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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by Ambulance » 29 Jul 2015, 13:03

Another devotee here. Cant get enough of Depeche Mode, love them!! maybe my fav record was and always will be Ultra. Such an underrated record. The song Love Thieves must be one of the greatest songs ever written.
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Post by bugman » 29 Jul 2015, 22:25

Ambulance wrote:Another devotee here. Cant get enough of Depeche Mode, love them!! maybe my fav record was and always will be Ultra. Such an underrated record. The song Love Thieves must be one of the greatest songs ever written.
ha! about Dm i can talk talk talk talk... i love also ultra. my second fav album (and first isnt violator) ;D insight, barrel, its no good, home, sister -what a brilliant songs! And bside - only when and surrender. they should be on the album! 5/5

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 02 Nov 2015, 14:38

Has anyone heard Dave's new collaboration album with Soulsavers?

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 11 Nov 2015, 01:52

It's really quite remarkable how Songs of Faith and Devotion doesn't sound dated at all! It all stands up very well today. I can't say how I Feel You fitted when it was released in 1993 but it sounds like it could have been made today, the production stilll sounds fresh.

This is particularly surprising considering some of the albums released around the same time.

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Post by mr_spenalzo » 11 Nov 2015, 18:43

AdvertBreak wrote:It's really quite remarkable how Songs of Faith and Devotion doesn't sound dated at all! It all stands up very well today. I can't say how I Feel You fitted when it was released in 1993 but it sounds like it could have been made today, the production stilll sounds fresh.

This is particularly surprising considering some of the albums released around the same time.
"I Feel You" was all over MTV at the time. What's so nice about that time is that "fitting in" wasn't really a consideration: if your song was great, you could get on MTV. So Duran Duran and Bowie, both of whom hadn't been relevant for 5 years, got played lots. "Animal Nitrate" was on every other hour it seemed. Ace Of Base could exist next to Metallica. 2 Unlimited next to Wet Wet Wet. It was very open.

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 12 Nov 2015, 09:49

I can imagine. Depeche were always crossovers in that they were dancey and whatever but also alternative, but the album definitely put them firmly in the latter category. And yet it sounded nothing like grunge or whatever.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 12 Nov 2015, 22:50

The band though did take a hiatus from '93-'97, so that enabled them to feel rejuvenated when "Ultra" was released and that's the year when Electronica really started to make a heavy comeback as well... I believe they would have failed quite considerably if 'Ultra" came out immediately after "SoFaD".....
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Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Nov 2015, 00:09

Agreed. I often see tracks from Ultra on dance compilations from the time (although usually in remixed form), whereas SOF&D doesn't really count as 'dance'. It's much more rock orientated, and so is Ultra to be fair, but both of them still fitted into the soundscape even if it was coincidence.

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 13 Nov 2015, 14:33

Man, mid-80s to 90s Depeche Mode. What a run, huh?

DM survivor anyone? :lol:

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Nov 2015, 17:47

I'm up for that!

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 13 Nov 2015, 18:12

We should probably wait until we finish the other hundred Survivors though.

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Nov 2015, 21:08

:lol:

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 30 Jan 2016, 04:36

I'm very excited...cannot wait! http://www.post-punk.com/depeche-mode-h ... dio-album/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by dparrott » 30 Jan 2016, 20:12

Fan since Violator, also love Playing The Angel, but their last two have just been OK, nothing special to me.

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Re: The Depeche Mode Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Feb 2016, 00:13

dparrott wrote:Fan since Violator, also love Playing The Angel, but their last two have just been OK, nothing special to me.

Yeah... I'm in the same boat as you regarding their most recent material. I hope they alter the course w/this new effort.....I've loved them since "Some Great Reward" was initially released, but been rather mixed since "Ultra"......
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