domingo, 16 de enero de 2011

DEPECHE MODE - "Songs of faith and devotion"


Hay pocos grupos que me fascinen fuera del Metal, y uno de ellos es sin duda Depeche Mode. El pop suele ser banal, frívolo, despreocupado hasta la estupidez, como un pasatiempo sonoro que aspirase con todas sus fuerzas al olvido. Estos, tras unos comienzos así (bastante homogayers... xD), se fueron oscureciendo (y mejorando), buscando un sentido trascendente, introspectivo, que puede palparse en cada línea sonora. Para mí son la cima aún no superada del electropop.

El artista se caracteriza por ser capaz de transmitir emociones e ideas, de envolvernos con ellas y arrebatarnos, transportarnos a otros mundos -mejores, peores, da igual... pero distintos- fuera de nuestra (mezquina) realidad habitual mientras dura su actuación -en el formato que sea-. Además, creo que nos gustan especialmente aquellos que consiguen expresar lo que reconocemos que llevamos dentro, pero que somos incapaces de comunicar (de ahí ese sentimiento de afinidad, de "ser fans"). Y para mí, pocas veces se ha expresado mejor en música la tristeza, la melancolía y la soledad.

Artistazos.

"SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION" en AMAZON




I would tell you about the things
They put me through
The pain I've been subjected to
But the Lord himself would blush
The countless feasts laid at my feet
Forbidden fruits for me to eat
But I think your pulse would start to rush

Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes

Morality would frown upon
Decency look down upon
The scapegoat fate's made of me
But I promise now, my judge and jurors
My intentions couldn't have been purer
My case is easy to see

I'm not looking for a clearer conscience
Peace of mind after what I've been through
And before we talk of any repentance
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes

You'll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes


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