Delta Machine
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Delta Machine

March 26, 2013

  Song Title
Welcome to My World
Secret to the End
My Little Universe
The Child Inside
Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
Should Be Higher
Soothe My Soul

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 22, 2013
  • Release Date: March 22, 2013
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 57:37
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,237 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their best in over a decade March 29, 2013
By Danou
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First a bit of a background. I started listening to DM in the 90s, so the pre-Violator era isn't as dear to me as it is to some DM fans. I enjoyed all of their 90s records, even though they were all very different. And Delta Machine feels to me like the record that should have followed Ultra instead of Exciter (which was hanging from a rope of mediocrity). I did enjoy a couple of the cuts from Playing the Angel and Sounds of the Universe, but I haven't enjoyed an entire record from Depeche Mode since Ultra. Delta Machine definitely changes that, and I'm surprised to say there really isn't a song I dislike . They are all great tunes, dark but also strangely accessible.

Things you need to know about Delta Machine:

1) It's varied. Lots of different sounds from blues, through classic DM synthpop, to dustep (yes, really)
2) No more pain... I honestly was getting sick of the "pain" songs. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of angst and dysfunction here. But this really isn't another "pain" record. If there is any recurring theme it is sexual and spiritual at the same time.
3) All of Dave's writing contributions to Delta Machine are wonderful unlike with the previous records where he participated with some not so good songs.
4) The blues isn't really as predominant as ads will make you believe. Delta Machine isn't any bluesier than Ultra was for example.
5) Don't buy the delux unless you want to listen to some wanky stuff. The added songs are really just messing around with synths, except for the Heaven b-sde which is good.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DM = Depeche Meh. March 31, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
I grew up as a HUGE Depeche Mode fan. And I still am. But these days I definitely find myself turning into that old guy on the porch, grousing about how it was better 'back in the day'. Their music just seemed much more inspired back when Dave was struggling with addiction and everyone's lives were teetering on the brink of collapse. It's awesome to hear them embracing some new sounds, and there's definitely some good tunes on here, but Depeche Mode just doesn't move me like they used to. They haven't rocked my world in a very long time, but I always find at least a couple of songs that I still enjoy in their releases. I'll always rock out to whatever they release, and I'll always support their tours, but it's just a little disheartening that it seems like their soul of creativity has run it's course.

Ah well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait before writing a review May 4, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Been listening to DM for over 25 years. If I had reviewed this CD after the first time I listened, I would have given it 2 stars. I was terribly disappointed on my first time through. After listening a second time, I still hated it. Now, less than two weeks later, there's not a single track that I dislike.

If I want to hear Violator, Black Celebration, or Music for the Masses then I'll go listen to those. I own them already. Delta Machine is not a rehash of what has already been done before, yet it is not so foreign as to alienate me.

Before writing your review, give it some time to see if it grows on you. I love it when a CD challenges me with something different. This one does, yet it is still completely Depeche Mode being Depeche Mode.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Conjures images of a seedy boudoir... April 5, 2013
Format:Audio CD
To give you some idea of my perspective, People Are People was my first DM CD circa 1985, and I've been with them ever since. The 1990 Violator tour concert still stands among the top 2 or 3 shows I've ever attended. As a college DJ in 1993, I ranked "Enjoy the Silence" as THE best track of all time, with "Everything Counts" and "Get the Balance Right" in the Top 15. If I had to rank their studio albums from first to worst, it would go something like this:

1. CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN (the environmental sensibilities are even more relevant and urgent today -- and disappointingly absent from more recent releases)
2. BLACK CELEBRATION (irresistible driving beat almost masks the bleakness of the title track; joy salvaged by "Here is the House" & "But Not Tonight")
3. VIOLATOR (still a great listen)
4. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE (OK, more of a compilation, but a few new tracks were included)
5. ULTRA (perfect music for dusk's transition to darkness)
6. SOME GREAT REWARD (the lyrical intensity and musical creativity of "Blasphemous Rumours" is undeniable)
7. SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION (can't get enough of the grinding bass laid down in "Walking in My Shoes")
8. A BROKEN FRAME ("The Sun & The Rainfall" -- so sweet and subtle)
9. MUSIC FOR THE MASSES (strong first half; forgettable second half redeemed by "Nothing")
9. SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE (the quintessential mixed bag, but never boring)
10. SPEAK & SPELL (happy and boppy thanks to Vince Clark, who soon left to form Erasure)
11. PLAYING THE ANGEL (standouts "Precious" & "Suffer Well" buffered with a lot of forgettable filler)
12. Can't get excited about EXCITER
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic
I knew it. Even before listening to it, I KNEW it gonna happen again. ALL this time, has happened over and over again. The same since 1994. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Edward Barett
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Hurrah?
Just when a band has produced another great album, they release one better, Delta Machine is a chronicalization of Depeche Mode, old and new. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Frank Donati Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
Great album. one of the best from Depeche Mode. Is a must have. Every track is well done. So buy it!
Published 1 month ago by Jose Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE!
Love DM and will always be a DEVOTEE! This keeps in line with the fabulous DM music, but even expands on what you may have thought DM music was in the past. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary Alice Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album from my Favorite Band
I may be biased but I like this album even though I grew liking Depeche Mode's previous style of music. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dad in AZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Great album to get laid to. I guess you could do some interpretive dance to it too, but it's best for doing it to.
Published 3 months ago by King Dingaling
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I am a long time fan of Depeche Mode and was very stoked about this new album. They are just a solid band the provides great music.
Published 3 months ago by R. Guerena
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best album but way better than Sound of the Universe
I'm a hardcore fan of Depeche Mode and this disc is a nice addition to my Library. Saw the show a few months ago and the whole experience was better than SOTU.
Published 3 months ago by Marc B.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is crazy that sounds good.
What I like, is very good fills my heart with joy. And some subjects leave my head. Hahaha!!!
They are a good alternative for the days you need them.
Published 4 months ago by Pablo Osvaldo
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality All Around!! The vinyl is thicker than the eighty's made...
The quality of the vinyl sounded better than CD!! I always enjoying listening to vinyl more than CDS because I had to replace CDS with Vinyl!!
Published 4 months ago by Shane Von Hoven
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