tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

17/04/2017 : DEPECHE MODE - Spirit

DEPECHE MODE

Spirit

MusicCD


[80/100]   

SONY MUSIC
17/04/2017, Paul PLEDGER

"We're going backwards / turning back our history", "You've been pissed on / for too long", "Hey scum / what have you ever done for anyone?". This is all a far cry from the lyrical friperies of Just Can't Get Enough, It's No Good and even the previously testy People Are People - for 2017 Depeche Mode are angry and abjectly fed up with things.

With Spirit, Gahan, Fletcher and Gore have ramped up the terse-o-meter to almost full with some of their most topical, political and socially aware songs in years. Going Backwards deals with the human race's apparent devolution, single Where's The Revolution rounds on man and woman's incessant apathy and The Worst Crime starts with the somewhat chilling line "There's a lynching in the square / you will have to join us" - and that's just the first three songs.

But don't go thinking that Depeche Mode have turned into another stadium rock-band with shallow campaigning and sloganeering - Gahan's charges don't spend the entire album pummelling our consciences into submission. There's time for the usual ambiguous verbiage on Cover Me, Eternal and You Move, all dressed up in fragmented electro-rock and eerie atmospherics, before the middle of the set truly kicks off with the uptempo powerhouse that is So Much Love. This is Mode in overdrive and is Spirit's pivotal track.

The expanded edition includes five reworkings of album tracks by the band themselves, the pick of which is the Machine Mix of So Much Love and the Frenetic Mix of Scum, both a hark back to some of the harsher industrial remixes that graced their '80s and '90s output.

Overall, Spirit is their most immersive and coherent since 1997's Ultra.

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews.

Paul PLEDGER
17/04/2017


Music reviews

25
11
DEZ MONA
LOOSE ENDS
02
11
STAATSEINDE
Fehlerlinie
05
10
A SLICE OF LIFE
Tabula Rasa
28
09
THIS VALE OF TEARS
This Vale Of Tears
24
09
KMFDM
Hyena
23
09
DEMI LOVATO
HOLY FVCK

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

04
12
44 years ago, Throbbing Gristle released their second studio album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report.
03
12
This month, 35 years ago, Front Line Assembly released The Initial Command.
02
12
This month it’s 38 years ago Canadian industrial act Skinny Puppy released their very first EP Remission.
01
12
Dark Electronic Band, Hem Netjer Talks Of Releasing Inner Warriors With New Single
01
12
52 years of Ruckzuck with Kraftwerk!
30
11
Gothic/Occult Wave Duo, Raven Said Brings Alchemy To 'Chants To Dissolve'

Concert reviews

02
11
AKALOTZ - DREADFOOL - DELERITAS - WULF7
EBM NIGHT IN LIEGE...
05
07
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
40 Years Einsturzende Neubauten at Ancienne Belgique - Brussels - B (20+21.06.2022)
14
06
WULF7 + THE JUGGERNAUTS
11/06/2022 - LIVE AT THE BAROCK - BRUGGE
14
06
'N TALES, INTERZONE, GROUND NERO
At B52 Club Eeernegem
24
05
STAATSEINDE
Staatseinde live @Kinky Star - 14 mei 2022
13
05
WUK
A try-out that became a book...

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

30
11
THE JUGGERNAUTS
Let’s leave the love dramas and (fake) feel good theme to pop music and the brain dead Tik-Tok generation.
29
10
PSY'AVIAH
Wanting to have everything under control is problematic, as is wanting to have nothing under control.
29
09
KEVORKIAN DEATH CYCLE
An interview with Kevorkian Death Cycle
28
09
SHE 1 - HIM 2
Interview with electronic duo, She 1 - Him 2
14
09
LIA HIDE
Lia Hide & The Plato-Inspired New Album - An Interview

PHOTOS

04
12
SALTATIO MORTIS
Ruhrcongress Bochum
28
11
FAUN
Phantastischer Lichter Weihnachtsmarkt Dortmund
28
11
SKALD
Phantastischer Lichter Weihnachtsmarkt Dortmund
28
11
EKLIPSE
Phantastischer Lichter Weihnachtsmarkt Dortmund
25
11
QNTAL
Christuskirche Bochum
24
11
THE CURE
Sportpaleis Antwerpen
18
11
THE JUGGERNAUTS
Porta Nigra Autumn Passage

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

04
12
ORSON HENTSCHEL
Noise of the Light
03
12
GOOSE
Synrise
02
12
THE UNDERTONES
Teenage Kicks
01
12
MASQUERADE
Too Depressed to Dance
30
11
SOLDOUT
Forever
29
11
SLOVENSKA TELEVIZA
Muskiz
28
11
MAX LILJA
Twin Peaks Theme