Pro Guitar Shop sent this out in its regular newletter, a list of female guitarists. This particular just really stuck me. It's a killer tune and she's really good. The genre, I don't even know what you'd call it. It's very atmospheric, synthy and maybe even shoe-gazey? and you can hear bits of early synth pop, some Bjork at points in the vocals, some Portishead maybe. But, anyhoo, it's very cool. And those licks she's throwing off casually while singing in the choruses are not easy. And it's always cool to see see more people play free finger style guitar, since it lends itself to a much different style than pick playing. In this song the guitar almost gives it some King Crimson shades.
This one is really nice as well. Very atmospheric:
…emphasis on the album version because none other can match this quality. Dave Gahan's haunting voice, Martin Gore's haunting music… Haunting timeless song One of their best hands own. Hard to believe it came out 20 years ago
I've been a Depeche Mode fan since the beginning. It's nice to see that after all these years, they're still experimenting on their latest albums, they don't care about being commercial or not (they probably have enough money for this luxury anyway ), they just want to make something different and interesting. And they're still playing in packed stadiums. Long live DM!
…They started in their twenties - comparing the craftmanship and creativity behind their music in 1980 to what Bieber comes up with in 2013 almost hurts.