Depeche Mode "Sounds of the Universe"
Like many enthusiasts of this surpassingly talented group, I have been mildly disappointed with new releases since the departure of Alan Wilder, and this new release doesn't do much for me (although I highly applaud the return to raw analogue synth sounds, etc.). I genuinely like several songs, but I cannot get over the fact that I miss the captivating hooks and brooding "gothic" themes of albums past (peaking with "Violator"). Complacency sucks rocks!
I mostly listen to the ambient genres closest to our hearts here at the Hypnos forum and have been lackadaisical in reporting playlists.