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Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: The veteran Manchester band's latest disc was produced by Tore Johansson and John Leckie, and sees touring guitarist Phil Cunningham becoming an official full-time band member, replacing departed keyboardist Gillian Gilbert.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. A satisfying return to the Blue Monday sound of their heyday. [29 Apr 2005, p.147]
  2. When it's firing on all cylinders, Sirens' Call offers manic pop thrills that either recall the group's heyday, or slyly recalls the noise made by other people that were touched by New Order
  3. But even if it's only half as good as it used to be, this Call sounds okay to us.
  4. Unfortunately, however, the adjectives that need to be attached to this record -- workmanlike, customary, unembarrassing -- aren't going to make music fans flood the record stores seeking copies.
  5. Too much of the album passes by in a pleasantly inconsequential blur.
  6. For the life of me I cannot fathom how people can claim this album is any sort of return to form.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28