by New Order
Released: Jan 2013
Bassist Peter Hook split with his longtime bandmates shortly after New Order finished 2005's Waiting for the Sirens' Call, which makes this collection of outtakes from the same sessions a sort of last hurrah, even eight years after the core lineup's demise. The band isn't breaking any new ground here -- it had been a long time since they had -- but who cares? For fans of the group's alternately lush and cutting sound, Lost Sirens is as seductive as its title implies.