New Depeche

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.

2 responses to “New Depeche”

  1. martymankins says:

    I like your optimism. Delta Machine was disappointing, even though some songs grew on me. Playing The Angel still glows nicely minus Wilder. And the hope that New Order pulled off a real gem gives me hope that Gahan, Fletch and Gore will do the same.

    • kevin says:

      You're right, Playing The Angel _was_ really quite good. The best of the post-Wilder albums I'd say.