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A Feast of Consequences ~ Fish
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5.0 out of 5 stars Derek's Done Great, 30 Jan 2014
Having liked the previous album 13th Star for quite some time, I was intrigued by the WW1 connection on roughly half of the album, especially in the 100th year since hostilities began.

Having listened to the few available tracks on YouTube and liked what I heard, at the time the album was only available through Fish's own website and I dithered on whether to plump for the special edition digibook. Hoiw glad I am that I did plump for it from that said website, for three reasons. First, the music itself is magnificent, quite possibly in my opinion the second best album released in 2013, only bettered by the supreme album from Steven Wilson, 'The Raven ...'. Secondly, the artwork… Read more
Songs of Faith and Devotion ~ Depeche Mode
5.0 out of 5 stars Against All Odds, 30 July 2009
If ever there was a demonstration of a band producing its best work when seemingly falling apart at the seams, this is it. While there may be some argument that Violator was DM's peak, to have produced a follow-up in such trying (and already well documented) circumstances, that for me matches its predecessor, speaks volumes.

SOFAD is a very different animal to Violator, with a harder edge to the production. While I wouldn't necessarilly say it is a better album overall than Violator, all of 'I Feel You', 'Walking In My Shoes','In Your Room', 'Rush' and 'Higher Love' would probably get into a list of my favourite 10 or 12 best DM songs. Only Violator, Ultra (in… Read more
Paper Monsters ~ Dave Gahan
Paper Monsters ~ Dave Gahan
4.0 out of 5 stars Gahan Without Gore, 7 July 2009
I gave Dave Gahan's two solo albums a listen (this and the follow-up 'Hourglass'), having recently got back into DM via their excellent recent release 'Sounds Of THe Universe') and wasn't too sure at first. However, having given them more listening time, this his debut is really growing on me. There is a depth of interest to the sound that I wouldn't have thought Gahan capable of on his first attempt, there is real quality in there. Surprisingly, the more interesting tracks are perhaps the quieter ones such as the superb 'Stay'. It hadn't occurred to me before, but does anyone else think that DG sounds a little like Jim Kerr, perhaps more so on this album than with DM?

So far, I… Read more