I was born with the wrong sign

In the wrong house 
with the wrong ascendancy
I took the wrong road 
that lead to 
the wrong tendencies
I was in the wrong place 
at the wrong time
by the wrong reason and the wrong rhyme
On the wrong day of the wrong week
use the wrong method with the wrong technique”

And there it is. The debut of Wrong, the brand spanking new single from Depeche Mode taken from the forthcoming record Sounds Of The Universe. The song was performed live at the Echo Awards in Germany and naturally given a rousing ovation by those in attendance. What do we think, people? Have the Mode still got it? Have the Pet Shop Boys set the bar so high that DM flail in the wind in their attempts to reach the next upward rung? 

Personally, I think Wrong is a strong single and is a fine addition to the DM discography which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that Depeche Mode’s record for top notch singles needs no defense yet a curse in that there is nothing here that makes you believe that after all these years Martin Gore has had anything else happen besides pain, being on his knees, something S & M related or being God’s fault. Scope has never been DM’s forte. Yet it must be said that if you don’t care about any of that then enjoy Wrong and leave the navel-gazing and chin-stroking to scribes like yours truly. 🙂


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