Dave Gahan, 'Hourglass' (Mute/ Virgin)

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Hourglass
Critical Mass
Label: Mute/ Virgin

by Barry Walters

An improved sequel to the Depeche Mode singer's pseudo bluesy 2003 solo debut, Paper Monsters, Hourglass blatantly resembles sedate, later-day Depeche, inevitably inviting comparisons to bandmate Martin Gore's compositional chops. Gahan employs the same sidemen who helped him pen his three much-fought-for contributions to DM's stately 2005 album, Playing the Angel, and self-examining ballads like the stark "Miracles" nearly meet Gore's standards. But the overwrought, rockier cuts still reek.

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