DEPECHE MODE Songs Of Faith & Devotion (1992 UK 10-track CD album including I Feel You & In Your Room complete with the picture / lyric booklet inlay CDSTUMM106)
People are so predictable in their Greatest Albums list--nominating Pet Sounds
and What's Goin' On?
, and neglecting Depeche Mode. But if you had to spend the rest of your life listening to either a) some boring old classic soul or b) four boys from Basildon making sleazy stadium electro-goth-rawk, stomping all over the place in leather trousers and stetsons, and berating God in no uncertain terms for condemning them to a life of rock, who would you choose? Well yes: that's why you'll be wanting to buy a second copy of Songs of Love and Devotion
, now your first one's worn out. And in under a week you'll be vibrating with pleasure again as "Walking In My Shoes" dooms it's way to a gulag-sized chorus, and "In Your Room" comes across like a smack-Queen punching you repeatedly in the face with the biggest bass-line they could find. Sigh. --Caitlan Moran