Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Song of the Day: New Order - Age of Consent

Joy Division is a great band, but I always found Ian Curtis's voice to be extremely dark and disturbing. With song titles like "Isolation" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart," perhaps that was the point.

Bernard Sumner, on the other hand, has an innocence to his voice that serves this and many other songs well. You can hear New Order's influence in bands as diverse as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Hot Chip, and while I probably listen to their acolytes more than New Order themselves, this is a terrific track.

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