Awesome, purely straightforward and passionate!!
I'm sorry for all you haters, where's the love and loyalty to one of the best bands (regardless of what others say) this is one band that has kept their uniqueness!
True fans wouldn't trash them, I'm sorry if you can't deal with reality about our WORLD TODAY, I stand with them and NOW And FOREVER!!
Btw, this record does not promote violence on the contrary it makes you want to stand up and do something about our horrible choices !!!
Pure Garbage. They should Retire.
Huge Deepche Mode fan from 80's not anymore. This album is pure Political Junk; no body wants to hear this depressing junk of crap and just to think I used to go to the Goth/Industrial clubs back in the day where Depeche Mode made real music non-political music. Get over it. It's Trump-Era. Makes me want to delete every song Depeche Mode put out there with a simple click Delete on my PC. Right Wingers don't waste your money. MAGA
Best New Album Ever!
By Teddy-o Bear
I think it was the best one I've ever heard overall, and I really loved it because it really, really DID show some real spirit in it. In comparison to the older albums, the sound was really good, the singing sounded new, and it all was just great. And my top favorite 3 songs from it were:
Where's The Revolution
So now I am ready to hear it all at the Global Spiritual Tour Concert, so, I love the album, I love you, Depeche Mode. See you at the concert.
Been a fan since the early 80s. DM was my favorite band for as long as I can remember. Then Delta Machine came out. It was the first release I didn't purchase. Spirit is the second. I'm trying to come to grips with the fact that my favorite band has not released any new material in a long time that I find listenable. I hate to say this, but I feel like my best friend has died. :(
Truth Hurts sometimes ! I really like this album people need to wake and smell the coffee we live in a very selfish self centered world. The reality is happiness is not found in power,greed,lust,possession,narcissism,pride,ego but within our souls. The world could be a lot better if we put a Higher Power, Humanity before our selves. It should not be "what can the world do for me but what can I do for the world". People please try a little humility. DM still rocks and has not lost their Fortitude.
Depeche Mode has really never disappointed me. I listen to them for so many reason's, but mainly for beat and sound. Cannot say that I care for the political overtones in the beginning tracks; however, I love "Cover Me", total ear orgasim! Thank you Depeche Mode for making music.
An Amazing Depeche Mode Album
By T.M.H (Total Music Head)
Unlike a lot of reviews on this record, I waited to hear the whole album instead of judging it on one song. "Where's the Revolution" is no doubt a great lead single to this record, it's angry, it's the song that shows you it's time to stand up and fight for your rights. When the whole album came out, I was amazed. Lyrically, this album shows a angry, policital, and even a familiar side of the band. Musically, sounds very similiar to the recent DM albums, but I still think it has an appropriate sound for an album like this one. I see the ratings for this album and I'm very disappointed that people aren't happy with this one, with reasons like it's political, they miss Alan, or they didn't really like the lead single. But my opinion is it's as great as 'Playing the Angel'.
Back to basics
Classic Depeche Mode but still with a modern sound. They have gone back to there roots but it's not a nostalgia trip, they feel very contomorary and with a subtle political message Depeche Mode is as relvant and a as good today as they have ever been.
I really, really tried to like it
By One of the best of 2013
Sorry boys. I love you, adore you but I am just not feeling it on this release. There is no poetic flow of the lyrics and Martin's voice is painful to listen to. It feels like this album was only written and recorded with fact that if DM releases it, we will buy it. This ranks right next to Exciter as to the worst DM album ever.
Call it quits while you are still ahead?
Depeche Mode's Political EP with More Traditional Subject Matter
Having been misguidedly embraced by the Alt-Right, Gahan has written three really memorable political songs and a somewhat weaker song asking "Where's the revolution?" to steer the DM legacy back to more familiar turf. It could be that Gahan and DM felt it necessary to speak out about their own beliefs as they were being politicized by others already. If you (foolishly) can't stand politics in your music and must have absolutely every song you listen to be about relationships, I would avoid the first three tracks and "Poorman". The track that sounds vaguely like "Love Thieves" about a figuritive public lynching is Gahan's best. These are very brave statements considering the global wave of nationalism that has cropped up the past couple years and the inevitable backlash (just read the comments here) they had to have known they would face. I very much enjoy these four tracks (together they could have been a more cohesive political EP) as well as "Cover Me", "You Move" and a couple others. This is easily the most listenable DM album since Ultra and Exciter, it is imbued with a heavy synth sound that harkens back to earlier classics. It isn't all great, but one really feels Depeche Mode is challenging themselves as well as their fans.