Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by serge_a_storms » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:38 am

Not their best but certainly not their worst! I agree in as much as it took a few listens for it to all fall in place.

Looking forward to seeing them live in May!

I'm also enjoying this live studio version of 'comeback' from the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8pnq7dkyg0
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by nathannn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:49 am

this is a horrible album.. :evil:
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by jcwillia » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:47 am

interesting response - might have to check it out.

Violator had such a "clean" mix - the instrument parts all fit together extremely well. Everything after that sounded very "noisy" to my ears, sometimes to great effect like "It's No Good" and "Walking In My Shoes" but mostly it just sounded like a muddy mess.

Might have to check this out.
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by creature » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:49 am

I quite like it. listened to it a couple of times this morning and it is a grower. suond design is great, but the songs require a bi tof effort to get really in to.

ALso been listening to heartbreaks album, Lies. Now that is a great funky album, *taps foot*

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by dave999z » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:43 pm

music for the masses was a great album too.

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by astromass » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:50 pm

the think about depeche mode is that they release ok albums, but there are always 2 or 3 CLASSIC songs on each album that are always highly memorable.
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by xzusa8ky » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:17 pm

liking it....Cool..... :D
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by trilo » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:53 pm

Still growing on me, but I rather like it. With or without Vince Clarke, with or without Alan Wilder, in my opinion they're one of those bands that even their crap albums wind up being better than a lot of other artists' best work. Violator's probably my all-time favorite, with Playing The Angel and Music For The Masses not terribly far behind.

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by Nick the Zombie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:49 am

astromass wrote:the think about depeche mode is that they release ok albums, but there are always 2 or 3 CLASSIC songs on each album that are always highly memorable.

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by Oscar F » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:55 am

I am absolutely loving this album after a few more listens myself.
It plays well as an 'ALBUM' which is a rare thing these days.
That said give some of these more than 2 listens at least ...


Hole to Feed - this one will kick ass live IMHO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf8gTh-BN54


Corrupt - this one grows on you heaps also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-0hjyeZCac


Peace - warning this one is a real grower after 4 or 5 listens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kooVitKNLV8


Jezebel - excellent vocals by Gore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5v14chbrU


In Chains- Album opener (sound quality not as good as the CD here though)Fucking love this track none the less - that distorted wah wah guitar is pure gold.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6aoXNt8aBw


Wrong - great video Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw


Perfect - hated this 4 days ago and it's fast becoming a fave now :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLTLEpDHuj4



That said it's not an 'immediate album' IMHO which is a good thing.
Just can't believe people still live in Alan Wilder & Flood land myself though <shrugs>.
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by PhunkBeat » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:49 am

Oscar F wrote:I am absolutely loving this album after a few more listens myself.
It plays well as an 'ALBUM' which is a rare thing these days.
That said give some of these more than 2 listens at least ...


Hole to Feed - this one will kick ass live IMHO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf8gTh-BN54


Corrupt - this one grows on you heaps also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-0hjyeZCac


Peace - warning this one is a real grower after 4 or 5 listens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kooVitKNLV8


Jezebel - excellent vocals by Gore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5v14chbrU


In Chains- Album opener (sound quality not as good as the CD here though)Fucking love this track none the less - that distorted wah wah guitar is pure gold.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6aoXNt8aBw


Wrong - great video Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw


Perfect - hated this 4 days ago and it's fast becoming a fave now :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLTLEpDHuj4



That said it's not an 'immediate album' IMHO which is a good thing.
Just can't believe people still live in Alan Wilder & Flood land myself though <shrugs>.




You are right Dude, you must listen to it a few more times ! a really great Album !!!
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by serge_a_storms » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:34 pm

Peace has taken ages to get to me. I couldn't stand it when I first heard it. I was listening to the album on the train to work this morning and It really hit the spot.

My faves so far are

In Chains
Corrupt
Perfect
Wrong
Comeback (although I prefer the live studio version)
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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by PhunkBeat » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:34 pm

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Re: Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe

Post by mkelly » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:01 pm

Got to agree with those who said the album was a grower - wasn't keen at first, but really enjoying it now. Though I notice I'm liking the Gahan-written songs a lot as well as the ones that sound more like his last solo album.
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