MW / Home / Reviews / DEPECHE MODE: Music For The Masses
BAND/AUTHOR:

DEPECHE MODE

(UNITED KINGDOM)

TITLE:
MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
RELEASE DATE:
1987
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
POP
"A real boost in Depeche Mode's career, and especially on the American continent, "Music for the Masses" can be considered as the real cornerstone of the band's discography."
TONYB - 04.02.2019 -
Continuing its frenetic release rhythm, Depeche Mode returns to business 18 months after the excellent "Black Celebration" with a sixth album that will definitely anchor the band at the top of electronic pop, notably through two gigantic hits.

First of them, 'Never Let Me Down Again' opens the ball with its unstoppable melody and a very judicious verse/refrain progression. The orchestration is precise, the sounds modern and the production refined is beautiful, celebrating the band's first publication in CD format. This track is still probably the most accomplished title of the band to date.

Depeche Mode takes the listener by the throat and will never let go of him again throughout ten exciting tracks. A little gliding and silky electro ('The Things you Said'), a striking 'Strange Love' in 'People are People' mode, or a second delightful hit offered by the jumping 'Behind the Wheel' whose opposite is offered by the melancholic 'Little Fifteen', each piece here proposed is a real little pop nugget, declaring moreover a specific identity of the band, which does not prevent the latter from giving a small reference to Kraftwerk with keyboard choruses with very Germanic sounds ('Nothing'). Once again, synthesizers are the kings of the cake (oops!), and despite the era favourable to now obsolete sounds, Depeche Mode had the good taste not to fall into caricature, which allows to continue to appreciate this album 30 years later.

However, beyond these tracks with their rather classic structure, a real UFO will conclude the album. "Pimpf" offers us an instrumental finale, with onomatopoeias chanted as the accompaniment gains in power, like a soundtrack to a thriller film where anxiety would gradually rise! And to better digest the effect, a few moments of silence precede a small hidden title of a handful of seconds that relaxes the atmosphere somewhat.

A real boost in Depeche Mode's career, and especially on the American continent, "Music for the Masses" can be considered as the real cornerstone of the band's discography, a prelude to the commercial successes that followed, but also the beginning of the end of the period of the electronic world that will end with "Violator".

More informations on http://www.depechemode.com/

VIDEO

SIMILAR BANDS

ULTRAVOX, OMD

TRACK LISTING

01. Never Let Me Down Again
02. The Things You Said
03. Strangelove
04. Sacred
05. Little 15
06. Behind The Wheel
07. I Want You Now
08. To Have And To Hold
09. Nothing
10. Pimpf


LINEUP

Alan Wilder: Claviers / Choeurs
Andy Fletcher: Claviers / Choeurs
Dave Gahan: Chant
Martin Gore: Claviers / Choeurs


TAGS:
80's, Electro, Dark
By clicking on the button below you can write your own review about this album and give it a rating. This is not a comment and requires at least ten lines to explain why you liked or disliked the production.
Here you can react to the album or column, explain why you agree or disagree or simply tell your life story...
 
LINKS DEPECHE MODE
 
RATING
 
5/5 (2 view(s))
- /5 (0 view(s))
MY RATE:
OTHERS REVIEWS DEPECHE MODE
 
DEPECHE-MODE_Music-for-the-Masses Music For The Masses (1987)
AUTRE LABEL / POP
DEPECHE-MODE_Black-Celebration Black Celebration (1986)
AUTRE LABEL / POP
DEPECHE-MODE_Some-Great-Reward Some Great Reward (1984)
AUTRE LABEL / POP
F.A.Q. / You found a bug / Terms Of Use
Music Waves (Media) - Rock (Progressive, Alternative...), Hard Rock (AOR, Melodic,...) & Metal (heavy, progressive, melodic, ...) Media
Reviews, News, Interviews, Advices, Promotion, Releases, Concerts
Some of our partners :
Roadrunner Records, Mascot Label Group, Spv Steamhammer, Afm Records, Sony Bmg, Peaceville, Warner, Unicorn Digital, Frontiers Records, Karisma Records, Insideout Music, Kscope, Ear Music, Progressive Promotion Records

© Music Waves | 2003 - 2019