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Exciter [Import]

Depeche Mode Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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Groundbreaking, chart-topping electronic legends Depeche Mode return in April 2009 with their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Sounds Of The Universe finds Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy “Fletch” Fletcher back at the top of their game after almost 30 years together. Eclectic and energised, they sound like a band reborn.

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  • Audio CD (14 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00005BF9U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dream On
2. Shine
3. The Sweetest Condition
4. When The Body Speaks
5. The Dead Of Night
6. Lovetheme
7. Freelove
8. Comatose
9. I Feel Loved
10. Breathe
11. Easy Tiger
12. I Am You
13. Goodnight Lovers

Product Description

EMI 810243; EMI ITALIANA - Italia;

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff 21 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Exciter is very different from previous albums which is probably why some fans don't like it, but life would be boring if DM just stayed writing the same songs in the same style of SOFAD and Ultra (even though they are great). DM don't ever really come under a music category anyway so it's impossible they can stick to one style like the pop of Violator or rock of SOFAD.
Exciter is very fresh and innovative, with brilliant vocals, lyrics and interesting effects such as the guitars in Dream On. It is definitely an album that grows on you, but the quality of the songs 'shine' through and there is so much depth in the songs that you hear more each time you listen to them.
Overall this is a brilliant album and is in no way a let down - they have shifted their style again and done it brilliantly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning, a true , up to standard, piece 19 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Got a copy of the album today and I am very impressed. I got home shut the curtains, put out the lights grabbed a beer and sat back in the dark to listen , fully focused.
First up I near had heart failure with the start of "Dream On", i thought someone was in the room with me, thats a creepy start guys, but I like the mix.
"Shine" Is a Dave Gahan vocal showcase of a song, very atmospheric, except for the middle 8 that reminds me of Retro Depeche Mode from the 80's.
"The Sweetest condition" waltzes along but is a grower with Dave and Martins voices complementing each other perfectly.
"When the body speaks" has Dave sounding weary with the world but don't let that fool you, this is a beautiful song with strings, the works. For some reason the guitar reminds me of U2 (don't ask me why).
"The dead of the night" this is the one i am still trying to get my head around, lyric-wise it is very off the wall, with a thumping beat that flows into this little tranquil lull before bursting into full on Mode again..a grower, but a strange one (Probaly end up my favourite in the future no doubt).
"Lovetheme" is just like a wee insignificant trailer, it's like an advert has come on, just a wee instrumental filler?. Tut tut boys. Or just possibly a little mood builder for the next track?.
So Moving on to "Freelove" what a song this is, Fantastic tune, superb delivery by Dave (His voice just gets better and better. This has to be a single, but then again, it's too good to be a single . Love It.
"Comatose" sees Martin taking over vocal duties and delivering a classic Mode track, darkly hypnotic and sultry, it glides along beatifully. This is an end of night song for chilling out too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys say go 18 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Having listened to the samples on their website I thought this would be a curate's egg but I was pleasantly surprised - another classic album from the Basildon three.
It is slower than the previous three outings and top heavy with ballads so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Despite the fact that there are no recognisable hits the album is quality from start to finish. The melodies are beautifully crafted and Dave has never sung better.
If I have one criticism - it is releasing Dream On as a single - it is the most tuneless track on the album. "Dead of night" made me laugh - sounds like a cross between Gary Glitter and Gary Numan. Surely they weren't being serious? Were they?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, intelligent album 19 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The great thing about Depeche Mode is that they are always evolving. Exciter is a great step forward for the band and possibly their most complete record since Violator. As a band they keep on learning and the sound of Exciter is an amalgamation of all of their albums. Gahan's voice is more versatile than ever and the songs have depth, from the obvious to the complex. I Am You and Freelove are two of Martin Gore's finest compositions. It's a shame that they are remain so underrated- when there is such a dearth of quality music coming out of England to have a band who have kept up a level of sheer brilliance over 20 years is something we should all take notice of.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very underated album! 6 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
i have recently returned to exciter as i didn't think much of it at first and i appreciate it a lot more now. like other dm albums the style is very different. ultra is quite possibly my favourite dm album so following it would of been very hard but there hadn't been a quiet and mellow mode yet and this album fills that gap. tracks like "dream on" and "freelove" are great and "shine" is becoming one of my all time favourite dm songs. fans of brian eno and radiohead's "amnesiac" album will love this. the sound is ambient and soulful and dave gahan's vocals are more rich and soothing as ever. dm fans, please go back to it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD :D 16 May 2001
Format:Audio CD
I think's this DM album is one of their best, up there with Black Celebration, Violator, and Ultra. Distinctly electronic, but with a different feel then the previous album (as usual). I really like the direction Depeche Mode has gone in this album, opting for a gentler approach than normal, but still throwing in a couple hard rock stuff.
The songs on the album are very good and high quality. "Shine" was a very nice surpirse. I enjoyed this ballad very much - the sample on the website doesn't nearly do it justice. The same goes for "I Feel Loved", probably the only pop/rock song on the album. I'd have to say that, so far, my favourite songs on the album are "Shine", "When The Body Speaks", "The Dead Of Night", "Freelove", and "Comatose", while "The Sweetest Condition" and "Breathe" I didn't enjoy as much as the others. I also thought "Dream On" could have used a bit more of a push in it's sound - as it is, it sounds kind of empty, but I still like it very much.
The only disappointments on the album are probably the instrumentals, "Lovetheme" and "Easy Tiger". They're simply too short to have any kind of impact. They start off really well, but then sound as if they get cut off just as they're getting to the good part. I hope the full version of "Easy Tiger" on the "Dream On" single is a little better.
But despite everything, this is a truly amazing album, and recommend everyone to check it out, especially all you closet DM fans out there! Though, I have a feeling that the DM fans from the 80s will like this less so than those of us who became fans in the 90s...:P
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great product
Published 27 minutes ago by mark greet
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable to the last bit
Must have album . Superb beats - Love to just sit back and listen to this album - Just turn on the soft lights and put this on .. Peace!
Published 3 months ago by Megh55555
5.0 out of 5 stars exciter
Obviously if you like Dep. mode then this is a must. the cd is class however the live concert of this album is much better
Published 8 months ago by john
4.0 out of 5 stars flawed but sophisticated
I got into the mode with the release of 'ultra'. From what I recall it was released around the time of 'adore'. Of all their music, I really like that one. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. N. J. Milton
1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad album only for hardcore fans.
Terrible and boring album. It drones on and on... The lyrics are awful, 'Breathe' is a joke and on one track they try to sound like the crap U2. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kim Fowley
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of "Bjorkish" DM :-)
Yes the influence of Mark Bell can be heard on this album veeeery well. And that means to me as a result the "least DMish" DM album. To the goodness of it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jan Friedman
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their very best
I don't understand some of the griping about this album.Martins writing is really strong and Dave's vocals are truly haunting and mesmerizing . Read more
Published 20 months ago by Twobird
5.0 out of 5 stars you cannot convince me it`s bad
When first released 11 years ago (2001) i admit i was disappointed because it followed after Ultra, my favourite DM record. By now i realize this is a great record. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Oostrijck
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it another go!
Listened to this when it first came out and hated it so much I never bought another DM album again! The other day I was looking for something to listen to and thought I'd give it a... Read more
Published 23 months ago by J & K
5.0 out of 5 stars Really strange blues
Listening to Exciter in full, my first reaction was, "this is a really strange blues album!". Guitars are still fairly present. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2011 by Martin "Zing Hao"
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