New Music Express has a short blurb on the as of yet untitled Depeche Mode album, to be released on Columbia records in March. Says Mr. Gore: "I am very happy with how the album turned out. The music has a similar vibe to 'Violator' and 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' and I think there are a few songs on the album that are among some of the very best we've done."
But then, an artist WOULD say that, wouldn't they? I look forward to checking it out. Although I don't think the band has ever been the same without Alan Wilder, they usually delver at least a few solid songs per album still.