This artist compilation focuses on the rich synthpop catalog of The New Division. When I make these playlists, I review every song from an artist and generally pick the songs I want to hear. For some artists, I choose a few songs per album. For others, I choose an entire album. For The New Division, 63 songs made the playlist. To put that in perspective, my OMD playlist has 51 songs. My Pet Shop Boys playlist has 71 songs. Duran Duran…66 songs. So, The New Division is in pretty good company for being a relatively new band compared to these iconic bands that have been around for the 80’s.
The New Division is not only a prolific artist when it comes to putting out material, but they are also active in the remix arena. Numerous artists submit their music for The New Division remix treatment and the result is always outstanding. I almost always prefer a “New Division remix” of a single to the original.
I generally like to pick out a favorite or two when I present the playlists, but that is difficult here as I tend to like most of the songs equally. I for sure have a special place for Shallow Play…one of their first songs I heard. And, Ride is becoming a personal favorite…one of their newest songs. So that’s a great thing when the new and the old material are equally relevant.
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