I was listening to Dish Network’s “EuroStyle” channel the other day as I was working from my living room and I heard a new song by New Order, called Krafty. I was a bit surprised, as it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a new New Order release. So I had to investigate. Investigate I did, and what I’ve found from their new Waiting for the Sirens’ Call CD is really, really good stuff.
I’ve always loved New Order, and as they’ve been around for the entirety of my music-listening life, I’ve liked them for a good long while. But the last album of theirs that I bought was Republic, which, as I see now, was 12 years ago. WOW! Dang I’m getting old! =:(
This new CD, though, is very good. I believe my favorites are:
- I Told You So — love the beginning, the bass, the driving beat, the smart lyrics, the old Gibson guitar reminiscent of older New Order songs.
- Morning Night and Day — sweet bass and guitar!! =:)
- Krafty — I love the lyrics for this song, and the music itself is quite good. Reminds me a bit of Regret from Republic.
- Guilt Is A Useless Emotion — very nice blending of Electronic, acoustic guitar, good vocal harmonics too.
All in all, I am very happy with the music. The band has never sounded better. In fact, I think this is definitely my favorite New Order release ever. I’m sure you’ll read all kinds of Joy Division nuts who insist that the best is far long gone, but I for one disagree.
If you like or have ever liked New Order, you definitely owe it to yourself to give this release a listen and purchase. Excellent job, guys.