Top tracks of 2015 – Number 5: New Order, Cheetahs, The Maccabees

You have no idea how much pleasure it gives me to be able to include a new New Order track in my Twenty for the first time in a decade. Not only a new track, but one that has been all over the radio for the last couple of months and from an album almost universally acclaimed as their best since Low Life.

There is no official video, but there is this remarkably good fan edited video.

An ‘unelectable’ left wing Labour leader, Chelsea in  a relegation scrap, a new Star Wars film and a new New Order album – it’s the early Eighties all over again.

It’s been a year in which ‘algorithms’ are the buzz word. I reckon that if you constructed an algorithm that took account of historical influencet, innovation, longevity, live performance, variety and sheer cussedness it would output New Order as the best band ever.

Scroll down for Roy & Andy’s choices and see the list so far here.


7 thoughts on “Top tracks of 2015 – Number 5: New Order, Cheetahs, The Maccabees

  1. Certainly their best album since ‘Technique’ and a very fine Italo-disco – house track, although far from my favourite track on the album. Great to have them back in such fine form

  2. I have not stopped banging on about this Anglo-Aussie band to anybody who will listen (and many who won’t !) since their debut LP in 2013. Not resting on their laurels their sophmore effort ‘Mythologies’ appeared in November, expanding their shimmering wall of sound with all sorts of unexpected additions – steel drums, medieval chants, backwards psychedelia.This is the lead ‘single’; propulsive kraturock, soaring synths and vocals in Japanese. Can’t wait to see them live next month. At Number 5, Cheatahs, ‘Murasaki’

    1. Just had a chance to listen, like it a lot mainly for the synth (or is not treated guitar) effect at the very start and repeating throughout which is ( not for the first time) very Slowdivey

  3. Delighted that Richard changed his mind about a Hooky-less New Order, and a very worthwhile and predictable entry.

    Roy has already usurped me by including by number 5 entry previously on his list. I thought about including the title track, but like Roy, this is my favourite track on what is certainly their most accomplished album.

    Right, I’m off to the Wedding Present at a small in Milton Keynes, so that’s all from me. Number 5…

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