May 09, 2005 12:00 PM

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Waiting for the Sirens’ Call

[STARS 3]

Moby covers a New Order song on his latest; the group’s Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook collaborated on Gwen Stefani‘s solo CD; and a slew of neo-new wave bands have drawn inspiration from the synth-pop pioneers (the Killers even took their name from a New Order video). So the timing couldn’t be better for the return of New Order, whose sound is all of a sudden, well, new again. While nothing here will make you forget “Blue Monday,” “Bizarre Love Triangle” or “True Faith,” cuts like the pulsating “Morning Night and Day” and the jangle-rocker “Turn” will call those who haven’t boogied since the ’80s back to the dance floor.

DOWNLOAD THIS: “Turn”

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