As I've been known to say, I'm a HUGE Depeche Mode fan. And this past Tuesday, the 21st, their 12th studio album was released.
Here's a short review for those who are interested:
The start of the album threw me for a bit of a loop as it was a mellow song and not what was expecting. After listening to it a few times now, I can say I like the song (In Chains) better now than I did, but it's still not my favorite. But if you want to hear some good songs - some with new sounds for DM and some with the classic sounds that the long term fans will really enjoy take a listen to "Wrong", "Peace", "Come Back", "Fragile Tension", and "Perfect".
Overall I would rate this album 4 out of 5 stars. I do think that the casual fan and die hards alike will have mixed feelings about this album. But it is definitely worth checking out. The tour starts soon and I know a lot of these songs are going to sound amazing live. If you find DM will be in a town near you, check 'em out!!! You won't regret it!