New Order (once called Joy Division) released Music Complete today, and guys, this is some really funky stuff. The LP preserves their iconic post-punk-meets-synthpop sound while keeping up their innovative streak. Music Complete definitely leans more towards the electronic, dance-oriented end of the spectrum—which happens to be my favorite facet of New Order.
Though long time bassist Peter Hook is now out of the picture, the album brings in a ton of refreshing collaborations like La Roux in the track Tutti Frutti, Plastic, and People on the Highline, The Chemical Brother’s Tom Rowland in Singularity and Unlearn This Hatred, The Killer’s Brandon Flowers in Superheated, and Iggy Pop in Stray Dog.
My personal favorite? The blitzy disco track Plastic and the ever-so-funky People on the Highline. You can (and 10000% should) check them and the rest of the album out on Youtube below. Happy dancing!