Depeche Mode The Dark Progression

Depeche Mode The Dark Progression
Could this be a film that actually pays respect to its subject the way an authorized documentary should? Well, despite some official footage and actual music by the band, which isn't always the case with these docs, The Dark Progression suffers from the usual hiccups. The biggest issue is with these "band interviews" the case speaks of. Yes, Martin, David, Andy and even Alan are interviewed (stock footage, of course), but compared to the ratio of producers, peers and the biographer it's all a bit disappointing. I mean, does Gary Numan really need to weigh in so often? Perhaps it's because this DVD isn't just about DM. Beginning with a history of electronic music, the doc goes through the years explaining the band's rise throughout various scenes, as well as exploring their key albums. But when you have outsiders doing all of the talking about their turmoil does anyone want to listen? No, not really. (MVD)