VIDEO: Bad Lieutenant “Sink or Swim”

Posted September 18th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

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.

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  • 1 Surat // Sep 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Don’t be fooled by this review, the new album by this group is Very good, if you like great guitars, synths and great melodies you will love it. I was fortunate to listen to the promo version of this album and it is very good, very New Orderish.