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An Incredible Effort ....,
This review is from: Songs Of Faith And Devotion (Audio CD)
While this is The Album that pushed DM (and Alan Wilder) over the emotional edge, the tension certainly wasn't put to waste. I truly hated this album upon first hearing. After riding the sweet aural waves of "Black Celebration", "Music For The Masses" and "Violator", nothing could be farther from that bliss than "SOFAD". I did find, however, that as I matured, so did my taste for the subject matter on this album. The lyrics are from the heart. The production and sounds are rich & layered. Gahan's vocals have true grit, hardship & pain. You simply cannot fake this. Put your headphones on and listen to this album in it's entirety. You'll likely hear something different every time you do. 13 years later and I'm still discovering the intricacies of this great album.
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Initial post: Jan 12, 2010 6:28:01 AM PST
I agree with you 1,000,000% - this album is mind-blowing, and as time passes, has certainly grown more and more meaningful (probably to all of us who truly enjoy it.) To those who may disagree, I can only assume your musical taste stops at your ears, and it is apparent that music of any kind has never moved you in any way. If you call yourself a Depeche Mode fan yet have no clue regarding the events and the atmosphere surrounding the band during the recording of SOFAD and the Devotional tour, I suggest you do a little research, and certainly give this cd another chance. If you're 14 years old right now, maybe you should wait another seven or eight years before you pass judgement on what is one of the most outstanding DM albums ever.
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