Goth pedants would surely place the goth level of this chapter somewhere between “Hot Topic” and “weekend Wiccan”. But these songs are all ‘gothic’ in the Victorian sense, penned by perpetual seekers obsessed with death, romance, and the romance of death. “Enjoy The Silence” is ironically titled, with Dave Gahan craving quiet as the synth arrangement around him becomes increasingly baroque. “Losing My Religion” plays with repetition to mimic the seasick feeling of losing your bearings. Two PJ Harvey cuts here prove her whispers are as terrifying as her shouts.