Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel (CD)
Playing The Angel (CD)
- Release Date: 6/30/2017
By this point in Depeche Mode’s career, it became clear that America was happy to buy their albums, ecstatic to see them in concert, but only mildly interested in playing their singles on top-40 radio. PLAYING THE ANGEL hit #6 on the UK Albums chart and #7 on the Billboard 200, so another strong showing there, to be sure. Yes, the album’s first single, “Precious,” charted on the Hot 100, but only at #7. Meanwhile, all four of the album’s singles were hits in the UK: “Precious” (#4), “A Pain That I’m Used To” (#15), “Suffer Well” (#12), and “John the Revelator” / “Lilian” (#18).