Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe (+ Deluxe Box Bonus)

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Like a time travel to the future

The twelfth stu­dio album tech­nic­ally really sounds from anoth­er uni­verse. Once again 'Depeche Mode' shows one of their greatest strengths. And this is to pro­duce var­ied and con­tem­por­ary songs.

It took a few attempts to over­come the ini­tial excess­ive demands and then crys­tal­lize the con­cen­tra­tion on the core of the songs. In recent years I have observed that the songs of 'Depeche Mode' becom­ing more mul­ti­fa­ceted and com­plex. And if someone, such a charge is offered on new songs, then you must first digest­ing this musically.

The universe expands

The guys from Basildon can be really proud of their latest out­put. Started with the first single 'Wrong' which is an awe­some, raw and unusu­al song, and this one has the same impact on me when I listen to 'Barrel Of A Gun' the first time back in 1996.

Followed by the single 'Peace' that is one of the most "min­im­al" songs as far as you can say so. It is an extremely emotive and sooth­ing ballad.

For the first time in the his­tory of 'Depeche Mode', they released two singles on one CD. But both songs have the same vibes of a clas­sic 'Depeche Mode' pop song. I'm talk­ing about the tracks 'Hole To Feed' and 'Fragile Tension'. Absolutely recom­mend to listen.

The reas­on why the track 'Ghost' is declared as a 'b‑side', and failed to be on the reg­u­lar album, is far bey­ond my under­stand­ing. But over­all I'm still extremely happy with this mas­ter­piece. The rat­ing belongs to the deluxe box of this release includ­ing the 5 bonus songs of the 'bonus disc'.

Track By Track Rating

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Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe (+ Deluxe Box Bonus)
In Chains
Hole To Feed
Wrong
Fragile Tension
Little Soul
In Sympathy
Peace
Come Back
Spacewalker
Perfect
Miles Away – The Truth Is
Jezebel
Corrupt
Light (Bonus Track)
The Sun and the Moon and the Star (Bonus Track)
Ghost (Bonus Track)
Esque (Bonus Track)
Oh Well (Bonus Track)
Recommend
Wrong
Peace
Perfect
Ghost (Bonus Track)
Weak
Spacewalker
Esque (Bonus Track)
4
Fabulous