For a wealthy bunch of pop stars, Depeche Mode are surprisingly good at finding new things to mope about. Playing The Angel - whose accurate subtitle, Pain And Suffering In Various Tempos, is emblazoned on the back of the disc like a cigarette-pack warning - sounds like the celebrated sourpusses have been saving up their anguish since 2001's Exciter, which only sold 2 million copies. Boo hoo. Dedicated DM fans will likely appreciate the harsher industrial rumble and clank that's been played up in the mix as if to show the old boys are still well-hard. But the tortured-artist shtick is a bit tough to swallow when you know it's coming from the back of a limo.