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Depeche Mode are set to release Delta Machine, their 13th studio album and first since 2009, on March 26th.
Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Coldplay live cover)
i just can’t get you out of my head…~
HURTS - MIRACLE
Probably a future #1 across central Europe. But not with the Jukebox…
Brad Shoup: I was uploading the above image when my ftp client informed me that we already had a Hurts image. Three of them, in fact! All of ‘em were before my time, and looking at those blurbs, this Muse-singing-“Princess of China” approach must be a new thing. This will fill your SUV like you’re a young two-guard, which is another way of saying this isn’t going to thrill you.
Alfred Soto: The Johnny Hates Jazz vibe of “Wonderful Life” was in retrospect the track’s saving grace; it plainly hurt these guys to emote without wrinkling their shirts. Well, now they’re emoting, and they’ve been listening to No Line on the Horizon.
Edward Okulicz: Blimey, Hurts have been, well, not listening to, but certainly reading the lyrics to Songs of Faith and Devotion if a line like “you crucified my heart of gold” is any indication. Alas, it’s a bad line. The sound is buffed up and more muscular than on their first record but this increase in the power quotient has been sabotaged by Theo Hutchcraft sounding as windblown and meek as ever, so “Miracle” doesn’t even reach the status of being aimless bluster. “Wonderful Life” wrung so much out of so little, and this is the exact opposite.
Patrick St. Michel: Music that sounds like Coldplay’s “Princess Of China,” vocals that sound like Bono. YouTubing other bands is hardly a miracle.
Will Adams: Huh. I seem to like the concept of Matthew Bellamy singing an Evanescence song more than I expected. Or should.
Sabina Tang: I have a sneaking suspicion I would’ve quite enjoyed this at seventeen, what with the watered-down Dave Gahan emoting and easily digestible guitars. On the other hand, even my Anne Rice fanfiction-writing high school senior self would’ve found “you crucified my heart of gold” egregious, to say nothing of the rest of the lyrics.
Iain Mew: With a Suede comeback on, a David Bowie comeback on and Depeche Mode due back very soon, it’s surely a particularly bad time for Hurts to come back and expect this bit of washed out and unspecific pop darkness to provoke much excitement. On the plus side, it’s a whole six months since “Princess of China” was everywhere, so it’s a marginally better time to steal the main riff from that.
Katherine St Asaph: They’re looking for a miracle, all right: the miracle of time travel, back to when Twilight soundtracks still came out.[Read, comment and vote on The Singles Jukebox ]
THE KILLERS’ NEW VIDEO FOR MISS ATOMIC BOMB
It’s by no means the band’s finest single, but this expensive-looking mixture of animation and live action is quite good. CS
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