Post by detoxscission on Apr 18, 2018 10:29:58 GMT -5
There has to be at least a few DM fans here, right? I kind of dismissed them for a number of years when first exploring music for myself. Within the last 4 years, though, I completely turned that around and i've spent a good amount of time exploring the majority of their albums and they've rapidly become one of my favorite bands. I haven't spent much time with the first 4 records, but from 'Black Celebration' onwards I haven't heard a bad album. The new one, 'Spirit', was way better than I thought a synthpop band in their 50's would be able to make.
I have not heard a thing from them past Exciter. Revisiting them much more often now. I surprisingly heard the title track of Black Celebration in the grocery store a few weeks ago, and a few days later a sushi restaurant I was at was playing through the whole Construction Time Again album. That sent me back into their past catalog of stuff I used to listen to so much driving around. They were really prevalent in like the latter half of high school for me. I think their stuff from A Broken Frame to Black Celebration are their best albums. I like the fun of the first album but I prefer their more sampled and strange stuff from this era the most. It's all good, really.
I've never loved everything they've done - they do a lot of things well, but some of their songs, although well written, don't feel like they work for the band. I probably wouldn't have sought them out much, but a couple of things happened in short order that perked my interest, including a musician from A band I really liked, Extra Life, posting about them on FB many years ago.
They've written some incredible hooks though. Not sure if any songs of theirs have gotten me as strongly as these two:
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Post by DieuxDesCimetieres on Apr 20, 2018 3:46:03 GMT -5
I saw them live earlier this year - such a powerful and energetic show, definitely the best live shown I've seen since Neil Young a couple of years back.
DM have been a firm favourite of mine for many years now. I think all albums have their merits, but the ones I actively spin are their 80's albums and Songs Of Faith And Devotion. Songs.. and Speak & Spell are probably my favourites. I think their evolution as a band has been interesting, from the Kraftwerk-infused naive synthpop of their first album to the monumental late 80's albums, to the bleaker and more understated 90's albums, and to their current rather static sound. Admittedly, little of their material from this millennium has truly gripped me, but there are great songs here and there.
The past that never was, a future that cannot be and a present of ruins.
Another DM fan here... grew up with them on the radio and Enjoy The Silence on MTV. Listened to the early singles compilation nonstop, and picked up a few albums and singles in the decades since. Violator was chronologically the last one. The earlier stuff with minimal production and darker themes I tend to like more. The new stuff isn't bad, and I listen to it on the radio at work.
Oberkorn (It's a Small Town), the ambient/instrumental b-side on The Meaning of Love 12":
Sibeling, an instrumental b-side to Enjoy The Silence:
Another DM fan here! I REALLY liked "It's Only When I Lose Myself" when it came out (mid/late '90s?) but didn't really follow it up until my wife played her DM (Depeche Mode, not death metal) compilation in the car every day one summer.
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