Depeche Mode fans have strong opinions about their favourite band – check any forum, Facebook post or pre-gig bar and you’ll witness endless debates about the best X or the worst Y. Violators might be universally adored by the so-called
Our co-author David McElroy spent a large part (well, all) of March 2020 writing about Violator, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its release. He filled the entire month with posts on his Almost Predictable Almost blog about it, in
One of the most popular posts on this website was during the summer, featuring Eric Whitacre’s haunting, choral version of Enjoy The Silence. And who can forget Michal Matejcik’s versions of Halo, Enjoy The Silence and Clean, performed on the harp?
Before any big interview, writers and journalists often ask around to find out if anyone has any tips about what to expect from the interviewee. This is usually done not in the hope of learning what they are likely to
Fans will remember how in 1990 one part of the Quad: Final Mix tried to reimagine Enjoy The Silence in a classical style. It was pretty good. But then American composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, one of those rare, modern classical
With the Dave Gahan and Soulsavers tour in full swing (well, almost half way through six dates), a little reminder of when the frontman performed tracks from Violator in the early 2000s. His first solo album, called Paper Monsters, had an
It seemed unfathomable that, after years of enjoying his work and that of many of his collaborators, Anton Corbijn biopic Inside Out had passed me by. But, finally, a copy of the Klaartje Quirijns-directed documentary arrived via Amazon last week. Here is
Everyone has a favourite version of Enjoy The Silence, not least because there are so many from which to choose. The Hands And Feet Mix stands out as a winner here, but there are a number of lower key takes on the
Personal Jesus grabbed the attention of fans and many others in the summer of 1989. But it was the release of Enjoy The Silence on February 5th 1990 that REALLY made people sit up and listen. Enjoy The Silence, arguably more than any other
This reasonably new, unofficial remix of Enjoy The Silence has been getting some attention in recent weeks. Mixed by German producer/DJ Rico Hüllermeier, Paralyzed RMX is a fairly industrialised version of the second single from Violator.