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The Top 20 Electronica/Dance Albums of 2015 (#15-11)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica albums of the year (No. 20-16 is here) – here are numbers 15-11. 15) New Order – Music Complete Having arguably been on Autopilot for the last 20 years, few expected anything special from New Order on their first proper studio effort without founding member Peter Hook. But the bassist’s acrimonious departure appeared to have sparked some passion into the indie-disco pioneers, with […]


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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#40-31)

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we trawl through everything that the last twelve months had to offer and determine which singles and albums truly stood out. Featuring everything from tropical house and post-dubstep to drum ’n’ bass and nu-disco, here’s the first in our four-part countdown of 2015’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Kygo – “Stole the Show” Offering a more leisurely take on the prevalent tropical house […]


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New Order “Live At Bestival 2012” – Album Review

Sunday Best (2013)

New Order may be one of the most important bands in dance music history. But their reputation when it comes to the live stage has always been a little more shaky, which perhaps explains why even their most ardent fans will probably approach this recording of last year’s headline appearance at Britain’s biggest boutique festival with a certain sense of trepidation. A charity release designed to raise money for the […]


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New Order “Lost Sirens”: Album Review

Warner Bros (2013)

As one of the first bands to discover that dance music and guitars could work together in perfect harmony, Factory Records’ flagship act New Order were arguably one of the most innovative and influential acts of the late 80s/early 90s. But a series of underwhelming albums, not to mention the publicly acrimonious departure of bassist Peter Hook, since the turn of the century has slightly weakened their visionary reputation. Originally […]