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.
Stand out tracks:
- Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again - 2006 Remastered
- Depeche Mode – Strangelove - 2006 Remastered
- Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel - 2006 Remastered
Artists: Depeche Mode
Album: Music for the Masses
Producer: Depeche Mode, David Bascombe
Recorded: Studio Guilaume Tell