I love New Order and I have all their albums, except for Lost Sirens, their most recent one. I’m also a fan of their side projects: Electronic, Revenge and The Other Two. Who knew that all of this would emerge from the ashes of Joy Division?
I’m trying to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of classic British dance music and my research — a lot of clicking, essentially — has led me to download a crop of albums I had missed out on but have always been curious about:
Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
New Order - Technique
Inspiral Carpets - Life
These have aged remarkably well and it’s fascinating how they don’t sound that out-of-place today. Nothing gives me as much pleasure as new music (even if in this case it is technically quite old). Nothing, except perhaps the roundabout act of discovering it.