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Cover of the angel

Here we go again. Each time Depeche Mode releases a new album I go on a rant about either the cover art or the first single, both of which can be quite awful. It’s been quiet since the release of Exciter five years ago, but as the new album cover for eagerly awaited Playing The Angel was released today I cannot let it pass. As some would put it, the sweetest perfection.

This time the first single called Precious is actually quite good, sounds like Enjoy the silence but 15 years later. But the cover… This could very well be the worst Depeche cover ever, even slightly worse than the cover for Barrel of a gun from 1997. Get used to the image before the release in October 17.

Playing The Angel cover Cover of Playing The Angel.


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