Delta Machine - Rolling Stone
×
Home Music Album Reviews

Delta Machine

Delta Machine

The 13th Depeche Mode album is foregrounded in blues and gospel influences that have often merely burbled beneath their synth-sad pop. “The angel of love was upon me/And, Lord, I felt so high,” Dave Gahan growls on “Angel.” Gahan was treated for cancer in 2009, and he and co-founder Martin Gore wrote together for the first time in their contentious 30-year plus career. Delta celebrates brooding faith and slippery solace without scrimping on Depeche’s trademark blackstrobe punishment. When Gahan sings, “I’m coming for you like a junkie,” on the plasticine stomper “Soothe My Soul,” you can bet he’s after the kind of personal Jesus you won’t find in church.

Popular on Rolling Stone

Newswire

Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.