"Wrong" does help in restoring hope for my lifetime darlings, but the same can be said of "Precious" when it burst into my ears four years ago. Regrettably, I was unable to resist listening to the demo of "Fragile Tension" and that sounded annoyingly weak in my ears, with dreadful, almost metal-esque guitars in the chorus part. "Wrong", on the other hand, illustrates the strengths of Depeche Mode brilliantly. They still don't quite "fit in" musically and they still dare to break new ground. All while maintaining that unmistakable pop quality so prominent in most of their better work. The bluesy feeling, the warm analogue synth aura and the masterful vocal harmony towards the end of the track make it a keeper, even by Depeche Mode standards. It is far from a direct hit, like "Enjoy the Silence", but what it lacks in hit factor it makes up for with attitude and synthetic cleverness.
Now, if only Gore could manage to sustain and focus his insanely talanted song writing mind long enough to compose an entire album of what we all know he is capable of. Then the new album will indeed contain glorious "Sounds of the Universe".