Granted, the album is a collection ofclichés, but we should honour Vince Clarke and Martin Gore like our fathers. At this point, we didn't expect their reunion to leave us speechless, in spite of the splendid advance track “Spock”. But anything coming from those four hands is beyond any suspicion. While they could easily live off the profits from their work with Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure and everything, they have just shown the world they're still excited about what they do best.
Opinión a favor del No por Mario G. Sinde
Let's be honest, this project was only interesting because we wanted to see what might come of these two getting together thirty years after “Speak & Spell”, but it just doesn't work. Instead of exploring that electronic pop that captivated us in the early days of Depeche Mode, Gore and Clarke have come up with a bunch of vulgar tracks that could have been released on any forgotten techno or minimal label from the mid-noughties. Those looking for Gore and Clarke's new vision on electronic will have to wait and those who wanted a revivalist affair shouldn't hold their breath, either