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Not for me
on 10 June 2012
Sorry to say that despite having everything Dave Gahan and Depeche Mode have ever done (and quite a lot of the remixes) and being a huge fan, I really dont like this album at all. Depeche Mode it is not and its quite different from his solo material. I found it just dull to listen to and I personally felt like the music and his singing just didn't go together. The music was good, but it felt to me that it just didnt match Dave's singing.
Possibly listening more times to it (I've listened 4 times so far) will make me see what the other reviewers are, but to me Dave sounds bored on the tracks and like he is just getting it out of the way. I really wanted to like it as I love everything that Dave does normally and I was really excited by this album when I saw it, but it just - currently - does nothing at all for me. And no, I'm not a narrow minded Depeche Mode fan. As I said, I've got all his solo stuff and Martin's and have loved them. I actually thought Paper Monsters and Hourglass were some of the best work he's done... but each to their own I guess.
Good to hear DM are currently recording another album and will be touring again. Cant wait.
Update: I've listened to this more since my review above, to see if it would grow on me and I sadly stick with my review. This CD is - to me - just really dull and depressing to listen to.