Why do they keep adding in female vocals?, it sells records, Jetstream is being lined up to be the next single, probably purely on the fact that the random female vocalist is the chick out of the Scissor Sisters,(REF
) who seem to be popular as hell over here, so they'll probably sell the record on the back of that, that and fact that sumner has a crap voice really
What amused me the most was, I read an interview with them that said they had left out about 7 or 8 tracks from the final album, because while they were good, they sounded too 'new ordery', I have to laugh as I heard Krafty on the radio while sat in a car park one Saturday afternoon and even before sumner had started to sing I said ' I bet you that's a new New Order track', and lo it was, it's the most New Ordery sounding track on the whole album, anyhow..
As for Phil Cunnigham joining them full time, only good things to say about that, he did most of the Get Ready tour and sessions anyhow, but as a full time member he's really contributed to the album, taking it off and making it sound different to other NO albums, yes, only good things to say here.
Fave tracks on it?, Krafty is a fine slice of music, title track is good, I also like Turn, which could have come straight off Technique, listen to the intro again and you can almost imagine him launching into 'It doesn't take a genius to tell me what I am', I also like Guilt is just another..., gonna be huge in the clubs over summer I reckon, once the remixers have got their hands on it.
Lyrics wise? , Sumner has always wrote absolute shit that make no sense at all, I've thought that for a long time, maybe he smoked too much puff or tripped on one to many happy pills, he's certainly no Burt Bacharach , that's for sure.
From my huge New Order fest on the train the other day, I'd still have to rate Technique as my fave album, followed probably by Lowlife and PC&L, the others would probably rank about the same, although hearing Get Ready again for the first time in a couple of years I actually found I enjoyed it more than I remember doing when it was released.