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The Resume

    (1981- )
    Formed in Manchester, England
    Bernard Sumner (guitarist)
    Peter Hook (bassist)
    Stephen Morris (drummer)
    Gillian Gilbert (keyboardist)
    Songs include 'Temptation,' 'Blue Monday,' 'Bizarre Love Triangle,' 'True Faith' and 'Crystal'
    Subject of the film 'The 24 Hour Party People'

Why he might be annoying:

    They keep an enigmatic, mysterious and distant public image.
    After returning from a 3 year hiatus, long time fans said their music had lost it's edge (1993).
    Rumors of escalating creative conflicts have plagued the band for years.
    Some of their songs contain dark and surreal themes.
    They remix many of their songs over and over again and re-release them on new albums.

Why he might not be annoying:

    They formed out of the band 'Joy Division' after lead singer Ian Curtis hanged himself (1980).
    They combine electronic textures, synthesizers and disco rhythms.
    Their music is almost always critically acclaimed.
    They recorded the British World Cup Soccer theme (1990).
    Twenty years after being released, their songs are still dance club staples.
    Along with Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, they co-founded the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, which was instrumental in the then-thriving Manchester music scene (1982-1999).

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 27 Votes: 14.81% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 88 Votes: 42.05% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 124 Votes: 46.77% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 43.64% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 30 Votes: 13.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 24 Votes: 8.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 101 Votes: 45.54% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 61 Votes: 36.07% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 113 Votes: 47.79% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 1622 Votes: 45.75% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 256 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 105 Votes: 37.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 187 Votes: 32.09% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 180 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 521 Votes: 35.89% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1226 Votes: 42.41% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1105 Votes: 40.81% Annoying