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The Singles 86-98

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The Singles 86-98

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

We gave it a C-

It was always a weird arrangement ā€” guitarist Martin Gore penning gothic synth-pop dirges for Dave Gahan to moan/intone, while Gahan’s personal life grew as tortured as his Svengali’s grim outlook. But suffering doesn’t always result in great art, as Depeche Mode’s so-so anthology, The Singles 86-98, attests. The Gore/Gahan combo hasn’t worked since Music for the Masses, which is exactly where this set begins its 21-track downward spiral. C-

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