Friday, March 24, 2017

CD Review: Depeche Mode Show Some Political "Spirit" With New Album

It has been a long four years since Depeche Mode reached out with their last top 10 selling album "Delta Machine," but now they have returned with their most innovative album titled "Spirit." The album does have some large shoes to fill when it is released on March 17th, but critics are already calling it Depeche Mode's "most energized album in years." They are also following the release of their new album with a world tour.
 
The new 12-song release begins with the nearly six-minute build-up of "Going Backwards" as Depeche Mode touches upon the problems of today's society. The album continues with their latest single "Where's The Revolution" as the music's dark rock tones is a "call-to-arms" as they begin their trail to political freedom with the song's marching rhythm. Vocalist Dave Gahan delivers the perfect emotion for the ballad "The Worst Crime," before bringing back the electronic beats of "Scum" and "You Move." Depeche Mode experiment with their sound on the short sonic landscape of "Eternal," before returning with a bluesy delivery of "Poison Heart." The album finishes with the pulsating rhythm of "Poorman" as Gahan tells us a story, then "Fail" closes the album with the meaningful mellow tones that Depeche Mode are known for.
 
Their world tour kicks off  May 5th in Sweden, before making its way to the U.S. in August. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their new album "Spirit," please visit depechemode.com.

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