3. Back to basics
For many fans the last few Depeche Mode albums are no longer what the band was about.
Says Yves Besson: “I don’t understand why they keep on saying they experiment with sounds. They don’t, it all sounds pre-programmed. Where are the sound sculptures and different approaches they had over the years? It’s all gone in the same blob which makes every album since “Exciter” sound exactly the same: uninspiring, boring to the point I have stopped buying their material and now just check Spotify in the false hope they get their shit back together. “Delta Machine” was so bad I was over happy I didn’t spend money on that release at all.”
A few other fans just want to go straight back in time. Tiffany Neylan: “I would love to see a combination of “Black celebration”/”Music for the masses”/”Violator” return, but it ain’t gonna happen, so let’s just move on.”
Scott Campbell words it like this: “A retro fitted album fit lyrically for today would be a nice resurgence of GOOD music.”
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