged with 90’s polychromatic neo-psychedelia. Alternative rock dominate their most previous albums: Republic, Get Ready, and Waiting for the Siren’s Call. With rock infused with alternative, Lost Sirens introduces eight tracks left out of Waiting for the Siren’s Call, as well as Peter hook’s final album recorded with New Order, and the only album produced from archival recordings.
On 25 September 2015, New Order released Music Complete, their first studio album in 10 years. With its catchy pop hooks and funk center, the album received favorable reviews.