Few bands from the '80s or the '90s have managed to remain as relevant and influential as Depeche Mode. It's almost impossible to believe that the seminal synth band has been making music for almost 30 years, not just considering all the odds stacked against them--the departures of Vince Clarke and later Alan Wilder; the early detractors who at first refused to take a guitar-less band seriously; the much-publicized addiction struggles of frontman Dave Gahan--but also considering how fresh and exciting their 12th studio album, Sounds Of The Universe, truly is.
Recorded 28 long years after Depeche's legendary debut Speak & Spell, the new album is an ambient, atmospheric opus, the stunning work of a band still very much in its prime. That's no easy feat--few of Depeche's new wave peers have survived or aged so well. But Depeche Mode remain vital because they never remain the same. They switch it up from album to album, always progressing, always reaching and expanding, and that is whyRead More »from Depeche Mode: The Y! Music Interview