Waiting For The Sirens' Call

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44

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  1. FredF
    Apr 29, 2005
    5
    Pleasant but innocuous. Bernard Sumners poorest lyrics to date, plus the fact that you've heard all these songs before maybe 20 years ago. Self reference turns into ripping ones self off. Still glad they are making music however.
  2. JeffD
    Apr 26, 2005
    4
    Is this really from the same band responsible for some of the best music of the 1980's? Nearly every track sounds like it was written over a couple of drinks in an hour or so, and the album as a whole lacks a single highlight. Listenable pop music perhaps, but for something really memorable look at Brotherhood or Republic. Disappointing.
  3. vermindeathstack
    Apr 27, 2005
    5
    I really loved Get Ready, an album that I thought out shone even Technique. But this one is a bit of a disappointment. Most of the songs sound uninspired, and pass by like background music. The title track, however, is a real gem, classic New Order that rivals anything they
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    Touted as half 'Get Ready', half 'Technique', it lives up to every predictable stylistic retread that entails, to the point of self-parody.... Thank Christ, then, that the songs are so good. [26 Mar 2005, p.49]
  2. Blender
    60
    Zigzags between immensely beautiful and crushingly ordinary with disorienting regularity. [May 2005, p.122]
  3. Their best since Technique.