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I'm coming, I'm coming.........uh.......no I'm not!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:32 am
by Katz
In Chains wrote:........I'm waiting for the orgasm throughout the listening, and coming up dry.





Hahaha! Funniest thing I've read here! What an expression! :D


Anyway, back on topic - There does seem to be a bit of an overkill with too many 'sounds of the instruments' going on within the majority of tracks.

Gripe about the CD booklet - the paper is too thin - it cheapens it. I've got Ultra nearby and that paper booklet feels like card in comparison. DM could have invested more readies in producing a quality booklet.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:52 am
by mad_butler
Hydrology wrote:For me its the song Peace - theres other songs I find on the album equally weak, but this is a song that I would be embarrassed to play in front of friends and family. I have no problem with the new found optimism taking over the band (I love Get Right With Me for example which had a very upbeat positive vibe) but the combination of dodgy lyrics and silly chorus just push this one over the edge.


I will agree on that. I mean as a whole it's not a bad song... but something about it just doesn't work. And as for optimism... I'm not a big fan of it heh but that's my personal thing.

Artwork, for sure. Once I saw the album cover, I was reminded of Pick Up Sticks, you know the game... that was bad enough. On the whole, it looks like a 5 year old drew it. I mean they nailed it as they said with the pretentious name but that's fine, whatever a name's a name. The artwork could be a LOT stronger, however.

I listened to the bonus tracks and was sad to discover I like several better than songs that were put on the actual album. And was severely disappointed to learn there was just ONE song sung by Martin on the album. What??? Martin needs to sing more!

Dave's songs... better except Miles Away/The Truth Is... seriously. That just goes on forever it seems. Not a strong song, would've liked to see Ghost on the album instead, to be quite honest.

But don't get mad at me hehe I realize I wouldn't have done a better job producing the album =P I'm just saying what's on my mind, that's all.

After 25+ years of making music, it's very hard to find as much inspiration, so I understand it must be hard for Mart.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:58 am
by Portishead
Mode'rnTimes wrote:Slow


I agree. While i love the album. I wanted some dance tracks.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:36 am
by wsdavies
I agree 100%

gdeleon101 wrote:I have to disagree with most people's comments on this thread so far. I have long been a fan of depeche mode. Have all their albums/cds, and the funny thing is that after all those great early albums, I'm really enjoying the post- alan wilder band. I can't explain it, but it is a sort of vibe. The music seems to make more sense now than before. Don't get me wrong, I will always enjoy the strength of say..."Never Let Me Down Again", blaring out of my speakers, but it is a different time. Not sure how to put my finger on it, but in my opinion, everyone's reliance on the meaning of the lyrics or the artwork, or the music not being strong or not breaking in the right place etc, is overrated. When I listen to a cd from the band, I get into what mood or mode they were in. It makes the songs matter more. I mean, c'mon, there are some really questionable songs throughout their entire catalog, that probably won't make sense to many of my friends, but either way, I love them all. It all about just hearing what the band is saying!

By the way, love the new cd. It doesn't have to make sense, just groove with it!!! While we still can!!!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:53 am
by nostalgicfashion
I like the album a lot, I think you could pick at anything an say how it could be better. I do think some more sampling would have made it a little better. But they went there own way, and I like what they did.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:18 am
by ryan mc govern
as crapy as most the tracks are wrong and fragile tension make up for it almost and maybe some other tracks will also

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:36 am
by flyonthewindscreen27
Hole to Feed as the 2nd track...It doesnt seem to fit after such a sick opening. This is the only track in the album that hasn't hit me yet.

I also thought the video of "wrong" could have been cooler.

Other then that....best album since SOFAD!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:50 am
by Katz
Congratulations Flyonthewindscreen27 for getting 101 posts ;)


Agree about Hole to Feed wrongly placed as 2nd track.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:56 am
by flyonthewindscreen27
Katz wrote:Congratulations Flyonthewindscreen27 for getting 101 posts ;)


Agree about Hole to Feed wrongly placed as 2nd track.


Haha thanks. Let me just say....Good evening Pasadena!!! :)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:42 am
by comatose almost
Lyrics are flat our embarrassing. As someone mentioned I couldn't play some of these songs in front of friends. Especially "Peace" and "Fragile Tension" and that bridge part in "Perfect". I'm just used to so much more - dark, seductive, political, depressive. And what upsets me so much is that Martin's tracks are the ones with the awful lyrics. That's just not him. So phlegmatic, simplistic and even silly.

Dave's songs are complete garbage. They stick out like a sore thumb when looking at the whole album. "Come Back" had the potential to be a great song but they've completely screwed it up. On PTA, Dave's songs fit in more a less. "I Want it All" was a great track overall but the other two were laughable (lyrically).

So my biggest gripe is with the lyrics. But there are some other things that are bothersome.