A preview and playlist ahead of 2018’s Mad Cool festival in Madrid, running from July 12th-14th.
Railing against the upheaval in the world, ‘Spirit’ is Depeche Mode’s angriest and most political album yet.
by Ed Biggs The narrative arc of Depeche Mode is one of the most intriguing evolutions in pop history. When they began their long career in 1980, they were at the lighter end of the post-punk backlash against guitars, often critically derided but achieving commercial success with simple, upbeat synth-pop hits like ‘New Life’ and ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’. But after one album they were left stranded by their original