Depeche Mode Delta Machine
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bloc
April 9th 2013


57941 Comments


I also think the "clean" sound of synths in Depeche's history has always well contributed to the atmospheres of Black Celebration, the stadium-sound of Music for the Masses and the "pureness" of Violator.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

As for John The Revelator, I was never too big on that track. Nothing's Impossible or I Want It All are more of my thing. At least on that one album.

Digging: Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever

DirEnRefused
April 9th 2013


3564 Comments


These guys just don't stop being great.

zakalwe
April 11th 2013


28806 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This has got potential classic stamped all over it.

Eloriaz
April 16th 2013


776 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Soooooo who's ready and going to the world tour? What city do you guys hail from? =)

Got my ticket printed two weeks ago with a friend.

September 3rd at Montreal. One of the first shows of the NA leg.

This is gonna be great!!

NightProwler
April 16th 2013


7005 Comments


I'm seeing them at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival this summer. Can't wait!

Acanthus
April 16th 2013


9812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Would love to see them, but it depends on how close they come to me and the price.

bloc
April 16th 2013


57941 Comments


Coming to the ACC on September 1. Depending on prices, I am really considering it.

Kaleid
April 16th 2013


741 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm seeing them in the O2 in London, and Manchester Arena (I'm from Liverpool).



bloc, they really give value for money man, you won't regret it. Seen them four times now. The best was the Angel tour, great setlist. If they polish BOAG up a bit, it'll be a great addition.



Dave also let slip in a recent interview that Martin's been rehearsing Higher Love for the tour.

bloc
April 16th 2013


57941 Comments


Yeah, I have no doubt they kick ass live. And if that Higher Love hint is true, oh man...

xAshtrayux
April 24th 2013


240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh God, I love this! Just beautiful.

I know that it's silly, but.... I really hope that it's not their last record, with "Goodbye" closing their career.

Eloriaz
June 17th 2013


776 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

OMG!

Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the legendary Rose Bowl show at Pasadena. As it turns out, 101 is not only my favorite Depeche album but also one of my favorite albums of all time.

If you guys are fans of the band when they were in their twenties, right after Music for the Masses, watch this:

http://archives.depechemode.com/specials/june_18_1988.html

Some very very VERY rare footage which I have not ever seen. Dave driving a car. Alan announcing the show. Interview with Martin and Fletch. You can even see OMD play "Enola Gay" (!!!) during that EPIC day.

sinsexsodomy
July 10th 2013


263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ive seen them in the 90's (for the faith and devotion era touring) and for backing playing the angel, idk if ill see em again, but backed by a strong album...really damn tempting

donovan909
July 20th 2013


27 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Depeche Mode just might be my favorite band if you do the math...I think they have more albums I can listen to front to back than any other band I know....that being said, this album is NOT a 4.5...If it is, then I guess there must be a rating higher than 5 for albums such as Music For the Masses, Violator, even Songs of Faith and Devotion because they blow this away. The mix of good songs and filler might put this with Black Celebration in their canon..

Kaleid
July 21st 2013


741 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nah, this one really is that good; I think nostalgia can cloud judgement. MFTM and SOFAD had their share of filler (Sacred, To Have And To Hold, Get Right With Me, Rush). When a band has reached a noticeable peak (like DM did in the early 90s) there's a tendency to compare everything to it, and ignore high quality albums just because they come late in their career. There's no ETS or PJ here, but had this been released in 1990, the fans would have been wetting their collective pants in excitement.

Eloriaz
August 7th 2013


776 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Less than a month before the North American Tour begins :D

Eloriaz
September 10th 2013


776 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

So I went to the MTL show last week. All in all, a solid and charming performance. Of course it's not 101 anymore (since that's my favorite DM album), but Dave is still enthusiastic and in top shape, ready to lift crowds. They still have it in them!



Some personal highlights: Black Celebration, A Question of Time, Enjoy the Silence. Martin sang But Not Tonight, which is great but I would have prefered a non-acoustic version. I was a little disappointed by NLMDA, but it was fantastic regardless. It doesn't sound live as edgy as before (i.e. 101), but hell, it's freakin' Never Let Me Down Again.

Log S.
August 30th 2014


2789 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this album is special to me for bein the one who's tour i caught 'em for the first (and 3) times on, among other things...

but other than that, it's just kind of a housing for some pretty good to great songs



i'm one who really enjoyed SOTU, thought that held together great as a reckird but yeah i mean Playing the Angel is still their "last classic" as far as I'm concerned



classic singles/album tracks on this one for sure though



and holy shit, bonus track/b-side/outtake/whatever the fuck we're callin 'em these days "Happens All the Time" is one of the best from this era period

Kaleid
August 30th 2014


741 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

...and it's another Dave song. He really delivered the goods on this one.

Acanthus
June 28th 2015


9812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

All of this is soooo good.

Log S.
July 10th 2015


2789 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

alone, happens all the time, long time lie, welcome to my world, should be higher



great 1s



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