Let's face it....New Order are absolute rubbish! Joy Division/Ian Curtis was the bomb for a short while...
Not completely. They are ok, I am not a big fan of the singer and the music is a bit too poppy electronic. I like Peter Hook's bass though. They have some good songs. Joy Division was way better.
I've never liked New Order....Joy Division they should have simply stopped. New Order simply doesn't have anything to say. Just like when U2 went all Electronic
Did I miss the thread about Bob Marley's passing 30 years ago? But we celebrate someone whose singular contribution to popular culture was po faced men in trenchcoats posing in monochrome cos he died too young. Some great tunes but also a lot of dreary shit. Death becomes him though.
And New Order weren't shit, although their music hasn't dated particularly well
But the ones you thought were dreary shit might have been someone else's favorite song. Their impact is enormous and still unfolding and of all the similar bands they are the best.
Personally think if Ian Curtis hadn't of hung himself then Joy Division would not have been celebrated as much as they are.