Depeche Mode – Spirit

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - 8/FILM - FRANCES WRIGHT

It’s al­most four decades since the boys from Basil­don re­leased their de­but record Speak And

Spell, and while they have en­joyed huge suc­cess in the in­ter­ven­ing years, their pen­chant for po­lit­i­cally-in­fused dark-synth-pop re­mains in­tact. Lead sin­gle Where’s the Rev­o­lu­tion show­cases Dave Ga­han’s now in­creas­ingly grav­elly vo­cals, and owes a con­sid­er­able amount to Ach­tung Baby-era U2. There’s noth­ing much to chal­lenge a die-hard fan’s almighty de­vo­tion, but they won’t be dis­ap­pointed as songs like So Much Love and Cover Me of­fer a Depeche Mode-by num­bers ap­proach in their sound. The record is brim­ming with sexy-bel­lowingan­thems, laced with lyrics ref­er­enc­ing the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal cli­mate in DM’s adopted home­land Amer­ica.

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