New Order 一直坚持走不一样的路：在28年的音乐事业中，他们不只一次地改变流行音乐的面貌。他们首先以Joy Division为团名撕毁摇滚乐的规章守则，做出沉重且纤细、冷冰冰却充满哀伤的音乐：Love Will Tear Us Apart刚被评选为“史上英国人所写的25大最佳歌曲”之一；接着，他们以New Order为团名创作出领先舞曲界数光年、全球史上最畅销的12吋单曲Blue Monday，然后再以销售量获白金唱片的专辑《Technique》创造出“疯狂曼彻斯特(Madchester)”乐派，并蔚为风潮。除此之外，他们也写出唯一真正酷的足球赛主题曲World In Motion—这首歌拿到排行榜冠军，团员也另外筹组Electronic、Monaco和The Other Two乐团缔造畅销单曲。
New Order的传奇是无法否认的，然而乐团仍然继续推陈出新。2005年推出的《Waiting For The Sirens' Call》充满如此多的佳作，以至于听来像是一张精选集。电子、摇滚、舞曲和庞克等各式曲风的影响，以New Order酷酷的浪漫、如钻石般坚不可摧的现代感，以及狂野、无法比拟的音乐性串联在一起。
Like Joy Division before them, New Order recorded just two sessions for BBC DJ John Peel, in January 1981 and June 1982. The first was six months after the death of Ian Curtis, marking the first opportunity most people even had of hearing the "new" band; the second catching them in the aftermath of the "Temptation" single that suggested the group was not going to rest content in Joy Division's shadow for long. Both, then, had ample opportunity to shock and surprise their listeners, and both grasped that opportunity with open paws.In terms of all that New Order would go on to create, the first session is educational, rather than exciting, as Bernard Sumner took over both the group's lead vocals and the lion's share of the lyric-writing duties, and proved he was capable of handling them both. "Dreams Never End," "ICB," "Truth," and "Senses" would all develop somewhat in the months to come, as New Order worked toward the release of Movement, but the group is already firmly in control; and the sound, though close enough to the percolating density of the past for comfort, is already moving fast enough away from it to ensure that the new group wasn't simply the Old Mark Two.All predictions and prayers were, of course, borne out by the time the group returned to the Peel session studio 18 months later, and the ensuing four songs rank among New Order's most captivating performances yet. The moodily shifting "5-8-6" with (let hindsight be our guide) the spirit of "Blue Monday" already rumbling around its rhythms, broods with deliberate incisiveness, a temperament that both "Too Late" and "We All Stand" readily echo. But it is the final track, a supremely Spartan rendition of reggae star Keith Hudson's "Turn the Heater On," that truly marks this out as a classic Peel session. Beautifully understated, supremely sinister, and irresistibly danceable, it makes one wonder why New Order never took the song any further than a one-off radio session.
01. Truth Gilbert
04. Dreams Never End
05. Turn the Heater On
06. We All Stand
07. Too Late