Sounds of the Universe
published: 6 /
Impressive twelfth album from Depeche Mode, who entering the fourth decade of their career show that they have lost none of their edge
While we’ve seen many classic band reunions recently, it’s great to know that through thick and thin Depeche Mode have stuck in there.
The Mode’s twelfth studio effort is a great blast from the past from Basildon’s finest. 'Sounds of the Universe' does borrow quite heavily the Mode’s synth-laden 'Music for the Masses' and 'Violator' era, yet stills sounds contemporary as ever.
Pretty much a follow up to previous albums 'Angels' and 'Exciter', 'Sounds of the Universe' is a stand up rock album with the usual hints of electronica
Starting off with the electronic humming of 'In Chains', it’s clear it is business as usual as Dave Gahan’s crooning takes over.
Soon-to-be-released single, 'Wrong,' again borrows heavily from the 'Violator/Music' for 'Masses' era, another addition to their ever burgeoning list of anthems.
For many bands, post-drug addiction, this normally means weak, substandard music, but not Depeche Mode however. Now in their 32nd year of existence still have the knack, the gall even to deliver great contemporary music.
Hole to Feed
Miles Away / The Truth Is
Oh Well (Black Light Odyssey Dub)
The Sun and the Moon and the Stars
Corrupt (Efdemin Remix)
In Chains (Minilogue's Earth Remix)
Little Soul (Thomas Fehlmann Feathers and Tears Mix)
Jezebel (SixToes Remix)
Perfect (Electronic Periodic's Dark Drone Mix)
Wrong (Caspa Remix)
Little 15 (Demo Version)
Clean (Demo Version)
Sweetest Perfection (Demo Version)
Walking in My Shoes (Demo Version)
I Feel You (Demo Version)
Judas (Demo Version)
Surrender (Demo Version)
Only When I Lose Myself (Demo Version)
Nothing's Impossible (Demo Version)
Corrupt (Demo Version)
Peace (Demo Version)
Jezebel (Demo Version)
Come Back (Demo Version)
In Chains (Demo Version)