New Order is one of my favorite bands of all time. Well, slight caveat: New Order between the years 1981 and 1989. Anything post-1989 seemed to circle the drain pretty fast. It wasn’t all bad, though. There are a few post-Technique songs I don’t find abhorrent, and I genuinely enjoyed the first Electronic album, but, my God, Waiting for the Sirens Call was a disaster, wasn’t it? And Bad Lieutenant sounds like it’s born of the same lame, watered-down, streamlined pop schtick. I don’t find anything encouraging about this single. The full-length is called Never Cry Another Tear, which is such a bad title it makes me wonder what sort of anti-depressants Bernard Sumner is currently addicted to. Not even Alex James’ purported involvement can make me excited about this boondoggle.
The embedding from NME was a nightmare, so if you want to watch the video, go here.