Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 1999
I've become a fan of DM recently upon hearing both Violator and Catching Up. Since then I've bought several albums and barring Songs of Faith and Devotion and their early albums (except Speak & Spell and People are People), which I have not heard, I would have to say that this one is my least favorite so far. The best tracks are Never Let Me Down, Behind the Wheel and Pimpf, but the rest don't really stand out. Wheras albums like Speak and Spell, Violator, and Ultra have sevaral standout singles and should have been singles, DMs middle period of Black Celebration and Music for the Masses produced more mediocrity than any other time in the band's history. This album is worth it for current DM fans, but new ones should start elsewhere, either with Violator or at the band's beginning with Speak and Spell. I did like the atmospheric "Agent Orange" that appears on the CD release, though.