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Celebrate. It's black.,
This review is from: Delta Machine (Audio CD)
I am old. I remember Depeche Mode as a plinky plonky synth outfit who floundered when Vincent dipped in and out. I've in their canon found tracks I LOVE, but also tracks which blanded me out. But this. This is the real deal. They've flipped the bird to commercialism and gone for their dark, dark roots. It's a bullet to the heart. Or the memory of a needle. This is the culmination of a dark, gut wrenching journey. There is no-one around who sounds like this. Some of the minimalistic tracks will leave the less devoted bemused; but as a fan of glitchpop and experimentation, tracks like My Little Universe and are awe inspiring whereas Secret To The End and Broken, return to established Modeland and have a deeply black pop-a-heart-along beat with a blackness of lyric you'd expect to inspire... If you've ever been beModed, even remotely, go for this. The critics will hate it. Littered with self referential plinks and fizzes - we've heard it all before in one form or another and loved it. But you, because you can think for yourself, will love it. If you don't, who cares? My little universe is expanding....
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2013 18:25:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Mar 2013 18:28:20 GMT
Think blue! says:
Great review, greetings from Germany! :-) Btw, may I know how old you are?
Posted on 27 Mar 2014 02:50:53 GMT
MRS M P SUCKLING says:
Vince never dipped in and out. He was gone and that was that, and Martin (and Alan) was the reason for Depeche's incredible direction and dark progression after Speak&Spell. God forbid Vince ever put his head in throughout their career, they'd have ended up as Erasure. (And I love Vince, and Yazoo.... but... no A Broken Frame/Construction Time Again/Black Celebration/Music For the Masses/Violator.... would've been a void in the universe.) Gore is a genius and it just peedles me off when people who know nothing of the mode (I'm not referring to your good self here, you're evidently a fan, but..) say, "oh it was better when that Vince Clarke was still in it". He was only there at the bleedin' beginning!
Posted on 3 Jan 2015 18:54:47 GMT
I know what you mean about getting back to the dark roots,everything after SOFAD seemed bland,but this WOW loving Should be Higher.You where also spot on about the critics hating it,am I right in thinking Should be Higher was not given 'air' time because they thought higher as in 'on drugs'?Think I read it somewhere.Dave can sing better live than most of todays one hit wonders can,and he's old enough to be their Dad (sorry Dave,love ya young or old)I'm getting higher!
P.s great review btw.
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