Monday, July 02, 2007

Living For The Bottle

Dave Gahan just announced that his second solo album, written and produced with Depeche Mode's touring members Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpott, is due out this fall. I'm going out on a limb and going to say this could be interesting. Paper Monsters was not a good album (nor was it worth the money that Mute or Sire kept giving to amazing remixers to rework mediocre songs for the single releases) but it was an album that demonstrated potential which blossomed when Gahan started writing with Eigner/Phillpott for Playing The Angel. So it puzzles me that all I've read is negative reactions on the web. I can't be alone in declaring "Suffer Well" the greatest DM single since "Precious"? I suppose all the haters will use the upcoming Recoil album as the standard to tear Gahan apart in the months ahead.


xolondon said...

Yeah, I did like his songs on PTA. I guess one problem on the first record was the arrangements. Maybe people want something more Depeche-y? I did like Hold On and a few others.

Daft Monk said...

Who knows what people were reacting to with Gahan's album. I read tons of complaints about it not sounding Depeche enough and I thought it was pretty much in the same vein of "Ultra". Regardless there were a few good songs and I think "I Need You" is one of the strongest DM related songs of their late period.