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New Order in Berlin: Timeless and Timely

In Berlin, dance-rock legends New Order prove once again why their music draws attention nearly 40 years on.

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Lollapalooza Berlin: Kings of Leon Bring Sound, Radiohead Bring Fury

A-list rockers headline Germany's second Lolla installment

Ana Yorke
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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 1 (100 - 81)

The first part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, starting with 100 through 81.

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New Order US Tour Kicks Off with Bang at Radio City (Photos)

New Order return to the U.S. for a short tour in support of their latest album Music Complete and visit the Late Show for a performance while in New York.

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Bernard Sumner's Modest Tales of Joy Division and New Order

Guitarist Bernard Sumner shares his recollections of Joy Division and New Order, both seminal post-punk outfits whose influence cannot be overstated.

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Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me

Bernard Sumner artfully describes where the music of Joy Division came from; distilled to a single cold, bleak, industrial Manchester night.

Bernard Sumner
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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

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New Order - "Restless" (Singles Going Steady)

"Restless" will appear on New Order's upcoming Peter Hook-less album, Music Complete, releasing via Mute Records on September 25th.

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New Order - "The Perfect Kiss" (Live @ Coachella 2013)

Sadly, New Order doesn't quite have the same old spark any more...

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New Order: Lost Sirens

Lost Sirens is a timely reminder that New Order and Peter Hook need to work things out.

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5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.

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The Submarines: The Shoelaces EP

Even when the Submarines try to strip their material down, they still sound fussy and slickly polished.

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Up, Down, Turn Around: The 15 Best New Order Songs of All Time

New Order's debut album, Movement, celebrates its 30th birthday this month. To celebrate, we're counting down the classic group's 15 best tracks.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Freebass: You Don’t Know This About Me - The Arthur Baker Remixes EP

Freebass: You Don’t Know This About Me presents five remixes of a song by a group featuring three bassists from some of Manchester's greatest bands.

AJ Ramirez
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Touched by the Hand of God: Paying Tribute to the Birth of New Order

If the singer in your band suddenly died, would you call it quits? New Order did the opposite, proving in an endless stream of brilliant music that Joy Division was merely a warm-up on the path to pop greatness.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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"Maybe You Do Want to Grow Up After All": An Interview with Bernard Sumner

When asked about how he feels about the term "icon", Bernard Sumner tells PopMatters that "I don't think I'm a legend. I think I've just got an interesting history." This, his time with Joy Division, New Order, and new band Bad Lieutenant are all a part of this epic interview ...

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Bad Lieutenant: Never Cry Another Tear

A new, guitar-based band from these Manchester vets. It's New Order minus Peter Hook! Or 1/2 The Other Two + Bernard Sumner!

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Various Artists: Factory Records: Communications 1978-92

Factory Records was as influential in design, sound production, and defining what a label could be as it was in music.

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From Safety to Where: The Factory Years of New Order

The full sweep and glory of New Order's accomplishment -- from the static gloom of Movement and “In a Lonely Place" to the happy, confident likes of Technique and “Run” -- cannot be underestimated.

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Synth Pop Matters: The Silly Kissers

The Silly Kissers are making dense and accessible synth-pop that will be stuck in your head forever.

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New Order: Live in Glasgow

The first posthumous release from the post-punk/dance pioneers proves that New Order was a great live band, after all. But that wasn't always the case.

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Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

Anton Cobijn's movie biopic has triggered the largest revival of interest in Joy Division in nearly a decade.

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New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

Hunter Felt
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New Order: Get Ready

On 'Get Ready', New Order create a new sound out of their own past. Mining the subtleties of melody and rhythm that were so pronounced throughout their career, New Order seem to have crafted themselves anew out of nostalgia and the timelessness of pop sensibility.

Patrick Schabe
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