Bad Lieutenant, 'Never Cry Another Tear' (Triple Echo)

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Never Cry Another Tear
Critical Mass
Label: Triple Echo

by Josh Modell

Bernard Sumner throws one curveball with his new band, letting unknown Mancunian Jake Evans take a few turns on the mic. Those tracks -- particularly "These Changes" -- heavily echo Doves' forceful melancholy, while the others echo, well, New Order. Sumner still has a knack for making dopey lyrics ("Hey, bad man, where are you gonna go?") sound profound atop guileless Brit-rock jangle and electronic moodiness. There's no "Blue Monday" or "True Faith" here, but a record that sounds like a cross between Doves and New Order? Not worth complaining about at all.

READ MORE: Q&A with Bernard Sumner

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