Cold Turkey comeback duties duly taken care of, it's back to
something approaching groove-underlaid lovesick business-as-usual
for la Mode. The emphasis being on the 'sick', for 'It's No Good'
is another of Martin Gore's appallingly pretty odes to someone
for whom the creak of his leather bodice awaits as surely as
sweat accompanies rumpo. Amid the insistent electro diktat, Dave
Gahan sings with disarming sweetness: "Don't say you're
happy/Out there without me/I know you can't be/'Cos It's No
Good". When it comes to such ultra-tech, yet trad
toilet-seat drama, Depeche are untouchable, a fact the litany of
unenlightening remixes by the likes of Speedy J and Andrea Parker
only serve to emphasise.
New Musical Express, March 29th 1997