Depeche Mode in disillusion

Written for Kurrent Music
Published February 12th 2017

Depeche Mode

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There’s something funny about the music you grew up with. I’m from the 80’s generation and while I was growing up, I had a clear preference for high energy synthesizer pop. I loved it most when it was bubbly and fun and it was no real surprise that I got hooked on Stock Aitken & Waterman productions along the way while I was a kid.

Everybody else seemed to know that this wasn’t necessarily the kind of music that would stand the test of time, but I had trouble listening to groups like U2 and the Simple Minds, with a few of their hits as the exception to the rule. Heck, it was pretty simple, I was a kid at the time and they were too serious.

Still, even among the synth-pop generation, there were groups I had a hard time connecting to. Depeche Mode was one of them. I only liked “I Just Can’t Get Enough”, but due to the low vocals of the lead singer, Dave Gahan, it just felt a bit dark and negative to me.

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