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Supermallet
10-11-16, 10:47 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/97028

Depeche Mode announce new album, world tour & Nos Alive headline set

The synth-pop heroes return with 'Spirit'

Andrew Trendell, 11th October 2016

Depeche Mode have announced details of their new album 'Spirit' - along with a world tour, a headline set at Nos Alive festival and a show at London Stadium.

Next Spring, the synth-pop heroes will release their 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013's 'Delta Machine' in early Spring. Announcing the record and tour at a livestreamed event from Milan, the band revealed that it was an 'incredible sounding recording' produced by James Ford.

"We’re exceptionally proud of Spirit’s sound and energy, and we’re excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world," said frontman Dave Gahan.

As well as adding that they'll be working with legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn on the visuals for the album and tour, they'll be hitting the road to take in 32 shows in 21 countries throughout the year.

Among the shows, they'll be headlining one of Europe's finest festivals at Portugal's Nos Alive - topping the bill on the closing day of Saturday 8 July. The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced, but Nos Alive 2016 saw incredible performances from the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro, Robert Plant, Wolf Alice and many more. For tickets and more information on Nos Alive 2017, visit here.

Depeche Mode's full upcoming 2017 tour dates are below - with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 14 October.

May 5 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
May 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 9 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
May 12 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
May 17 Athens, Greece Terra Vibe Park
May 20 Bratislava, Slovakia Štadión Pasienky
May 22 Budapest, Hungary Groupama Aréna
May 24 Prague, Czech Republic Eden Aréna
May 27 Leipzig, Germany Festwiese
May 29 Lille, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 Copenhagen, Denmark Telia Parken
June 3 London, United Kingdom London Stadium
June 5 Cologne, Germany RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 Munich, Germany Olympiastadion
June 11 Hannover, Germany HDI Arena
June 18 Zurich, Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion
June 25 Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico
June 27 Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro
June 29 Bologna, Italy Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 Paris, France Stade de France
July 4 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins-Arena
July 6 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
July 8 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival
July 13 St. Petersburg, Russia SKK
July 15 Moscow, Russia Otkritie Arena
July 17 Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena
July 19 Kiev, Ukraine Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 Warsaw, Poland PGE Narodowy
July 23 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj Arena

Glad I saw them last time around, because the US isn't even on the list!

Looking forward to hearing what the new record brings.

Also shame on Daytripper for not being johnny on the spot with this news!

http://bilder.buecher.de/produkte/28/28212/28212571z.jpg

dex14
10-12-16, 02:07 PM
They will be adding North American dates for Summer 2017.

I will most definitely be checking out a show.

hdnmickey
10-12-16, 03:17 PM
I was disappointed with Delta Machine (only studio album of theirs I haven't purchased) so I am hoping this one is better. Depending on the venue and timing I could end seeing them again. They always seem to include the Seattle area on their tours. Haven't seen them since the Singles 98 tour.

Alan Smithee
10-13-16, 01:29 AM
Saw them in 1988, still remember how painfully loud it was- reason I haven't been to many concerts since then. But I'll buy a concert BD if they put one out. Looking forward to their upcoming "Greatest Hits" DVD too.

Daytripper
10-15-16, 01:53 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/97028



Glad I saw them last time around, because the US isn't even on the list!

Looking forward to hearing what the new record brings.

Also shame on Daytripper for not being johnny on the spot with this news!

http://bilder.buecher.de/produkte/28/28212/28212571z.jpg

Yah. I do believe this is the first time I haven't started a Depeche Mode thread here. It's been a busy week or I would have. They are coming to the both North and South America late Summer and early Fall. Here are short samples of three songs off the new album. As a huge and long time fan, these do absolutely nothing for me. Production-wise they are pretty good. But the songs are so "meh" and pedestrian. The first is probably the most un-DM sounding I've ever heard. The second is absolute filler. And the last song is borderline terrible. Those lyrics, "Where's the revolution? Come on people you're letting me down" (?). Ugh. I love this guys. But they have truly lost their mojo in the studio. And it's been gone for well over a decade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YNeQj5dteA

ken_572002
10-22-16, 08:27 AM
I love this guys. But they have truly lost their mojo in the studio. And it's been gone for well over a decade.

Can't agree there. Sounds Of The Universe came out in '09, and that is one of my favorite Depeche Mode recordings.

JeffTheAlpaca
10-27-16, 06:27 PM
"Always" the bonus song on Delta Machine was better that all of the stuff on the album.

Just hope it is better and not as boring as Exciter.

Daytripper
01-20-17, 12:26 AM
I have a friend who has ties with the band, and he sent this to me:

I've heard the new album in its entirety. As a whole, it sucks. Most of the songs lack even choruses. Most do not have any synth chords even. It's very reminiscence of Delta Machine. The only highlights for me were the 2 tracks that Martin sings. Here's some of the track listings:

Poorman
Move
Poisoned Heart
Revolution (this will be the first single)
Backwards
Worst Crime
Fail (Martin on lead vocals)
Scum
So Much Love
Eternity (Martin on lead vocals)

I thought having a new Producer, James Ford, would help, but he's no better than Ben Hillier. {sigh} but I'm not surprised. I gave up after Playing The Angel. Here's what most people don't realize and you can quote me on this because I have talked to Mr Wilder himself....People say, "Oh but Ultra and Exciter were decent and that was after Alan left." Any musician knows that at any given time, they(in this case Martin) has a good 20+ song ideas in his head from the past decade or more. He had these ideas for songs that never yet materialized but stayed in his head. Martin and Alan had already worked on song ideas past SOFAD, before Alan left. Martin had already given him some demos of songs (that ended up on Ultra specifically) that Alan already gave his feedback on. That's why Ultra still sounds decent because it still had Alan's influences on it. Same goes for Exciter to a lesser degree. I asked Alan why does It's No Good sound like it could've been a b-side to Enjoy The Silence or Policy of Truth and he smiled, and simply replied "It could have been."

Supermallet
01-20-17, 12:32 AM
I thought Sounds of the Universe was better than Ultra, about on par with Exciter. I don't have high hopes for this one though.

dex14
01-20-17, 06:59 AM
Any word on US dates?

hal9000
01-20-17, 07:14 AM
Wow, those songs on that clip sounds like horse shit. They're claiming "this is a follow up to Delta Machine"!?! They should try and distance themselves from that steaming pile as far and as fast as they can. I haven't listened all the way through one single song on Delta. It's the only Depeche album I despise more than Exciter. The lyrics on Delta are especially comical, "I come to your house and break down the door" wtf is that? They've lost the struggle that once made them great. I swear that sunny Santa Barbara weather has made Gore's brain mush. Not only that , but they are nothing without Alan Wilder... I mean, they are something, a live act that can no longer produce a hit record.

And, since a Wilder reunion is out of the question they really should step outside the box and hook up with someone like Trent Reznor, for god sake do something! Gore's ego has gotten in the way of the bands ability to make great music that we once expected - he might pen a good lyric (past tense), but he absolutely blows ass in comparison to Wilder when it comes to building/engineering a great sounding song. Gore probably thinks he's as good if not better than Wilder in that department too.

Before people crap on the Reznor idea, listen, music sales for both Depeche and NIN will never ever get to levels that they once both knew. So, instead of just churning out the same bullshit why not mix it up, literally.

Granted, Reznor is more of an "artist" much like Wilder in my opinion so that "artist" ego might get in the way of Trent wanting to stoop to Depeche's level and visa versa. He doesn't need them, but Depeche needs somebody. Love or hate NIN, Reznor can compose, and Gore can't, Gahan can't, and Fletcher is a glorified button pusher just lucky to be in the band. Without a collaboration with a guy like Reznor, Depeche will just continue to trudge along churning out uninspired crap every couple of years.

Also, can we ditch the live drums. Hit the reset button and take it back old school synth! I would love to see Depeche do a tour where they play the entire Music for the Masses or Violator albums much like U2 is doing for The Joshua Tree. But sans the live drummer of course.

Ky-Fi
01-20-17, 02:26 PM
I have everything up through Violator, and then I kind of lost interest. The only album since then that really grabbed me and that I love beginning to end is Playing the Angel.

I haven't seen them live since the Violator tour--I'd be up for checking them out again.

Daytripper
01-20-17, 04:52 PM
Wow, those songs on that clip sounds like horse shit. They're claiming "this is a follow up to Delta Machine"!?! They should try and distance themselves from that steaming pile as far and as fast as they can. I haven't listened all the way through one single song on Delta. It's the only Depeche album I despise more than Exciter. The lyrics on Delta are especially comical, "I come to your house and break down the door" wtf is that? They've lost the struggle that once made them great. I swear that sunny Santa Barbara weather has made Gore's brain mush. Not only that , but they are nothing without Alan Wilder... I mean, they are something, a live act that can no longer produce a hit record.

And, since a Wilder reunion is out of the question they really should step outside the box and hook up with someone like Trent Reznor, for god sake do something! Gore's ego has gotten in the way of the bands ability to make great music that we once expected - he might pen a good lyric (past tense), but he absolutely blows ass in comparison to Wilder when it comes to building/engineering a great sounding song. Gore probably thinks he's as good if not better than Wilder in that department too.

Before people crap on the Reznor idea, listen, music sales for both Depeche and NIN will never ever get to levels that they once both knew. So, instead of just churning out the same bullshit why not mix it up, literally.

Granted, Reznor is more of an "artist" much like Wilder in my opinion so that "artist" ego might get in the way of Trent wanting to stoop to Depeche's level and visa versa. He doesn't need them, but Depeche needs somebody. Love or hate NIN, Reznor can compose, and Gore can't, Gahan can't, and Fletcher is a glorified button pusher just lucky to be in the band. Without a collaboration with a guy like Reznor, Depeche will just continue to trudge along churning out uninspired crap every couple of years.

Also, can we ditch the live drums. Hit the reset button and take it back old school synth! I would love to see Depeche do a tour where they play the entire Music for the Masses or Violator albums much like U2 is doing for The Joshua Tree. But sans the live drummer of course.

Preach! I've been bitching about those fucking live drums in concert for years. It completely changes the dynamics of their songs. Especially the older material. Did you hear how they destroyed "Black Celebration" live!? BTW, Martin might think he's another Alan Wilder (he's sooooo not), but Dave's ego is bigger than his. He's the reason we have those stinkin' live drums in the first place. Makes him feel like a rock n' roll star. Dave is also a horrible song writer. He insisted on sharing those responsibilities from "Playing the Angel" forward. The band can still sell out stadiums in Europe, but their market has been steadily shrinking in America over the past decade. Their album sales are shrinking worldwide too. It's because of the sub par music. Did you know "Delta Machine" didn't spawn a single top 40 hit anywhere in the world? That's definitely a first for the band. And you heard the samples of new music from that clip above. Sounds like this new album will be hit free too. I just don't get it. They used to be the most exciting band to me. What the fuck happened!? I love your suggestion of Trent Reznor. That is a brilliant idea. I think DM need NIN more than the other way around. NIN's last album and tour were pretty huge. It was a great album too. Trent's also a lifetime DM fan. So he would take care of them. But in closing, back to Alan Wilder. Why on earth won't they work with him again? I just don't get that either.

Supermallet
01-21-17, 12:56 AM
Didn't Wilder choose to leave? Does he even want to come back?

Ravenous
01-21-17, 11:00 AM
That's a shame. I've always had Ultra as that gem that is really firing on all cylinders. After Exciter DM just sounds like noise (which adding the overrated Reznor to would just be horrible) There are some good songs after Exciter but they would hardly fill a whole album.

I wish Wilder would just rejoin. Hed make a shit load of money. Itd be like Iron Maiden!! lol

Daytripper
01-21-17, 02:45 PM
Didn't Wilder choose to leave? Does he even want to come back?

He did. But only because he felt like he was the only one who gave a shit about the band at that point. And felt like he was doing almost everything on his own with zero appreciation. I don't think Alan is doing well financially. A few years ago, he had a DM auction (http://auction.recoil.co.uk/). Leaving many to think he was broke. I bet he would jump at the chance to make magic again with Depeche Mode.

Supermallet
01-21-17, 04:14 PM
Wilder should team up with NIN.

Daytripper
02-02-17, 06:12 PM
Ugh. It's worse than I could have imagined.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0

sherm42
02-02-17, 07:11 PM
Wow. That was shit. Awful.

The train is coming, the train is coming, the train is coming. Get on board, get on board, get on board.

Ugh.

Daytripper
02-02-17, 07:17 PM
Wow. That was shit. Awful.

The train is coming, the train is coming, the train is coming. Get on board, get on board, get on board.

Ugh.

The song is a mess. It's embarrassing. The band have completely lost their mojo. I need to go listen to "Black Celebration" and "Music for the Masses" now.

Ky-Fi
02-02-17, 07:37 PM
On first listen, that's a very tuneless tune.

Ravenous
02-03-17, 12:08 PM
Wheres the rhythm and hooks?
Come on Depeche Mode youre letting me down.

Daytripper
02-28-17, 03:18 PM
Finally!


Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour - Fall 2017 North American Tour

August 23 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
August 27 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 30 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

September 1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
September 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
September 5 Montreal, QC Centre Bell
September 7 Washington, DC Verizon Center
September 9 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
September 11 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
September 13 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
September 18 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
September 20 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheatre
September 22 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
September 24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented
by Huntsman
September 27 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion
September 30 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

October 2 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl
October 6 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 8 San Jose, CA SAP Center
October 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
October 12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
October 14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
October 21 Seattle, WA KeyArena
October 23 Portland, OR Moda Center
October 25 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
October 27 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

dex14
02-28-17, 10:14 PM
I'm definitely trying for one of the Garden shows.

Daytripper
02-28-17, 11:51 PM
I'm definitely trying for one of the Garden shows.

Will be there on 9/9 with a lot of fun friends/fans if you want to meet up before and after.

E Unit
03-01-17, 09:42 AM
Looks like me and the wife be seeing them Sept 20th.

JeffTheAlpaca
03-01-17, 10:01 AM
They will perform on the Tonight Show with Fallon today.

MBoyd
03-01-17, 12:23 PM
Ive been doing some kind of thing on Facebook to buy tickets early. I know they aren't what they once were but I haven't seen them in 23 years. Anyway, with the Facebook thing I am number 124 in a virtual line. Might be meaningless.

JeffTheAlpaca
03-01-17, 07:09 PM
The song is a mess. It's embarrassing. The band have completely lost their mojo. I need to go listen to "Black Celebration" and "Music for the Masses" now.

Or Construction Time Again

Daytripper
03-02-17, 10:22 AM
They will perform on the Tonight Show with Fallon today.

Saw it. And unfortunately that dreadful song didn't fare any better live. And for fuck sake, why does Christian have to beat the shit out of those drums on every single track? I wish like hell if Depeche Mode had to have a drummer at all (and I don't think they should) they could do electronic drums like the Human League when they play live. My friend had the best comments about Depeche Mode these days:

"I haven't seen them since the unexciting Exciter tour. It breaks my heart that my favorite band, a band I have tattooed into my arm, has failed to excite me for the past decade and a half. Their last four albums have been fifty fifty. I liked half of it and the rest was just blah. The remixes have been dogshit for the most part, even on the remix compilation CD. A rare few nuggets of gold and the rest were polished turds passed off as diamonds. The last couple albums had crappy production with weak assed synths and tinny tinkertoy drum samples, and the live footage I've seen has Eigner overdoing the drums like Lars Ulrich. Peter Gordeno is no Alan Wilder. Looks like a goddamned cadaver. Creeps me out. I refused to buy the Delta Machine tour DVD and instead recorded the edited down version on AXIS on my DVR... Dave needs to skip the Mick Jagger prancing and wash off the guy liner. I think Fletch does more now in concert than in previous years, or at least learned to mime better, but still does less live than Vince Clarke does, and I saw an Erasure show where Vince literally had a fucking Heineken during a song. Dave should also spend more time singing and less time holding the mic out over the crowd; you paid 85 bucks to hear him sing, not to hear 12,000 out of tune dickheads sing it for him. The version of Black Celebration in this last tour was abysmal. After watching Alan explain the Emulator in 101 using that song, it is just pale imitation without him. After decades of ignoring But Not Tonight as a throwaway fluff b-side despite being a fan favorite, they gutted it and made it a dirge."

MBoyd
03-02-17, 04:51 PM
:lol: you guys are doing a good job at talking me out of going. And I even dropped to number 45 in line for referring a friend! Taking into consideration it's at the F1 racetrack and it takes and hour to walk in and get out back to your car...

BDB
03-03-17, 06:41 PM
I was 120 on the list for Seattle, now I'm 520.

dex14
03-06-17, 08:41 AM
Reading the comments on Facebook about the presale... I can't believe people actually bought 100 copies of the album thinking that it would actually matter. I don't know why anyone would do that. All it guaranteed was the band getting $$ from the albums. They should've just spent the money on 3rd party website tickets. People are so uninformed about things. There is no ticket system or possible way that if you are Number 1 "in line" that you would actually be the first person to be able to buy tickets.

I got an email that I can't buy tickets until 30 mins after the presale starts as apart of "Group 2". I didn't really do anything because I'm not going to jump through hoops. I can try this presale...or AMEX...or the venue one... whatever.

BDB
03-06-17, 03:59 PM
I got in for the 930 group 2. Easy enough.

I thought if you were high enough up the list you got to a meet and greet level??

Still spendy though for lower level seats - 150ea with fees.

E Unit
03-06-17, 04:30 PM
I was in group 3, but got tickets as soon as they went up for sale. Pretty decent seats as well.

Raul3
03-06-17, 09:29 PM
Group 3, in San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley), tried at 10:00 am, and found good lower level tickets (not floor tickets of course), but after all the fees it was $172! Parking is $20 at least, so I decided to wait.

If by October I'm in the mood I'm sure I would be able to get decent tickets for around that price, maybe not that good, like the ones Ticketmaster offered me, but decent enough.

Although I really don't like the acoustics of that concert venue. :(

Edit: I was 1850 in the list :lol:

dex14
03-07-17, 10:24 AM
Wow...this whole onsale has been a real turn off. First the fan presale is just shitty. Then today, they changed the prices and eliminated the $55 range and made all the tickets that were $55 $75 instead.

DVD Josh
03-07-17, 04:26 PM
A friend of ours was 450 and she completely shit the bed on the presale. Without asking, she panicked and bought four 400 levels tickets. i told her there was no way i was paying her back for that nonsense. i'm sure something will come up on stubhub closer to the show.

Daytripper
03-07-17, 09:59 PM
Fans, I heard the album tonight and I'm relieved to tell you that it's really good. "Where's the Revolution" is still a terrible song though. And "The Worst Crime" is the second only "meh" song on the album. But this is unlike anything DM have ever done. Gone (LONG gone) is that 80's and 90's DM sound. But this just works. Beautifully. If you can let go of the past. It's also not a commercial sounding album. "So Much Love" is possibly the only track that could and should be a single. Other stand out tracks: "Scum", "Going Backwards", "You Move" and "Cover Me". Which at the 3:00 minute mark forward is pure Kraftwerk sounding bliss. I was expecting the worst going into this after "Revolution". Pleasantly surprised.

Supermallet
03-07-17, 11:19 PM
Wow, I'm really glad to hear that! I'm looking forward to giving it a spin.

hdnmickey
03-09-17, 02:55 PM
Was able to listen to the whole album this morning. While not terrible, I also wouldn't say it in any way compares to their best work in the 80's and 90's. At best it's as good at the better songs on the more recent albums. In a way, it sounds like it's made up of the better b-sides that were never released with singles off those more recent albums. I'm definitely glad I didn't try to score tickets to their upcoming tour. Not at all excited to see shows supporting this album.

Daytripper
03-09-17, 08:04 PM
Was able to listen to the whole album this morning. While not terrible, I also wouldn't say it in any way compares to their best work in the 80's and 90's. At best it's as good at the better songs on the more recent albums. In a way, it sounds like it's made up of the better b-sides that were never released with singles off those more recent albums. I'm definitely glad I didn't try to score tickets to their upcoming tour. Not at all excited to see shows supporting this album.

Well, like I said, this is nothing like anything they've done before. Definitely not like anything they did in the 80's. Which I think is the golden age of DM. Here's how the new music will play out on this tour. They will premiere them on the first leg which is in Europe. Most songs won't work live. Probably because of those fucking drums. And they'll ditch whatever isn't received well from the audience. This happens all the time with them. So by the time they come to America, we hear maybe 3 live tracks of their new album. And the rest is older material. I actually think most of these new songs could be great live if they stuck with all keyboards and computers on the stage. You know, how they were recorded in the studio.

hdnmickey
03-09-17, 09:34 PM
The comparison to their 80's and 90's material wasn't from a perspective of the sound, but the quality. As for playing any of the new songs on the tour, even three of them is pushing it. If this was a middle of their career album I would be surprised if any of these songs were included in set lists after a few years.

Daytripper
03-10-17, 12:36 AM
The comparison to their 80's and 90's material wasn't from a perspective of the sound, but the quality. As for playing any of the new songs on the tour, even three of them is pushing it. If this was a middle of their career album I would be surprised if any of these songs were included in set lists after a few years.

I'm in complete agreement with you. I meant quality too of course. Their new material and sound are such a pale comparison to their glory days. And you're absolutely right. None of their new materiel would be included in their show if this was middle career.

dex14
03-10-17, 09:47 AM
Wow... they raised the price again for MSG. The lowest price now $95 (excluding fees). And it looks like they have different prices between Saturday and Monday. I know dynamic pricing happens... but I've never seen it before a show even officially goes on sale. I'm glad I was able to get some uppers that are atleast close to the stage during presales at a lower price.

Supermallet
03-10-17, 08:58 PM
I'm listening to the album and it's not offensively awful but there's no real meat to grab on to. I'll need to give it a closer listen when it officially comes out and the high quality rips surface. Right now it's just kind of there.

Daytripper
03-18-17, 12:44 AM
I finally heard the non-leaked album today. It's a cleaner version and I still think it's pretty good/great. But it's a new Depeche Mode. If you're looking for that early DM mode sound, you are going to be extremely disappointed. If you can move beyond that, I think you will enjoy this album.

http://www.metacritic.com/music/spirit/depeche-mode?ref=hp

ken_572002
03-22-17, 06:33 AM
I listened to it twice now. At best, it is an 'okay' recording. Perhaps after a few more spins I'll move that rating into the 'good' range. But for now, it's just 'meh'.

Nothing on the album jumps out like 'Wrong', which in my opinion, is still their best song in the last 15 years.

Daytripper
03-22-17, 12:34 PM
I listened to it twice now. At best, it is an 'okay' recording. Perhaps after a few more spins I'll move that rating into the 'good' range. But for now, it's just 'meh'.

Nothing on the album jumps out like 'Wrong', which in my opinion, is still their best song in the last 15 years.

Best song or best single? I respectfully disagree on both. And I love "Wrong"! But it's no where near as good as "Precious", "Suffer Well" or even "John the Revelator" if we're talking singles from the past 15 years. IMO of course. Other than "Wrong", I don't think Depeche Mode have done any "great' songs after "Playing the Angel". Just merely passable. "Cover Me" on this new album is kind of brilliant though.

hdnmickey
03-22-17, 12:52 PM
I too was able to score a better sounding download and it did cause me to enjoy this a bit more. The songs worked a little better the second time around as well. But the whole album does still seems like a collection of unreleased b-sides from the last few albums. Some of those have always been just as good as the songs on the ablums, but most of them are pretty average, and were not included on the albums for a reason.

JeffTheAlpaca
08-06-17, 07:38 PM
Bring back Alan Wilder for the next album.

Maybe this is the most memorable song on Spirit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr7Tt9p-G_M

Ravenous
08-07-17, 12:27 PM
That would be great for Alan and fans - I mean thatll just be easy money for him


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