17 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Depeche Mode’s lyrics have been so consumed by personal anxieties during the latter half of their career that it’s startling to hear some explicitly political songs here. Stripping back their blues influences in favor of muscular electronics, they rage against apathy and the ruling classes on “Going Backwards”, “Where’s the Revolution,” and “Scum”. However, it’s in the more optimistic and confessional moments—Krautrock peace anthem “So Much Love” and distorted Motown ballad “Poison Heart”—that Spirit truly excels.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Depeche Mode’s lyrics have been so consumed by personal anxieties during the latter half of their career that it’s startling to hear some explicitly political songs here. Stripping back their blues influences in favor of muscular electronics, they rage against apathy and the ruling classes on “Going Backwards”, “Where’s the Revolution,” and “Scum”. However, it’s in the more optimistic and confessional moments—Krautrock peace anthem “So Much Love” and distorted Motown ballad “Poison Heart”—that Spirit truly excels.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

smoove0384 ,

Not feeling it

Not feeling it from the single so far.

Zach Roderick ,

Worst record they've ever made.

Depeche Mode,i have been a huge fan all of my life. Since the 80's,you've created music unlike any other,and i've been able to express my emotions through it. Delta Machine was okay,but it could have been fat better. I listened to every song in this album,and Wheres the Revolution was the only one i can honestly say i like. None of this music is unique or well-written in any way. What exactly have you been doing in the past four years? I realize you've all gotten older,but if your going to make music,pour you heart and soul into it. Spirit is awful,simply awful. Good luck on your tour.

chaderack ,

Terrible album

Beware: this is a straight political album. Thanks for wasting my money DM. Gahan lied in his rolling stone album when he said this wasn't a political album. Bunch of rich guys singing about trickle down economics. There might be a song on here that isn't about their hate of right wing politics, but since it's almost all depressing and hate filled, it bleeds into all the theme bleeds into the entire album. I don't like Trump either, but I'm not walking around listening to this crying about it.

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