Ya ya I know, their 'comeback' album after an eight year absence was 'Get Ready', but that was merely shaking the rust off in comparison to this effort. Waiting for the Sirens' Call is easily their second best album of all time (Technique can't be touched).
Beautiful melodies, great production, and Peter Hook's amazing bass work come together to show case a band that sounds like they are just hitting their stride. I know that sounds ridiculous to a long time New Order fan, but would a newbie know otherwise? Would they be able to guess that their members are almost 50 yrs old and have been around as a group for almost 30 yrs (including Joy Division)? No way.
While some bands around for this long end up embarrassing themselves, New Order sound fresh and have put together their most cohesive effort. Not a dud in the bunch. No excuses or "hey they sound pretty good considering.." This work stands on its own. Who's Joe? was one of my favourite songs 2005. Turn, Morning Night & Day, ....k, i'll stop.
New Order fans - get this CD and give it repeated listens!