IoS album review: New Order, Lost Sirens (Rhino)

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Consisting of eight tracks recorded in 2005 for Waiting for the Siren's Call, then kept in a cupboard while everyone decided what to do with them, Lost Sirens is the last New Order album to feature the bass and ego of Peter Hook.

It also features the unchallenging semi-electronic pop-rock you'd expect from late-period New Order, complete with lyrics of, to be kind, nursery rhyme simplicity. In most cases, the cupboard seems its best home.