20 Fave New Order Songs
Updated by Hannah Angst on December 20, 2020
New Order probably shouldn’t exist. Born form the ashes of Joy Division after the suicide of Ian Curtis, they did what most rock fans deem unacceptable — they carried on. Joy Division was by all rights one of the most important post-punk bands ever, creating a sound that is infinitely copied to this day. No one would have blamed them if they decided to leave and go their separate ways. Instead, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and brilliant addition Gillian Gilbert went on to keep innovating and influencing. Combining the dark minimalism of Joy Division with synths, they left an indelible mark on pop and electronic music, making several absolutely classic albums in the process. With a career that spans decades and a sound that evolves with every record, it’s a near impossible task to narrow a list down to 20 essentials, but that didn’t stop us from trying. These are our 20 fave New Order songs — just try not to dance along to every damn one. Big thanks to Fonzy Nils for his whimsical artwork for this playlist.