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Depeche Mode

Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 2009

JUST 29 YEARS into Depeche Mode's evolution from hoppity-boppity three-minute wonders of Futurism to global phenomenon of electronic rock and here's sempiternal hit songwriter Martin Gore ensconced in the anonymous luxury of Brown's Hotel, London. Ready to discuss their top-notch new album, Sounds Of The Universe, he beams like a boy, nice but shy, same as he ever was bar a couple of characteristically discreet lines about the eyes.

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