• Record Label: Rhino
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2013
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    70
    It’s the sound of an indie/dance band hitting middle age, retaining some grace, and indulging their more basic rock ‘n’ roll tendencies.
  2. Feb 1, 2013
    70
    Lost Sirens makes for a welcome parting shot; a sugared pill to take before slipping away into happy dreams where Bizarre Love Triangle plays from now until eternity.
  3. Jan 30, 2013
    70
    Compared to that album's [Sirens' Call] half-hearted songwriting and rote sound, Lost Sirens positively shines--leading to the customary questions of why this material didn't replace several, if not many, songs on the original Sirens' Call.
  4. Jan 28, 2013
    70
    Lost was cobbled of outtakes from its previous album, 2005's lackluster Waiting for the Siren's Call. Surprisingly, it's a much better record.
  5. 70
    For the time being, Lost Sirens may not "stay with you 'til Hell freezes over," but long-standing fans are sure to rejoice in this welcome blast from the past.
  6. Jan 17, 2013
    68
    As an album, Lost Sirens isn't at all an embarrassment: it's a document of a band whose range and reach, rather than power, are what has been diminished.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    8
    Not great, not bad but good. This is latter-day NO so the lyrics are a bit predictable and there are no staggering surprises. There are aNot great, not bad but good. This is latter-day NO so the lyrics are a bit predictable and there are no staggering surprises. There are a couple of so-so songs (Recoil and Shake It Up), but the majority compare favourably with a lot of their 90s/2000s output and should have made it onto Sirens instead of tracks like Jetstream or I Told You So. The remix of the latter on here is a revelation a much better song. I'll Stay with You would have been a great single. Even so-so New Order is a lot better than most of the competition. Full Review »
  2. Jan 22, 2013
    5
    Bernard's lame lyrics are what hold this compilation back from being very enjoyable. The lyrics really sound like Sumner was just goingBernard's lame lyrics are what hold this compilation back from being very enjoyable. The lyrics really sound like Sumner was just going through the motions, or using a computer to produce lines that fit the music. There's little to no feeling in the words on this record. The music is comparable to the material that made it on the Waiting For the Sirens' Call record, which is overall fairly good, albeit somewhat monotone and repetitive. It's certainly not like any of their memorable records like Get Ready or any of their albums from the 80's like Technique or Ceremony. Full Review »