This October, Depeche Mode release their first album since 2001’s two
million-selling Exciter. «I really felt, before we started this album, that
there was unfinished business,» says Dave Gahan of their 11th studio album,
Playing The Angel. And so it is that the world’s foremost subversive electronic
pop group have reconvened to, as the singer puts it, «make the best record we
can.» They just can’t shake the disease.