Tuesday, October 6, 2009

hunger strike

"Sounds Of The Universe", Depeche Mode's twelfth, studio longplayer, is a darker, more experimental effort. I thought "Wrong" was a brilliant move for the band while still maintaining their trademark sound. The haunting, hymn like, "Peace" was a strong follow up.

With the exception of a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in "Wrong", both videos didn't feature the band, which was quite a departure for them.

Dave, Martin and Fletch decided to continue the trend with "Hole To Feed", the third single from "Sounds Of The Universe".

Not sure what to make of it. It's rather revolting and a little uncomfortable to watch. Perhaps that's the point. DM don't often miss the mark, but I'm afraid they've lost me with this video. Maybe someone can explain it to me.

People tend to give their favorite bands a little, creative wiggle room on occasion, but I think this video is a red strike for DM. Sorry, fellas. But you still have to admire them for their level of quality and consistency.

1 comment:

  1. Fully agree with you here, Vinny.
    At least, the worser track on this album have got probably the worser video in modern history of Depeche Mode. Have no idea why it became single, though. "Perfect", "Fragile Tension", "In Sympathy" are more suitable material for release.