Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses / by Rollie Agado

Depeche Mode came up in conversation on Sunday, so I decided to listen to MUSIC FOR THE MASSES while getting ready for work today.

I can't remember the last time I listened to this record from beginning to end, but I'm pretty sure I was in college.   Music for the Masses has always been referenced as a "favorite" album by a number of my friends, but I have a stronger affection for Black Celebration and Violator.   Albums that were released before/after Music for the Masses respectfully.

The album is one of my favorite albums to listen to with headphones on.   It's not heavily layered... but every track has a number of samples that sorta interlock atop one another perfectly to produce a number of very memorable tracks.  Example: Strangelove

I didn't recall the album being so dark until I head it again this morning.  Especially the second half of the album...   If you've never heard this album, but have an interest in listening to Depeche Mode - I would recommend starting with another record.  This is a little more rewarding for those who want to revel in deep cuts.

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Artists: Depeche Mode
Album: Music for the Masses
Producer: Depeche Mode, David Bascombe
Label: MUTE
Recorded: Studio Guilaume Tell