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"Barrel of a Gun"

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Barrel of a Gun

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Mute, Reprise Records
genre:
POP

We gave it a C-

The calendar may read 1997, but Depeche Mode’s moping like it’s 1984. On “Barrel of a Gun,” they’ve unearthed the moaning synths, squawking guitars, and clanking percussion of their youth, but for all the lite industrial pomp, forgot to write a song to go with it. After intoning lyrics about torture, singer David Gahan asks, ”What do you expect of me?” A hook, maybe?

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