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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DEPECHE MODE / Delta Machine [2013]

Depeche Mode's 13th studio album, 2013's Delta Machine is probably their strongest work since 1993's Songs Of Faith & Devotion.  
Flood's back at the mixing board after 20 long years of being apart, so you're guaranteed a minimalistic, yet strangely busy, wall of sleek electronic textures & melodies with slithering bluesy guitars swaying back & forth into the mix.  It's all very familiar, which almost sounds like the band is purposely attempting to recreate the sounds of their glory days, which at times makes me question the authenticity of their intentions here.  Negative points aside, it's a solid album that sets up an excellent atmosphere and tone that's fully engaging from start to finish.

3½ blessings or curses? out of 5

Songs Of Note: AngelSoothe My Soul

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