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5.0 out of 5 stars Depeche Mode at their Best, 23 Oct. 2005
This review is from: Playing the Angel (Audio CD)
Having bought 'Playing the Angel' last week I was surprised to find that on first listening the album sounded remarkebly similar to their earlier albums including 'Violator'. But with repeated listening the album has simply grown on me immensely. It is a dark album but not as dark as 'Black Celebration'. Gahan and folks seem to tap into the subconsious with a number of songs including 'Damaged People' and 'The Darkest Star'. The many innovative musical ideas stick in the mind and many of the songs could quite easily be James Bond soundtracks. That is not to say that the album is commercial but represents yet again the sogwriting ability and talent of this group. What I like most about the album is its overall colour and atmosphere. Many of the chords, progressions and riffs are so delicious which has always been a trademark of Depeche Mode. Coupled with Gahan's superb vocals this makes for an album which I believe will become a classic in years to come. I may also mention it in the same breath as Radiohead's 'OK Computer'.
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