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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Feb 12, 2017

Episode 7 : Depeche Mode – Where’s The Revolution (2017)

Brian and Sarah diverge from their regular format of reviewing an entire album to devote some time to discussing a single song. What could prompt them to make such a departure? Nothing short of a newly-released Depeche Mode single, titled "Where's the Revolution," from their forthcoming album "Spirit." Depeche Mode is one of Brian and Sarah's all-time favorite bands, so it wasn't hard for them to opine on the Mode's latest offering. 

Part 1: Sarah gives her initial reactions to the song, and Brian follows. Which one of them liked the song better from the first listen? How does this single rank, in Brian's opinion, among all the Depeche Mode singles ever released?  

Part 2: Brian and Sarah discuss the video for "Where's the Revolution," directed by longtime Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn. Does the video help or hurt the song?

Part 3: Sarah adds a few more thoughts about the new single and then gives her "record adapter" rating. Brian does some more analysis of his likes and dislikes about the song, and then gives his rating as well.

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