Dave Gahan - Kingdom Single Review


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Review of Kingdom Single by Dave Gahan

Dave Gahan
Kingdom
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Dave Gahan Kingdom Single

Dave Gahan has been peddling his doomy electric sleaze-tinged pop for a good long while now, and listening to 'Kingdom' I'm wondering whether there's really much point any more. His personal life has always been his favourite subject matter, and I can't help feeling that there's something ever so slightly tragic about portraying one's own descent as something glorious and romantic, albeit flawed. 'Hey, look at me!', he seems to be saying. 'I'm so complex!'.

Well Dave, complex you may be. If that's what you want me to believe, then I will. However, when you're peddling choruses that sound like Simple Minds and you'e nicking synth sounds from Gary Numan, you're not exactly walking the walk. True, there's a nice bit of guitar work at the end of this single, but that doesn't compensate for the fact that the rest of it is a fairly soulless plod of a bassline with a few odd noises thrown in as a makeweight. The heavy breathing at the start is hackneyed by now and the lyrics are dull ('Is there a God who loves us all?/Do we believe in love at all?/I'm still pretending I'm not a fool'). On the plus side though, it is mercifully brief. Evidence, perhaps, that God does love us after all.

Jon Watson




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qwest38

What a stupid, clueless review. What of any importance have you ever created Mr. Watson? It's easy to tear apart, far harder to make. Unlike Mr. Gahan's music, your words will never mean anything to anyone.

7 years 1 month ago
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gahanfan

I am a very big fan of Dave Gahan and Depeche Mode and, frankly, am appalled by Jon Watson's so-called review. He, clearly, does not like Dave Gahan, probably because he is talented, rich and famous! I suggest that Jon Watson listens to the whole of the "Hourglass" album in which he will find a beautiful collection of songs. Also, I signed up to contactmusic.com to get the latest news on my idol and not the rantings of some jealous nobody which I am sure Dave will rise above and prove wrong.

7 years 2 months ago
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daveslave

This review is absurd. Have you listened to the whole album? I would really love to see you write a better song than Dave Gahan. This review is not even about the music but of the writer's personal interests, and quite frankly, this is certainly not a professional review of this album. Hear it and than review the music, not your whiny reviews that "oh, the album is breif, God does love us!" or some nonsense. Please, whoever is in charge of this, mature!

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