|Dave Gahan: Your own personal Jesus?|
David Gahan, lead singer of Depache Mode, faces similar criticism over his solo debut, Paper Monsters. Depeche Mode, known for its banks of synthesizers, maintains a hardcore fan base dedicated to a heavily processed electronic sound. So, when Gahan's debut leans toward guitars and even, shock, ballads, fans inevitably question whether Gahan has lost the knack to write songs such as "Personal Jesus," a Depeche Mode classic.
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Gahan, who has been fronting Depeche Mode for two decades, should be commended for broadening his interests. By exploring new avenues, Gahan gives himself a greater chance to write quality songs in the future. Paper Monsters is his album, not the band's, and fans expecting a carbon copy of Depeche Mode should have this obvious fact slapped over their heads until they get it. Gahan is not over the hill but rather climbing a new hill. •