The new Depeche Mode single is released this week with an album to follow in March. For old time's sake I'll still give it a fair try. The me of 25 years ago would be surprised I'm not more enthusiastic. Depeche albums back then were a glorious thing to behold.
The band are a far cry from the Alan Wilder golden years these days, but I still remain optimistic that this album is 'the one'. I mean, New Order surprised us all last year with a pleasant return to form. So why can't Spirit be that surprise of 2017.
Update: Where Is The Revolution is the name of the single and I've listened to it a few times now. I don't hate it. One of their more overtly political songs in a while.
Windsor, Phoenix, 2017.
Windsor has great food and a lively atmosphere. It also has this wall o' tapes on the way to the bathroom. Spent ages finding some of my favorite albums.
Kitchen table. Spencer Towers, 2017.
Hang hare. Geddit? And wouldn't you know it, as a nice surprise, appeared on Flickr's Explore today.
What a bizarre year eh?
From the head scratching of Brexit and Trump to the downright sadness we all felt with the loss of
Lemmy, David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Pete Burns, George Michael, and Carrie Fisher.
2016, you sucked.
So here's to a bright happy and prosperous 2017.